2021 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. Two $1,500.00 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 a number of years playing for RAGE. In addition, an essay is submitted defining one of the RAGE core values and explaining how the value is learned while playing soccer and serving the community.
Congratulations to this year’s recipients!
Isabel has played soccer for Pleasanton RAGE for 5 years, most currently as a member of the Competitive Program on the 2003 Elite Clubs National League (ECNL) Composite team.
A senior at Castro Valley High School, Isabel has a GPA of 4.23 and is undecided as to where she will attend college although her first choice is University of California, Santa Barbara. She plans on majoring in Biology.
To date, Isabel’s academic honors and accomplishments include the Castro Valley Honor Roll Society; Latino Achievement Award; Experience Berkeley Program Participant; Society of Women’s Engineering Club Member; Castro Valley Varsity Athletic Award (GPA); North Coast Section (NCS), CIF President’s List for Varsity Soccer & Scholastic Championship Team.
Equally important and inspiring is Isabel’s long list of community service, specifically her involvement in the following: Interact Club, earning recognition for many hours serving as a volunteer at food banks & festivals, and providing childcare for young children & support for senior citizens; Castro Valley Today Internship for which she created web pages for local businesses to help promote themselves during COVID-19; CV Tutors; Transfiguration Church Youth Group; Summer Volunteer at the Oakland Zoo, and the California Academy of Sciences where she was honored by the museum director for creating and performing a visual project presentation.
Isabel chose the RAGE core value “Greatness” for her essay topic. She says that “we can all play a part in improving and helping our community through communication and collaboration,” and she is “thankful to RAGE for teaching me valuable lessons on greatness and the value of community.” Isabel will carry these lessons with her to college, and will always have the RAGE core values as inspiration to continue helping her community.
Hayden has played soccer for Pleasanton RAGE for 13 years, most currently as a member of the Competitive Program on the 2003 Elite Clubs National League (ECNL) team.
A senior at Foothill High School, Hayden has a GPA of 3.95 and has committed to playing college soccer at University of California, Riverside where she will major in either Finance, Economics, or Marketing.
To date, Hayden’s academic honors and accomplishments include member of DECA; North Coast Section, CIF Distinguished Scholar-Athlete Award, for her 4 seasons of Varsity Soccer; two-time East Bay Athletic League (EBAL) All-League Honorable Mention Award recipient.
Rounding out Hayden’s excellence in academics is her community volunteerism, specifically her service to the following: National Charity League where she has spent the last 6 years volunteering more than 300 hours at and for many local and national organizations; Girls Soccer Worldwide, as an Ambassador participated in fundraising for school supplies and collecting soccer equipment for girls in Paraguay. In her role, Hayden traveled to Coronel Bogado and spent time with the girls there, giving them the inspiration to become leaders in their own community.
Hayden chose the RAGE core value “Greatness” for her essay topic. She says that “greatness is essential in achieving success in every aspect of life while creating a legacy to inspire others. … while playing soccer for RAGE I learned how to achieve greatness by perpetually demonstrating my strengths and learning from my weaknesses, to develop my character and skill.”
RAGE is pleased to offer “pick-up style” soccer on Friday nights – there will be sun, fun AND lots of soccer – come out and enjoy playing with your friends!! If you are interested in trying out for RAGE Competitive or Select soccer this would be a great way to get some touches on the ball and prepare.
**Players will be divided by birth year and may be combined with neighboring birth years depending on numbers**
Many of you have been asking about how to get your soccer player back out on the soccer field. We are excited to announce that RAGE will be hosting 2 Recreational Clinics run by RAGE staff! These upcoming multi-day clinics are open to the entire Recreational 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. Based on the current state and local guidelines, we are finally able to play soccer games again!
All players that participated in the Fall 2020 Recreational season are eligible for 1 FREE multi-day clinic. For players that did not participate in our Fall 2020 season, or for those that want to attend more than 1 clinic, the cost for each of these 3-day clinics is $105.
Dates: Friday, Saturday, Sunday, March 26-28, 2021 Times: Friday, 4:30-6pm. Saturday & Sunday, 3-4:30pm Location:Aquatic Park
Face coverings must be worn at all times by coaches, and all players when not actively playing (any breaks, on sidelines, etc.) or during low exertion periods of training. Players are now able to lower or remove masks during high exertion portions of training or games AS NEEDED if wearing face-covering is intolerable. Mask must still be on a player’s person at all times (under chin, waistband, in sock).
All players who participated in the Recreational Program in the fall of 2020 are entitled to 1 of the clinics for free. Sign-ups for their free coupon code are found by clicking on the “FREE CLINIC SIGN-UP” Button on the right.
Congratulations to our 10 seniors that signed National Letters of Intent! We are so proud of you and looking forward to following your very bright futures at your chosen exceptional schools and soccer programs.
The Nominating Committee presents to the RAGE membership their slate of nominees for the upcoming Annual Elections of the Board of Directors:
James Corbett Wood
Note: Open nominations will be accepted from the floor at the Annual General Meeting on October 13, 2020. The nominees must be present at this meeting or have previously submitted an acceptance in writing.
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 2021 calendar year, the Board will elect, from its members, a President, Competitive Vice President, Recreational Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary.
