River City Athletics is a not-for-profit youth soccer organization. In January, 2017 Fields4Kids joined our community driven organization and is our home training facility. River City Athletics/Fields4Kids is run by a dedicated volunteer-based board of directors.
The River City Athletics youth soccer program begins in November with a 14 week winter training session followed by a Spring Premier program for players U10 – U19. To learn more about River City, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit Facebook.
River City has some great options to meet your soccer needs. Please use the information below to register for winter training and learn about our spring team options. 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
2023 – 24 River City Winter Training and Spring Season Options
River City winter training begins Tuesday, November 15th with trainings offered twice per week per age group for 1.5 hours until February 19th. This is a 14 week program. Cost for one day of winter training is $295.00. Add a second day of training for a discounted price of $100.00 (1 day training is $295 + $100 = $395) which provides players another opportunity to get more training in week to week. Players that select one day training can pick which session to attend weekly. Players that select both days attend both days.
Visit www.rivercitymaine.com or like our facebook page (www.facebook.com/rivercitymaine) for weekly updates and news.
Players selected from Winter Training play in MPSL or Pine Tree league in the spring starting February 26th and end with a Father’s Day Weekend event. Included in the spring fee of $475.00 is MPSL league, Memorial Day Tournament in Amherst, NH, insurance fees plus trainings. Any additional tournaments that teams decide to attend are an out of pocket expense.
Starting the week of February 26, 2024 we will begin our spring team trainings with their coaches. Expect 1-2 days of training per week. Once we are able to get outside, teams will train twice per week and the work begins for our Maine State Premier League Teams and the Pine Tree League with games starting (weather depending) as early as March 31, 2024. The league fee is $425.00 per player and again we have a family discount of 10% for each additional child after the first player.
Players selected to a Spring team will be asked to complete an online registration through Gotsoccer to register for the spring season and make payment. Players not selected for a team or if a player cannot commit to the team but wants to train with the team can attend all training sessions for a rate of $275.00. These players will be eligible for a game roster if a roster spot opens up on a week to week basis.
How Do I get on a team if I do not register for Winter Trainings?
Players who want to play in the spring are invited to attend our Evaluation Week November 8 – 13 at Fields4Kids or attend 2 winter sessions of their choice in their respective age groups so that they can be evaluated.
1 Day Winter Training Only – $325.00
2 Day Winter Training Only – $425.00
Spring Only – $475.00
Spring Training Fee – $275.00
All players MUST BE registered through gotsoccer (link will be emailed to all players selected for Spring teams) by February 1st. No players can be added to spring teams after this date.
U12 – U19 Boys and Girls teams can play in Maine State Premier League
League play begins in late March
U10/11 Boys and Girls teams can play in Pine Tree League
League play begins late April
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.