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28 12, 2016

Alana Hicks – ’06 Grey – Feed Those In Need

alana1 alana3Around the holidays it’s the perfect time to spread happiness around you town, so that’s what I did!  I decided to make a hot chocolate and chocolate chip cookie stand to get food for families in need.  I love to bake so I made dozens of chocolate chip cookies.  They are my favorite so I guessed that my neighbors would like them too!  I also thought people would want a drink to go with it so I made some hot chocolate.  I made a festive sign and stand and then went straight to selling my hot chocolate and chocolate chip cookies.  When I told my neighbors what I was doing my stand for (food for families in need) people got very generous.  With the money I earned from my stand I was going to go to Safeway to buy their Feed Those In Need bags.  That is when you pay ten dollars per bag of food and then that bag goes to a family in need around the holidays.  I was outside my driveway from 2:00 to 4:45.  During that 2 hours and 45 minutes I sold as many hot chocolate cups and chocolate chip cookies as I could.  I got many people coming to my stand.  Before I had started my stand I made a goal of earning 50 dollars.  That would mean I could help 5 local families in need, but instead I earned 70 dollars!  That meant I helped 7 local families.  I went to Safeway and bought the 7 bags.  As I walked out of the store I felt very thankful and proud that the stand I made helped spread the holiday spirit for 7 families!


17 12, 2016

2005 Premier (U12) – Parkview Show


To help me, I brought along two of my friends, Irish Vaughan and Ella Srouji and my vocal coach, who also like singing. I first started off by telling them why I was there and then I sang a couple songs. After I sang, Ella and Irish also sang a few songs. After we had finished with that, we sang Christmas carols with them. I had brought lyrics to many different carols for them. It was so wonderful to see so many of them smiling and singing along.My name is Ella Thurlow and I’m a player from the U12 Premier. The three things that I love to do most in life are soccer, singing, and making people smile. I decided that for my leadership community service project, I wanted to make people smile and brighten their day. So I went to Parkview, a living complex for the elderly, and I put on a little show for the people in memory care. Since I love singing, I decided to make my show a singing show

Whenparkview2 we had finished with the carols, we all sat down and talked for a bit. They were all so friendly. My goal coming into Parkview was to make their day a little bit better and to put a smile on their faces. All the residents told me how happy they were and how great it was. I feel great because I accomplished my goal.

13 12, 2016

All-Star Teams Announced for the 2016 US Youth Soccer ODP Girls Thanksgiving Interregional

All-Star Teams Announced for the 2016 US Youth Soccer ODP Girls Thanksgiving Interregional

FRISCO, Texas (Dec. 9, 2016) – US Youth Soccer is proud to announce the US Youth Soccer ODP All-Star teams for the 2016 US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program (US Youth Soccer ODP) Girls Thanksgiving Interregional, which recently took place Nov. 20-25 at Spanish River Athletic Park in Boca Raton, Fla. Of the nearly 400 players that participated in the event, five rosters were constituted based on outstanding performance – one for each of the 1999 through 2003 age groups.

The US Youth Soccer ODP Girls Thanksgiving Interregional featured players that were selected from US Youth Soccer State Association and Regional level evaluations. Throughout the event players attended training sessions and competed in matches in front of U.S. Soccer national staff and collegiate coaches for the opportunity to be selected to a higher level of play.

2016 US Youth Soccer ODP Girls Thanksgiving Interregional All-Star Teams

2003 Girls
Best Region Region I (2-0-1; 7 points)
Best Scorer Region I – Payton Patrick (3 Goals)
Best Goalkeeper Region IV – Madison Goldberg
5 12, 2016

Rage 05 Elite 2 – Open Heart Kitchen

05elite1 05elite2Hi, our names are Corin Cornwell and Gracie Segundo {right to left}.  Our project was a Food Drive for the Open Heart Kitchen.  We decided to do this because we wanted to help end world hunger and we thought that it would be fun!  As we did this, we were thinking that even though we had all the food and things we need, other people don’t.  So, we gave up some of our time to help them out.  First, we got some supplies, then we planned a date. We set up our table and went up to people to ask them to help us out.  Most people took our offer.  They gave cans of beans and vegetables and other foods.  We were so proud of ourselves because we didn’t know that something so small could help out so much!  There was one guy during our Food Drive, and he said that HE worked for the Open Heart Kitchen! He works so hard every day to give every person a meal and buy all of the supplies.   We didn’t know that it took so much work to feed people and that so many people wanted to help out!  We were so grateful that we got a chance to learn and discover so much!  This was such a great opportunity!

30 11, 2016

Recreational Winter Youth Academy 2017


The RAGE Recreational Youth Academy provides a unique learning environment for recreational players to develop fundamental soccer skills. The goal of this Academy is to foster a passion for soccer and a greater understanding of the game while building a solid foundation of basic skills and technique. This training will add in elements to prepare young players for upcoming competitive tryouts for the 2017 season.  Players are welcome to attend whether or not they are planning on trying out for a competitive team.

The Recreational Youth Academy is open to all RECREATIONAL children playing in the Fall 2016 U7, U8, U9 and U10 age groups.  This is a great way for players to continue improving throughout the winter months.

*If you are interested in joining a competitive team next year, start developing the skills you need in the Recreational Youth Academy this winter season!

 Academy Trainers:  Recreational Program Director (Megan Walinski) and RAGE Coaching Staff

 When:  January 4, 2016 – February 8, 2017  (6 week program)  –   60 minutes, once-a-week training session (total of 6 sessions)



Play Dates:  2 Saturday Playdates –  Saturday, January 14th , January 21st – time TBD

Where: Patelco Sports Compex – we will play rain or shine :  7001 Pleasanton Ave.

Player must bring cleats, shin-guards, soccer ball, and water to all practices.

Cost:  Rec Winter Academy is $100

Contact: Recreational Program Director:   Meganwalinski@pleasantonrage.org

Register: Mail check and this filled out registration form to:

PGSA Rec Winter Academy
173 Spring St, Suite100
Pleasanton, Ca 94566

Deadline to Register – January 1, 2017


3 10, 2016

RAGE Impact (U14 Flight)

On a weekend where the average temperature was 100 degrees, Pleasanton Rage Impact, U14 Flight, battled the heat and some very good competition from Pleasanton Rage and Walnut Creek to with the WC Fall Classic. The Impact won the championship with a very clean slate: going 4-0 in games played without giving up a goal.

27 09, 2016

Pleasanton Rage U16 Skyfall

Pleasanton Rage U16 Skyfall battled extreme heat to win the Walnut Creek Classic Tournament on September 25.  They went into the final undefeated (2 wins and 1 tie) and shut out Walnut Creek Fusion 4-0 to take the championship title.  

Jim Garber 
Jack Gerard
Michelle Logan
Abigail Baer
Allison Lourenco
Amanda Francken
Anika Kapai
Grace French
19 09, 2016

Nominees for 2018 RAGE Board of Directors

Nominees for 2018 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. Jon Asmussen
  2. Bruce Hershey
  3. Randy Smith
  4. Ross Stonesifer

Note: Open nominations will be accepted from the floor at the Annual General Meeting on October 11, 2017.  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 2018 calendar year, the Board will elect, from its

15 members, a President, Competitive Vice President, Recreational Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary.