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 email@example.com, 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
2022-23 River City 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 20th. 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.
All players who are registered and paid for Winter Training may attend the GK School and Skills Night.
Starting the week of February 21st, 2022 we will begin our team preseason practices. Organized training sessions with each team and their coaches will be the week of February 21st, 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 27, 2022. 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 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 $225.00. 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 asked to attend our Evaluation Week November 8th – 12th or attend 2 winter sessions of their choice in their respective age groups so that they can be evaluated.
1 Day Winter Training Only – $295.00
2 Day Winter Training Only – $395.00
Spring Only – $425.00
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 20th. No players can be added to spring teams after this date.
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 GotSport (email will be sent to selected players).
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.