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Power Ford Gaylord Sheppard ’21

Tournament Dates: Nov 13-14 & Nov 20-21

We’re expecting over (150) teams from all over New Mexico, Colorado, Texas, and Arizona. Matches will be played at the New Mexico Soccer Complex in Bernalillo. The Power Ford Gaylord Sheppard 2021 is available for competitive and recreational boys’ & girls’ teams (age groups U9 through U19) from USYS, US Club Soccer, AYSO, and SAY. Every effort will be made to properly bracket teams to ensure good competition.

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Elba Holguin is the New Youth Academy Director/ Assistant U9/U10 Director!

We are pleased to announce Elba Holguin as the new Youth Academy Director and Assistant U9/U10 Director for Rio Rapids Soccer Club. Elba brings impressive soccer experience and has played professionally.
 
 

 

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Register Now for 2022 Spring Youth Academy

Rio Rapids SC Youth Soccer Academy has built astrong reputation for developing 3-8 year old kids – DOB (kids born 2014-2017) of all ability levels and advancing players to play.

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Rio Rapids Girls Academy (GA) Kick Off Weekend!

The Girls Academy (GA) 08/09 Teams had a great Kick Off! Take a look at their fun-filled weekend!
 
 

 

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Return to Play Policy
Updated August 16, 2021.
We are following NMYSA RTP policy.

COVID-19 Policies and Reporting Requirements
Updated August 12, 2021.

2021-22 Registration
Registration for the 2021-22 Season is Now Open!

Youth Academy

Learn About Rio’s Entry Level Programs. DOB 2013-16

Mission

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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Education

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

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Organization

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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Communication

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

Elba Holguin is the new Rio Rapids Youth Academy Director!

Elba Holguin is the New Youth Academy Director/Assistant U9/U10 Director!FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 13th, 2021 - Albuquerque, NM Contact Name: Jason MoranOrganization: Rio...

Rio Girls Academy (GA) Kick Off Weekend

Chris Brennan, Girls Academy (GA) Director,  Presents Plans for the SeasonOver the weekend of August 7th/8th Rio Rapids held their first Girls Academy League Kick Off weekend....

Marcus Garcia Receives Boy’s Gatorade Player of the Year!

Rio Rapids Soccer Club is thrilled to announce that Marcus Garcia of the Rio Rapids 03 ECNL  team has been selected as the Gatorade New Mexico Boy's Soccer Player of the Year for...

Alexa Dugan Receives Girl’s Gatorade Player of the Year!

Rio Rapids Soccer Club is thrilled to announce that Alexa Dugan of the Rio Rapids 04G Burgundy team has been selected as the Gatorade New Mexico Girl's Soccer Player of the Year...

New Mexico High School Coaches All State Awards

Rio Rapids Player chosen by New Mexico High School Coaches All State Awards

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

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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.
    Videos YouTube  or Vimeo Photos (
    1000 pixels or more, wide or high at 72dpi)

Club Overview

Rio Rapids SC has been serving Albuquerque and surrounding communities 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 in the Girls Academy, Boys ECNL, USYSA National League and USYSA National League Desert Conference, and locally in the Duke City Soccer League.

“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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