EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J. — EDP has added Under-9 through U-14 boys and girls age groups to its EDP Winter Classic, the result of demand from clubs throughout the Northeast.

The U-9 through U-14 age groups will play at Hilltop Farm Fields in Royersford, Pa., northwest of Philadelphia, while the U-15-U-19 boys and girls age groups will continue to play at Joint Base MDL in Fort Dix, N.J. and Friendship Fields in Bordentown, N.J.

This year’s EDP Winter Classic will take place Dec. 2-3.

“Clubs have expressed interest in making this a club-wide event and we are happy to be able to accommodate this request,” EDP CDO Alan Shilling said in a statement. “Hilltop Farm is a fine soccer complex and we are excited to make this great event accessible to more teams from an even greater geography than ever before.”

Tournament format will be:

* U-9-U-10: 7 v 7, 50 minute games, four-game guarantee

* U-11-U-12: 9 v 9, 60 minute games, three-game guarantee, plus possible playoff game

* U-13-U-19: 11 v 11, 60 minute games, three-game guarantee, plus possible playoff game

Entry fees for the Winter Classic:

* U-9-10: $645

* U-11-12: $795

* U-13-14: $845

* U-15-19: $875

The application deadline for the EDP Winter Classic is Oct. 20. Qualified teams will be accepted on a rolling basis.

All information about the tournament can be found at:

http://www.edpsoccer.com/tournaments