We started something new in January 2020 with our first winter 7 v 7 soccer division. Now that we've got some experience under our belt we'll start again a little earlier and play a 9 game season, starting Sunday December 12 and play through Sunday, February 13. We'll skip December 26 so you can recover from Christmas joy and on January 2 we'll set up a mini tournament for teams who want to play that day as we suspect we'll have some who are still on holiday for one reason or another. We've rented a full grass panel at Balloon Fiesta park and will work with our portable goals like we did during the summer coed play.
If you're an existing Fall 2021 or Summer 2021 ASL team, go to your most recent team folder, log in and submit your application there to preserve your roster. If you are a new team, click here to go to the team application form.
We'll schedule one hour games at 10 am, 11 am, noon, 1 pm, 2 pm and 3 pm so we're gone before the sun goes down and hopefully start the day after the frost is gone. That means it's a short 9 game schedule in one location, which means there aren't schedule requests. The teams who play at 10 need to be there at 9:30 to set up a goal and net and the teams at 3 will take down a goal and net and return to the storage unit. Michele will be at the field every Sunday to manage things and listen to your sad red card stories as well.
Here are the 7 v 7 rules for coed play. Here are the rules for 7 v 7 men's and women's play. They're only different because of the gender rules for coed that don't matter for men's or women's divisions.
If you played in the fall season the ASL fee is $60 for the 9 game season. If you played summer 2021 or fall 2021, you've already paid your $20 NMSSA annual fee. if not, you need to pay that and your annual cycle will start with the winter division and you don't pay again till next winter season. Go here to pay the NMSSA Annaul Fee.
There is one referee and no offsides so no need for ARs. It's an Under 12 sized field.
Here's what you need to do to register a team. You should find it very familiar.
If you're a new team, look over to the right and you'll see several links explaining how to get into your team folder and set up your roster and complete player profiles and how your players pay online. If your team played in the summer and fall, a couple fo you could benefit from reading all that as well.
We have a limited number of fields and in the fall season we had 7 divisions. We have enough space to accommodate 72 teams right now and we've set up the application process with 8 divisions since we'll expand coed back to three divisions. Therefore, as people submit team applications, as soon as a division gets to 4 teams, they've locked in their division and will get to play. For those of you that got away with sandbagging in the fall we'll take care of that in this competition and you'll get to move up. Also, there's no specific allocation of field space to any division. To the extent a division gets to 12 teams, we'll lock them into a field for the season. With 6 fields and 6 time slots each Sunday, we should be able to accommodate everyone who signs up a team. The best way to assure your team gets to play is to go to your team folder right now and submit your team application instead of calling the office or emailing us with 50 questions. There's no magic involved here. When the Balloon Fiesta people can't accommodate any more teams, we'll close the application process down.
Who and What We Are - Fall 2021
Albuquerque Soccer League offers men’s, women’s and coed competitions. We are affiliated with the New Mexico State Soccer Association, the United States Adult Soccer Association and the United States Soccer Federation. For fall and spring competition, our games are on Sundays and we play at the New Mexico Soccer Tournament complex in Bernalillo. Yes, we know it’s a long way to drive, but we also own the fields and can make sure they’re repaired and maintained, unlike the fields at Bullhead park where other leagues play.
More important is what we’re not. We’re not the English Premier League or La Liga. We’re an amateur recreational soccer league comprised of people who play for exercise and to have fun and generally have to get up go to work after a weekend game. If you have players who decided to play here instead of joining Ronaldo at Real Madrid, your player is misguided and needs to play elsewhere. We have a low tolerance for people who show up to fight, riot and abuse and assault referees or other players.
If you skipped it on the front page, go here for the short explanation of the changes to the player registration system now that we have no office. Go here for the long explanation. For those of you won't go read that and prefer to be surprised, the annual fee to NM State Soccer association is $20. Everyone pays that annually, meaning this season for those of you playing fall season. Then you don't pay it again until next fall. The ASL registration fee is $80 for Sunday play and $50 for Wednesday coed.
Important points to be aware of:
Important things to do register your team for the spring season:
Dates to Remember
We want you to complete your player registration as soon as possible. We’ve discovered that setting arbitrary dates for arbitrary numbers of players to be entered in your team folder (further information in the Registering Players link on the left) is somewhat pointless. Hence, we monitor the activity in your player folder. We begin putting the schedule together starting August 17. If there has been no activity in you assembling player records and no players have been paid for, we are going to contact you to see if you really have a team, as including a phantom team in the schedule causes a lot of problems. If you are one of those teams, and particularly if you are a new team, we’re going to be very pushy about you moving the process forward.
Important Steps to Register a Player
Extremely Important Information You Should Know
If your team rep cannot find someone to handle the player registration, you can do a manual process whereby you pay the office staff $50 (in advance) and they will collect your player’s pictures and personal information and enter it in the computer. This gets you one meeting with your players to take their pictures and obtain their names, address, phone, date of birth. Since your players can manage to get together for a game, they can get together for pictures once. Because they’re doing this on their own time rather than office hours, you get to pay them for assuming your burden. Call the office or e-mail to aslsoccerstaff@gmail to make arrangements. Once we have a player’s picture and personal information loaded, they don’t have to do this again.
Office hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 5:30 p.m. to 6:30. p.m. on Thursday so far. Our office was closed for a year so we're in the process of setting up a new location and will update this as we get that done. Please note that the office is staffed on Thursday evening by League officers on a volunteer basis. If the office is not going to be open Thursday evenings because we’re out of people, we will try to get word on the telephone message. The League phone number is 505-346-0831 and the league e-mail address is email@example.com for Mike or aslsoccerstaff@gmail for the office staff.