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20 09, 2016

Proposed Amendment to the RAGE Constitution

Notification to the membership by the RAGE Board of one (1) proposed amendment to the Constitution. This amendment will be discussed and voted on at the October 12, 2016 Annual General Meeting.

CURRENT WORDING:

1:10 DISSOLUTION

1:10:01 Should this Club be dissolved, all assets remaining after payment of all debts shall be turned over to a non-profit fund, foundation or organization which operates exclusively for the purpose of the development of youth soccer.

In order to be in compliance with California state law:

PROPOSED Change to the Constitution:

1:10 DISSOLUTION

1:10:01 Liquidation, dissolution, or abandonment by the owner, the organization’s assets will be distributed to a fund, foundation, or corporation exclusively organized and operated for religious, hospital, scientific, or charitable purposes.

19 09, 2016

Nominees for 2017 RAGE Board of Directors

The Nominating Committee presents to the RAGE membership their slate of nominees for the upcoming Annual Elections of the Board of Directors:

  1. Dan Allari
  2. Martha Brown
  3. Juliana Capata
  4. Erika Carlson
  5. Cassandra Fuller
  6. Erik Hofstede
  7. Mike Stewart
  8. Ross Stonesifer
  9. Cindy Whitehand

Note: Open nominations will be accepted from the floor at the Annual General Meeting on October 12, 2016. These nominees must be present at this meeting.

The Annual Elections shall be held via an online ballot vote within the week following the October AGM. Results will be tallied by the election inspectors and announced prior to the Board meeting in November.

At the first meeting of the 2017 calendar year, the Board will elect, from its 15 members, a President, Competitive Vice President, Recreational Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary.

 

 

 

 

 

19 09, 2016

no camps right now.

24 08, 2016

RAGE U10 Elite

Pleasanton Rage U10 Elite took the gold division championship at the Soccer By The Bay tournament in Burlingame last weekend.  Led by head coach Jarreth Chan, Rage Elite found the net early and often on their way to a 4-0 weekend and dominating goal differential of 30-6.  The offense was paced by Abby Mai, Rafa Sapiz, Abigail Lopez, Reese Bayne, Aleka Mandava, and Alden Hofstede.  Meanwhile, the defense held staunch.  Eliana Hockaday, Kayla Villarde, Kayla Rodriguez, Keira Barker and Maylen Montoya limited the opposition’s opportunities over the course of the four games.  Chan’s team is gathering momentum for their Fall League, Tournament and State Cup run.  Great work girls and good luck this season.

15 08, 2016

Rec GoalKeeper Training

2016 Recreational Goalkeeper Training

Recreational Goalkeeper training will be begin on August 19th at Upper Bernal (4645 Bernal Ave).  Please send up to 2 players from your team each week.  They can be the same players or different each week.  Please contact Derrek Lesley with any questions, derreklesley@pleasantonrage.org.
Fridays U10 – U12 – 4:00 – 5:00pm
Fridays U14 – U19 – 5:00 – 6:00pm
Training will take place on the following Fridays…
8/19, 8/26, 9/2, 9/9, 9/16, 9/23, 9/30, 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28
15 08, 2016

No Camps Right Now – Please check back

12 08, 2016

2016 ECNL/id2 National Training Camp Experience

Below is my write-up for the ECNL id2 National Camp on hosted on July 7-10, 2016

DAY 1

This was my first trip flying solo and being alone at a camp/try-out that took place in Portland OR. I was met by a NIKE representative holding an iPad with my name on. It was so cool to see her holding my name! From the airport we headed to the university of Portland where I got my bag for the weekend and campus badge. Once everyone arrived, we were escorted to where our training gear was located and there it was a sign with the words “2016 ECNL id2 NATIONAL TRAINING CAMP” (my jaw dropped seeing all the gear). I saw my locker and there was my name and assigned number was with my new boots and training gear.

Later in the afternoon we were taken to the NIKE World Headquarters were we were given a presentation about each of the NIKE boots given to each of the girls. The presentation was given by a NIKE “EKIN” named Jason. A NIKE “EKIN” is a NIKE marketer who delivers the NIKE message using innovation and grassroots development. He covered the technology that goes into each boot. Some are built for speed, ball control and comfort. I was so impressed by the presentation, It was really cool. I liked NIKE boots prior to the presentation, now I love them.

In the evening we had an hour training session. It consisted of 5v2 keep away, 3v4 dribble across the line and a mini game of 5v5 going to goals with bumpers. I was nerves at first but as the exercises went on I began to feel more comfortable as I focused on the players and my surroundings and constantly being vocal on the field. When I was a bumper, I was directing girls to either have the shot or play it wide or they have me here as an option. These girls are intense, they have great vision which is key and high work ethic. 

DAY 2 

In the morning we received additional training gear which was a sand color top with white shorts and white socks. Our training was a bigger keep away with 7 attackers and 3 defending. Then we played a game where you had to advance the ball and stay in your channel. When you advance the ball you can add another player to overload your team w. extra players. Lastly we went into a small sided game against the 2001 id2 team. After the morning training session, we received another set of training gear to use for the afternoon matches. We wore a grey top and green socks and bottom.

