Welcome Rio Rapids Durango SC

RRSC and Durango United announced that they will enter into a partnership…

RRSC Girls with Utah Royals FC DA

RRSC’s AK (Andreanna) Vallejos and Jordyn Smith, committed to the Utah Royals DA 05 Team…

Armando Called up to USL Charlotte Independence

Rio Rapids SC’s Armando Munoz Called up to play with the USL Charlotte Independence…

00Gs National Champions!

The Rio Rapids 00 Girls are the 2018 U-19 US Club National Champions! After making the decision to skip USYSA Far West Regionals in Hawaii due to extremely high travel costs, the 00 girls decided to pursue…

New Rio Rapids Directors

We are pleased to announce the hiring of Kiva Gresham asGirls U9-U11 Director and Simon Rothman as Boys U17-19 Director and Rio Rapids Boys ECNL Director.

Will Jones Named Youth Director

We are pleased to announce the hiring of Will Jones as the Rio Rapids Youth Academy Directors starting August 1st 2018.   Will takes over from Joe Manley who is moving to Wisconsin at the end of July.  Joe has been the YA Director for the last 2 years and did a great job of managing and growing the program.   We wish Joe and his family well on their move.

Rio Rapids Fan Gear

Support your players and team with official Rio Rapids Gear!

Alumni Impact College Soccer

Rio Rapids SC is proud to announce that 70 of its alumni (47 women and 23 men) were a part of college soccer programs throughout the country during the Fall of 2017.  Eleven of these players helped their team reach the national tournament.  Caitlin Christiansen (97’s) was the starting goalkeeper for the Hardin-Simmons University team that advanced to the NCAA Division 3 Final Four.  Dominique Rivera (97’s) was a key contributor at Colorado School of Mines helping the team advance to the NCAA Division 2 Sweet 16.


To create and maintain an environment for youth soccer players from diverse backgrounds that encourages and inspires them to reach their full potential both on and off the field.

Benefits of Rio Rapids SC Youth Soccer.

What makes Rio Rapids Soccer Club the premier soccer organization in the state:


Rio Rapids SC is a premier soccer teaching club stressing individual development as equal as team success.


With knowledgeable staff and the support of the CO Rapids professional team front office, organization at its finest.

Beginner to Advanced

All levels of play are welcome at Rio Rapids SC. We truly focus on the “Home for Every Player” mentality.


Rio Rapids SC focuses on quality communication and valuable information for parents and players to act on.

Elite Options

We offer the most advanced levels of play in New Mexico, providing opportunities from beginner to elite.

Professional Curriculum

We provide a professional teaching curriculum that extends from the professional team down to three-years-old.

Latest News

Meet Rio: Will Jones

Director Youth Academy U5-U8 Will Jones is the Youth Academy Director for Rio Rapids Soccer Club. As the Youth Academy...

Meet Rio: Mike Erwin

Director Girls Teams U13-U14,  Mike Erwin Mike Erwin is the U13-14 Girls Director of Rio Rapids Soccer Club.  Mike is...

Coaches/Managers Share Your Story!

Does your team have a community event coming up? Did they recently win a big tournament they were in? Or do anything else relevant that the rest of the club should know about? We would love to share your team’s story with the rest of Rio Rapids and our community. If you have a story you feel would be great to share with the club please send photos and all information to your Director and they will send on.  Questions? Contact  Margie Espe   Download the RRSC Social Media Procedures   

When you send photos please include the following:

  • Who: Please Hashtag with #RIORAPIDSSC and your #RioTeamNameYearB/G (i.e. RioFire04G).  This is a very important historical resource for your team.  Make sure your team parents/managers are tagging BOTH to all their posts.  Consider the following: #oneclub #rapidson3
  • What: What Happened?
  • Where/When:  City/State & Date of the Event
  • Why:  Why is it Relevant or Newsworthy? Placement in a Tournament?  Achievement? Community Service?
  • Media: Keep things Visual!  People process and engage more with pictures and visual content.
    Videos YouTube  or Vimeo Photos (
    1000 pixels or more, wide or high at 72dpi)

Club Overview

Rio Rapids SC has been serving the Albuquerque and surrounding communities for since 2001. New Mexico’s premier youth soccer club fielding boys and girls players 4 through 19 years old. Rio Rapids Soccer Club is a Non-Profit Soccer Club whose teams participate regionally in the Region IV Desert Premier Regional League, and locally in the Duke City Soccer League. Rio Rapids SC are members of the New Mexico Youth Soccer Association.

“Let Us Play” Initiative

Our Club aims to enable each player to fulfill his or her potential on and off the field. Players, parents, and coaches should feel confident that key areas of development—technical, tactical, academic, personal and social—are the primary concerns.

Rio Rapids Soccer Club

New Mexico’s premier youth soccer club fielding boys & girls teams U5 – U19. Teams participate regionally in NPL & WCDA, locally in Duke City & NW Rio Grande Leagues – members of NMYSA. Rio Rapids SC also offers outstanding youth development.

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