AYSO Summer Camps
If you are looking for a great way to improve your soccer over the summer, check out the AYSO Summer Camp. AYSO is hosting summer camps for players aged 4 - 16 this summer at El Oso Grande Park and evening skills sessions at Montgomery Park.
You will find camp dates and details on the summer camp page.
With solid grounding in AYSO's Six Philosophies, AYSO Soccer Camps offer week-long Half-Day Camps and Full-Day Camps as well as evening Skills Sessions. These programs work with players on technical and tactical aspects of the game, which are appropriate to their age and skill level.
Camps are divided into age appropriate programs including:
Fun in the Sun (4-6 yrs): Fun, exciting games to build confidence and teach fundamentals.
Skills and Thrills (7-12 yrs): Technical development & skill building in a stimulating environment.Compete with your Feet (12 yrs and up): Game-related situations to enhance technical and tactical knowledge.
Advanced Training Camp (10-16 yrs): Advanced training for our most competitive athletes.
In addition, AYSO Soccer Camps offers these special programs:
Team Program (10-16 yrs): Tailored to meet your specific team needs and an ideal opportunity to prepare for the upcoming season.
Goalkeeping (10-16 yrs): Goalkeeper specific training, techniques, tactics and fitness.
Striker Clinic (10 - 16 yrs): Along with our goalkeeper training we offer striker clinics providing specific training, techniques, and tactics for scoring goals.
So check out all the camps and clinics on the summer camp page and find your favorite way to enjoy "Professional Coaching the AYSO Way!"
Welcome to AYSO Region 104
Serving Albuquerque, New Mexico Since 1978
Welcome to AYSO Region 104 serving the youth of Albuquerque, New Mexico since 1978. We are the largest recreational youth soccer organization in town, with hundreds of local volunteers and about 2500 soccer players ranging from 4 to 19 years of age.
The American Youth Soccer Organization set out in 1964 to accomplish two goals. First, to promote soccer to American youth. If you've driven around Albuquerque lately and seen the number of parks filled with soccer players, you can see that goal has been accomplished. Second, to improve the way youth sports are conducted. AYSO wants to change the traditional youth sports paradigm where some kids never get to play and the only communication between coach and players involves the command "Drop and give me 20." How does AYSO accomplish that? Our mission is to develop and deliver quality youth soccer programs in a fun, family environment based on AYSO's Six Philosophies.
AYSO EXTRA, a progressive player program, is designed for players who have the interest, skills and abilities and want to enhance their experience and individual growth through soccer while retaining the spirit of and organization membership in AYSO. The EXTRA program embraces the Six Philosophies of AYSO.
EXTRA teams are chosen by tryouts at the end of the spring season for play in the following season. AYSO Region 104 forms EXTRA teams in the U9, U10 and U12 age groups, and will offer U13/U14 teams if the numbers allow.
Tryouts are held in May and are open to all players who would like to play in Region 104.
AYSO offers an alternative to Duke City for accomplished players who want to increase their skills through play with and against more intense competition. The Challenge Teams Program includes teams from U10 through U19 who play in the Duke City Metro Schedule against "club teams" as part of AYSO's own Challenge Football Club.
Challenge teams are chosen by tryouts at the end of the spring season for play in the following season. AYSO Region 104 forms Challenge teams in the U11 through U19 age groups. Challenge tryouts are open to all players, AYSO and others.
Improve Your Soccer - Enjoy a Party!
Attention all players: Do you want to get a party, recognition, and a cool shirt just for increasing your soccer skills? Then join the AYSO 1000 minutes program! Any player from U5 to U19 is encouraged to join. What is the 1000 minutes program? Click here for more information.
Coaches, get your players off to a good start for the season by explaining the 1000 Minutes program and encouraging them to participate. You can give them suggestions for things to work on during their individual practice, or you can have them download the 1000 Minutes Manual and work on foot skills. A little practice goes a long way!
Not Just Magic
I'll bet you thought field marking happened by magic; illusive fairies descend on the fields at night and paint lines so we can play soccer. Well, it's something like that. It is our dedicated corps of volunteer field markers, often unseen and unacknowledged, who make sure our fields are properly marked for each game. They battle the elements and the city's mowing and watering schedule for the players. So if you happen to see someone paining lines on our fields, take a minute to shake their hand and say, "Thanks!" And if you'd like to volunteer to be a field marker, please e-mail the Field Marking Administrator. He will set you up with equipment and training.
Important Reminder for Coaches
Coaches, remember that if a player ever gets injured at a practice or a game, you are required to fill out an incident form and turn it in to the Safety Director within 24 hours. If you have questions about how to fill out the form, please contact the Safety Director. For more information about the Soccer Accident Insurance, see the information in the Parents section.
Training to Keep Volunteers and Children Safe
In an effort to protect all of our players and volunteers, AYSO requires all volunteers who will be working directly with the children to take our Safe Haven class. All coaches, assistant coaches and referees are required to take the class.
Region 104 implements this policy by requiring new volunteers to take the Safe Haven class from a certified instructor. Volunteers are required to take this class once. The best bet for this training is the Annual Coach and Referee Meeting. New referees who miss the Annual Coach and Referee Meeting can get their Safe Haven training as part of their referee clinic. If you are a coach or assistant coach who has never taken the Safe Haven course before, and you miss the annual meeting, you must attend one of the Safe Haven classes shown on the training schedule.
Attention Sandia National Laboratories Employees - Your Volunteering Efforts May Result in Funding for AYSO! Sandia National Laboratories has a tradition of recognizing the volunteer support of its employees. Realizing that there are many employees involved in a wide variety of civic activities outside of work, they have developed the Community Service Awards program, called "Sandia Serves", to provide financial support for employee involvement.
Sandia National Laboratories employees volunteering 100, 250 or 500 hours to AYSO in a calendar year are eligible to participate.