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Nominees for 2021 RAGE Board of Directors

2020-09-18T08:37:56-07:00September 18th, 2020|


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The Nominating Committee presents to the RAGE membership their slate of nominees for the upcoming Annual Elections of the Board of Directors:

  1. Martha Brown
  2. Colin Chang
  3. Cassandra Fuller
  4. Erik Hofstede
  5. Chris Palmer
  6. 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.

2020 RAGE Board of Directors’ Annual Election

2020-08-27T19:04:52-07:00August 3rd, 2020|

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 parliamentarian@pleasantonrage.org.

Board of Directors Information Packet
2020 Application for Candidacy

Deadline to Amend the RAGE Constitution

2020-08-03T14:52:43-07:00August 3rd, 2020|

Notice to the RAGE Membership:

Deadline: August 17, 2020

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.

Please email your proposals to parliamentarian@pleasantonrage.org

View Current RAGE Constitution

2020 RAGE Recreational Registration Is Open!

2021-03-19T15:21:34-07:00May 8th, 2020|

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.)

Online Registration

Bring Your Friends!

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.

Refer a Friend

2020/2021 PRICING

Registration U5-U7 $200 – Early Bird Registration
$250 starting August 1
Registration (U8-U19) $275 – Early Bird Registration
$325 starting August 1
Multi-Player Discount  ($50)
Head Coach Reimbursement  ($100)
Volunteer Reimbursement  ($50)
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: meganwalinski@pleasantonrage.org.

RAGE New Coaches and College Recruiting Panel Webinar

2020-04-27T20:20:03-07:00April 24th, 2020|

RAGE Webinar Series: College Recruiting Panel

Featuring current and former RAGE staff with extensive college coaching experience and expertise in every collegiate division

Please Join Us - Click Here!
When: Monday, April 27th @ 3pm
Please join us at: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85030913710
The format will include open Q&A from attendees, so please come ready to participate!
Please Join Us - Click Here!

Moderated by: Erin Sharpe, RAGE DOC
Former Head Coach, Colorado Mesa University
Played at Santa Clara University

Meet Our Panelists

Tina Estrada
Tina EstradaAssociate Head Coach, San Jose State
Former RAGE Coach and Alum
Former Associate Head Coach, St. Mary’s College; Assistant Coach, DePaul University
Played at Santa Clara University
NCAA Division I Panelist
Lorna Brownlie
Lorna BrownlieAssistant Coach, Cal Berkeley and RAGE Director of Goalkeeping
Former Head Coach, Auburn University at Montgomery; Assistant Coach, University of the Pacific
Played at University of Mobile
NCAA Division I & II and NAIA Panelist
Alena Thom
Alena ThomRAGE Technical Staff, 2008-2006 (11v11 Stage I) Age Group Coordinator and 2020-2021 season 2005 (U16) ECNL Head Coach
Former Assistant Coach, Wake Forest University; Chabot College
Played at Wake Forest University
NCAA Division I and Community College Panelist
Mike Herman
Mike Herman2020-2021 season RAGE 2004 (U17) ECNL Head Coach
Former Head Coach, Holy Names University; Assistant Coach, University of Hawaii; University of San Francisco; San Francisco State University
Played at St. Mary’s College and Holy Names University
NCAA Division I & II Panelist
Jonathan Decker
Jonathan Decker2020-2021 season RAGE 2012 (u9) Elite and 2008 (U13) Premier Head Coach
Former Assistant Coach, California Lutheran University; Moorpark College
Played at CSU Monterey Bay
NCAA Division II & III and Community College Panelist
Toby Frohlich
Toby FrohlichRAGE Technical Staff, 2010-2009 (9v9) Age Group Coordinator and 2020-2021 season 2007 (U14) ECNL Head Coach
Former Assistant Coach, Wright State University; Northern Kentucky University
Played at Northern Kentucky University
NCAA Division I Panelist

2020 RAGE Scholarship Award for Excellence in Academic Achievement and Service to the Community

2020-04-01T22:17:02-07:00March 31st, 2020|

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 $1,875.00 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 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!

