LAYSL has three programs – Recreational League, Pre-Competitive Team, and Competitive Team. The amount of time involved increases as a player goes from the recreational to pre-competitive to competitive programs.
The Recreational League is our largest program and spans the U7 through U14 age groups, plus includes a special kindergarten soccer training academy. There are no tryouts for recreational teams. Teams are coed and practice twice a week. U7 and above teams play games once a week on Friday evenings in Los Alamos and White Rock. Kindergarten soccer may include some soccer festivals, de-emphasizing games.
Pre-competitive teams are generally formed for the U10, U11 and U12 age groups, and sometimes the U13/14 age groups. These teams are considered to be a transition to the competitive program. There are separate boys and girls teams in the pre-competitive program and they play in the Santa Fe Northern League with games in Santa Fe and Los Alamos on Saturdays. They may also play in several tournaments throughout the year, typically located in Santa Fe or the Bernalillo/Albuquerque area, but some may involve travel out of the state (e.g., Durango, CO).
Competitive teams play in the Duke City Soccer League which is considered the best in the state. Players are expected to commit to the team, be serious and focused at practice and games, and wanting to improve their level of play. In addition to teams from Albuquerque and Santa Fe, teams from as far away as Las Cruces, El Paso and Durango often participate in this league. Competitive teams typically play in several tournaments each year. Competitive teams start at the U11 or U12 age level. Tryouts for the U11 through U14 competitive teams are held annually in mid May. Spring-only competitive teams are formed for high school players and the tryouts for the U15 through U18 age groups are typically held in November.
|Kindergarten||$100 Full Year / $65 One Season (Jersey Included)
|U7 and older||$150 Full Year / $100 One Season (Jersey Included)
|Pre-Competitive||$200 Full Year / $135 One Season (Uniform Kit extra) << new lower price!|
|Competitive||$275 Full Year (Uniform Kit extra)|
|High School Competitive||$225 Spring Only (Uniform Kit extra) New reduced price of $185|
Family multi-player discount is back!
25% off 2nd family-member registration, 50% off for 3rd and more family-member registrations. Full price is paid on highest-priced registration, 25% discount applies to 2nd highest, 50% discount on the remainder.
Refund requests should be made through the CONTACT US email on our league website. Our policy is stated below:
- Recreational Program (including Pre-Competitive Team Program)
Refunds minus a $40 fee are available until games begin. Once games begin, refunds will not be available.
- Competitive Program
Refunds minus a $40 fee will be considered for a legitimate reason by the Board of Directors prior to the first team practice. Once team practices begin, refunds will not be available. The refund policy for the competitive program is more stringent because team formation depends upon the commitment of the players to participate.