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16 05, 2016

3 Day Flight Mini Camp

Have you registered to play Flight this year?  The U10, U12, and U14 Flights teams will participate in a 3 Day Flight Mini Camp In July.  RAGE staff will be running the camp and Flight coaches will be there to evaluate players for the Flight Draft. Other than this camp, there will not be any additional opportunities for coaches to evaluate players.

2016 Flight Mini Camp Details

Date: July 26th, 27th, 28th

Location: Upper Bernal

Time:  U10 & U12 – 9:00 – 10:15am      U14 – 10:30 – 11:45am

Fee: NONE

2 05, 2016

U-18 U.S. Women’s National Team Experience – Olivia Sekany

_Olivia-Sekany1Last month I had the incredible experience of training with the U-18 U.S. Women’s National Team at the U.S. Soccer National Training Center in Carson, California. I had been scouted by the National Team coaches at the ECNL event in San Diego, and received an invitation to attend the training camp two days after we returned from this event. I was extremely excited to receive this opportunity–wearing the U.S. soccer crest and representing our country is a privilege that very few players receive, and I am honored to be one of them.

We arrived in Carson on Saturday, April 16th, and the rigors of camp began almost immediately. We had a training session that evening to get our legs moving after a long day of travel. It was amazing to be playing with 25 of the best players in the nation, and to see their abilities as well as their dedication to the game in action. That night, we were given instructions regarding various forms of health and wellness monitoring that we would need to perform. Every morning we were required to fill out a survey regarding our level of soreness and fatigue, level of stress, our moods, and any injuries we may have had. Additionally, we were required to monitor our resting heart rates, as well as take part in daily weigh-ins and hydration tests. With the high volume and intensity of our training sessions, we had to ensure that we were properly caring for and preparing our bodies.

_Olivia-Sekany2Sunday morning we had fitness testing. We participated in four different fitness tests: a 20-yard sprint test, the arrowhead agility test, a vertical jump test, and the “Yo-Yo Intermittent Recovery Test,” also known as the beep test. I did particularly well on the vertical jump test, with the third highest score on the team.

We had two training sessions a day–one in the morning and one in the evening. The other three goalkeepers and I began every session working with the goalkeeper coach until we were needed for drills with the rest of the team. The speed of play was very fast, and the sessions were extremely physical and competitive, which was a lot of fun for me. We also had team meetings every night to watch film, listen to scouting reports on our opponents, or talk about our plans for training the next day. The other goalkeepers and I would stay with the goalkeeper coach after the team meetings to watch film from our training sessions and analyze our technique. Some days, we also had extra training sessions while the field players rested.

_Olivia-Sekany3Over the course of the week, we played 2 games. On Tuesday we played Long Beach State University and tied them 2-2. On Friday, we played the U-17 Women’s National Team, who were also in camp that week in Carson. The U-17 WNT is preparing for the U-17 Women’s World Cup in Jordan this Fall and have been in camp together and playing games fairly regularly, so it was a great opportunity for us to play a very skilled, well organized team. We ended up losing the game 2-1, but it was still a great experience.

I learned a lot when I was at camp, about the game and myself as a player. I am looking forward to hopefully being back in training camp with the National Team this summer. My goal is to travel with the team to Ireland in October to play in some international friendlies and earn my first cap!

2 05, 2016

RAGE Academic Scholarships Available

Academics have always been the foremost concern of your club. Our daughters are students first and then soccer players. Every year we recognize those who have compiled often amazing academic records. We will award at least one college scholarship of $1500 to the player who has been with RAGE for at least two seasons and has the highest GPA in her combined junior and senior years.
Up to a dozen current players (sophomores, juniors and seniors) will receive a $250 scholarship if they received a 4.0 GPA in their school year. If there are more than a dozen, we will randomly select twelve recipients.
Final transcripts or report card copies must be sent by July 15th to
PGSA
PO Box 885
Pleasanton, CA 94566

12 04, 2016

2016 Summer Keeper Challenge

8 04, 2016

2016 Elite Summer GK Camp

Summer Elite GK Camp: will be open to all Elite goalkeepers  birth years 04-98 who are looking to take their game to the next level.

Over the course of 5 days, goalkeepers will learn, implement, and master all intermediate and advanced goalkeeper techniques, be pushed physically and mentally to endure the demands of the position, and challenged to reach his or her potential.

