Who and What We Are - Winter 2021-22 Edition

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.

The deadline for players to be registered for the first game is Thursday, December 2 at 5 p.m.  Regisstration will then operate like the fall season did and open again on Monday of ech week and close Thursday at 5 p.m.

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.

  • Go to your fall or summer 2020 team folder and log in
  • Click the link that says Apply NOW for Albuquerque SL Winter 2021 Season
  • That will take you to the application form that you need to complete and then we accept your application and....
  • It's just like fall and spring and summer season for rosters and how players get cleared after they've paid.

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.


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