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Today is the last day to use the online payment system to pay for fall and spring registration. The system will be closed at 2 pm today. Starting Tuesday, when the office reopens after the Labor Day weekend, all payments must be made at the office. The online payment system will open again on September 14.
The office will be closed Saturday September 5 and Monday September 7 for Labor Day. Also no registration Thursday evening, September 3, just passcard pickup for team reps.
Summer Referee Clinics Set - Next Clinic is September 13!!!

The NM State Referee Committee has set up 4 clinics between July 11 and the first weekend of the season for certifying as a Grade 8 referee, the USSF minimum grade level to officiate adult soccer games.  This entails 16 hour of instruction, a 100 question test, and a field session.

Welcome to Albuquerque Soccer League

August 29

The final mandatory preseason meeting is Wednesday September 2, at 7 pm in the office at the west end of the ASL office complex.

Passcard pickup is from 6:30 to 9 pm Thursday September 3 at the office.  No player registration will be done at all Thursday night at the office.  that's means between 5:30 and 6:30 as well as between 6;30 and 9 pm.

The Players Looking list is beginning to get active again.  Whether you're Carli Lloyd or Lloyd's of London, we've got teams looking for players. Go to the Players Looking folder on the left and send us the free agent form with your preferences, experience, and contact info and we'll get you set up.  Teams are organizizing now and it's a good time to get on the list.

If your team is looking for players, send us what you're looking for and exactly how many world cup titles each player should have won to make your roster and we'll get your posted.

 

Office hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. During the playing season we’re open on Thursdays 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.  We are not open on Friday, regardless of what "they" told you. The office is at 1820 San Pedro NE, Suite 6. You can bring gifts and the staff will be very grateful. Please don’t bring them firearms or distilled spirits as league management often meets with them later in the day when their stress level is increased.

 

 

Players Looking for Teams Two Day Listing

Based on the success of putting the teams looking in the center section, we're going to start listing players for two days on this section before we move them to the Players Looking folder on the left.

Updated September 3

David Olivarez, M, 53,  Men’s 3rd division, Just completed men’s 3rd division  (Old Rouges team),Mid field, Sweeper/Stopper. 20+ yrs playing,  david.olivarez.1@us.af.mil  505-846-4098 no texting

Brian Armijo, M, 27, men’s competitive 1st division, midfield or defender, D-II College, Amateur in Denver, CO  arviz317@regis.edu  505-410-0772  texting OK

Grigori Rogers, m, 23, coed rec level, Mid, wing, forward, played in high school Played for 12 years haven't played in 5 years, still kick the ball around every now and then and juggle.  Grogers@flash.net  505-681-6943  Text is ok 

Benjamin Behm, M, 32, coed, rec level, sweeper/ stopper, Played on a coed C division team for about 6 years before moving to Texas three years ago. Just moved back and would like to play again. Did not play in Texas so am rusty and would be happy in low division. Always have played coed rec and not ever a premier player....am a new dad and looking for a good way to get outdoors and keep in shape..... benjaminbehm58@gmail.com  505-301-9294  texting OK

Jake Kelly, M, 19, mens and coed, Any, looking for high level intensity and reasonable competition.  CAM/CDM, Played ever since I could remember, played throughout high school on a team, played on minor teams for the past year.   Jaubkell27@gmail.com   505-977-7177  texting OK

Craig Beckman, M, 46, men’s rec level, defense and midfield, 10+ years experience, beckos87@outlook.com,  505 821 1999 no text, call or email please

Oscar & Ophelie Burns Diaz, 24 and 26, low to mid level coed, play defense and midfield.  Oscar (quite experienced), Ophelie (super athletic but only played soccer as a child). Just looking for a team that’s just happy to get out there to play, and to meet some new people.  oscar.burnsdiaz@gmail.com    575-770-4894  Texting OK

Mark Wells, M, 23, Wednesday coed, midfielder, forward,  possibly goalie, Used to play as a kid, haven't played since middle school, used to play midfielder, forward, and goalie.  (505 )688-1780  texting OK

Magaly Segura, F, 21, women’s division, very competitive, defender,  13yrs, 8 yrs in high school and 5 years in Universidad autónoma de nuevo León of México,  maagaly_rdz21@hotmail.com       505-620-9764 texting OK

Sean Navin, M, 26, men’s high level competition, Midfield, Since I was a young lad, sfnavin@umn.edu​​, 612- 718- 6392  texting OK

Robby Todd, M, 51, forward or midfield, high level competition, played youth through UNM.  Robbytodd@mac.com  505 259 4357  prefer email

Brandon Leinen, 26 M, men’s or coed, any level, Mid-def. I'm a runner!, 4 years experience, : brandonleinen@yahoo.com, 505 236-8268  texting OK

Alejandro Amparan, M, 31, coed, rec level, Forward, Mid-field, Defender, ~5 years in college, Co-ed C champ 2004,  FirstMarkMorrin@yahoo.com  (505) 440-5076  texting OK

