AYSO United

AYSO United New Mexico

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Meltdown "Friendly" Tournament

February 8-9, 2020

A Fun Tournament for Everyone

After a hard winter, the AYSO Meltdown is just the thing to defrost your players and allow them to shake off the ice and get ready for the spring season. The AYSO Meltdown "Friendly" Tournament is held each year in the heart of the Southwest at the foot of the Sandia Mountains just north of Albuquerque. Just an hour from historic Santa Fe, Albuquerque is the perfect setting for a February tournament. Numerous tourist attractions and ski areas make Albuquerque the perfect place for fun, on and off the soccer field!

Come and play! Ride the Sandia Peak Tram and SKI! visit Old Town! Visit Santa Fe! A good time is waiting to be had by all!


Albuquerque is one of the few locations where you can play soccer in the morning and ski in the afternoon!

New This Year: We'll be using GotSoccer Tournament Registration (so your rosters will automatically move over from your existing GotSoccer account)


    Registration is now CLOSED and has been EXTENDED to Saturday, January 25!

To register with GotSoccer, Please click here  


Schedules are up!

To see the schedule, please click here

Fees and Misc.

  • Registration is a FLAT $175.00
  • Our FUN Meltdown T-shirts can be pre-ordered for $8.00/$11.00 per t-shirt (which keeps registration lower) and can be ordered from the GotSoccer store after registration is complete!
  • A REFUNDABLE $100.00 Referee Deposit will be required (to attract more Referee's)

All teams 1st Game will end in a "practice shootout" (shots from the mark).


The tournament will be held on 22 (or more) fields at the beautiful Soccer Complex in Bernalillo, just a few minutes north of Albuquerque.


Each team is guaranteed 4 games:

  • U9 and U10   - 7-a-side.
  • U11 and U12 - 9-a-side.
  • U13 and up   - 11-a-side.

Monitored FREE Substitutions will be allowed for ALL age groups from U09 through U19.

Game durations and details will be as shown in the official rules (see below).

Roster Limits

Roster for teams will be limited as follows:

  • U9 and U10    - 11 players
  • U11 and U12  - 14 players.
  • Older                - 18 players.

NOTE: Four guest players will be allowed per team (not to go over the roster limit).

Mandatory Check In 

Check in will be at Homewood Suites (by Hilton Albuquerque Uptown) at 7101 Arvada Ave NE on Friday, February 7th, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

At check in Club, AYSO ACT (Tournament), and AYSO EXTRA teams must provide:

  • Medical releases.
  • Pass cards for each player and coach.
  • Photocopy or original signed roster (as described under "Player Eligibility in the official rules).
  • Travel papers if traveling from out of state.
  • Guest player forms for all guest players. 

At checkin AYSO Primary Core Teams must provide:

  • Registration form with medical release.
  • Roster from eAYSO or signed by the Regional Commissioner.
  • Player Cards (or 4 line up cards if you don’t have player cards – one for each game)

Tournament Hotel

Homewood Suites (by Hilton Albuquerque Uptown) at 7101 Arvada Ave NE 

  • $109/Night King Room with Hot Breakfast
  • $139/Double Queen Room with Hot Breakfast

Rates good until 1/7/2020

Booking Link

More Information

For more information contact:

Angela Luce, Tournament Director

Aaron Luce, Asst Tournament Director

Theresa Romero, Tournament Registrar

Patrick Wilshusen, Tournament Referee Administrator

Meltdown Rules

AYSO Meltdown Rules 2020