RAGE IS BACK ON THE FIELD and week 1 is in the books!
It was a successful week back on the field in our camp format and it was a pleasure to be working with our players on the pitch once again! It was great for the girls to have fun being together again while working on ball mastery and soccer fitness! Most importantly, health and safety is always our number one priority; our environment requires that everyone is always maintaining required physical distancing, we are training in small groups and have thorough sanitation and health screening procedures. Thank you to all of the hard work from RAGE leadership and to all who have pitched in to help make our returning to the field a success! We can’t wait until next week! GO RAGE!!!!
While things certainly remain fluid, US Club Soccer determined today that based on federal recommendations, all in person soccer activities will continue to be suspended through at least April 30th. We hope to return to the field in early May, but will continue to follow the lead of the CDC, state and local public health agencies, as well as our soccer governing bodies. Based upon the mandates and recommendations of these agencies, we will update you as more is learned later in April.
At this stage NorCal Premier Soccer is considering several contingency plans, including an extension of the Spring competition season through the Summer, cancellation of the season altogether, and how the tryout/placement window will be handled if we are unable to conduct placements as planned in May. Additionally, they are considering potential refunds based upon if and when the season resumes. They will not be able to make this determination however, until a firm return-to-play date is established and potential season extension confirmed. If we are refunded any of these competition related fees, we will certainly pass them back to our members and communicate that process as soon as we learn more. The same is true for the ECNL, who is continuing to assess whether games and events will be cancelled or postponed. That said, we will return to ECNL competition no earlier than May 4th, as our ECNL games on May 2nd and 3rd will no longer take place at that time. We will also be able to address the handling of any previously collected travel funds once we receive confirmation regarding future ECNL events being cancelled versus postponed/rescheduled.
We are very pleased with the interaction and distance learning we’ve been able to conduct between our coaches and players over the past 2 weeks. Through the month of April, we will continue with this development platform and structure in order to take advantage of the opportunity to partner with our players in the following areas: growing their soccer IQ with our weekly match analysis and other tactical assignments; building their technical skills with assigned ball workouts; and maintaining fitness levels with our weekly workout assignments. Additionally, our team video conference calls have been an important way for our coaches and players to check in on each other and maintain our team and community bonds. Our coaches have been working hard to teach your daughters in this new sphere, and we thank them for their efforts in learning new technologies to optimize player development and create a positive experience for you.
We thank you for your partnership in these trying times and look forward to seeing you all out on the pitch as soon as we are able. In the meantime, we wish you, your families and loved ones optimal health and safety.
Purpose: To recognize and reward scholar athletes who demonstrate RAGE excellence in academic achievement and service to the community.
Scholarships: Two $1,875 scholarships will be awarded. Additional scholarships may be awarded based on available funds.
Eligibility: Pleasanton RAGE high school seniors who plan to attend a 4-year or 2-year college, or a vocational or art school and have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.8 or above (grades 9-12).
Applicants will be considered based on the following criteria:
Commitment to Volunteerism/Service
Community Service RAGE Club
Years playing for the RAGE Club
Conditions: The $1,875.00 scholarships are to be used toward tuition, fees, and/or books for the upcoming school year and are non-transferable. The scholarship funds will be distributed to the selected students and their colleges after RAGE receives proof of acceptance from the colleges the students will be attending.
Application Process and Checklist: The evaluation committee will review all applications and select a minimum of two recipients. Scholarship recipients will be notified no later than March 1. Each application must be accompanied by the following:
Completed Application (attach additional pages if needed)
Essay (details at bottom of application)
Copy of High School Transcript, dated after January 15 of the current year
In partnership with the San Jose Earthquakes, the San Jose Sports Authority has secured discounted group tickets for Bay Area youth soccer leagues. An All Session Pass, which includes 2 semifinal matches and the National Championship, is now just $20 for the players and $30 for families and friends of Pleasanton RAGE.
The Earthquakes have generated a link with a code for purchase that you can send out to your teams. Purchases made using this code will guarantee your club sits together for all the action! To purchase tickets, use the button to the right.
Lastly, the Youth Ticket Initiative is first come first serve and other leagues have already secured their spots. I encourage you purchase tickets ASAP, and secure your spot at the 2019 NCAA Division 1 Women’s Soccer National Championship.
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 16, 2019 Annual General Meeting.
