Happy Holidays! The Rio Rapids Northern Office will be closed December 25, 2015, thru January 3, 2016, so that the staff may celebrate the Holidays with family and friends. Don't forget "Early Bird" Registration for the Spring Season. $15.00 off until Dec 31st. Click here to REGISTER
Rio Rapids Soccer presents
COLLEGE SEARCH NIGHT FOR GIRLS IN 10th THROUGH 11th GRADE
Monday, November 16, 2015
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Del Norte Baptist Church Conference Center (not the church)
6100 Montgomery Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109 (SW corner of Montgomery & San Pedro)
Rio Rapids Soccer Club invites you to join us for a comprehensive college athletic planning workshop to show high school student-athletes and parents how to navigate the college search process. Parents are encouraged to attend with their child to maximize the experience. To learn more download the flyer below.
The next College Search Night will be December 29th with college representatives attending.
EAT WELL. DO GOOD.
What are you doing after practice on Tuesday, October 27 or Tuesday, November 3? How about getting a pizza from PIZZA CENTRO at 3470 Zafarano in San Isidro Plaza across from the Regal Theater?
PIZZA CENTRO IS DONATING A PERCENTAGE OF ANY SALES ALL DAY ON TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27 AND TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3 to Rio Rapids Northern’s fundraising.
PLEASE SUPPORT OUR FUNDRAISING EFFORTS BY STOPPING AT THE SOUTHSIDE LOCATION AND BUYING A PIZZA…OR TWO.
Money raised for Rio Rapids Northern helps provide scholarships for boys and girls who may not otherwise be able to play soccer, funds our after school program, and contributes to keeping the cost of playing soccer in Santa Fe affordable.
A big thank the Aufrichtig’s for their support for soccer in Santa Fe!
Rio Rapids Northern Soccer is a 501 (c)(3)
The US WNT play Japan in a re-match of the 2011 World Cup Final on Sunday, July 5 in Vancouver. We will be hosting a World Cup Viewing party at Rio Chama Steakhouse. The game kicks off at 5:00PM Mountain (4:00PM Pacific) - the pre-game will start at 5:00PM Mountain. So get there early to secure your spot.
The game will be shown in the bar AND in the President's Room on a big projection screen TV. To commemorate this event Rio Chama will again be offering drink specials, and a percentage of your bill will be donated to Rio Rapids Northern's Scholarship Fund.
So again, come out and support the US Women's National Team as they attempt to regain the crown of World Champions by taking the title from Japan ON 4TH July weekend....and support the growth of local youth soccer league.
PLEASE BRING A COPY OF THIS TO ENSURE THAT RRNSC GETS THE FULL DONATION.
Here are the specials that Rio Chama are offering:
RRNSC received a question today regarding the artificial turf for the improved MRC soccer facilities. Please read Executive Director Nic Smith's explanation.
From Nic Smith:
"In the Master Plan being developed we are calling for a combination of artificial turf (3 fields) and grass (6 fields) for the following reasons:
1. Water conservation. Our goal is to REDUCE the overall water usage with better irrigation – but have more grass fields. The issue really isn’t the growing of the grass, it is the maintenance and ‘wear and tear’. Grass gives us greater flexibility in field operations because we can easily change the field sizes to suit different league requirements. The down side is that it has a much shorter playing season – you cannot play on it when it is dormant, lining, cutting and general maintenance is an ongoing issue. It is less expensive to install, more expensive to maintain and operate over a 10 year period.
2. Turf fields. This extends the playing season – we can start earlier in the year and finish later. It is also much more durable than grass – so you get more playing hours on grass. It is much easier to maintain (no watering, lines, cutting etc.) Downside…it gets very hot in the sun. There is anecdotal evidence about the cancer concern – but no empirical data. The current Women’s World Cup is being played on artificial turf. But we will obviously watch this. The quality of turf has improved dramatically over the last 10 years.
That all said. Our expectation is that the youth leagues (u 4 – U12/14) will all continue to play on grass because their season is shorter, they have different field requirements and are not so hard on the grass as adults. Hence the 6 – 3 ratio of grass to turf fields. For tournaments and to attract professional teams looking for a high altitude training center we need grass, but from a practical stand point we also need the flexibility, durability and cost effectiveness of turf fields."
