Programs Available

River Valley Fútbol Club is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. We are committed to providing a safe setting for soccer, focused on the development of both character and sportsmanship to all of the River Valley.

The Club offers the following programs:

Recreational: Available for players U4-U14.

Academy: Available for players U9-U10

Competitive: Available for players U11-U14’

Showcase: Available for players in High School (U15-U19)

Recreational is focused on local play. This program does not travel and plays with teams from within the Club’s Rec program.

Competitive/Academy, also known as "Club Soccer" and "Travel Soccer". This is meant for the aspiring player who wants to take soccer to the next level including college and beyond.

Showcase is for Soccer players looking to be recruited by College Coaches. Showcase teams participate in college showcases, these are tournaments designed to give soccer players the chance to play in front of college recruiters.


  • Competitive/Academy teams practice a minimum of 2-3 times per week for 1.5 – 2 hours each session. A strong emphasis is put on the technical ability and knowledge of the game for all players.
  • Recreational teams typically practice once a week with their Teams. Age Division training, otherwise known as “Pool Training,” is offered for Rec Divisions. Pool Trainings are led by our more experienced club coaches.


  • Competitive/Academy coaches are certified and, in some cases, licensed. Competitive Coaches have coached or played at a high level of soccer. Coaches receive fees for their services, which vary depending on licensure and experience.
  • Recreational coaches are typically volunteer parents who play or have played soccer. This level of service grants the Volunteer Coaches’ child a waiver to play at no cost.

Commitment Level and Attendance

  • Competitive/Academy players agree to a much higher commitment level and are required to attend all scheduled training sessions, games and tournaments. Lack of attendance may reduce game playing time.
  • Recreational players are encouraged to attend any scheduled games, team practices and Pool trainings.


  • Competitive/Academy players’ parents sign a “Parent/Player Agreement” for the season agreeing to both expectations and financial commitments.
  • Recreational players’ parents agree to game expectations and financial commitments when signing up online.


  • All Competitive teams participate in the Arkansas State League. Games are played throughout the State. Home and away games are implemented.
  • All recreational games are played at our Ben Geren Soccer Complex in Fort Smith.   **U13 and above could play in Alma, Van Buren or Greenwood


  • Normally, Competitive/Academy teams will attend 1 or 2 tournaments per season. These Tournaments could be within the State Tournaments or out of State tournaments (Dallas, Kansas City, Memphis, Tulsa, St. Louis, etc.). All tournament fees are funded by the parents (often accomplished with fundraising).
  • U4-U8 Rec do not have tournaments.
  • U9-U12 Rec have an end of the season tournament held at Ben Geren.


  • Competitive players are required to purchase the “Competitive Kit” package which consists of a Home, Away and Training Uniform. Competitive teams are required to wear their training uniforms to all training sessions.
  • Academy have their own Academy Kits, which include a training jersey.
  • Recreational players receive their team specific color game jersey provided by the Club. They must provide their own black shorts and black socks. Practice attire is any appropriate soccer clothing (cleats, shin guards, black socks, black shorts, t-shirt).

For further information or if you have any questions, you may email our staff:

Registrar - 

Academy, Competitive & Showcase Kits

*kits subject to change yearly