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Albuquerque United Football Club began operations in the fall of 1988 with 8 teams, 7 boys and 1 girls. Today the Club consists of 32 teams age 9 - 19, along with our developmental program for 6-8 year olds. AUFC is recognized as one of the top Clubs in the western United States, and one whose teams are typically competitive with Clubs from across the country. How does the Club achieve such broad-based success? Great commitment from players, parents, coaches and a consistent, sound approach to player development.
Developing the Elite Player
We are told that it takes 10,000 hours of practice to become expert in any field. Soccer should not be different. Does this mean we can never produce world-class players in North America?
At AUFC, we are committed to developing elite players and doing so requires a dedicated, qualified staff and commitment from the player and parents. Having competitive aspirations with recreational commitment will not develop an elite player. So, what does having competitive commitment mean?
Training sessions that are engaging, fun and focused from our coaching staff, players taking the ball to school to practice and show-off their new skills, and parents playing with and encouraging their sons and daughters in the evening, all demonstrate that competitive commitment. And best of all, its fun.
U5-U8 Young Dragons Academy
To support the goal of developing Elite players, the players must first have a love of the game. Time spent training and playing must be enjoyable and challenging. The Young Dragons program is designed for the players to have this experience. We like to call it, 'Fun with a purpose.'
U9-U18 Metro Soccer
Excellence in any sport is acquired through competition. Competition challenges athletes because of our inherent desire to win. In soccer, there are skills and tactics to be learned, and overcoming each opponent requires a skills or tactic in order to defeat them. So, developing a strong player that can adapt quickly to the situations which arise on the game field requires that the player be introduced to many different opponents.
This philosophy has lead United to develop an age group and cross group training program. This provides the variety of challenges needed, in a confidence building atmosphere consisting of your soccer friends. Because, lets face it, beating your friend is just more fun.
Looking to Bring Your Recreational Team to United
Albuquerque United is actively developing its coach training program. If you are interesting in advancing your coaching avocation, please contact us. You can watch our skills training and coach interactions at our club skills sessions. We think you'll like what the young athletes are learning and how the coaches train.
New Mexico State Cup 2013
The U16B AUFC '97 Celtic, U18G AUFC '95 Fusion, U17G AUFC '96 Barcelona, U14G AUFC '99 Prestige, U14G AUFC '99 Blitz, U14G AUFC '99 Mayhem are representing Albuquerque United at the New Mexico State Cup.
The represented Albuquerque United at the Durango Shootout 2013. , , , , , ,
second place U12 boys bronze
first place U10 girls gold
first place U10 girls silver
first place U12 girls gold
? U13 girls gold
United Cup 2013
The following teams participated in the United Cup 2013. Thanks for everyone's participation, the team volunteers and support of your soccer club. We had 96 teams particpate, 174 games and over 1100 players this year.
U16B AUFC '97 Famiglietta, U13B AUFC '00 Modica, U11B AUFC '02 Express, U11B AUFC '02 Vipers, U10B AUFC '03 Ashcraft, U9B AUFC '04 Dalton, U8B AUFC '05 Galaxy, U8B AUFC '05 Panthers, U8B AUFC '05 Sonic Red, U7B AUFC '06 Dynamo, U7B AUFC '06 Earthquakes, U7B AUFC '06 Red Bulls
, U7G AUFC '06 Red Stars, U7B AUFC '06 Phantoms, U7B AUFC '06 Toros, and the U17G AUFC '96 Cosper, U14G AUFC '99 Eruption, U13G AUFC '00 Animals, U12G AUFC '01 Explosion, U12G AUFC '01 Fusion, U12G AUFC '02 Phasers Red, U12G AUFC '01 Starz, U11G AUFC '02 Tero, U11G AUFC '02 Barcelona, U11G AUFC '02 Panthers, U10G AUFC '03 Green Dragons, U10G AUFC '03 Inferno, U10G AUFC '03 PT Dragons, U9G AUFC '04 Storm, U9G AUFC '04 Fireballs, U9G AUFC '04 Dynamos Red, U8G AUFC '05 Red Tigers, U8G AUFC '05 Flames, U8G AUFC '05 Fury, U8G AUFC '05 Pink Panthers.
U9B AUFC '04 Dalton second place U9-U10 boys
U8G AUFC '05 Flames second place U8 boys
U7B AUFC '06 Toros first place U7 boys
U7B AUFC '06 Phantoms second place U7 boys
U14G AUFC '99 Eruption first place U14 girls
U12G AUFC '01 Fusion second place U13 girls
U12G AUFC '01 Starz first place U12 girls super gold
U12G AUFC '01 Explosion second place U12 girls super gold
U10G AUFC '03 Inferno first place U11-U12 girls silver
U9G AUFC '04 Fireballs first place U9 girls
U9G AUFC '04 Dynamos Red second place U9 girls
U8G AUFC '05 Fury second place U7-U8 girls