Juliana Gerard

Juliana has played soccer for Pleasanton RAGE for 11 years, most currently as a member of the Recreational Program on the U19 team, Skyfall.

A senior at Quarry Lane School in Dublin, CA, Juliana has a GPA of 4.5 and will be attending UCLA in the Fall.  She plans on majoring in Biology.

To date, Juliana’s academic honors and accomplishments include the Brandeis Book Award for Social Action and Civic Engagement; National Spanish Exam Awards; National Merit Scholarship Commended Student; Quarry Lane School Dean’s List Honor Roll, 9th – 12th grades; International Baccalaureate Diploma Candidate; National Honor Society.

Equally important and impressive is Juliana’s community service, specifically her involvement in the following: Student Mentoring & Interactive Learning Exchange (SMILE), an organization that she created; Girl Scouts, earning the highest honor, the Gold Award; the Quarry Lane School Environmental Club, Wildlife Club, and the Annual Futsal Tournament for which she was co-director; Congregation Beth Emek/Open Heart Kitchen.

Juliana chose the RAGE core value “Respect” for her essay topic. She says that she is “proud to be part of the RAGE community because we are a league full of strong-willed, dedicated, and respectful girls.” She will continue to carry the core values with her as she begins her journey to college.

Danya Gonzalez

Danya has played soccer for Pleasanton RAGE for 2 years as a member of the Competitive Program on the 2002 Elite Clubs National League (ECNL) team.

A senior at John C. Kimball High School in Tracy, CA, Danya has a GPA of 4.2 and has committed to playing college soccer at Cal State University, East Bay where she will major in Kinesiology.

To date, Danya’s academic honors and accomplishments include Academic Block K for attaining a 4.0 GPA or higher throughout her high school career; Valley Oak League (VOL) Scholar-Athlete Award, for her 2 seasons of track & field and 4 seasons of soccer.

Rounding out Danya’s excellence in academics is her community volunteerism, specifically her service to the following: St. Bernard’s Catholic Church where she spent 2 weeks every summer for the last 6 years mentoring the youth at Vacation Bible School; Tracy Youth Soccer League (TYSL), as a trainer of youth soccer teams in the local area.

Danya chose the RAGE core value “Greatness” for her essay topic. She says that for her “greatness itself encompasses all three of the other values within it. In order to be great you must have respect, a positive attitude, and also high expectations. … As RAGE players we are taught that greatness is… being motivated to develop new skills on and off the field and creating a legacy for others to follow.”

Recreational Youth Academy Spring 2020

2020-02-18T15:15:17-08:00February 18th, 2020|

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 placement (tryouts) for the 2020 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 players with 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008  birth years.  This is a great way for players to continue improving throughout the spring months. 

Academy Trainers: Recreational Program Director (Megan Walinski) and RAGE Coaching Staff

When: March 16, 2020  – April 20, 2020 (5 week program) 60 minutes, once-a-week training session (total of 5 sessions)

**No training the week of Spring Break 4/6/20

2014/2013 Mondays 4:30-5:30 pm 3/16, 3/23, 3/30, 4/13, 4/20 Val Vista 2
2012/2011 Mondays 4:30-5:30 pm 3/16, 3/23, 3/30, 4/13, 4/20 Val Vista 2
2010/2009/2008 Mondays 5:30-6:30 pm 3/16, 3/23, 3/30, 4/13, 4/20 Val Vista 2

Play date: 2 separate Fridays – Dates and times TBD

Where: Val Vista 2 – 7350 Johnson Dr, Pleasanton 94588

Cost: Rec Spring Academy is $105

Contact: Recreational Program Director – Meganwalinski@pleasantonrage.org

**Players  bring cleats, shin-guards, soccer ball, and water to all practices.


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