British Soccer Camp Returns to Taos


Join the professional coaches of British Soccer and Challenger Sports for a great summer camp experience

Improve your game with the most popular soccer camp in the USA & Canada!   

  • Improved footwork
  • Better first touch
  • Better shooting technique
  • More confidence
  • More effective in games
  • More fun!

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Taos Youth Soccer League

13th – 17th June 2016

Fred Baca Park, 301 Camino del Medio, , , Taos, NM, 87571

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2016 Spring Soccer Expo and Eco Park Season Opener

Taos Eco Park is proud to host some of the best teams in the region for a single weekend of exciting college, club and pro soccer action. April 16 is the big day. UNM men and Airforce Men face off at 4pm. The Albuquerque Sol will be competing against the Division II RMAC squad, Colorado State University Pueblo Thunderwolves. The Sol v Thunderwolves kicks off at 6:30pm. The Sol are a Premier Development League team formed in Albuquerque. PDL is considered the top level men’s amateur soccer competition in the United States. Although they can’t have active NCAA players on their rosters, NCAA graduates, NAIA, NJCAA, club, and retired pro players play hard together at this level. They tend to make good competition for quality NCAA sides.


 July 17 &18, 2015 – Taos, NM – The Taos Eco Park hosts UNM soccer program coaches offering a four session soccer training for youth ages 6-14. The Eco Park provides professional, club and local teams with a world-class multi-purpose field and facilities for high altitude tournaments, camps and clinics. The satellite clinic will be a great experience for young girls and boys, exposing them to skills and drills from the Lobo Program and the expectations of college soccer.

Youth players will have the opportunity to be coached by the current Lobo staff during this two-day experience that includes four hour-and-a-half training sessions focused on individual technical development and small-sided play. Campers are responsible for bringing their own ball and water bottle. Each camp is detailed below. Coaches would love the opportunity to work with Taos youth this summer and involve them in all of the great things happening with Lobo Soccer!

Register early and save $15 off fees. U6-U9 will be training from 8-10am, and 5-7pm. U10-U14 will run at 10am-12pm and 7-9pm. All players should bring full cash or check payment on the day of camp arriving a little early to their session.

For more information and registration, go online to or contact Brad Keller at (602) 334-6918.
Taos Satellite Clinic Info and Registration

Dates and Times by Age group:

U6-U9: 8-10am and 5-7pm

U10-U14: 10am-12pm and 7-9pm


About the Lobo Satellite Camp Coaches

Brad Keller

Brad comes to UNM with a rich soccer background, having served as girls head coach at Desert Mountain High School in Scottsdale, Ariz., from 2013-15 and head coach of the Serrano Soccer Club 00′, 02′ and ’04 boys from 2012-15. He received Section Coach of the Year while coaching at Desert Mountain. He holds a USSF “D” License.

The Scottsdale, Ariz., native also played one year professionally for his hometown Phoenix FC Wolves of the United Soccer League in 2013 and competed for the Centro de Alto Rendimiento Futbol Club in Cancύn, Mexico.

Keller played college soccer at the University of Washington from 2007-10. He appeared in 64 career games, starting in 59 in the defensive backfield. He was an honorable mention All-Pac-10 selection and an honorable mention Academic All-Pac-10 selection as a junior in 2009, and a second-team Academic All-Pac-10 selection as a senior in 2010. He also earned honorable mention All-Pac-10 honors in 2008 as a sophomore.

As a freshman in 2007, Keller assisted on teammate Kevin  Forrest’s game-winning goal against UNM on Sept. 14. He was the only freshman to start all 21 games, helping the Huskies notch eight shutouts.

Karley enters her first year as assistant coach for the Lobo Women’s Soccer Program. She brings with her a broad coaching background that will enable her to contribute to New Mexico’s already successful program.

OKXEYVYQIDGHRDP.20150409161943Coach Nelson comes to UNM from Utah Valley University (UVU) where she served as an assistant coach. In her single season with the program, the Wolverine’s posted an overall record of 13-7-2 with wins over Baylor and UNLV and finished 3rd in the Western Athletic Conference.

Prior to her time at UVU, Coach Nelson served as the Assistant Women’s Soccer Coach at Iowa Western Community College, one of the top junior colleges in the country and winner of the 2013 National Championship, from 2011-2013. Coach Nelson took the position in the fall of 2011 and was with the program for two seasons. During her stay, the lady Reivers posted an overall record of 33-6-1, winning the Region XI Championship both years and finished with a national ranking of No. 5 in 2011 and No. 3 in 2012. In addition, Coach Nelson has coached at the club level at both Elite Girls Academy, Omaha, NE, and Council Bluffs Futbol Club, Council Bluffs, IA, and at the High School level at Cortez High School, Phoenix, AZ.

Coach Nelson also brings to the program an extremely divers playing background. She began playing competitive soccer in Utah and played for Celtic Storm Soccer Club up until she left for college. She also played for Timpanogos High School in Orem, Utah where she earned letters all for years. Coach Nelson also participated in Utah ODP and represented the state of Utah at ODP Region Camp for two years. Coach Nelson began her collegiate playing career at Iowa Western Community College. Her team made the school’s first ever appearance at the NJCAA Division I Women’s National Soccer Championships and finished second in the nation both my freshman and sophomore year. From Iowa Western, she transferred to Grand Canyon University where she captained the team both her junior and senior year and saw the program progress greatly.

Additionally, Coach Nelson gained valuable experience playing internationally. She recently returned from Iceland where she played for Keflavik Football Club in Keflavik, Iceland. Keflavik is a member of the Icelandic Football League and has taken part in the Icelandic FA Cup every year.

