Central Maine United Soccer Club is a brand new organization based in the Greater Waterville area. We have been formed to offer Winter and Spring soccer programs to any interested soccer players in the Central Maine Region.
The club is a joint adventure by our three local travel soccer clubs, Maine Novas (Waterville), Bulldogs United (Fairfield) and Winslow Comets. Together with our local Premier soccer club, Maine Terriers.
In keeping with the desire of our parent organization, SoccerMaine, all three Travel clubs will continue to provide their Fall Travel soccer programs. But from now on the new club will provide all Spring Soccer Travel programs.
The Maine Terriers club is now no longer in existence and has become incorporate within Central Maine United Soccer Club. The board of the new club is formed by two representatives of all four contributing clubs and is committed to providing playing opportunities for any interested player at the level of participation that most closely matches their ambition and ability level.
Our Travel soccer programs will continue to emphasize the involvement of the players from our local towns while at the same time welcoming the participation of any player from the surrounding towns of the Greater Waterville area. In this, our first year of operation (2010),we have not had to turn away any interested and committed player. The spring Travel season, known as Pine Tree league, runs for up to six games in May and June, weather permitting. The approximate cost this season is $95 including a uniform.
Premier soccer is the next level of soccer for the most able Travel soccer players. It is a program which runs from December to June and encompasses indoor training and league play together with outdoor training and league play. This is an altogether higher commitment and costs approximately $775. Our Premier teams are either coached by or overseen by professional soccer coaches. Our Premier soccer program welcomes any player in Maine who is interested in playing and does not emphasize town affiliation at all.
The formation of the club is our attempt to allow local players to develop and play at a level that best reflects their commitment and playing ability. It also allows players from any other town who want to experience Premier Soccer to have that opportunity. We emphasize a pyramid of soccer players with the maximum involvement being at the town rec soccer level, an intermediate level of involvement at the Travel soccer level and the most intense level of involvement being the Premier soccer level.
All our club board members and coaches have experience at all three levels of soccer and a keen interest in matching players aspirations to play with the level to which they are best suited.
NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH ALL PRO SOCCER
All Pro Soccer (All Pro) and Central Maine United Soccer Club (CMU) have developed a unique partnership aimed at improving the soccer experience for the players of Central Maine and beyond.
CMU was formed in 2009 with a mission to focus on player and coach development and encourage all players and volunteers to grow within the club. CMU serves the residents of Central Maine and beyond, if that meets the needs of both the players and the club, offering a competitive travel program that fields at least one team at all ages and gender, and offers premier teams in age groups where sufficient level of skill and commitment exist to merit such a program.
All Pro’s mission is to provide a high-quality indoor facility that provides the best environment for sports training and the highest level of youth coaching and development. All Pro has assembled a dynamic team of coaches, hosts and facility managers to provide an outstanding recreational and training experience every time a player walks through their doors.
Recognizing the similarity of our Mission Statements, CMU and All Pro agreed to a partnership that will serve the players, coaches and families in our club. This partnership focuses on our winter/spring programs, especially premier soccer, and will improve our ability to provide CMU players with the highest quality coaching and playing experience.