  • Day 1: Handling Techniques
  • Day 2: Reaction and 1v1’s
  • Day 3: Crosses and Distribution
  • Day 4: Positioning, Chips and Shot stopping
  • Day 5: Game situations/ keeper wars

DATES: June 20-24
TIME: TBD (9am – 12pm)
LOCATION: TBD
PRICE: $300*

WHO: Open to Elite goalkeepers in the east bay birth years 04-98

STAFF: Derrek Lesley, Kevin Hanan, Emmanuel Jimenez, Humberto Melendez

* Cost of registration includes 15 hours of professional instruction, a pair of Keepaere KeeperOut Academy goalkeeper gloves and a KeeperOut Academy training jersey a $90 value!

HOW TO REGISTER

Fill out registration form (below). Print a copy of  your email confirmation and send in with a check to:

Pleasanton RAGE Elite Summer GK Camp
173 Spring St, Suite100
Pleasanton, Ca 94566

Deadline to Register – June 3 , 2016

ELITE Summer GK Camp

  • PLAYER INFORMATION
  • PARENT INFORMATION
  • Best Contact Number
  • Fill this out ONLY if parent address is different than child address above
  • EMERGENCY INFORMATION
  • Friend or relative not living at same location
  • Video/Photograh/Audo Waiver

  • I hereby grant permission to the rights of my image, likeness and sound of my voice as recorded on audio or video tape without payment or any other consideration. I understand that my image may be edited, copied, exhibited, published or distributed and waive the right to inspect or approve the finished product wherein my likeness appears. Additionally, I waive any right to royalties or other compensation arising or related to the use of my image or recording. I also understand that this material may be used in diverse educational settings within an unrestricted geographic area. By signing this release I understand this permission signifies that photographic or video recordings of me may be electronically displayed via the Internet or in the public educational setting. This release applies to photographic, audio or video recordings collected as part of the sessions listed on this document only. By signing this form I acknowledge that I have completely read and fully understand the above release and agree to be bound thereby. I hereby release any and all claims against any person or organization utilizing this material.
  • PARENT/GUARDIAN WAIVER
  • DISCLAIMER, ASSUMPTION OF RISK AND WAIVER: I, the undersigned parent or legal guardian of the above player, a minor, acknowledge that participation in soccer involves risk of severe, permanent physical injury, and death. For myself, and on behalf of the above player, we willingly and voluntarily accept and assume all such risk. In consideration of permitting the voluntary participation of the above-named participant in this tryout program, for myself and on behalf of the above player, I hereby release, discharge and agree to hold harmless Pleasanton RAGE, its employees, volunteers, officials, sponsors, and other representatives from any and all claims, demands, costs, expenses, and compensation arising out of or in any way related to any injury or other damage that may result to said participant while participating in any Pleasanton RAGE sponsored event, including any physical or other injury caused by the negligence of any such person while performing his/her duties at any time. I HAVE READ THE DISCLAIMER, ASSUMPTION OF RISK, AND WAIVER AND FULLY UNDERSTAND THE TERMS OF EACH. I UNDERSTAND THAT I AND THE ABOVE PLAYER HAVE GIVEN UP SUBSTANTIAL RIGHTS BY MY AGREEING TO THESE TERMS, AND AGREE TO THESE TERMS FREELY AND VOLUNTARILY AND WITHOUT INDUCEMENT FOR MYSELF AND ON BEHALF OF THE ABOVE
  • You must agree to the above terms to register.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
4 04, 2016

Fall 2016 Registration is Now Open!

Rec, Flight and Comp registration is now open. Register Today and Save!

25 03, 2016

ECNL AND ELITE COMPETITVE PLACEMENT – Birth Years 1998/99-2002

Competitive Placements – Birth Years 1998/99-2002
Dates: May 2, 3, 4 & 5

See placement page: http://pleasantonrage.org/competitive/2016-placements/

8 02, 2016

Scholarship Opportunity

High school students set to graduate spring 2016 are invited to write an original essay of 1,000 words or less about how moving has affected them.  Examples of essay topics could include a personal relocation across the world, moving school districts, a move that an ancestor made or a friend moving away.  The topic can be as broad and creative as the student can imagine as long as it incorporates moving.

Applicants can submit the attached application information along with the essay no later than June 15, 2016 to Kathy.Denning@westrs.com or to Kathy Denning, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, 1855 Gateway Blvd, Suite 750, Concord, CA 94520.

The winner will receive a $2,000 scholarship to the college of his/her choice.  Applicants cannot be a family member of any employee of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties, NRT or a family member of any Independent Sales Associate affiliated with the brand.  Watch the video for more details: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OqHQ2Z86z5A

 

2016 Scholarships