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Restarting the NMSSA Over-30 Tournament

We're giving a shot to bringing back the annual Over 30 tournament NMSSa started in the 1990s.  We're set up at the soccer complex the weekend of August 15 and 16 for men's and women's divisions.  We've extended invitations out to Las Crcues, Santa Fe and points north, Lubbock and Colorado Springs and will keep reaching as far as we get ideas for.  Entry form is on the right and your team and players do not have to be in the summer Over 30 competitions.  Over 30 means you are 30 years old by August 15, which is not "almost 30" or "28 but I'm really a nice guy."  We're setting up rules and the bracketing will depend on the number of teams who enter, so get your team motivated and join up.

Summer Referee Clinics Set

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.

Apply for Albuquerque SL Fall 2015/Spring 2016

Here’s the link for registration for the fall 2015 and spring 2016 soccer competition.  When you register your team, we are considering you to be committing to both the fall and spring season.

 If you already have a team in ASL in spring 2015, or you had a team in summer 2015, please go to your Team Folder, log in and submit your application through that link and it will preserve your ability to populate your roster with the Team Player Pool function.  If you want to change your team name, submit the application through the old name and send us an e-mail.  We can then go in to the data base and change the team name and preserve your Team Player Pool function.

If you’re a new team who has not played in the league before, click the link below and it will step you through the team application process.   If you are a new team and are applying for Coed 2nd or 3rd Divisions, we will ask you for a roster of your players and playing experience by person before we accept your team in either of those divisions.  This apparently offends some people.  So be it.  It’s the process we use to weed sandbaggers out of those divisions.

There is a $50 application fee for all competitions.  The $50 application fee for the fall and spring competition will be applied to individual player fees if you actually complete the process of registering a team.  If you elect to pay your $50 application fee by check or cash at the office, please be aware that your application is not complete until we receive it.  That also means your team isn’t included in the schedule.  Therefore, we’d suggest getting that fee paid as soon as you submit your electronic application.

Before you do any of this, please go to the Fall 2015/Spring 2016 Soccer folder and read the information there on what we offer and how to do both your team application and how to set up your roster and enter player records and pictures.

Questions?  Contact us at aslsoc@swcp.com or call the office at 505-346-0831

Welcome to Albuquerque Soccer League

July 25

The Players Looking list below is pretty static right now.  If your team is looking for players for the summer season, the front page article seemed to work pretty well for the spring season, so please send us your needs and contact info and we'll get it posted.  If you're a player looking, 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.

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 July 16

Audriana Vigil, F, 26, Women’s and Coed, very competitive but I could play at any level, I just miss playing. Stopper or Sweeper, Varsity Soccer, Traveling Premier League, Intramurals (college), City Leagues (Las Cruces), been playing for 20 years.  Avigil1122@gmail.com  505-620-6054, texting OK

Daniel J Heitz, M, 47, Men's League, first or second division, Midfield or defender, played since college, heitzdj@gmail.com  505-331-5260  texting OK

Patrick Newman, M, 48, men‘s or coed, rec, at my peak center midfielder, was a defense specialist, wing, back-up goal keeper.  Select league California as youth ages 7-12, select league New Mexico ages 13-14, recreational men’s Roswell, NM ages 15-17, NMMI walk on as freshman college age 18, recreational men’s Roswell 19-20, youth coach and ref for 2 years after, no recent play but average shape, quick learner.  patrick.newman.67gmail.com    505.615.3961 texting OK

Eric McCoy, M, 26 Men’s high or rec, forward, 16+ years club through high school, played 3 years in ASL and managed a team for 2 season. I don’t have time to manage a team just want to put my boots on and play.  ericmccoy89@gmail.com    505-681-1550 texting OK

Casey Warner, M, 27, Men’s or Coed, High, competitive, Midfield or defense, high school, KAFB, indoor ksniffy@gmail.com            702-755-2505  texting OK

Tim Sienicki, 55, men’s or coed, rec level, played in high school (I play ice hockey 4xs a week, so I’m athletic and fit, but haven’t been playing soccer but want to get back into it, pretty much any position that the team needs me. probably not goalie though, i want to RUN.  Played in high school, so i will be "rusty".  Open to learn, have fun, work and play hard.   sienicki60@gmail.com  505 470 6786 texting OK

Jared McDonald, M, 28, men’s or coed, mow to medium level, any position except goalkeepers, Played in high school and great at running. I'm strongly active   righteousroadrunner@gmail.com 505-918-5134 texting OK

Eddie Maynard, M, 28, Men’s or coed, mid to high level, forward, played 18 years. Some college, Great HS statistics and performance Edward.maynard@gmail.com  (520) 490-7308 texting OK

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

Jennifer Timms, F, 44, womens and coed, any level, Mid Field, Full back, Sweep, Mostly recreational but personally VERY competitive, fast and athletic.  Played on #1 Division 2 women's team, center full back, wings and sweep, some mid field. jennifer@jerichonursery.com  505-205-5446, 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

Joe Gehling, M, 26, men’s and coed, high level, very competitive, Midfield (but comfortable playing anywhere besides GK)  All-state in HS, intramurals in college, recreationally since.   joegehling@gmail.com              603-988-8162 texting OK

Leslie Weisz, f, 23, Co-Ed and/or Women.  High/Very Competitive (however I’m not against the low competition league too, I’m just interested in playing!) Center-Mid, Varsity High School Soccer, Nationally Ranked Club Teams (Michigan Hawks), & Varsity Soccer at The University of Michigan (D1 – Big Ten School).  Lesliexweisz@gmail.com   (734)223-5149 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

Jesse Herrera, 30, M, plays keeper, defense, attack, played through high school, competitive men’s or coed play sought.  Bseguy84@yahoo.com

Brittany Quintana, F, 23, women’s or coed, played youth club and high school, plays center midfield, defense or striker, brittquintana@yahoo.com 505-426-4939 texting OK

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

 

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
8/26/2015:
First Wednesday coed and Over-48 games
9/3/2015:
Last day to register players for first Men's Premier Games
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
New Mexico State Soccer Association
United State Adult Soccer Association
United States Soccer Federation