 Coach Nelson graduated with an A.S. Degree from Iowa Western in the Spring of 2008 and went on to earn his Bachelor’s Degree in Biology: Pre-Physical Therapy from Grand Canyon University in the Spring of 2010. Coach Nelson holds her USSF National “B” Coaching License.


2015 Spring Soccer Expo and Eco Park Season Opener

Taos Eco Park is proud to again be hosting some of the best teams in the region for two weekends of exciting college, club and pro soccer action. Beginning this April Taos Eco Park will be embarking on a big year for bringing College and Pro soccer to our area to play and train. April 4th brings the Albuquerque Sol to town. The Sol are a Premier Development League team formed in Albuquerque. PDL is considered the top level men’s amateur soccer competition in the United States. Although they can’t have active NCAA players on their rosters, NCAA graduates, NAIA, NJCAA, club, and retired pro players play hard together at this level. They tend to make good competition for quality NCAA sides. The Sol will be competing against the Division II RMAC squad, Colorado State University Pueblo Thunderwolves. The Sol v Thunderwolves kicks off at 5:30pm. Prior there will be a match featuring CSU Pueblo Thunderwolves v Rio Rapids Andromeda at 3:30pm. Admission to both games is just $5 and supports development and maintenance at Taos Eco Park.

The following weekend Friday night April 10 features University of Colorado Colorado Springs Mountain Lions who went 11-8-2 last season in RMAC taking on the Classic F.C. Toros, the 2014 U-17 State Champions. On Saturday April 11 we’ve got an action packed day of soccer starting at 10:30am featuring Trinidad State Junior College men’s and women’s teams, Eastern New Mexico’s women and ABQ club team, the Rio Rapids ’97s. The headliner for Saturday is the UNM Lobos v Denver University Pioneers, for our D1 showdown. Sunday sees another full day at Taos Eco Park with games starting at 10:30am and ending at 8:30pm. We’ll see more from Eastern New Mexico women, and the men’s team will take on Adams State, Otero Junior College women will face Highlands University women and the Eastern NM women. General admission $5 for any game. Under 10 are free. Entry good for the remainder of that day’s matches with bracelet.



3:30 Rio Andromeda v CSU Pueblo

5:30 CSU Pueblo v Albuquerque Sol



7:00 Classic F.C. Toros v University of Colorado, Colorado Springs


10:30 Trinidad State JC v Rio Rapids 97s

12:30 Trinidad State JC (women) v Eastern NM (women)

3:00 UNM v DU

5:00 Trinidad State JC v University of Colorado, Colorado Springs

7:00 Rio 97s v Eastern NMU


12:30 Eastern NMU (women) v Otero JC (women)

2:30 Adams State I v Eastern NMU

4:30 Adams State II v Eastern NMU II

6:30 Highlands (women) v Otero JC (women)

2014 Spring Soccer Showcase at Taos Eco Park

In its 4th year, the Spring Soccer Showcase is a two-weekend collegiate and club soccer event at the highest-altitude FIFA 1-star soccer venue in the US – Taos Eco Park. This year’s Showcase takes place over two weekends hosting some of the nation’s best college and club soccer teams beginning on April 5.

While the schedule is still being solidified, we have confirmed University of New Mexico, Denver University, Ft. Lewis College (2011 NCAA DII Nat’l Champs), Adams State College, and Rio Vista Rapids ’96 Reds. Taos Eco Park’s Spring Soccer Showcase is hosted by the Town of Taos and Taos Sports Alliance, in coordination with their local partners.

Combining nationally ranked soccer games on its FIFA 1 Star certified field with the natural and historic wonders in Taos, the town’s new claim to fame is a magnet for all levels of competitive soccer, with Taos Eco Park’s NCAA and Club Soccer Showcase as the annual highlight. See articles on

Spring Soccer Showcase Lineup

April 5
11:00am – University of New Mexico vs. Denver University (m)
1:00pm – Fort Lewis College vs. Adams State University (m)
3:00pm – Fort Lewis College vs. Rio Rapids Reds ’96 (m)
5:00pm – Rio Rapids Reds ’96 vs. Adams State University (m)

April 19
1:00pm – University of New Mexico vs. Fort Lewis College (m)

Visit for schedule details.


The Taos Eco Park is a state-of-the-art outdoor training facility for athletes. Taos Eco Park opened April 16, 2011 and has hosted professional athletes from across the U.S. and the world.  The complex has received ‘a FIFA 1 Star field’ certification from the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the world’s governing body for professional soccer.  The Rwanda U-17 National Soccer Team trained here June 2011 for FIFA U-17 World Cup in Mexico. Spring and Fall collegiate soccer exhibitions, youth games, practices and camps are a regular part of the Eco Park calendar. Training sessions and games at Taos Eco Park are open to the public.  Currently one of three fields is complete. Efforts are underway to build the remaining fields and amenities to complete this world-class high altitude facility.

The Taos Eco Park has hosted the following teams and organizations:
Rwanda National Soccer Team
University of New Mexico – Lobos (Men & Women)
Fort Lewis College (Men & Women)
Adams State College (Men & Women)
Air Force Academy (Men & Women)
Club A-1 Men (Espanola, NM)
Colorado College (Women)
University of Denver (Men & Women)
Espanola Cobras (Men’s League)
Futbol Club Denver (Men’s League)Trinidad State Community College
NM Highlands University (Men & Women)
NM Institute of Mining and Technology (Men)
NM Rush Soccer
NM Rio Vista FC
Taos Youth Soccer League
Taos Adult Soccer League
Taos High School (Men & Women)

For details about Taos Eco Park and a schedule of events, visit

Taos Eco Park, Photo by Jeff Caven

Photo by Jeff Caven Photography.

The Taos Eco Park is owned by the Town of Taos and managed by the Taos Sports Alliance.