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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

NOTE: ALL AGE GROUPS ARE FILLED

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)

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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.  

 
Coaches
Jim Garber 
Jack Gerard
Michelle Logan
 
Players:
Abigail Baer
Allison Lourenco
Amanda Francken
Anika Kapai
Grace French
 
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.

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 – October 14

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Join us for our 3rd Annual Social!

We have a special evening of festivities planned, including cocktails, appetizers, raffles, dancing and connecting with friends and family!

We are looking for fabulous raffle donations: vacation home getaways, tickets to popular sporting events, a day on the Bay, or other unique experiences valued at $1,500 or greater.

What a great way to spend a fun evening raising money for our players.  Invite your family and friends to this special, not to be missed, event!

  1. 30% of funds raised by Pleasanton RAGE will go to Gable Heart Beats Foundation and 70% will go towards financial assistance programs offered by our club.
  2. A portion of BUSC funds raised will go to the A-T Children’s Project and Rettsyndrome.org.  In addition, proceeds raised will continue support field development & maintenance, equipment maintenance, scholarship needs and program development.

BARONE’S RESTAURANT 
475 ST. JOHN ST. IN PLEASANTON 
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2017
6:00PM – 10:00PM

Purchase Tickets – Click Here