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Important Rec Upcoming Events

2023-07-30T22:28:52-07:00July 25th, 2023|

Women’s World Soccer Bracket Challenge

2023-07-11T09:32:19-07:00July 11th, 2023|

Women’s World Soccer Bracket Challenge

Join Pleasanton RAGE in celebrating the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup by entering the Women’s World Soccer Bracket Challenge presented by USL Super League! Simply follow the rules below to create your bracket, and you could have a chance to win some great prizes while cheering on the top soccer stars this summer!

PRIZES

GRAND PRIZE

  • 75-inch Hisense TV
  • $500 PUMA gift card
  • PUMA cleats
  • $50 Seatgeek Promo Code
  • SELECT Official Match Ball

CONSOLATION PRIZE

  • USL Partner Package
    • SELECT Official Match Ball
    • $100 PUMA Gift Card
    • $50 SeatGeek Promo Code

HOW TO PLAY

Make the following selections:

  • Order of finish within Group for each team
  • One (1) winning Team for each of the fourteen (14) knockout games.
  • One (1) winning Team for the Third Place game.
  • One (1) winning Team for the Final game.

Create a username and register for the contest.

Check back in throughout the tournament to view the leaderboard and track your progress!

By participating you are agreeing to the USL Privacy Policy and Contest Terms & Conditions.

Referee Clinics

2023-07-09T20:12:13-07:00July 3rd, 2023|

Upcoming Referee Clinics

  • The students must be 13 years and older at the time of registration.
  • The cost of registration is $75
  • If the student is 18 years and older then there will be a $32 background check fee. If the student is 18 years and older and is from another country the background check fee is $150.
  • The students will be registering for 2024 but they could officiate once they graduate from their course for the remainder of 2023 and the entire 2024.
  • The course is comprised of 7-9 hours of online sessions and 3 hours of field sessions.  The student MUST complete the online sessions before taking their 3-hours field session.
  • All courses are from 5 pm – 8 pm
  • 7/14 and 7/28 courses will be at Rancho San Ramon Community Park
  • 8/10 course will be at Val Vista Field 1
  • Val Huerta and Alex Delgado Jr will be our instructors.

2023 RAGE Recreational Registration

2024-02-07T18:55:39-08:00March 16th, 2023|

How to Register

Step 1:  Create a parent account NOTE:  Already have a TGS parent account (competitive and select players already use this platform for tryout and team registration)?  If so, simply login and skip to step 2.
Step 3:  Register! 

Early Bird Pricing through May 31st. (See pricing chart below.)

RAGE REC
U5-U7 Early bird $275
Starting June 1 $300
Starting July 1 $325
Starting Aug 1 $375
U8-U19 Early bird $350
Starting June 1 $375
Starting July 1 $400
Starting Aug 1 $450

Multi-Player Discount
2nd player = $50 discount
3rd player plays free (contact Tamie Shadle for coupon code)
Head Coach Reimbursement = $150
Assistant Coach Reimbursement = $50

2023 RAGE Scholarship Award Winners

2023-03-08T14:52:43-08:00March 8th, 2023|

2023 RAGE Scholarship Award for Excellence in Academic Achievement and Service to the Community

Each year, Pleasanton RAGE Girls Soccer Club recognizes and rewards scholar-athletes who demonstrate RAGE excellence in academic achievement and service to the community. At least two $2,000.00 scholarships for college are awarded to high school seniors who plan to attend a 4-year or 2-year college, or a vocational or art school, and have a cumulative GPA of 3.8 or higher. Applicants are considered based on the following criteria: academic achievement; commitment to volunteerism/service; and the number of years playing for RAGE. In addition, an essay is submitted defining one of the RAGE core values (Respect, Attitude, Greatness, Expectations) and explaining how the value is learned while playing soccer and serving the community.

Congratulations to this year’s recipients!

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Ciara Stapleton

Ciara has played soccer for Pleasanton RAGE for 14 years, most currently as a member of the Competitive Program on the 2005 Select team.

A senior at Amador Valley High School, Ciara has a GPA of 4.34 and is currently undecided as to where she will attend college, possibly UT Austin or UCLA. She plans on majoring in Neuroscience or Psychobiology.

To date, Ciara’s academic honors and accomplishments include AP Scholar with Distinction; National Merit Commended Scholar; 3-year Honor Roll distinction in middle school; Trombone Player: Concert Band, Wind Ensemble Band, & Amador Valley Marching Band; American Legion Auxiliary State Finalist; Team Captain, Pleasanton RAGE.

Equally important and inspiring is Ciara’s list of community service, specifically her involvement in the following: Math Olympiad, as a Coach held meetings, lead specialized math lessons, and administered contests while creating a fun, engaging environment for 7 elementary school students; Kids Against Hunger, as a volunteer packing food for communities in need, both locally and overseas; PUSD, as an Academic Tutor helping 4th graders struggling with math; Special Olympics; Campana Jazz Festival.