A Nominating Committee has been formed and is seeking candidates for the RAGE Board of Directors. The Board of Directors is composed of the Executive Committee and other elected Directors. The slate of candidates will be presented at the September 15, 2020 Board meeting. Nominations from the floor may be made at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) in October. The candidates for the Board of Directors’ positions will be voted upon by the membership following the AGM. Those elected will take office on January 1, 2021 and will serve for a term of two (2) years. For a description of specific Board of Directors’ positions, please refer to the “Constitution” and “Bylaws” within the “Governance” link on the RAGE website. If you or someone you know is interested, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Any and all proposals to amend the Pleasanton Girls Soccer Association Constitution must be presented to the Board of Directors at least sixty (60) days prior to the Annual General Meeting. Any member in good standing can propose a change(s) to the Constitution. The Annual General Meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 13, 2020.
Amendments to the Constitution shall be voted on at the AGM.
This summer, BUSC and RAGE will jointly offer Summer Soccer Day Camp.
Both RAGE and BUSC staff are known for creating an exciting environment and teaching the game of soccer at its best.
The camp focus will be on ball skills, 1v1, 2v2, 3v3, small-sided games, and FUN! We will offer only one camp session this year–we expect it to sell out, so register early!
SUMMER SOCCER DAY CAMP REFUND POLICY
Register with Confidence: Pandemic Policy for Cancellation of Summer Soccer Day Camp Program Prior to Start Date
If BUSC cannot run the program due to COVID-19 restrictions at the local, state, or federal level, all registrants will receive full refunds to the credit card used to pay for registration for the fall recreational season. (See below for policy on refunds/credits if programs are halted or canceled after they have begun.) There will be no need to request a refund in this instance. We will make our decision about the Summer Soccer Day Camp based on guidance from our government officials–the specific timing of this will depend on the circumstances at the time. If the programs are canceled due to COVID-19 restrictions, refunds will be provided within 7-10 business days of the decision to cancel.
Pandemic Policy for In-Progress Program
In response to the Covid-19 Pandemic of 2020, should BUSC move, delay, or cancel programming WHILE IN PROGRESS due to a decision, or upon the advice of a governing entity or sanctioning body, including but not limited to the state of California, County of Alameda, US Soccer Federation, US Youth Soccer, US Club Soccer, NorCal and Cal North, we may offer refunds and/or credits for future programming. Such a determination will be made by BUSC, in its sole discretion and based upon the circumstances of each individual program at the time of the decision.
Refund Policy for Non-COVID-19 Related Reasons
For refund requests due to other reasons, BUSC will provide full refunds back to the registrant’s credit card provided that the request is made via BUSC’s Refund Request Form NO LATER THAN END OF DAY ON JULY 8.
Refund requests made July 8-July 12 will be charged a $25 administrative fee.
There will be no refunds provided for requests made on or after the first session, except for in the case of injury (with a doctor’s note) or a family move out of town.
RAGE Recreational/Flight Program Registration Is Open
The new Recreational program combines the best elements of the old Rec and Flight options. Paid staff will run weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly training sessions for all age groups. U6 – U10 teams will be formed by our Age Group Coordinators based on friend requests, school and neighborhood alignment. U12 – U19 teams will be drafted by volunteer coaches. The new Recreational season would still be scheduled within the August to November window. Accommodations will be made to follow local guidelines with regard to COVID-19.
Register with Confidence: Pandemic Policy for Cancellation Fall Recreational Program Prior to Start Date
If RAGE cannot run one of these programs due to COVID-19 restrictions at the local, state, or federal level, all registrants will receive full refunds to the credit card used to pay for registration for that program. There will be no need to request a refund in the case of a COVID-19 cancellation. We will make our decision about programming based on guidance from our government officials–the specific timing of this will depend on the circumstances at the time. If the program is cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions, refunds will be provided within 7-10 business days of the decision to cancel.
Pandemic Policy for In-Progress Program
In response to the Covid-19 Pandemic of 2020, should RAGE move, delay, or cancel programming WHILE IN PROGRESS due to a decision, or upon the advice of a governing entity or sanctioning body, including but not limited to the state of California, County of Alameda, US Soccer Federation, US Youth Soccer, US Club Soccer, NorCal and Cal North, we may offer refunds and/or credits for future programming. Such a determination will be made by RAGE, in its sole discretion and based upon the circumstances of programming at the time of the decision.
Easily apply for the 2020/2021 fall season online!
Click on the Online Registration button to register today. Early Bird Pricing extended through August 15th
(See pricing chart below.)
Share your love of RAGE soccer with a new player and you both will get $50!
A new player is anyone who did not play for RAGE in 2018 or 2019. $50 will be reimbursed by September 30. Click on REFER A FRIEND button to submit your request. Both returning and new player must submit a request.
$200 – Early Bird Registration
$250 starting August 1
$275 – Early Bird Registration
$325 starting August 1
Head Coach Reimbursement
Professional US Soccer Coaching License
This includes any US Soccer license from the Grassroots license (4 modules required) and beyond.
Only completed licenses accepted, not stand-alone modules. One discount per coach.
Pleasanton RAGE will also reimburse the cost of your Grassroots license upon completion.
For more information on the US Soccer Coaching pathways please visit https://learning.ussoccer.com/coach/courses/available/16/details/1546
or contact RAGE Recreational Youth Director, Megan Walinski at: email@example.com.