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.
U11 - U14 Tryout Schedules
Region 104 - Albuquerque East Tryouts
Tryouts for all AYSO Region 104 (Albuquerque) U11-U14 teams for the 2014-2015 Season will be on two evenings at Manzano Mesa Multigenerational Center (on the fields just west of the buildings) at Southern and Elizabeth (South/East of the Costco on Eubank).
AYSO Region 104 is very happy to welcome Albuquerque native Mike Graczyk as the newest coach of the UNM Lobo Men's Soccer team.
The 10th Annual AYSO Duke City Shootout Tournament, May 17-18 2014, is NOW OPEN for Registration! Click on the Tournament name (above) to get to the tournament page and REGISTER for this Great Tournament.
Each February, the Challenge Program puts out a "Call for Coaches". This is the opportunity for new and returning Challenge Team Coaches to declare their intention to coach a Challenge Team for the 2014-2015 Seasion.
If you are interested in coaching in this exciting program, please send an e-mail David Ehrhart (Challenge FC President)
The AYSO Meltdown Tournament Schedules for both the Friendly and FunFest are now posted on the Meltdown Tournament Web Page. Check out either your Team Schedule or your Bracket Schedule!
In addition, the check-in information (Hotel and what to bring) has been updated.