Annual Fundraising Golf Tourney

April 19th, 2020 – 1:00 pm
Sandia Casino Golf Course

ECNL Preview

Congratulations to our Rio Player who are on the ‘Players to Watch List’

Take a look at the Season Preview. 

Youth Academy Registration For Spring 2020

We are always looking to increase the number of kids playing youth soccer and we are currently in a position to add players to our younger age groups for this year. One of the best ways we can add players is utilize our current families to help recruit players/families they know from school, church or other sports groups. As an incentive we will give current families a $25 credit for every family they are able to refer to the club (that ultimately registers to play). Families can refer as many new players as they want.

Rio Rapids Alumni Impact College Soccer from Hawaii to Maine!

Rio Rapids SC is proud to announce that Rio Rapids Alumni Impact College Soccer from Hawaii to Maine

Rio Rapids SC is proud to announce that 89 of its alumni (48 women and 41 men) were a part of 56 college soccer programs throughout the country during the Fall of 2019.

2 Rio Players Invited into the National Pool Training Camp

Dane Gallegos & Paul Melendres Have Been Invited into the National Pool Training Camp in Tampa FL!

Thank You Rio Rapids Community!

We were able to give a check to the American Cancer Society for over $4000 dedicated to Breast Cancer. A BIG THANK YOU to everyone who participated in this meaningful cause. And, a HUGE THANK YOU to Kiva Gresham for organizing this fundraiser! 

Announcing New Director of Coaching Chris Hurst

After almost 16 years with Rio Rapids SC, Chris Hurst brings a wealth of experience to the Director of Coaching role at Rio Rapids SC.

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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.

Youth Academy

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

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

ECNL Season Preview

Season Preview. Congratulations to our Boys on the Players to watch list: ...

Youth Academy Registration

We are always looking to increase the number of kids playing youth soccer and we are currently in a position to add...

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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