Community Spotlight

The businesses below are in our Rio Rapids Community. These are businesses that Rio Families own or work at. Please support these local businesses during this time.

We are asking you to support the small businesses in our community to help them weather COVID-19. Not just because they need us to stay afloat, but because their staying afloat keeps our livelihood and sense of community alive.  This may mean: continue paying for personal services if you can afford to, buying gift cards to restaurants and small business, participate in fundraisers, leave good reviews for them on Google, Yelp, Facebook, etc, give them a personal phone call, or go to their social media channels to engage with them. 

Starr Brothers Brewing Company

5700 San Antonio Dr NE B1
Albuquerque, NM 87109

Open for To-Go orders.
Order online or call.

15% OFF for Rio Rapids Families

Clarks Pet Emporium

4914 Lomas NE

11200 Menaul NE

Clark’s Pets is the most complete of the pet stores in Albuquerque. We offer a wide range of supplies, services, pet food, aquariums and even pets themselves. That is why we also act as a resource linking to many useful community organizations.

Pop Pop’s Italian Ice

Pop-Pop’s Italian has been serving the best italian ice in New Mexico since 1997, under new ownership, the company now is a mobile food truck business as well as deliveries! Orders can be placed directly on our website.

Cocina Azul

1134 Mountain Ave NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102

Free Delivery and Curb Side Service.

Sage Neuroscience Center

7850 Jefferson ST NE, Suite 300
Albuquerque, NM 87109

Largest private outpatient behavioral health provider in the State.  We offer therapy and medical visits for all ages.  We have substantial addictions program and a primary care clinic.

Can work with families in need
and self-pay situations.

On The Spot Rental

1405 Eubank Blvd. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87112

Post Office contracted by the United States Government.

Alpha Septic

4200 Paseo Del Norte NE
Albuquerque, NM 87113

We take care of Septic Systems.  We pump them, repair them, replace them, pretty much whatever is needed related to septics.

Southwest Grape and Grain

3401 Candelaria Rd. NE Suite E
Albuquerque, NM 87107

We are homebrew supply store that sells all the equipment and ingredients and kits for making your own beer, wine, spirits, cheesemaking, kombucha, and yogurt making. Open daily from 10am to 5pm.  Customers can call in orders for curbside pick up.

During this time we are offering Harmon Lane Brewing growler fills to go of all our house beers for $10.

Eubank Animal Clinic

1601 Eubank Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87112

Full-service Veterinary Clinic

I’m a veterinarian and my 3 clinics are open for sick/injured pets and those the owners think need to be seen.

Blue Cross Animal Clinic

1921 Carlisle Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87106

Full-service Veterinary Clinic

I’m a veterinarian and my 3 clinics are open for sick/injured pets and those the owners think need to be seen.

ABQ Mobile Vet

1601 Eubank Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87112

Housecall Veterinary Practice

I’m a veterinarian and my 3 clinics are open for sick/injured pets and those the owners think need to be seen.

Rio Rapids Annual Golf Tourney

Presented by Unified Contractor, Inc.
Our Annual Golf Tournament is one of our major fundraisers for our scholarship program. We have awarded over $320,000 in scholarships since 2015. Thanks to your support, we can continue to help kids play.

PLAY GOLF: 4 Person scramble and there are only 36 foursomes available. First come first served…all foursomes are to be submitted by June 1st. Individuals can sign up but ideally we are looking for teams of 2-4 golfers (smaller groups will looked to be paired with other players).

Power Ford and Rio Rapids SC Extend Partnership

Power Ford and Rio Rapids Soccer Club announced today a three-year extension to their partnership. As part of the agreement, the Power Ford logo will continue to be featured on All Rio Rapids uniforms, will be on the front of our training jerseys and will be the title sponsor of all Rio Rapids Tournaments.

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.

ECNL Preview

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

Take a look at the Season Preview. 

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!

Rio Rapids Fan Gear

Support your players and team with official Rio Rapids Gear!


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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