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Gaylord Sheppard ’21

Nov 13-14 U9-U13
Nov 20-21 U14-U19

Hi teams, coaches, managers, and team parents

The schedule has been posted, use the link below. We thank you for your patience.

Once the schedule comes out we will give it 24 hours to try to accommodate any issues.

To ask for any schedule changes or conflicts due to coaching.

You will need to email requests to: Bill Nordin

Changes will not be made after they finalize Tuesday! Please look over all of your games times.

We plan on starting each day at 9:00 till 5:00.
There is a $5.00 per car due at the gate in cash ($ 5.00)
There can be delays to start of games if fields are frozen.

Rules are posted below.

Guest players must be written in at bottom of the roster and an attached copy of the player’s card attached. Sign the official roster and have a copy for the referees for each match. Max 4

Print them and bring with you. We will not print rosters for you! (You may have 4 matches).

We have 4 drink vendors and two food vendors around the complex.

T-Shirt vendors will be on the hill in the center of the complex by the only metal building were the tournament officials are located.

We also have a Physical Therapist located at the metal building.

Photographers will be approaching teams for team and individual photos.

Feel free to email me with any additional questions or concerns.

Thank You,

Rio Rapids Soccer Club / Gaylord Sheppard U-9 – U-13 Tournament Nov. 13-14, 2021

Tournament Overview

Tournament Dates: Nov 13-14 U9-U13, Nov 20-21 U14-U19

We’re expecting over (150) teams from all over New Mexico, Colorado, Texas, and Arizona. Matches will be played at the New Mexico Soccer Complex in Bernalillo. The Power Ford Gaylord Sheppard 2021 is available for competitive and recreational boys’ & girls’ teams (age groups U9 through U19) from USYS, US Club Soccer, AYSO, and SAY. Every effort will be made to properly bracket teams to ensure good competition.

Bernalillio Soccer

Tournament Information

Tournament Check-In


Welcome to the Power Ford Gaylord Sheppard Soccer Tournament.

We have 63 teams for the second weekend. We are trying to accommodate teams, coaches and schedules the best we can and appreciate your patience and assistance.

Many teams do not have coaches, managers, or team managers EMAILS attached to their registration. Please forward this notice to your team, coaches and managers.

You need to upload your team roster to your gotsports account. If you have issues uploading just email to the tournament director

You will need copies for each game signed and guest players written in with attached photo copies of the player card to give to referees.

Guest players must be written in at bottom of the roster and an attached copy of the player’s card attached. Sign the official roster and have a copy for the referees for each match.

Print them and bring with you.


o Coaches will provide an official copy of your roster prior to the game to the referee. Official copies are either state association or USCLUB. Please write in guest players to the roster (these should match guest players you added to the official roster turned in)

o Referee will keep roster so please make enough copies for all your games

o There is no pre game check-in by the referee

o If a player gets a red card – for the next game the coach marks on the roster that the player is not playing due to red card.

o If the red carded player does play, the game is a forfeit and the player sits out the next game as does the coach.

Tournament Hotel Booking

WEEK 2 – Nov 20-21

Rio Rapids Soccer Club: 35th Annual Gaylord Sheppard Memorial Soccer Tournament Week 2 Bernalillo, NM November 20-21, 2021


This is a STAY TO PLAY tournament.  All non-commuting teams participating in the tournament  MUST make all hotel accommodations using our tournament housing services.  Please do not call the hotels directly.  Please book through the hotel reservation link below.  We appreciate your support as these partnered hotels assist in sponsoring our event. 
 Rio Rapids Soccer Club is proud to partner with HBC Event Services, a housing agency with a nationwide reputation for excellence in managing travel for sports events.  HBC Event Services provides an easy way for you to book your hotel rooms with our partnered hotels at the best rates.  These rates are lower than their best available rate and usually includes breakfast for your team. 

A Travel Protection Plan is now available for purchase for all new reservations booked through this website.

Most importantly this plan has a “Cancel for Any Reason” benefit that will protect 75% of your non-refundable hotel booking and event registration costs for only $21.05 (based on a 2-night stay). Book your hotel reservation and select YES to add the Travel Protection Plan and protect your trip. Alternatively, you can call HBC directly at 505-346-0522 (Travel Protection Plan can only be added to your booking within 20 days of your hotel reservation date).

To see the full terms and conditions of the Travel Protection Plan, please click here.

Tournament Directors

Yancey Ranspot
NMRSC Tournament Director