The Rio Rapids Northern Annual General Meeting will be Tuesday, February 16th at 7 pm in the KIVA ROOM at The Hotel Santa Fe.
The Annual General Meeting is the opportunity for Members to learn about progress the club has made in 2015 and our plans for 2016. It also affords the opportunity for members to ask questions of the Board and meet the newly elected Board members.
Academy registration is now open. Please see details below:
Indoor soccer begins in January for the Select program. See the schedule below for days, times and location for your team.
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!