Challenge Teams Program
Competitive Play with AYSO Philosophy
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.
AYSO players are selected for the teams through tryouts. They practice twice a week like other AYSO teams, but they play against teams in the Duke City Metro League (teams from the Duke City Soccer League, Northwest Rio Grande, and other Club Teams). Challenge teams also play in tournaments in town, throughout New Mexico, and out of state.
Check out the Challenge FC website to find out if Challenge is right for you.
News from ChallengeFC
The following news items were posted on the ChallengeFC website.
AYSO United has been accepted to join the Duke City Soccer League as a member Club!!
This is VERY EXCITING news! AYSO United will have full member voting rights (at both the Board and Director of Coaches levels) and will still keep their current two tournaments (the AYSO Meltdown (February) and AYSO Duke City Shootout (May)).
There will NO Changes to any of the Tryouts... they will all go on as scheduled!
AYSO United is excited about working with the other 6 Clubs in the Duke City Soccer League to help keep Albuquerque a leader in the Youth Soccer Community.
AYSO104 U16B Challenge Program are holding tryouts at Academy Hills Park on Thursday, May 26 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM.
If you are coming out to the Region 104 Tryouts... they ask you to fill out the following form before you come to the tryout (it wil save a LOT of time)
So, download the form, fill it out, and print it.
The shedule for the 2016 AYSO Duke City Shootout Schedule is not up!
Please check out the AYSO Duke City Shootout page for Bracket and Team Schedules. And always... please re-check the schedules prior to the tournament for updates/changes.
Nationally, AYSO has embraced our Challenge program and is expanding it to key markets around the country!
Starting with the national announcement last week, Challenge FC is now called AYSO United! Nothing is changing except for the name and logos; AYSO United will provide our kids with a great competitive advanced play environment while sticking with the AYSO Philosophies that give our players the best game possible!
In the coming weeks, this web-site will be updated to reflect AYSO United!
AYSO Region 104 will be having TRYOUTS for their EXTRA program!
Tryouts for the 2016-2017 Season will be at Manzano Mesa Multigenerational Center (on the fields just west of the buildings) at Southern and Elizabeth (South/East of the Costco on Eubank).
Registration is now open to the AYSO Duke City Shootout held at the Soccer Complex on May 21st and 22nd!
The Registration has been extended to May 1st!
Click here to get to the AYSO Duke City Shootout Tournament web-page!
It will be a great weekend for Soccer!!
AYSO Challenge is now accepting applications to Coach in Challenge for the 2016 - 2017 Season.
If you are a current AYSO Challenge coach or an AYSO EXTRA coach or an AYSO CORE coach, please contact your Region to find out how to join this exciting CLUB! AYSO Challenge plays and competes with all of the Albuquerque Metro Clubs (and even clubs from out of state).
If you currently coach in another club and want to keep your team together (with Birth Year team formations), please contact us as we will allow teams to stay together and have players playing up a year!
The AYSO Meltdown Friendly schedule is up on the tournament web-site -- click Meltdown Tournament to go there!
The AYSO Meltdown FunFest schedule should be up soon!
The Registration Deadline for the AYSO Meltdown Friendly and AYSO Meltdown FunFest has been extended to February 1st, 2016!
For more information about the Meltdown, please click here!