The Rio Rapids College Commitment Recognition Social is tomorrow in the club office at 7:00pm. We will be broadcasting this event via Facebook live around 7:20 to showcase all of the college commitments! ...
This is a post for busy parents and for me. We get confused on divisions, tournaments, schedules. Even during tournaments. Where are we standing wise? Where has our competition placed? Do we need to win, tie or whatever to advance? My son has played on Leroy’s team for over a year and he has been been great along with the parents and kids. This is not a knock on Rio as it has been a great experience. It would be great to feel part of a bigger organization, which I know is out there. I see posts about directors and new coaches. I would love to meet them and feel like a part of a bigger family. Are these directors seeing my kid? Do they know him? What is the path for him to be most successful in the club? Maybe that will happen when my son goes to 11 on 11 next year. My #1 goal for my son to learn life lessons and be part of a team and to have fun and stay out of trouble. As a parent spending $ my selfish goal is what is his path to college? Is there one? Maybe it’s my fault and I’m the only one because I’m not paying attention enough. That’s true as well. I just think we all want to get the max out of the resources I know that are in place.
when will schedules be out for this weekends tournament
We are pleased to announce the hiring of Tim Gallegos as the new U13-U14 Boys Director. Tim was born and raised right here in Albuquerque, and has been in and around the game of soccer for over 40 years as a player, coach, parent, and definitely as a fan.
Tim joined the Sierra Vista Strikers ’68 at U14, and he played the rest of his club years with Sierra Vista Football Club, a club that (along with Rio Grande FC) eventually became Rio Rapids SC. Tim has been part of the U17 National team where he earned 17 caps and played collegiately at UCLA and won the 1990 NCAA National Championship.
Tim holds a B. S. in Sociology from UCLA and recently was awarded the new USSF Youth “A” License.
“I really believe that we have talented soccer players in our state who have the desire and the raw ability to go as far as they can in the sport of soccer. For some that means playing in college, and for others that means playing pro. Either way, I am excited to work with fellow coaches within our club to develop ideas and curricula that will develop players at all levels, inspire players to want to improve themselves, and get more players where they want to go in the sport of soccer”.
Boys U9-U12 Director Sibby Browne states “Coach Gallegos brings a unique perspective to his new role with the club. Not only has he grown up in the New Mexico soccer culture, he’s been a coach, a father, and a board member in Rio Rapids SC. As a youth player, he competed at the highest levels. That experience, coupled with his never-ending drive to grow as a coach, will serve the club and its players well over the coming years”.
Chris Hurst who has been the U13-U14 Boys Director will now be overseeing the U15-U19 Boys. ...