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Status of games March 1 - 10 a.m. version

A preemptive strike for tomorrow’s game status.

Apparently it has snowed.  Possibly it will clear off by 11 a.m. and stop snowing and warm up to the high 40s.  Or maybe it won’t. We read the same weather sites you do.  If it’s warm enough in the afternoon, we could have melting.  We don’t know.  Therefore, we’ll see what happens throughout the day and figure it out and update after the sun goes down.  If it hasn’t melted off by sundown, the fact that it’s not going below freezing tonight doesn’t lead us to believe it will improve much overnight.

If the games are cancelled, they will not be made up.  We can go on at length, but will simply refer you here to read this since we’ve had to deal with this before:

http://www.aslsoccer.com/docs/policies/9%2010%2014%20cancelled%20game%20policy.pdf

We'll have updates later this afternoon.

Field change for Sunday March 1

The city notified us last night that North Domingo Baca field 2, the one we use, is off line for the spring.  Therefore, rather than curse the darkness, we will light a candle.  These four games have been moved from North Domingo Baca to Jackson Mid School for this Sunday.  Do not assume that any future games will have this change.  We'll address that after we finish registration and can look at our options for other fields in the city.

9 am - Bad News Bears v Chaos

11 am  Makina v Marvel

1 pm - learned Foot v DNR

3 om - The Bombers v Diversity

REGISTRATION DEADLINES AND OFFICE HOURS THIS WEEK!!!!!

The last registration session to get your registration complete for the first game on March 1 is Thursday, February 26.  We will be open Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  If you are not registered for the spring season by the close of the February 26 evening session, registration will start again on Monday, March 2.  We will NOT be open Friday February 27 and we will NOT be open Saturday February 28.

You can tell if you are registered for the spring season by the fact that you have your passcard and it has a round purple sticker on the front that says SP 15.  The referees will check for this and are not going to buy your story that the office screwed up and didn't get your passcard done.

Welcome to Albuquerque Soccer League

February 19

We've changed the format of our posting of teams who are looking for players for the spring season to make it more user friendly to potential recruits.  We'll have it posted in a center article right below our headline news, so check it out.  If you want to be posted, send us information like the ones listed did.

Players looking for teams is pretty much used up as we're getting everyone who contacts us in touch with teams, so our system is working.  Teams are getting registered so if you're looking to join a team and fulfill your New Year's resolution, this is a good time to go to the Player's Looking folder on the left and send us the form or check the story after this one for teams looking right now.

We have an open spot for a team in men's first division for the spring season. If you want to pick up this spot and aren't planning to raid an existing team for your players, contact us by e-mail or phone for details.

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.

 

 

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

Teams Looking as of February 25:

Coed Third division Team FC Pompo is looking for several female players. Contact Pablo at: pabloandresseifert@gmail.com or (505) 414-6584.
 
Coed Ssecond Division Team Mutiny needs female players! Please contact Maria at 907-8757 or mariajohns2000@yahoo.com

Coed Third Division Team Dynamics is looking for some additional female soccer players Pls call Victor at 505 239 9457  and leave voicemail and/or send  txt with  info.  Our team enjoys the game and sometimes a snack afterwards.

Men's Second Division team Regime FC: we ae looking for 3 or 4 players, defenders and 1 goalie, with experience if possible.
Contact Jonathan at 5054140918 or by email at jonathan_murillo@yahoo.com
 
Men's Third Division team, The Other Team, is looking for 3 players.  Position preferences can be accommodated, some experience would be helpful.  If you are interested please contact  John Potter at 505-720-3520, texting is OK, or email me at jdnb@aol.com.

Coed second division team The Noobz are looking for females and one male to join their competitive, but FUN soccer team.  Please contact Dena (459-0333)

Coed third division team Roadrunners is looking for female players, prefer midifleders or forwards. Contact Donna at dlpurcella@aol.com

Wednesday coed team Led Boots is looking for male and female player.  Text Audrey at 505-908-6006 or email at audreyrwilson@gmail.com 

Wednesday coed team Roasting Roosters is looking for female players.  Contact Gerad at geradbaca@gmail.com

Men's Third division team Bushwackers is looking for players.  Contact Carlos at melvis78@gmail.com

Women's second division team Fire & Ice is looking for a goalkeeper.  Contact Miguela at MiguelaB@gmail.com

Wednesday night coed team SOL Foundation is looking for both male and female players.  Players on Sunday teams can play the spring seson for just $50, so here's your chance to get on a team early.  Contact John Anderson at 949-412-8911 or at jjfa85@yahoo.com

February 19 Update to the Men's Over 30 Spring Division

Given that we have plenty of nights of open fields at the soccer complex in Bernalillo, we’re making another run at the possibility of offering a men’s over-30 weeknight competition under the lights.  Since we brought the additional lighted fields on line we’ve offered a Wednesday night coed league and have recently played a men’s over-48 or over-50 league on the same night.  In the spring, the Over-48 group migrates to play in Santa Fe, which makes field space available on Wednesday nights concurrent with the coed play.

Winter 2015 Referee Certification Clinics Are Set

Do you have a burning desire to make new friends, influence people, be the idol of hundreds (OK, dozens) every Sunday?  Have you spent hours on social media advising the world that you could have done those World Cup games better? Your ship has come in.  Here is the winter 2015 referee clinic schedule.

The New Mexico Soccer Referee Association is offering numerous introductory referee clinics in January and February.  In order to officiate adult soccer games, an aspiring referee must complete the requirements for a Grade 8 certification.  NMSRA is offering several relevant clinics. 

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.

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
3/1/2015:
Grade 8 Referee Clinic
3/18/2015:
Intended start date for Wednesday night coed soccer
3/25/2015:
Backup start date for Wednesday night coed soccer if it's too cold the week before
3/28/2015:
last day to have transfer paperwork completed for spring season
4/5/2015:
Easter Sunday - No Games
New Mexico State Soccer Association
United State Adult Soccer Association
United States Soccer Federation