Do you have a question about the Soccer Complex that you would like us to answer?
Please feel free to call the office at 505.982.0878, message us on Facebook or send an email.
Thank you for support soccer in Santa Fe!
WOMEN'S WORLD CUP QUARTER FINAL - 5;30 TUESDAY RIO CHAMA BAR - SPECIAL VIEWING OFFERS
AND THE BEAT GOES ON......THE USA WNT TAKES ON #1 SEED GERMANY IN TUESDAYS WORLD CUP SEMI FINAL. RIO CHAMA HAS SPECIAL DEALS AND WILL DONATE A PERCENTAGE OF YOUR CHECK BACK TO US BUT YOU MUST BRING A COPY OF THIS FLYER:
Flyer link: http://eepurl.com/brOfnr
Joe's Diner has generously agreed to donate a percentage of everyone's bill between 4:30 and 8:30 on Monday, June 22 to Rio Rapids Northern. PLEASE COME OUT, BRING YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS and SPREAD THE WORD. Joe's is great family oriented diner located in the Rodeo Plaza at the intersection of Rodeo and Zia Rd.
Joe's sources locally, and is the biggest restaurant buying from the Santa Fe Farmer's Market. For those of you who do not know Joe's will appreciate the unpretentious family atmosphere and good local food makes this a great choice to eat as they offer their support to Rio Rapids Northern Soccer - a truly local and community oriented soccer club.
We will have staff and a table promoting our programs - and even some of our Select players busing tables. So come down for a fun evening and help support Rio Rapids Northern Soccer.
We'd like to thank Sheila and Roland - and their staff for their support for Rio Rapids Northern Soccer.
COME AND WATCH THE USA PLAY THE OPENING ROUNDS OF THE 2015 FIFA WOMEN'S WORLD CUP AT RIO CHAMA STEAKHOUSE. ENJOY WATCHING THE GAMES ON LARGE SCREEN TV'S WITH TWO OF THE THREE GAMES IN THE PRIVATE PRESIDENT'S ROOM. BRING YOUR FRIENDS, ENJOY A MEAL, ARGUE THE DECISIONS AND KNOW THAT A PERCENTAGE OF YOUR TOTAL BILL WILL BE DONATED BACK TO RIO RAPIDS NORTHERN'S SCHOLARSHIP FUND. NOW THAT SOUNDS LIKE A GREAT NIGHT OUT!
HERE IS THE GAME SCHEDULE;
The schedule for the knockout stages of the World Cup will be posted once we know when the USA plays again.
LET THE GAMES BEGIN...THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING RIO RAPIDS NORTHERN!
Link to email: http://eepurl.com/bpHAIL
The draw for this year's raffle was made by Kristi, Kathy Kuchta and Elva Gurule in the office on Monday. Congratulations to the lucky winners:
I will be contacting all the winners personally this week. Thank you all for participating in this annual fund raising event, and thank you to our donors who gifted these items to Rio Rapids Northern for this event. The money raised helps us to keep the cost of playing soccer as low as possible through our Scholarship Program. Thank you to those of you who sold and purchased tickets. Which brings me to the winners of the individual and team prizes.
The individual who sold the most tickets, and who wins $100 is ETHAN WOLF, a U6 player on Alvin Valdez's team, who sold 30 tickets. This is a fantastic effort and your $100 prize is well deserved. Thank you Ethan! Honorable mentions must go to Joaquin Deprez, a U 11/12 player on James London's team, who sold 18 tickets. And Noriah Valdez a U 11 Select player on the Bandidas, who sold 12 tickets. Thank you all for your support. GREAT JOB.
The team that sold the most tickets was Kate Mitchell's U11/12 Boys team. Every player on this team sold some tickets and contributed $496. Thank you Kate and all of the boys on that team. Thank you to Nathan Aufrichtig at Pizza Centro for again sponsoring this pizza party for the team that sells the most tickets. Congratulations Team Mitchell - and thank you for your fundraising efforts!