For boys and girls aged from U4 - 14 we have a development league that plays in the Fall and the Spring at The Santa Fe Downs. Divided into one year age brackets we have more than 70 coaches who work in group practices to build the soccer skills, teamwork and the community spirit. First and foremost our goal is to ensure that all our players have a fun experience playing 'the beautiful game'.
For boys and girls aged from 10 - 18 we have teams who compete in the Duke City league in Albuquerque. This provides increased competition and allows our players to develop their individual skills and teamwork. These teams compete in tournaments around the South West. Our goal is to provide every player with the opportunity to play soccer at an appropriate level and showcase them to colleges.
The Academy is ‘a place of study or training in a special field’. The Rio Rapids Northern Academy is offered to players, boys and girls U7 - U12. It is for players with the technical, tactical, physical, and psychological attributes and the potential to be future Select players. Participants are required to be registered in the Development Program in order to register for the Academy Program.
Academy teams practice together twice a week and once a week with their development team. They will play for their Development and either inter-roster or occasional games against other Academy teams.
The Northern Alliance is a collaboration between Taos Youth Soccer (TYSL) Los Alamos Youth Soccer league (LAYSL) and Rio Rapids Northern (RRNSC) to provide an opportunity for players, boys and girls aged between U10 and U14, to continue to play competitive club soccer without having to travel to Duke City every weekend.
We partner with Communities in Schools (CIS) and La Familia to provide soccer as an after school activity in a number of southside schools. This program is designed to give grade school students the opportunity to play and learn soccer, get physical activity twice a week, and teach them teamwork.
Our programs are in the following schools:
Ortiz Middle School
El Camino Real Academy