Michael Rodriguez. Age 23. Any position midfield. Enjoy left wing. Right booted. Some experience as sweeper and right back.  Men's competitive or men's rec. Email or text: rodriguez.mj11@gmail.com 505-715-9706

Joshua Harr, m, 26, mens’ and coed, rec level.. any position, novice has played indoor soccer.Joshua.Harr.Booking@gmail.com     423-797-1189 texting OK

Oscar Avila, M, 34, men’s or coed, center, defensive midfielder, played through high school,  abqsoccerosc@gmail.com,  7734255908 texting OK

 

Looking to join a Team? Here's a Shortcut to Teams Looking for Players for the Fall Season

Teams Looking as of August 21

Odyssey, a women's third division team, are a fun, competitive team looking for new players. We especially need a GOALIE and defense players. Contact Kristin via text at 505-400-5113 if you are interested in joining us!

Sons of Albuquerque, a men's second division. is looking for players who are competitive, like to have fun and who can commit to practices (usually held on Tuesday/Thursday evenings, sometimes on Sundays in the preseason) at least once a week and attend most games. We will be playing in the Men's 2nd division this fall. We are looking for players who are strong at defensive positions, we are also looking for players who play other positions.To inquire about joining/trying out for our team, contact Eddie at 505-261-5971 (may call or text), e-mail address is Ejaram7@unm.edu

The Other Team, 3rd division mens, is looking for a few players.  If you can commit to showing up on Sunday and have some knowledge of the game we would love to have you on the team.  If your interested contact John Potter 505-720-3520, texting OK, or email jdnb@aol.com.

VfB Sandia Men's 2nd Division Team looking for a full time Goal Keeper!  Please contact Leroy at 505-610-4252.

My Little Pintos of the men's second division. Our needs are on defense and goalkeeper.  Contact is Jacob, by phone (text OK) or email.  Siberianrogers@gmail.com  505-350-3786

Womens First Division team Burque is looking for players. Contact the vice president of player personnel Shanna Graham

Shanna3grhm@gmail.com  505 717 5913

 

Soleros is looking for new players for COED division.  Contact Dan at  drneal58@gmail.com.  Both male and female players needed.  We have three basic guidelines

1.  We don't yell at the refs.  It doesn't make them change the call, and just annoys them.
2.  We don't yell at each other or the other team.  This is recreational soccer, not World Cup.  Keep it fun.
3.  If you sign up, show up.  If you sign up, please commit to being at most of the games.

 

WHAT IF IT RAINS?????

In the summer, the decision to play games is made at the field due to the wide spread in field locations.  Therefore, you need to go to your game so the referee can determine if the field is playable.  We do NOT use the rainout phone.

In the fall and spring, where we play at three locations, if it rains, we e-mail everyone, update the web site and post notice on the rainout phone at 341-5015.  The first update of the day will be posted at 7 a.m.  Please listen to the message, as it will tell you whether you need to call back during the day for updates.  The phone will handle 500 callers at a time, so you won’t get a busy signal.

We Have a New Process for Executing the Liability Waiver for Fall 2015

We’re making several changes to the ASL registration process to implement beginning with the Fall 2015 season.  The fiscal year for ASL, NMSSA, and USASA player registration is September 1.  Therefore, everyone submits new registration information and pays their annual fees related to insurance and membership in NMSSA, USASA, and USSF. 

Up to now, the liability waiver that is on the player passcard has sufficed for purposes of our liability insurance coverage that is obtained through our membership in USASA.  The insurance provider is now requiring a somewhat more extensive liability waiver that either won’t fit on a passcard like we use or can’t be read if you do.  Therefore, we’re going to a modified system to complete the liability waiver process.  This is somewhat good news in that we have set up a system for you to do this online, thus eliminating the need to actually sign the passcard.

We have contracted with Waiversign.com to provide a mechanism to complete the waiver online and it is directly submitted to ASL through gmail.  The information we get is the same information we get on your player record in Demosphere, which is your full name, address, phone, gender, email and date of birth.  We are required to provide your name and address annually to USASA and USSF.  We do not provide your email address, date of birth or email address.

We have some other plans underway to streamline both the registration and payment process, but right now players can begin completing waivers immediately through the Waiversign.com system through the link below.  We are not asking for the team name so people who play on multiple teams over the course of the year don’t need to resubmit the waivers. We’ll keep them filed by last name and can match them up that way.

http://aslsoccer.waiversign.com/?docId=agxzfndhaXZlcnNpZ25yGwsSDldhaXZlclRlbXBsYXRlGICAgICAgIAKDKIBCWFzbHNvY2Nlcg

Additional Info

If you’ve got suggestions for information you’d like to see included, contact us at aslsoc@swcp.com.

Site Visits Since 9.2.08
9/5/2015-9/7/2015:
Office is closed for Labor Day weekend
9/10/2015:
Last Day to Register for the first Sunday games
9/13/2015:
Fall Season Begins
10/10/2015:
Last day to have paperwork completed for transfers except men's premier division
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