Welcome Power Ford!

Rio Rapids SC Forms 2 Year Sponsorship with Power Ford.  “Youth soccer is about creating memories and building communities,” said Rob Sneed, General Manager, Power Ford. “We are extremely proud to partner with the Rio Rapids Soccer Club. Their commitment to developing leaders and helping each child fulfill his or her potential in our community is exciting.”

Boys ECNL Mountain Conference

The Boys Elite Clubs National League (Boys ECNL) is excited to announce the creation of the Mountain Conference for the 2018-2019 season. With the addition of the Mountain Conference, and the previously announced new Mid-Atlantic Conference, the Boys ECNL will consist of seven conferences spanning the country next season.

Join Us for Tryouts!

Anyone is Welcome to show up on the days of tryouts!
No Pre-Registration Needed!

Presidents Day Tournament Success!

Rio Rapids SC had many teams play and place at Presidents Day Tournament in Phoenix, AZ!

Tim Gallegos Named U13-U14 Boys Director

We are pleased to announce the hiring of Tim Gallegos as the new U13-U14 Boys Director.  Tim was born and raised right here in Albuquerque, and has been in and around the game of soccer for over 40 years as a player, coach, parent, and definitely as a fan.

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.


Club Mission

Rio Rapids Soccer Club invites New Mexicans to share in what is a very positive era of development in youth soccer. The Club aims to promote a healthy environment, which enables each player to fulfill his or her potential both on and off the field. Players, parents, and coaches should feel confident and comfortable that key areas of development—technical, tactical, academic, personal and social—are the primary concern in each and every decision the Club takes.

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

Rio Rapids SC Force 05G

Rio Rio Force 05Gs Eight games, nine days, two medals! The Rio Force 05 girls completed their preseason schedule this...

Share Your Teams 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 Josh Gabaldon at riorapidssc@gmail.com

When you send photos please include the following:

  • Who – Who is in the post?
  • What – What is going on?
  • When – when did this happen?
  • Where – where did this happen?
  • Why – why is this relevant or newsworthy?

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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Thank you to our Premier Corporate Sponsors!