CURRENT WORDING: 1:02 MISSION
1:02:01 The Pleasanton Rage is a community-based soccer club dedicated to providing a positive learning environment to help all girls and young women in the development of their character and life skills through soccer.
PROPOSED CHANGE to the Constitution:
1:02:01 Pleasanton RAGE is an all-girls soccer club that empowers its players to reach their full potential through soccer, service, and leadership programming for all ages and abilities.
The Nominating Committee presents to the RAGE membership their slate of nominees for the upcoming Annual Elections of the Board of Directors:
Note: Open nominations will be accepted from the floor at the Annual General Meeting on October 16, 2019. 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 2020 calendar year, the Board will elect, from its 15 members, a President, Competitive Vice President, Recreational Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary.
Two (2) RAGE paid internships providing experience in marketing and public relations.
Responsibilities include production and management of digital and print media (social media, web, video and newsletter content, advertising, graphics production).
September 2019 – May 2020
5 hrs/week (combination of RAGE office, home, events)
$13/hr + $20 monthly stipend for personal phone and computer use
Junior or Senior in high school (upcoming year)
Current RAGE player (recreational or competitive)
Access to transportation for local assignments
Pleasanton RAGE’s vision is to provide the most exceptional all-girls soccer experience in the country, recognized for developing valued skills in its players, on and off the field. To that end, we are starting an internship program where two high school students each year will have an opportunity to develop professional skills in marketing, writing, public relations, advertising, and digital media/social media.
You will work as a team to produce content that promote RAGE and develop a positive connection with RAGE families and surrounding communities. RAGE will strive to organize at least quarterly meet-ups with professionals in these fields and will support attendance at related educational seminars (social media, web production, etc.).
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Write content: feature stories, articles, profiles, blog posts, and more that inform the community of happenings at RAGE or bring awareness to topics central to our mission (leadership, service, gender equity, etc.)
Photography and graphic design: basic image production and editing
Video production: production of short and long form videos and editing
Manage, produce and post to RAGE social media channels: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter
Manage, produce, and publish content for the RAGE website
Attend special events to produce content (RAGE tournaments, games, guest speaker events, College Signing Night, etc.)
QUALIFICATIONS and REQUIREMENTS:
Excellent grammar and writing skills
Experience with image and video editing tools (Photoshop, iMovie)
Use of a personal laptop
Smartphone with quality camera
Attend special events as needed on nights and weekends
Passion for exploring and following topics related to youth sports and women’s leadership
Critical thinking skills to take and support positions on topics related to the RAGE Mission of empowering players to reach their full potential through soccer, service, and leadership.
Hi RAGE families! Saturday, August 24 is our annual parade and we’re very excited to kick-off a new season. We are still looking for volunteers and teams U12 and up who might want to act as “Big Sisters” and walk with a younger team. It’s a great opportunity for the older girls to be role models for younger girls who look up to them for nothing more than being themselves. All details are below, please contact email@example.com if you are interested in volunteering.
Opening Day Parade – 50th Anniversary!
The first Pleasanton Youth Soccer Parade took place in 1969 and we are very excited to continue this tradition for its 50th anniversary! The parade has become a fun event for all Pleasanton families to enjoy and we hope you will all join us in this great chance to bond as one community.
The success of the parade relies on our fantastic volunteers who assist in making everything run smoothly. We have several roles which we ask for volunteers to fill:
RAGE would like to reiterate that the parade is an event for ALL our age groups. In past seasons we have had older teams connect with younger teams to walk together during the parade as Big Sister/Little Sister pairs. It’s a great experience for all the girls involved! If your team is interested in participating in the parade as a Big or Little Sister team, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
6:45am: If you are attending the parade this year, please arrive at St. Mary and Main in downtown Pleasanton to line up and assemble with your team.
Teams will line up by age group, the youngest in the front and oldest in the back.
RAGE teams will line up on one half of the street, BUSC (boys) on the other.
Arrive early as parking can be difficult, and lining the teams up takes some time.
7:30am: Parade starts.
Route: South on Main, west on Angela, north on Peters, end at Peters and St. Mary.
Keep our downtown clean
Please do not create costumes that shed – NO feathered boas, beads, or tinsel, all of which require hours of post parade cleanup by members of our club.
Do not throw candy or trinkets – doing so is a violation of our parade permit.
Make sure empty donut boxes, cups, etc find a trash can or are packed out.