Ciara chose the RAGE core value “Attitude” for her essay topic.  She says that “my winning attitude is perseverance through obstacles… I’ve played for RAGE longer than any other commitment in my life, and it has been the most formative facet of my youth. I will miss the game and my teammates…, but will forever carry my winning attitude through the trials of adult life.”

Macy Lehrer

Macy has played soccer for Pleasanton RAGE for 13 years, most currently as a member of the Competitive Program on the 2005 Elite Clubs National League (ECNL) team. 

A senior at Carondelet High School, Macy has a 4.43 GPA and has committed to playing college soccer at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) where she plans on majoring in Economics, Data Science, and Computer Science. 

To date, Macy’s academic honors and accomplishments include National Merit Finalist; AP Scholar with Distinction; Hugh O’Brien Youth Leader; Latin Student Award (2021, 2022); Green Dot Leader; Member: National Honors Society & California Scholarship Federation.

Rounding out Macy’s excellence in academics and honors is her community volunteerism, specifically her service to the following: Senior Sidekicks, a non-profit organization that she co-founded and for which she serves as Technical Advisor providing support to senior citizens with pets who need help with vet bills, medicine, grooming, and food; Tiny House Engineer helping build houses for seasonal farm workers in Brentwood; Peer Counselor as a mentor for the Freshman group; Co-Founder & Co-President of Carondelet Speech & Debate, an award-winning Club that supports younger members find confidence while competing in public speaking. 

Macy chose the RAGE core value “Greatness” for her essay topic.  She says that “The confidence I’ve found in my talents through soccer has allowed me to become the person strong enough to manage a program like [Senior Sidekicks]. I thank soccer for the lessons it has taught me… it’s made a tougher, smarter person who is constantly striving for greatness in every aspect of… life.”

Tryouts

2023-10-18T17:17:19-07:00March 8th, 2023|

RAGE Tryout Information

For tryout information, please contact the Age Group Coordinator (AGC) for your player’s respective birth year:

Recreational Spring Soccer Clinics 2023

2023-02-22T11:57:28-08:00January 25th, 2023|

Recreational Spring Soccer Clinics

RAGE will be offering multi-day clinics open to the entire Recreational and Select soccer community as well as those who are new to the game of soccer. The curriculum for the clinics will involve some technical ball skills work at the beginning of each session and then a lot of gameplay amongst each other. Players will be divided by birth year and may be combined with neighboring birth years depending on numbers.
Available to players birth years: 2017 – 2008.

Clinic #1

THIS PROGRAM IS FOR RECREATIONAL AND SELECT PLAYERS ONLY

Dates: Saturday & Sunday, March 25 & 26, 2023
Times: Saturday & Sunday, 9-10:30 am (U6/U7 will only be 1 hour – from 9:30-10:30 am)
Location: Aquatic Park

Price: $100

Clinic #2

THIS PROGRAM IS FOR RECREATIONAL AND SELECT PLAYERS ONLY

Dates: Saturday & Sunday, April 22 & 23, 2023
Times: Saturday & Sunday, 4-5:30 pm (U6/U7 will only be 1 hour – from 4:30-5:30 pm)
Location: Aquatic Park

Price: $100

Friday Night Futbol - Spring 2023

THIS PROGRAM IS FOR RECREATIONAL AND SELECT PLAYERS ONLY

RAGE will be offering a fun and engaging environment of “pick-up style” soccer games. Players will be divided by birth year and may be combined with neighboring birth years depending on numbers.

Dates: Fridays – April 14, 21, 28 & May 5
Times: 4:30-5:30 pm
LocationAquatic Park

Price: $100

How To Register

Step 1:  Create a parent account NOTE:  Already have a TGS parent account (competitive and select players already use this platform for tryout and team registration)?  If so, simply login and skip to step 2.
Step 2:  Click on “My Children”
Step 3:  Click on “Registration”
Step 4: Click on “Public Programs in your area” NOTE:  the program has a 10 mile radius – if you live further than 10 miles from Pleasanton you will need to change the radius
Step 5: Choose “RAGE 2024 Camps and Clinics”
Step 6: Register

2023 RAGE Executive Committee Election Results

2023-01-12T16:00:47-08:00January 12th, 2023|

2019 RAGE logo retina 2023 RAGE Board of Directors

1-12-2023 Notice to the Membership:

On January 10, 2023, the following candidates were elected as officers of the Club by the RAGE Board of Directors:

  • President:  Sean Fogarty
  • Competitive Vice President:  Vishakha Sant
  • Recreational Vice President:  Dawn Chapman
  • Secretary:  Katie Moe
  • Treasurer: Randy Smith

Their duties are effective immediately.

