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Rio Rapids Girls Academy ID Session

Rio Rapids is excited to announce the first in a series of identification opportunities for players across New Mexico and surrounding areas.


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Congratulations to our Rio 05Gs!

A huge CONGRATULATIONS to our Rio 05G’s! They finished strong at the National League Playoffs to finish tied at the top of their group. Unfortunately they fell 1 goal short of moving on to the National Championships. We are proud of you!

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Armando Munoz Zarate Joins the Ranks of NM United!

Armondo played in his earliest days with Rio Rapids Varza. We are happy to have Armando back in Albuquerque, playing on the big stage with NM United. We have no doubt that he will continue to impress as he grows into his professional career.

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Join Youth Soccer Club

Rio Rapids SC Youth Soccer Academy has built astrong reputation for developing 3-8 year old kids – DOB (kids born 2013-2016) of all ability levels and advancing players to play.

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Rio Rapids Joins The Girls Academy League

Big News today as Rio Rapids has been invited into the The Girls Academy for the 2020-21 season.

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Rio Rapids Annual Golf Tourney

Our Annual Golf Tournament is one of our major fundraisers for our scholarship program. We have awarded over $380,000 in scholarships since 2015. Thanks to your support, we can continue to help kids play.
April 18th, 2021 – 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Sandia Casino Golf Course
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The Boys Elite Clubs National League (Boys ECNL) was founded to improve the daily environment for boys youth soccer players through a collaborative club-based development program featuring competition, player identification, and coaching and club development platforms. The Boys ECNL will include both regular season conference games and cross- conference events, and qualifying teams from the Boys ECNL will advance to the post- season Elite National Premier League (ENPL) Playoffs.


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2nd Rio Alumnus Joins the Ranks of NM United!

Josh Suggs (Rio 89) will be joined by NM United’s recent signing Alex Touche (Rio 99). We hope to see the circle realized when Josh and Alex step onto the field together in this coming USL season. We feel so fortunate to have two Rio Alumni to cheer on and to have them representing New Mexico United this year!

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Rio Rapids Fan Gear

Support your players and team with official Rio Rapids Gear!

Return to Play Policy
Updated March 23, 2021

2020-21 Registration
Registration for the 2020-21 Season is Now Open!

Youth Academy

Learn About Rio’s Entry Level Programs. DOB 2012-15


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

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

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Beginner to Advanced

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

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

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Elite Options

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

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Professional Curriculum

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

Latest News

Another Rio Rapids Alumnus Joins New Mexico United!

A HUGE Congratulations to Armando Munoz Zarate! Armondo played in his earliest days with Rio Rapids Varza. He grew to be a dominant force in midfield as the team got older....

2nd Rio Alumnus Joins the Ranks of NM United!

2nd Rio Alumnus Alex Touche Joins Josh Suggs at NM United

Rio Rapids #KickBreastCancer Success

Rio Rapids Soccer Club raised $6,229.00 this year! We sold Breast Cancer Awareness themed special edition T-shirts, Facemasks, and took donations. Our goal was to raise $5,000...

An Important Training Opportunity

We are excited to share with our Rio community that Rio Rapids is joining forces with Lil Kickers and The Skills Institute to bring you more training opportunities. This...

PK Video Game Challenge

We’ve missed seeing our Rio Rapids Soccer Club Community in-person. But, we’ll be back together soon! Along with our friends at Clark’s Pet Emporium, we’ve launched the Rio...

Rio Players on the 2020 HS All American Watch List

This week the 2020 High School All American watch list was posted and Rio is well represented on both lists. We are so proud of all of you!   2020 High School All American...

Rio Rapids Begins #KickBreastCancer Fundraiser

Rio Rapids Soccer Club is raising money by selling Breast Cancer Awareness themed special edition T-shirts, Facemasks, and by accepting donations. Our goal is to raise $5,000...

Gabby Montoya Honored as Gatorade New Mexico Girl’s Soccer Player of the Year!

Rio Rapids Soccer Club is thrilled to announce that Gabby Montoya of the 01 / U19G team has been selected as the Gatorade New Mexico Girl's Soccer Player of the Year for the...
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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.
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    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.

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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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