Parent Info

Welcome to Stars Soccer League

Saturday-Only-Soccer

12 week scheduled season

Stars Soccer League is for children of all playing abilities. Our program is a combination of field instruction and game participation. Players learn soccer fundamentals through individual and team drills and through team play. We are a recreational league and emphasize instruction with positive feedback in a mildly competitive, fun environment. All teams meet once a week for either a practice or a game. During a typical 12-week session, there are four practices, seven games and one tournament. Parents are able to register for a practice park near home. Parents with multiple registered children are placed at the same park. Even though Stars Soccer League makes every effort to keep families at their chosen park, there are instances when circumstances does not allow this and we have to place the registered player(s) at an alternate park.  Games are played at one of three large regional parks in the city.

Stars Soccer League’s mission is to create a first-class, affordable, and fun soccer club to help the youth of Albuquerque and Rio Rancho maximize their soccer experience with a safe atmosphere for practice & play, quality training, and well-organized game competition at U6 – U14 levels. Through this process we will do our best to teach each player personal Character, compete with Courage, and share the value of Commitment while having fun.

Park Practice Times

Division U6 U8 U10 U12 U14
Age 4-5 6-7 8-9 10-11 12-14
Practice Time 9:30 am 10:30 am 11:30 am 12:30 pm

Please support our efforts to teach good sportsmanship by your words and actions towards the players, coaches, and other spectators. Respect the coaches and referees at all times. Taunting of players is never acceptable. Please do not leave litter on the practice or game fields. Let’s all work together to keep our parks clean and safe. Some practice parks are located in residential neighborhoods, so please be courteous and park vehicles along the street curbs that are adjacent to the parks and not in front of homes.

Park Assignments/Transfer Week: Most children are placed with their first park choice, however, in order to guarantee equal number of teams and game-play, Stars Soccer needs to have the option to transfer children to a another park in order to make full teams. Stars Soccer will be reviewing all park registration and rosters in an effort to balance rosters prior to uniform distribution. During this review Stars Soccer will be contacting parents who may fall within this category about transfer consideration. Stars Soccer will identify transfers candidates on a last registered first consideration basis. Stars Soccer will provide replacement jerseys for those candidates asked to transfer if the request is made after uniform distribution. Parent initiated transfer request, upon approval by Stars Soccer, may require the purchase of a new jerseys for new park assignment.

YOU CAN PURCHASE UNIFORM ITEMS AND REGISTER ONLINE. Please order uniform items as soon as possible to ensure items will be ready on uniform distribution day.

Uniform Distribution: Distribution will occur the weekend of Practice #4. Location and times will be posted on the website prior to Practice #2.

Practices will be held at the home practice parks. Please report to the park you registered for  unless assigned to another park and Stars Soccer has communicated this to you. Games will be held at one of three regional game parks: Truman Park, Garfield Park (ABQ Valley), and/or CNM Universe Park (NW ABQ & Rio Rancho).

Registrants must register online or through SSL offices, Coaches cannot register players.

Final season registration will be the weekend of Practice #2. Anyone wanting to register after this date will need to contact the SSL office at 505-898-9999. Late registrants will be considered however may not be accepted.

Late Registration Fees: $150.00 for returning players who have previously purchased a game jersey for the park assigned. $170.00 ($150+$20) for new players or returning players that only want to purchase a game jersey. $196.00 ($150+$46) for new players or returning players that want to purchase a complete uniform (consisting of game jersey, soccer shorts and soccer socks).

Please note that these fees include the cost of a participation trophy that will be awarded to players at the end of game 7.

Snack Schedules: Parents are encouraged to take turns to bring snacks to games. Stars Soccer offers an online system for parents to sign up for snacks. If you do not have internet access, please see your coach and he can assist you with signing up.

Requirements: Players are required to have a practice ball, shin guards, and a water bottle for practices and games. Players must wear shin guards during all practices and games. Players are required to have a Stars Soccer League game jersey. Players that do not have shin guards and a game jersey at check-in before games will not be allowed to play. Soccer cleats are not required, but are strongly recommended for all ages. Cleats that have a toe spike and/or contain metal are prohibited.

Refund policy: Refunds will only be granted for requests made prior to the 1st Practice, NO EXCEPTIONS.

Teams: SSL will make every effort to have team names assigned by the Practice #3. TEAM NAMES will be announced and will be listed on the coach’s attendance roster. Please check with the coach to determine the player’s assigned team name. You MUST know which team your child is assigned in order to understand the game schedule.

Game Schedules and Maps: Game schedules with maps and directions to the game parks, will be POSTED ONLINE. Review the game schedule and game park maps carefully. If you have any questions please ask the coach or contact Stars Soccer League office immediately.

Picture Day: Picture day will be held on the day of the 3rd scheduled Game. Additional information on pictures will be announced at a later time.

Game or Practice cancellation:
Poor weather conditions sometimes require full or partial game or practice cancellations. Please call the SSL Office approximately ONE HOUR prior to scheduled game or practice time to listen to posted updates at 505-898-9999. Canceled games and/or practices will not be rescheduled. The next practice or game scheduled on the calendar will be in-effect. Stars Soccer will post on its website and Facebook page any cancellations.

Season Schedule:

Week 1 Practice #1 Practice assigned park
Week 2 Practice #2 Practice assigned park
Week 3 Practice #3 Practice assigned park
Week 4 Practice #4 Practice assigned park
Week 5 Game #1 See game schedule
Week 6 Game #2 See game schedule
Week 7 Game #3 See game schedule / Picture Day
Week 8 Game #4 See game schedule
Week 9 Game #5 See game schedule
Week 10 Game #6 See game schedule
Week 11 Final Game #7 See game schedule
Participation Trophies awarded
Week 12 Tournament End of Season Tournament