River Islands in Lathrop has announced the formation of the River Islands Futbol Club (RIFC), a premier level youth soccer program for the region. The organization and structure of the new program is being overseen and implemented by John Doyle Soccer, a professional organization known in the Bay Area for its soccer camps for Mustang Soccer.
Over the last twenty years, John Doyle and Fred Wilson have built the John Doyle Soccer organization as a platform to drive soccer development. Under their guidance, Mustang Soccer has become a nationally-recognized Top Ten club. The partners were also involved in the relaunch of the San Jose Earthquakes, from the first team to the youth academy. The John Doyle Soccer management team also helped to bring together Ethos Soccer and Folsom Lake Soccer to create the Folsom Lake Earthquakes in El Dorado Hills.
RIFC will have six fields for its members, all within the River Islands master planned community. RIFC will introduce its first camps in the spring, open to all children ages 6 – 14, followed by a full recreation program beginning this summer. A full competitive development soccer program will be introduced in the spring of 2019. More information about the program and registration materials are available online at riverislandsfc.com; questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Said Director John Doyle, “I am excited to be working with Susan Dell’Osso and River Islands to lay a strong foundation and roadmap of structure for a successful soccer club and soccer experience for its members. The Central Valley has so much talent and the possibilities are limitless.” He continued, “There is great potential to bring soccer at all levels to the top class fields including youth tournaments, camps, recreational to competitive levels, academy, collegiate and professional level events.”
Director Fred Wilson said, “This is a great opportunity to serve the River Islands community and the Central Valley with a professionally organized soccer development program. We look forward to providing a blueprint for the best possible soccer experience for kids of all ages, abilities and gender.”