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Registration for Next Season Has Begun

Register Now for the 2014-2015 Season

Registration for Fall 2014-Spring 2015 can now be completed online through eAYSO. Registering and paying prior to May 31, 2014 ensures your player has a spot on a team in the fall. For those returning players who wish to play on the same team they were on this year, registering by this date ensures you will be able to play on that same team.

You do not need to attend a registration event unless one of the following applies to your family:

  • This is your first time registering with AYSO
  • You wish to pay via check, cash, or money order.

If you are new to AYSO, you will need to print a completed registration form from eAYSO.org and bring it to a registration event along with a birth certificate so that the birth date can be confirmed.

If you wish to attend a registration event, please be sure to complete the eAYSO.org registration application online prior to coming to the event to speed up the process.

Scheduled Registration Events include:

  • Wednesday, April 30, 2014 - 5 pm to 7 pm - AYSO Training Center, 3517 Wyoming NE (SW corner of Wyoming & Comanche)
  • Saturday, May 3, 2014 - 10 am to 3 pm - Manzano Mesa, 501 Elizabeth SE (just south of Costco on Eubank)
    **This will be a big event with lots of family friendly activities to celebrate AYSO's 50th Anniversary.

If you need more information, please contact the regional registrar via e-mail or at 342-2976 box 2.

Welcome to AYSO Region 104

Serving Albuquerque, New Mexico Since 1978

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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.

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News

1st Annual VIP Rally Day

Sunday April 27, 2014

Come out and cheer for your Region 104 VIP (Very Important Player) division team during one of their regular season games!

Our VIP Rally Day will be at Montgomery Park (on Comanche just east of San Mateo - behind the library) on Sunday April 27 at 2:00.

Let's raise awareness for this very special program offered through AYSO. See exactly how a VIP game is played and officiated, and enjoy cheering for and supporting these players. There will be an information table on site, manned with current VIP parents and volunteers, and a spot for donations to the program, which are used to fund player scholarships, new equipment costs, and volunteer/buddy appreciation.

AYSO Pick Up Soccer Games Event

Saturday May 3rd

AYSO is 50 years old and we want you to celebrate with us!

Location: Manzano Mesa Park

Date: May 3rd, 2014

Time: 10AM - 3PM

Events:

2014/2015 Season Registration


Fun pick up soccer games for AYSO players in uniforms.

  • Many short-sided games, no keepers, and 10-20 minutes long.
  • Jamboree style.
  • VIP (10AM Game)

Fun Food

  • Fuddruckers $5 hotdogs and chips or hamburger and chips.
  • Snow cones, cotton candy, soda, water available.
  • The first 200 coaches, referees, and event volunteers will get a free drink and meal!

Fun Things to Do

  • Bounce Houses - $5 wrist band and unlimited fun.
  • Kicking speed radar - $3 for 5 kicks.
  • T-shirt sales
  • Meet APD's McGruff and see inside a squad car.
  • Face painting and more...

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AYSO Spring and Summer Camps

Spring Development Academy, Spring Break, and Summer Camps

AYSO, in conjunction with UK International Soccer, is pleased to announce our spring and summer player development camps for 2014.

Spring Development Academy

Join the Spring Development Academy for Friday-night training from April 11th to May 30th.

Spring Break Camp

Join us for half day camps during the week of April 14-18.

Summer Camp

We will once again have half and full day camps all summer long.

Details

For all the details see the Spring and Summer Camp Flier.

AYSO Welcomes Mike Graczyk to UNM Men's Soccer

Coach Mike Graczyk

AYSO Region 104 is very happy to welcome Albuquerque native Mike Graczyk as the newest coach of the UNM Lobo Men's Soccer team.

Goalkeeper Mike Graczyk

Mike is very familiar with UNM as he was the Lobo's goalkeeper from 2003 – 2007. He is in second place in program history in career appearances (66), career wins (44) and career goals against average (0.68). He is the UNM goalkeeping record holder in career shutouts (30), wins in a season (18) and shutouts in a season (13). Graczyk was the starting goalkeeper for the 2005 season that saw the Lobos advance all the way to the national championship match!

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1000 Minutes to Better Soccer

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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!

Field Markers

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.

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Injury Forms

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.

Safe Haven Training

AYSO Safe Haven Program

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.

Sandia Volunteer Service Awards

"Sandia Serves"

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.

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