Return to Play Policy
Updated September 18, 2020

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

Youth Academy

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

#KickBreastCancer Fundraiser is Underway

Dear Rio Rapids Families and Albuquerque Business Community:

This October we will be raising money by selling Breast Cancer Awareness themed special edition T-shirts, Facemasks, and by accepting donations. We also have sponsorship opportunities available for $500.
Our goal is to raise $5,000 with 100 % of the proceeds going to the American Cancer Society! A huge Thank You to Clarks Pet Emporium for kicking us off as our first sponsor!

Penalty Kick Challenge

Along with our friends at Clark’s Pet Emporium, we’ve launched the Rio Rapids PK Video Game Challenge to kick-start the upcoming year.

RIO YOUTH SOCCER ACADEMY Now Registering for Fall 2020 & Spring 2021

Rio Rapids SC Youth Soccer Academy has built a strong reputation for developing 3-8 year old kids of all ability levels and advancing players to play with competitive teams and programs. Now Registering for Fall 2020 & Spring 2021 For more information & registration, visit: www.riorapids.org/programs/u5-u8-programs Contact: James Salazar 505-250-5973 james.salazar@riorapids.org Join New Mexico’s Premier Youth Soccer Club.

Rio Rapids Annual Golf Tourney

Presented by Unified Contractor, Inc.
September 27th, 2020 – 1:00 pm

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 September 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).

Rio Rapids 2020-21 Tryouts

Any player currently not in Rio Rapids who is interested in playing for Rio Rapids SC next season should register for tryouts NOW! Once you register for tryouts someone will contact you within 48hrs. You are also automatically put into our system which allows us to update you with any further upcoming tryout info.

Boys ECNL

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.

 

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.

Rio Rapids Fan Gear

Support your players and team with official Rio Rapids Gear!

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:

Education

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

Organization

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.

Communication

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

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...

Power Ford and Rio Rapids SC Extend Partnership for 3 years

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 27, 2020 Contact Name: Jason Moran Organization: Rio Rapids SC Phone: 505-331-1373 Email: jason.moran@riorapids.org Power Ford and Rio Rapids SC...

Rio Rapids 02G Community Service at Barrett House

The Rio ‘02 girls did their community service at The Barrett House. They provide shelter and supportive services to women and children experiencing homelessness. They helped in...

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 players to our younger age groups for this year. One of the...

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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