I do want inform you of another exciting development. We have been in discussions with the volunteer Santa Fe Adult Soccer League to take over responsibility for organizing and administering their summer leagues. Initially we are looking at a one year agreement to make sure that it works for both organizations, but we see a lot of synergies. Our vision is to create a “cradle to the grave” club concept, so that as players graduate from the Northern youth program they have a natural progression to continue to play soccer as an adult. Furthermore, it provides a forum for those parents who have been watching their kids have all the fun to be able to start playing some soccer themselves – which expands the number of adult players. In return, Northern gets access to 450+ adults who may be interested in sharing their soccer knowledge and experience with Northern players as coaches. We still have to work through some of the details, but we expect this arrangement to start in Janauray – well before the Adult Leagues start in April.
If you are interested in finding out about how to participate in the Santa Fe Adult Soccer league please contact me, Nic Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Due to snow Friday, April 28 Goalkeeping and Finishing practice as well as Saturday, April 29 Development games are cancelled.
This season we have over 20 RRNSC players participating in YOP (Young Olympians Program). These players were nominated by their coaches and Director of Soccer Rob Rittmeyer for this outstanding program run by NMYSA. Congrats to our players!
Do you want to make some extra money while watching soccer? Come to Rio Rapids Northern Soccer Club's Referee Clinic on March 12th and train to become a referee!
Date: March 12, 2017
Location: Santa Fe Prep High School
Time: 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Cost: $75 (scholarship available via the Santa Fe Adult Soccer League)
This is nominally a 16-hour clinic, including testing. Some of that time will be spent before the scheduled class time doing online training. Go to http://www.ussoccer.com/Referees/Resource-Center/Online-Training/Grade-8-Referee-Course.aspx . Complete online training for ALL Laws. Students should arrive on time and plan on attending the entire clinic. Please bring your own lunch/drinks/snacks for the day. Be prepared to go outside onto a soccer field as part of the training. Bring pencils, paper, watch and whistle.
There is no minimum age, but at least age 14 is recommended. No prior referee experience is necessary, and it is not necessary to have previously taken the Grade 9 clinic.
Total fees: $75 for new referees or grade 9 to grade 8 Bridge referees. Fees include registration with US Soccer for 2016. Annual recertification is required. paying online is preferred. Checks should be made out to 'NMSRA'.
Click HERE to register
RIO RAPIDS NORTHERN SOCCER CLUB
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
7:00PM TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21ST, 2017
LA POSADA DE SANTA FE
This is a reminder of the Northern New Mexico Soccer Association (aka Rio Rapids Northern Soccer Club) Annual General Meeting.
VENUE: La Posada de Santa Fe, East Palace Road. Parking available on East Faithway Street across from the entrance. The AGM will be held in the ballroom at the back of the hotel. Come in through the main entrance, turn right up the steps and follow corridor past the bar into the garden. The ballroom as across the garden
TIME/DATE: 7:00PM on Tuesday, February 21st, 2017
REFRESHMENTS: Served from 7:00PM
Please come and have an informal discussion with Board and staff members PRIOR to the AGM.
#Getinthegame! Thank you for your support for Rio Rapids Northern
"Creating a lifelong love of soccer!"
The Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce is hosting a meeting to discuss the Regional Soccer Complex Monday, August 29th at 4:30 pm at 1644 St. Michaels Drive. This presentation is open to Chamber Members and the public. Please attend this session to hear the progress we have made in securing better soccer facilities for the community, the investment and improvements that will be made this year...and our plans for completing this project. This soccer complex is good for the community and will have a positive impact upon Economic Development.
Nic Smith will be presenting on behalf of the Santa Fe Soccer Complex - a 501(c)(3) not for profit dedicated to getting more soccer fields for Santa Fe - that are safe for the whole community to use. Visit our website. Please come - show your support - and see what has been achieved. Spread the word.
Please register to attend the event.
CLICK HERE to read an article from the Santa Fe New Mexican about the current state of the MRC.
Santa Fe Soccer Complex group is partnering with the City of Santa Fe to run a FootGolf tournament on SATURDAY, JUNE 25. The Santa Fe Soccer Complex group is made up of RRNSC, La Liga, AYSO and the SF Adult Soccer League. The proceeds will go to support the refurbishment of the MRC as a soccer complex. This summer the $277,000 raised from the State by SFSC will be used to improve the irrigation, top dress the fields and get new goals and nets. The project to completely refurbish and expand the MRC is still moving forward as a Regional project with support from the North Central New Mexico Economic Development, the County, City and State.
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If you have not played FootGolf before - it is GREAT FUN. It is a combination of soccer and golf - played with a soccer ball. Watch this video to see how much fun!
Congratulations to Coach Marco Marchegiani! He has been selected as the New Mexico Youth Soccer Association Boys Recreational Coach of the Year!! He was nominated for this award based on sportsmanship, player development, personal coaching development and involvement in the community. We are honored Coach Marco is a part of our RRNSC family!