We are excited to announce that NMSSA will host the Fall Classic again this year. After one year off due to CoVid we are ready to welcome our soccer family again at the Bernalillo Soccer Complex on November 20th & 21st.
We have changed our sign-up process and system to “Cheddar Up”, so you will have to create a new account, but you no longer need to enter rosters and players.
In addition, we are running the tournament with verified rosters and not passcards plus rosters. Due to that change, we need all rosters no later than 11/17/21. If your players are not NMSSA players, they need to purchase the tournament “passcard”. If your players plays in
We are offering the following Divisions:
We offer trophies and medals for Champions, 2nd Place and 3rd place teams for each Division.
Final division placement is up to the tournament director.
Tournament Fee Pricing:
Each team signed up and paid for by 10/03/21 will enter to win 2 tickets (Fiesta Deck) to the NM United vs. Hartford Athletic Club game on October 6th.
Tournament directors reserve the right to place teams in appropriate divisions depending on registrations.
The tournament is sanctioned by the New Mexico State Soccer Association. Only USASA registered players are eligible to participate. All teams must be composed of players currently registered and in good standing with USASA and their state association. All players must hold a current and valid USASA player passcard. All players must be registered no later than November 14, 2021. Complete rosters, must be submitted to NMSSA by November 17th, 2021. A player may play in multiple divisions, however, we are unable to take that into account when scheduling games.
|Fee||Deadline (postmarked or completed online)||Cost|
|Early Bird Discount||Before October 10th||$400|
|Standard Fee||Oct 16th to Nov 5th||$430|
|Late Applications||After Nov 5th||$450|
Bonus: Each team signed up and paid for by 10/03/21 will enter to win 2 tickets (Fiesta Deck) to the NM United vs. Hartford Athletic Club game on October 6th.
Warning: Waiting until the late registration period does not guarantee your team a spot in the tournament. We will accept your registration only if spots are still available. No promises.
Please visit https://cv.nmhealth.org/public-health-orders-and-executive-orders/ for most up to date health orders for NM. Team manager are responsible to stay up to date on local CoVid Regulations and health orders.
In the event that Covid-19 forces the cancellation of the tournament, teams will have the option to receive a credit or cash refund of a percentage of their paid entry fee. This credit is to be used in future NMSSA soccer tournaments (within one year), and will be given in the following increments:
100% credit or 75% cash refund
In the event that your team has to withdraw, teams will receive the following:
30 days prior to tournament start (10/21/21) - Refund of your entry fee paid minus $25 administration fee
15 days prior to tournament start (11/05/21) – 75% Refund of your entry fee paid minus $25 administration fee
7 days prior to tournament start (11/13/21) - 50% Refund of your entry fee paid minus $25 administration fee
Less than 7 Days - No refunds
We will not issue refunds for inclement weather or other events/ situations outside of our control.
The Fall Classic is an affiliated tournament that is sanctioned by the United States Adult Soccer Association (USASA) via the local state association, the New Mexico State Soccer Association (NMSSA). All tournament players must be registered in a league which is affiliated with the USASA, or a foreign federation recognized by FIFA. All players must be currently registered and in good standing with the USASA and their state association.
Foreign Teams: Please contact our office for details regarding international playing requirements.
The NMSSA Fall Classic typically offers Men’s Open, Intermediate, Recreational; Coed Open, Intermediate and Recreational. In the event that too few teams register for any one of these divisions teams may be moved, or the division eliminated altogether. This is rare, but possible. The final divisions and team placements are made after registration closes prior to making the schedules.
A player may play in any two divisions, however, we are unable to take dual registration into account when scheduling games. Players may not play on multiple teams in the same division.
Acceptance to the Tournament is on the basis of FIRST COME – FIRST SERVED based upon payment received with tournament sign-up sheet and completed player roster until we have filled all Divisions.
Entries received after November 10, 2021, will be accepted only on a conditional basis – meaning, on the condition we really need a team to fill out the schedule!
While you can request to be placed in a particular division, final placement is at the discretion of the NMSSA Executive Committee.
The tournament will be played according to the June 2021 FIFA laws of the Game as modified. Tournament rules will be provided to all teams.
All players must hold a current and valid USASA player passcard. Passes will also be inspected to ensure they are current at the time of the tournament.
A maximum of 21 players is allowed on each roster. The rosters will be printed and approved by the tournament staff, only approved rosters are used in the tournament. Rosters will be given directly to the match officials assigned to each match by the tournament staff.
Complete rosters must be submitted to NMSSA by November 17, 2021. Please check with the office to verify the names on your roster before this date.
Age limit for NMSSA tournaments
Players under the age of 16 years are not allowed to play in any NMSSA tournament. Players 16 or 17 years are only allowed to play with a valid USASA passcard from their league (e.g. ASL, MVSL, etc.) and a signed waiver. The tournament passcards will only be issued to players 18 years or older.
The team representative must check-in with tournament staff 45 min before their first game kick-off on 11/20/2021 at the tournament tent.
If you don’t do that, we don’t send referees over to do your game, as they are going to bring the roster with them.
Team captains can register their teams quickly and easily online by clicking the appropriate Register button below, signing up, and entering their player roster. There is no cost to register the team. The team captain may choose to pay the entire registration fee or divide it amongst the players. Players on the roster will be sent an invitation via e-mail to register and pay their portion of the team fee online, if necessary. Any fees may also be paid at the NMSSA office in person with cash or a credit card.
Players not registered with NMSSA/USASA, register in order to play in the Fall Classic 2021 Tournament. Players need to register prior to 11/17/21 using the link below. No refunds will be given after 11/17/21. Until then NMSSA will refund players based on refund policy listed above.