EDP Soccer has announced that Elite Turf USA will be its preferred partner for synthetic turf. EDP Soccer is one of the US’s largest and most successful developers and managers of youth soccer leagues, tournaments, and showcases.
Steve Shilling, Founder and CEO of EDP Soccer, explained the importance of working with a preferred partner for synthetic turf: “EDP Soccer serves the youth soccer community by providing a variety of year-round competitive programming that is appropriate for all ages and skill levels. Of course, we use natural grass fields. However, given the vulnerability of natural grass due to weather conditions, we also need to be able to offer high-quality, reliable synthetic fields. Consequently, we are enthusiastic about and look forward to working with Elite Turf USA to implement its POWER System.”
“EDP Soccer is one of the best programs for youth soccer teams in the east,” said Paul Adams, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Elite Turf USA. “We are excited to provide players with the best synthetic turf fields possible. Research shows that our unique 3-fiber, woven-blend synthetic turf is safer, more playable, and more durable than other playing surfaces. Woven by design, the POWER System turf offers superior and consistent ball roll and increased foot stability and traction to reduce injuries. In addition, Elite Turf’s Power System turf is more permeable, allowing water to drain two times faster, increasing the playability of the field, and their patent-pending infill is heavy metal free, 28 degrees cooler on average, and aids in removing over 1 million bottles of ocean plastic waste per field.”
Don Rawson, EDP Soccer Executive Director of Events and Facilities noted, “EDP Soccer is impressed that Elite Turf USA’s innovations include a safer synthetic playing surface that does not use rubber crumb infill, meets FIFA quality certification standards and has USDA-approved components. In addition, with no polyurethane backing, Elite Turf USA’s POWER System is 100% recyclable, making it healthier for players and the environment.”