AYSO Meltdown Friendly/Funfest
The Second Weekend of February
The AYSO Meltdown is a fun friendly tournament for AYSO regular season, EXTRA, ACT, and Challenge teams, as well as club teams, in and around Albuquerque.
The AYSO Meltdown is held each year typically on the second weekend of February.
The Meltdown is divided up to two tournaments (held at the same time and same place).
- The "Friendly" is designed for the more competitive teams from U09 to U19. They will be playing under more "club" rules with "free substitution". The U11/12 will play 8v8 and U09/10 will play 6v6. Each team will have 4 games over the weekend.
- The "FunFest" is designed for U07 through U12 teams. The Funfest will be a tournament following AYSO format designed for Primary Core and EXTRA teams who want to get in a bunch of games and enjoy tournament competition. They play with "quarters" for substation, the U11/12 will play 9v9 and U09/10 will play 7v7. Each team will have 4 games over the weekend.
Whether you decide to do the Funfest or the Friendly, you are certain to have a good time!
Duke City Shootout
The Weekend Before Memorial Day
The AYSO Duke City Shootout is held each year in May, the weekend prior to Memorial Day weekend
The AYSO Duke City Shootout tournament is for AYSO ACT, AYSO Challenge teams; as well as club teams from all over.
The Shootout is designed for the more competitive teams from U09 to U19. The will be playing under more "club" rules with "free substitution". The U11/12 will play 8v8, and U09/10 will play 6v6.
Medals will be given for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in each bracket.
AYSO Region 104 enjoys playing in two tournaments put on by Area 12/C and AYSO ChallengeFC for players from Albuquerque and surrounding AYSO regions: the Meltdown Tournament and the Duke City Shootout Tournament. All AYSO teams U9 and older are invited to attend both tournaments, and teams as young as U7 are invited to the Funfest at the Meltdown tournament. AYSO Challenge and ACT teams will participate as well. These tournaments provide regular season AYSO teams a chance to experience a more competitive level of soccer, play three games in a weekend, and have lots of fun.
In addition to these tournaments, some divisions, U11 and up, choose to host End of the Season Tournaments. Division commissioners or their designee need to coordinate the tournaments, including field availablity, with the Field Scheduler.
Because our AYSO liability insurance does not allow regular season teams to play in non-AYSO events, these tournaments give our regular season teams a chance to compete in tournament play.