Rio Rapids Soccer Club is proud to offer a comprehensive college search support program for our member student-athletes and their families. Our results speak for themselves and are unmatched by any other soccer organization in New Mexico:
100% of our 2020 high school graduates are attending college,
- 88 alumni (48 women and 40 men) are playing with college soccer programs during the Fall of 2019,
- They are the most recent additions to the 504 Club alumni who have played college soccer
The Club achieves these results by providing a broad range of programs and resources that educate our member families and coaches, maximizing player opportunities to catch the attention of and be seen by college coaches, and supplying our players with the knowledge of what it takes to become a successful collegiate player and access to the high level training to reach this goal.
Our extensive college search programs and resources include:
College Search Seminar for Players/Parents
Rio Rapids annually offers a comprehensive college athletic planning seminar for players and parents of high school age member families that provides information on how to successfully navigate the college search process as a student-athlete. This presentation forms the foundation of the Club’s college search program and provides information regarding:
- Factors to consider when choosing a college
- How to get noticed by college coaches
- Parents’ and student-athletes’ roles in the search process
- Developing a letter of introduction and player profile/resume
- Understanding soccer scholarships and other forms of financial aid
- NCAA/NAIA/NJCAA recruiting rules and restrictions
Maximizing College Exposure
To maximize college opportunities for our member student-athletes, Rio Rapids has undertaken a multi-year effort to collect data on college coach attendance at showcases and tournaments and to cultivate relationships with an extensive network of college coaches. These contacts and proprietary data have significantly grown exposure for our players:
- Over 830 college coaches attended Rio Rapids SC games to scout players in 2018-19
- Rio Rapids SC coaches have relationships with the staff at over 150 college soccer programs,
College Search Resources
The club has done the leg work to collect valuable college search information and to develop a variety of templates that can serve as tools in communicating information with college coaches. These include:
- A list of valuable online websites and resources,
- Advice and information regarding college visits and camps including an ID camp calendar,
- Guidelines and advice for developing video for college coaches,
- College recruiting rules and regulations summary,
- Player profile template,
- Sample college coach contact emails/letters.
RRSC College News
Rio Rapids SC is proud to announce that 81 of its alumni (50 females and 31 males) were a part of college soccer programs throughout the country during the Fall of 2015. Sixteen of these players helped their team reach post-season tournaments with Ryan Hunter (97’s)...
The Rio Rapids '00G team competed in the CASL College Showcase in Raleigh, North Carolina last weekend. The 00's enjoyed a successful weekend of soccer competing against top teams throughout the country. As part of the trip, the '00's attended the NCAA Division 1...
2 former Rio 94G Eagles players who are playing together at Kansas in the Big XII. Written by Erin Meyer, Kansas Athletic Communications Student Assistant The transition from high school to an out-of-state college can be challenging for some students, but for two...
Rio Rapids SC is thrilled to announce that 99% of its 2015 high school graduates are attending college this fall. This includes 73 student-athletes: 33 males and 40 females. The club is also excited that 34 of these graduates are playing college soccer this fall. ...
It was a busy weekend for NCAA Division 1 women’s soccer programs as the 2015 season got underway last Friday. Rio Rapids is thrilled to have had 17 alumni see action in games over the weekend. New Mexico State University opened its season against Eastern Washington on Sunday with five Rio Rapids alumni in the starting lineup: Gabby Campbell (95’s), Mariah Baker (97’s), Rebecca Mazzie (97’s), Dominique Rivera (97’s) and Sabrina Ruiz (97’s). Two other players also played for the Aggies: Samantha Afonso (97’s) and Audriana Chavez (97’s).
On Sunday, April 26, Rio Rapids Soccer Club hosted its 4th annual College Showcase for Boys and Girls. The event included a goalkeeper showcase and games throughout the day. Thirteen of the club’s high school age teams had the incredible opportunity to compete in...
Thirty seven players and parents from the Rio Rapids Soccer Club participated in the 3rd annual UNM Women’s Soccer Day in the Life Program yesterday. As a part of this full day event, our aspiring female players had the incredible opportunity to experience first-hand...
Rio Rapids Soccer Club is thrilled and proud to recognize its 21 2015 high school graduates who have committed to play for college soccer programs as of February 4. The players, their families and coaches gathered at Prime Restaurant in Albuquerque on National Signing...
Rio Rapids SC is proud to announce that 87 of its alumni (49 females and 38 males) were a part of college soccer programs throughout the country during the Fall of 2014. Twenty of these players helped their team reach post-season tournaments with Azure Dorsey (93’s)...
Rio Rapids Soccer Club hosted its first ever College Fair on Tuesday, December 30. The Fair was a tremendous success as 35 Rio Rapids alumni and coaches who have or are currently playing college soccer...