Who and What We Are - Summer 2022
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. During the summer we play at both the complex in Bernalillo for men's division and at Balloon fiesta park for coed and womemsn and age group 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 the day after a game. If you have players who decided to play here instead of joining 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.
The Summer 2022 season team registration portal is open. If you are an existing ASL team since we reopened last summer, please log in to your team folder and submit your team application there to preserve your team history. If you are a new team, click here for the team application form.
Important points to be aware of:
The cost of soccer now is broken into two parts. We collect the ASL portion through online payments using this website. The ASL fee for the summer 2022 season is $80 for men’s division and $60 for coed, women’s, and women’s over 30 and men’s over 35. The ASL fee must be paid online through your team folder. There is no registration at the office anymore. We have separated out the payment each player must make to the New Mexico State Soccer Association for our membership in the United States Soccer Federation and to obtain liability and player accident insurance that all the field owners require. The NMSSA fee used to be mixed in with the other fees, which made it very difficult to keep track of what the fees were depending on when you last played. This takes care of that. The NMSSA fee is $20 and must be paid once a year regardless of the number of teams a player is on. If you played in summer 2021, you paid your $20 fee then and it is due to be paid again for summer 2022. If you first played in fall or winter 2021, or spring 2022, your NMSSA fee is due when you register for those season. We will notify all players from summer 2021 who owe the fee through the payment system for that payment as well.
The rules for summer 7 v 7 play are here
You are allowed to have players who are younger than 18 so long as they have reached their 16th birthday when they register. If your team elects to do this, the team manager is required to complete the SafeSport training course before we clear the player to the roster. Contact the league office for the link to the US Soccer SafeSport system so you don’t have to pay for the course.
You are not allowed to bring dogs to either Balloon Fiesta park or to the soccer complex in Bernalillo.
Here are important dates to ignore:
June 5 – Men’s and Sunday coed and women’s games start – Balloon Fiesta park has a balloon event so we’ll play at the soccer complex. No, there will not be a gate fee. Yes, we’re sure.
June 6 – Monday coed starts back at Balloon Fiesta park.
June 7 – Tuesday coed starts at Balloon Fiesta park.
June 8 – Wednesday coed starts at Balloon Fiesta Park
June 9 - Womens over 30 and men’s over 35 start at Balloon Fiesta park
Do not pay for another player's registration fee. If they do not pay you back, that is an issue between the two of you.
We will NOT have playoffs at the end of the men’s schedule. We will use the Sunday after the end of the scheduled games to play the never ending number of reschedule games all you want. Division winners will be based on the final league table.
Important things to do register your team for the summer season:
Important Steps to Register a Player
Summer Rules on Uniform Numbers:
The Men’s Sunday division requires that all players wear professionally numbered shirts. That means professionally applied numbers, and each number must be different, and all the uniforms need to be the same color. The referee will not allow players to wear duplicate numbers and will not allow taped on or magic marker numbers. If the referee does and we find out, then the referee doesn’t get paid for doing the game. This tends to make the referee see things our way. Numbered tee shirts are just fine. You don’t need to break the bank buying Spain replica jerseys. If you want to know where you find uniforms for a reasonable price, e-mail us. Coed, women’s and men’s over 35 division do not required numbered shirts but the shirts must be of the same color.
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. on Saturday. Since we're not doing walk in registration anymore we're not working out of the office on weekdays. If you need something during those hours email us and we'll arrange to meet you. 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.