The River City Athletics.youth soccer program begins in November with a 10 week winter training session followed by a Spring Premier program for players U10 – U19.  To learn more about River City, email, or visit Facebook.

River City has some great options to meet your soccer needs.  Please use the information below to register for 2020-21 winter training.  Players are asked to pay for winter training using the online form or by mailing a check payable to River City Athletics to:

River City Athletics

129 Farm Road

Bangor, ME  04401

River City Training and Spring Season Options

River City winter training begins in November with trainings offered twice per week per age group for 1.5 hours until February 17th.  Cost for winter training is $225.00 for one day of training or $350 for two days of training per week.  All players who are registered and paid for Winter Training may attend the GK School on Thursdays (6:30-8:00pm) and Skills Night on Wednesdays (5:30-7pm).

Players unable to commit to weekly trainings can still register as a drop in player and attend sessions for $20 each time.  No need to let us know when, just join us when you can.

Spring Season:  Players selected from Winter Training play in MPSL or Pine Tree league in the spring starting February 15th and ending with Father’s Day Weekend club event.  Included in the spring fee of $425.00 is MPSL league, Memorial Day Tournament in Amherst, NH, insurance fees, coaching stipends, plus trainings.

Starting the week of February 15th, 2021 we will begin our team preseason practices.  Organized training sessions with each team and their coaches begin during February break, and our team rosters will be created during that week.  Following that, the work begins for our Maine State Premier League Teams and the Pine Tree League with games starting (weather depending) as early as March 29, 2021.  The league fee is $425 per player and again we have a family discount of 10% for each additional child after the first player.

Players selected to a team will be asked to complete an online registration through GotSport (new platform – everyone must create a new account) to register for spring season.  Players not selected for a team or if a player cannot commit to the team but wants to train with the team can train with the team for a rate of $225.00.  A separate link will be sent to players to register.  These players will be eligible for a game or tournament roster if a roster spot opens up on a week to week basis.

How Do I get on a spring team if I do not register for Winter Trainings?
We ask that players attend 2 winter sessions of their choice in their respective age groups so that they can be evaluated.

Spring Only – $425.00
1 Day Winter Training Only – $225.00
2 Day Winter Training Only – $350.00

DURING the winter training session, players will be selected for either the Pine Tree or Maine State Premier League team or asked to be a training player.  Once players are selected, players will register with GotSoccer.  

U12 – U19 Boys and Girls teams can play in Maine State Premier League

League play begins in late April

U10 Boys and Girls teams can play in Pine Tree League

League play begins late April 

About Us

Our Mission:  River City was established to meet the needs of the youth sports community of Eastern, Central and Northern Maine.   The goal is to provide affordable option for all families and athletes to develop their skills and ability while keeping the passion for the sport they love. We want to do this in a safe, and friendly environment with a highly trained staff committed to all players of all skill levels. We will provide teams to compete in leagues and tournaments against competitive teams of similar skill level within the state of Maine. The focus will be on skill and growth first, with competition secondary. We want to win if at all possible, not at all costs.

River City was formed when players and parents asked for another premier soccer option in the Greater Bangor Area. In the Spring of 2014, one local coach offered training sessions on his own and had a team play in the SoccerMaine Pine Tree League and another team played in the Maine State Premiere League and the State Cup, which showed there were more players in the greater Bangor area interested in competing at the highest level of soccer in Maine than were being served. Because of this growing interest, a few of us met in June of 2014 to discuss what spring soccer in our area could look like based on the feedback we received from these most recent spring programs. What was born from that meeting is River City, the new competitive home for spring soccer in the Penobscot River Valley.

The logo for River City is a visual representation of the way we hope young soccer players will come together in our club. The four white stars represent each of the four area fall travel clubs we plan to incorporate into River City: Bangor, Brewer, Bronco, and Old Town Black Bear Alliance. The blue flowing through the middle represents the Penobscot River, and while we expect the majority of our players to come from the four area clubs, we plan to serve all athletes from Katahdin to the Atlantic Ocean. The white across the middle bands us all together in our endeavor to put forth the best, most competitive spring teams possible.
The goal of River City is to be an inclusive club, one which offers a home for players of all skill levels and interests to develop their ability while keeping their passion for the sport they love. We offer extended winter and spring training programs for the player who wants to flourish and grow year round, but we also have less time-intensive programs available for the athlete who plays multiple sports, or takes part in other after school activities so they can continue to keep a sharp edge on their soccer talents while pursing their other interests.
Ultimately we want the players to improve and to be competitive. We want our teams to win and be successful. But most importantly we want River City to be a place where athletes can work on their game, continue with their passion for soccer, and learn those life long lessons of team work and effort that involvement in competitive sports can offer.