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Join Us At Starr Brothers Brewing for the World Cup Games!

 ⭐️They will donate 20% of the proceeds for all World Cup Games to Rio’s Scholarship Program⭐️

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Rio's New Age Group Director/Assistant Girls Academy Director

Marie Ipock will be joining our director group beginning in the new year. Marie will be an Age Group Director as well as the Asst Girls Academy Director.

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Power Ford Rio Rapids Cup '23

February 18-19, 2023
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Bernalillo Soccer Complex

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Coaching Staff Receive U.S. Soccer Licenses

the Club now has five (5) USSF A, four (4) USSF B, eight (8) USSF C, and five (5) USSF D licensed coaches on its staff. 

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2022 College Commitments Social

We had a great turnout for our College Commitments Social. 

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Statewide Referee Shortage!

We are in the midst of a historic referee shortage here in NM. Our referee pools have dwindled to an all-time low. Our current referee shortage means that your upcoming games may not have full coverage. We need your help to have a successful soccer season for our kids.

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Rio Rapids Fan Gear

Support your players and team with official Rio Rapids Gear!

Interested in Coaching in Rio Rapids?

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.

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Registration for the 2022-23 Season

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

Join Us At Starr Brothers Brewing Company for World Cup!

Join Us for the upcoming FIFA World Cup 2022 - Qatar World Cup Games, Watches & Fundraisers at Starr Brothers Brewing Company for breakfast and lunchtime games...

Rio Names New Director/GA Assistant Director

We are thrilled to announce that Marie Ipock will be joining our director group beginning in the new year. Marie will be an Age Group Director as well as the Assistant Girls...

Thank You to Our Golf Tourney Sponsors 2022

A warm Thank You to this year's Annual Golf Tourney. Without your help, this successful fundraiser would not be possible. 

Rio Alumna, Lauren Millet Receives Award

Lauren Milliet, a Rio Rapids 97 Zia - Rio Rapids Durango SC alum and 2015 graduate, recently was the first player ever to reach 50 appearances with Racing Louisville FC. She has...

Rio Alumnae Contributions To the New Mexico Women’s Soccer Team

Mercedes Morris, a Rio Rapids 04-03 Girls Academy alum and 2022 graduate, made the most of her college debut at the University of New Mexico on Sunday. She had a pair of assists...

Rio Coaching Staff Members Receive U.S. Soccer Coaching Licenses

We are thrilled to announce that Chris Hurst the Club’s Director of Coaching, has been awarded the U.S. Soccer A-Youth License. Chris completed extensive training and assessment...

Rio Night, Friday September 2nd

All Rio Rapids players will be invited to come out onto the field as part of Rio Rapids Night for the pregame tunnel and for postgame pictures in the goal and the opportunity to...

College Commitment Recognition Social

Rio Rapids Soccer Club hosted its College Commitment Recognition Social at Power Ford on Monday, April 25. The Club recognized 20 of our 2022 college graduates who plan to play...
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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 (
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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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Thank you to our Premier Corporate Sponsors!

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