I attended a NIKE focus group where we got the opportunity to review several new training shoes. The NIKE staff wanted to know what we liked about them and what we didn’t like. They also explained how to properly choose training shoes. Lastly they had us rate a bunch of shoes by indicating which ones I would buy and which ones I would not. It was a cool experience to give input on the shoes that were really cool.

In the second training session for the day I started as the #10. I did really well being the outlet and the distributer. I took the corners for the team and got us a PK by heading the ball down and it hit the defender in the arm in the box. During this training session I saw several college coaches watching the games but I only recognized Louisiana State and Santa Clara.

DAY 3

Day 3 was a training and recovery session. In the training session we worked on a passing exercise where the “outside” back plays the attacking mid and the mid plays it back the back. The back plays the ball to the forward to the attacking mid which then would play a thru ball to either forward or attacking back. 

Next we applied the same exercise to a mini half field version and then an 11 v 11. I had a few shots on goal and on one, the goalie had a nice save (I thought it was going in). After the training we had a recovery session. We went into the lounge and rolled out our sore muscles.

 

Later that evening we attended the Portland thorns vs Seattle reign match. Walking into the stadium and heading to our seats you would see a bunch of people starring at us. Who wouldn’t? A bunch of girls all wearing matching outfits. The game was okay. We left a little after Portland scored. Portland was playing very direct while Seattle had more of a buildup and patience with the ball. It sucked that the national players weren’t there. It would have been a totally different game. 

DAY 4

The last day was the best day. I say this because we got a uniform with our assigned number on it and all teams had a different color. I wore blue white blue. We took a bus to the Nike world headquarters and man was I nervous. The greatest athletes in the world (sponsored by NIKE) have walked through those exact doors and now I can say, “I did too”. We pulled up to the tiger woods center and when you walked through the doors, turn the corner and right there in front you see two beautiful soccer fields: Ronaldo 1 and 2. 

The whole day was spent at the NIKE world headquarters. We played one full match that day. I received the ball but I received the ball on my left w. 3 defenders in front of me. I knew I couldn’t get a clean shot so I played a great ball through splitting two defenders and bam we scored a goal. The coaches knew I cover ground so they had me cover the left back, holding mid and the direct passing lane to the left forward. I had two nice slide tackle. I almost scored too, but of course with my luck, the ball hits the side posts. My team dominated the match, we won 4-2 with one of the goals being assisted by me.

I thank the Rage staff for believing in me and giving me this opportunity. This was a great experience. I am thankful for the opportunity to play against and amongst some of the most Amazing Young Women in the US. That was the cherry on top.

Vanessa Mejia

Rage 2000 ECNL Team

3 08, 2016

Orange & Gold Fall Fundraiser

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Join us for our 2nd Annual Social!

We have a special evening of festivities planned, including cocktails, appetizers, raffles, dancing and connecting with friends and family. Proceeds raised from the fundraiser support field development and maintenance, equipment maintenance, scholarship needs and program development. Additionally Pleasanton RAGE will donate 20% of the proceeds to the Gable Heart Beats Foundation  as part of our charity sponsor program.

 What a great way to spend a fun evening so invite your family and friends to this special, not to be missed, event!
BARONE’S RESTAURANT 
475 ST. JOHN ST. IN PLEASANTON 
Saturday, OCTOBER 8, 2016 
6:00PM – 10:00PM
Purchase Tickets Here
Raffle Sample Items
20 06, 2016

RAGE Updated Naming Structure for Fall 2016

In an effort to add clarity to our competitive teams, Rage will update it’s naming structure for the Fall 2016 season and beyond.  Top teams will now be named “Elite”, until they reach ECNL age (U14) where the name will change to “ECNL”.  Second teams will all be named “Premier”, third teams will all be named “Orange” and fourth teams will all be named “Grey”.  A sample of the naming structure can be found below:

rage-naming-structure

 

27 05, 2016

2016 RAGE Summer Soccer Camp – 2010/2009/2008/2007/2006 Birth Years

The RAGE Summer Soccer Camp provides a unique learning environment for the recreational player to develop fundamental soccer skills. The goal of Summer Soccer is to foster a passion for soccer and a greater understanding of the game while building a solid foundation of basic skills and technique.

RAGE Summer Soccer Camp is open to recreational players within the 2010/2009/2008/2007/2006 birth years. This is a great way for players to receive professional training in a fun environment.

Download Registration Form
Curriculum  Ball Control/Creativity, 1v1/2v2 Ability, Passing, Small Sided games
Academy Trainers RAGE Recreational Director Megan Walinski and staff
When/Where July 11th – July 14th
Monday – Thursday:  9:00 – 10:30am
Field Location Muirwood Park – 4701 Muirwood Dr, Pleasanton 94566
Cost $100 (make checks payable to PGSA)
Contact Megan Walinski, MeganWalinski@pleasantonrage.org

 

Register:                     Mail check and registration form to:

PGSA Rec Summer Camp
173 Spring St, Suite100
Pleasanton, Ca 94566

Deadline to Register – July 1st, register early, spaces will fill up!