RAGE Scholar Athlete/Community Service Scholarship

2022-12-12T07:54:14-08:00December 11th, 2022|

Purpose: To recognize and reward scholar-athletes who demonstrate RAGE excellence in academic achievement and service to the community.

Scholarships: At least two $2,000 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:

  • Academic Achievement
  • Commitment to Volunteerism/Service
    • Community Service
    • RAGE Club
    • Church
    • Referee
  • Years playing for the RAGE Club

Conditions: The $2,000.00 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 the application)
  • Copy of High School Transcript, dated after January 15 of the current year

Please mail or email completed application.
Email: marthabrown@pleasantonrage.org
Mail:
RAGE Scholarship   PO Box 885, Pleasanton CA 94566

Deadline: ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY FEBRUARY 15

USLw-Info

2022-12-28T11:39:27-08:00December 7th, 2022|

USLw Norcal Division

TAMPA, Fla. – The USL W League today announced that six expansion clubs – Academica SC, California Storm, Marin FC, The Olympic Club, Pleasanton RAGE and San Francisco Glens – will join Oakland Soul and Stockton Cargo to create the NorCal Division, which will take the field in the 2023 season.

“The establishment of a NorCal Division is a watershed moment for the W League,” said Amanda Vandervort, USL Super League and W League President. “Paired with our Northwest Division, the W League’s footprint is now truly national, which is what we’ve always envisioned. Creating this division with clubs of this caliber and notable sporting history is thrilling and we look forward to seeing these clubs excel on and off the pitch.”

The division welcomes clubs of several different backgrounds and histories in the sport. Four of which already compete, or will take the field in 2023, as part of the USL ecosystem in USL Championship or League Two.

“We’re so excited to welcome six highly competitive clubs, bringing the league to over 60 clubs in its sophomore season which is an incredible milestone,” said Joel Nash, USL Vice President of Youth and Pre-Professional Properties. “Northern California is home to some of the county’s most vibrant and talented soccer, from players and clubs to fans and their communities and I believe these founding clubs are a perfect representation of that.”

Academica SC was founded by a group of Portuguese immigrants from the Azores Islands in 1972. 50 years later, Academica will join the W League and showcase talent from the 209 – Turlock, Calif. The club’s mission is to have players who find pride in representing their communities while competing at the highest level. Academica also announced that the club will field a men’s side in League Two.

The California Storm was founded in 1995 by Jerry Zanelli and has had a host of notable players play for the Storm, including Brandi Chastain, Sissi and Julie Foudy.

“The California Storm is very excited to be part of the launch of the USL W League in California,” said Jamie Levoy, Cal Storm Executive Director. “We need more options for women to play here in the U.S. The USL has proven to be a successful organization that promotes professionalism for the athletes and fans. We look forward to working with them to continue to grow the game for women and inspire the next generation.”

Founded in 2004, Marin FC was created specifically to support the development of elite competitive soccer teams and players in Marin County. The team’s mission statement boils down to ‘inspire and advance.’ Marin FC’s W League team, the Siren, completes the club’s parallel player development pathway as the club also has a men’s squad, the Legends, that compete in League Two.

The Olympic Club, founded in 1860, is one of America’s oldest athletic clubs. The Olympic Club has been a home for elite amateur athletes since its inception, with over 90 Olympic Games medalists in its history. The Winged “O” has fielded locally competitive women’s soccer teams since 2002.

“The Olympic Club prides itself on fostering athletes pursuing the highest levels of amateur sports in their respective fields of play,” said Nick Lusson, Olympic Club Athletic Director. “We’re thrilled to further accomplish that objective by bringing our women’s soccer team to the USL W League. It’s absolutely vital that we have a robust and high-quality league like this on a national level and we’re honored to get to play a role in making that happen here in Northern California.”

Established in 1983, Pleasanton RAGE is committed to holistic player development with a particular focus on leadership and community service.

“Pleasanton RAGE is thrilled to be joining the USL W League,” said Erin Sharpe,  Director of Coaching at Pleasanton RAGE. “The investment that the W League is making to improve and grow the women’s game at the pre-professional level in Northern California is an important one and we are proud to be a part of it.  The core tenets of the USL W League align with our own and we look forward to providing an exceptional experience for our players and fans as a member of this great organization.”

The San Francisco Glens were founded in 1961 by Dr. Michael McFadden as an adult soccer team in the local amateur league with players primarily from the Irish-American community. Today, the Glens have grown into the largest soccer club in The City, with over 1,100 players at various levels. The Glens’ mission is to give local players of all backgrounds the opportunity to compete at the highest level their dreams and determination will allow.  The club also recently broke ground on a new waterfront stadium on Treasure Island.

In addition to the six clubs, previously announced clubs Oakland Soul and Stockton Cargo will also compete in the NorCal division.

To learn more about the W League, visit USLWLeague.com and follow the W League on TwitterInstagram and Facebook.

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