Meltdown "Friendly" Tournament and "Funfest"

February 8-9, 2014

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 2014 spring season. The AYSO Meltdown "Friendly" Tournament and "Funfest" will be held 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!


Schedules will be available closer to the tournament.

Meltdown "Friendly":

   Click here for Schedule by Bracket/Flight

   Click here for Schedule by Team

Meltdown "FunFest":

   Click here for the Schedule by Bracket/Flight

   Click here for the Schedule by Team


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:

"Friendly" Tournament Format

  • U9 and U10   - 6-a-side.
  • U11 and U12 - 8-a-side.
  • U13 and up   - 11-a-side.

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

"Funfest" Format

  •  U7 and U8    - 5-a-side.
  • U9 and U10   - 7-a-side.

Substitutions will be done by quarters.

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

Roster Limits

"Friendly" Tournament 

Roster for eams will be limited as follows:

  • U9 and U10    - 10 players
  • U11 and U12  - 14 players.
  • Older                - 18 players.

              NOTE: Four guest players will be allowed per team.


 Roster for AYSO teams will be limited as follows:

  • U7 and U8     - 7 players.
  • U9 and U10   - 10 players.

Entry Fee

"Friendly" Tournament

$175.00 per team (that want t-shirts for ALL Players)

$125.00 per team (that do NOT want t-shirts)


$90.00 per team (ALL players get t-shirts)


Click on the Register button to Register for either the Friendly or the FunFest!

The registration deadline is January 15 29, 2014. Applications received after this date may be considered, provided space exists. Teams with certified referees will receive priority.

Registration is now closed... thank you for all those teams that signed up!

Mandatory Check In 

Check in will be at at the Sheraton Uptown - Louisiana and Menaul, 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)

More Information

For more information contact:

Roxanne Cuyler

Tournament Director


Todd Trautwein

Assistant Tournament Director


Jerry Francis

Tournament Registrar

1833 Kentucky NE
Albuquerque, NM 87100