New Mexico Rush Soccer Club

Player Pathway & Programs

The NM Rush Player Development Pathway is a blueprint for growth and development opportunities within New Mexico Rush Soccer Club.  This pathway features various playing levels and programs that are specifically designed to improve players season to season and year to year based on individual player commitment and dedication levels.  The NM Rush Player Development Pathway features various playing levels and program milestones listed below.  

Albuquerque FC (WPSL):  Albuquerque FC is our girls first team for NM Rush Soccer Club.  The team competes in the Women's Premier Soccer League and features female players from the state of New Mexico from NM Rush Soccer Club and various other youth clubs in the greater Albuquerque metro area.  

Rush Select XI Program:   Rush Select program is a REGIONAL AND NATIONAL Rush Program designed for the elite player seeking playing opportunities domestically and internationally with the best players Rush Soccer has to offer worldwide.  These events feature Player I.D. Camps, Domestic Showcase Tournaments, and International playing opportunities against various youth professional clubs.  Questions regarding the National Rush Select XI Program contact NM Rush Technical Director, Justin Sells  

USYS National League and USYS Desert Conference Member:  NM Rush Soccer Club is the only club in the state of NM to have teams representing the state at the USYS National League level.  NM Rush Soccer Club won a USYS National League Championship during the 2017-18 season.  NM Rush also has multiple teams representing the club at the USYS National League Desert Conference regional level.  Click here for more info on USYS National League.  

Boys ECNL Club Member:  NM Rush Soccer Club is a official club member of the US Club Soccer Boys ECNL Mountain Division.  NM Rush enters teams in the the U13B through U18/19B age groups.  ECNL has been one of the top youth player development leagues in the United States over the last ten years.  Click here for more info on Boys ECNL. For more info or assistance with ECNL contact our NM Rush ECNL Coordinator, Edgar Davila     

Competitive Rush, Nero, and Azul (U9-U19) Teams:  Teams that play with the club from the U9 through U19 ages.  All teams are led by licensed coaches.  Players are assigned to teams based on their individual ability, commitment level, and club tryout process.  Questions regarding player placement can be directed to NM Rush U11-U14B D.O.C., Travis Masterson or NM Rush U15-U19G D.O.C., Pancho Macias

NM Rush Sharp Shooters (Developmental U5-U8):  Program designed to introduce the basic skills and tactics of the "Rush Way" to our youngest players.  Fall program begins Sept. 11th at North Domingo Baca Park and Mariposa Basin Park.  NM Rush Sharp Shooters Program is directed by Sharp Shooters Director, Steve Kraemer and Coordinator, Angel Madera.  
First Touch Soccer Training:  First Touch Soccer Training is a supplemental private training through small-groups (up to four players per session) designed to give players the extra focus and technical repetitions needed to truly meet their full potential as a soccer player.  First Touch Soccer Training sessions are high intensity 45 minute trainings that are designed to supplement a players regularly scheduled team training schedule.  To book your session today click here.  This program is directed by NM Rush Technical Director, Justin Sells

Friday Night Finishing Program:
 FNF is a program open to all U9-U19 players in the club that wish to work on their finishing during the fall and spring seasons.  Sessions are run by various D.O.C.'s through the year.  FNF Program is directed by NM Rush U9-U10 D.O.C., Edgar Davila

GK Training Program:  These training sessions are open to all registered U9-U19 Goalkeepers in the club during the fall and spring seasons.  Sessions are run by our D.O.C. Goalkeeping during the week.  The program also consists of a match evaluation component that happens during annual DCSL play.  The NM Rush Goalkeeper Program is directed by D.O.C. Goalkeeping, James Gutierrez    

General Questions / Membership Services (U5-U19):  Please fee free to contact Membership Services / Office Manager, Eric Dooley 

NM Rush Alumni Spotlight


Former New Mexico Rush Alumni, Justin Schmidt spent almost his entire youth soccer career with NM Rush Soccer Club.  Justin won a USYS Far West Regional Championship with NM Rush 94B.  Schmidt went on to play college soccer for the Univ. of Washington.  He currently is a member of the USL Championship side New Mexico United and is a former member of Real Salt Lake of Major League Soccer.  .  

Former NM Rush Alumni, Brianna Martinez won numerous NMYSA State Championships with the NM Rush 00G.  Brianna also was a constant with the Rush Select XI program.  Brianna currently plays for the US U19 WNT and the University of Notre Dame Women's Soccer program.  



New Mexico Rush Soccer Club
4425 Prospect Ave. NE, Suite 155
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87110

Phone : 505-998-7285
Email: [email protected]


Monday: Closed 

Tuesday: 10am-2pm

Wednesday: 10am-2pm

Thursday: 10am-2pm

Friday: Closed 

Saturday: Closed 

Sunday: Closed


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