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.
RAGE Recreational/Flight Program Registration Is Open
The new Recreational/Flight 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/Flight Fall 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/Flight 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Please click on the job title links for detailed job descriptions and how to apply.
Job Description – Tournament Director
Pleasanton RAGE is seeking a candidate for the position of Tournament Director for the RAGE College Showcase and RAGE Girls Summer Cup events held during the last two weeks of July each year. This candidate will be the overall lead for tournament planning, staffing, and operations.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
On-site owner and decision maker for all aspects of all tournament operations
Co-lead for all tournament pre-planning
Operate tournament according to budget and team/coach participation targets as set by the RAGE Board of Directors
Primary on-site liaison to:
Referees Assignor ·
Snack bar operator
Medical athletic trainers
Oversee Tournament Operations Lead
Staff awards ceremonies at all venues for Girls Summer Cup
Lead volunteer staffing and schedules (tournament prep, field marshals, set up and clean up, etc.)
Secure donations (e.g. water) and coordinate pick-up/delivery with Tournament Operations Director
Identify paid helpers to fill open positions for both tournament weekends (e.g. golf cart security, parking attendants)
Ensure overall customer satisfaction
Complete post-tournament survey and document action items
REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS:
Knowledge of all tournament venues
On-site at Sportspark from 6:30 AM to 7:00 PM on tournament days
Excellent verbal communication skills
Ability to lead people to complete short/specific tasks
$4,000, paid following completion of tournament duties or as a credit against a RAGE player account
On Monday, October 21st, RAGE Girls Soccer Club hosted its first ever, RAGE Kicks Cancer event. This club-wide event brought together more than 400 players and families to raise awareness around breast cancer. The girls also raised nearly $10,000 to support HERS Breast Cancer Foundation and Culinary Angels, two local organizations that support women who are fighting breast cancer.
The evening started with crafts and activities that raised awareness about breast cancer. The girls made bracelets, posters, and flowers and took spirited photos at our selfie booth. They also celebrated with water balloon challenges, and a Pink Cake Walk. There was also a special quilt table, where players were invited to create squares that will be put together into a quilt that will represent our unity and hope in the fight against breast cancer. The girls then had the opportunity to listen to several inspirational speakers. We heard from representatives of HERS Breast Cancer Foundation and Culinary Angels, and then from two of our own RAGE moms who have battled breast cancer. The emotional stories helped bring awareness and fostered a sense of purpose for RAGE Kicks Cancer. Finally, the RAGE coaches had a field goal kicking contest. Congratulations to Walter Pratte for kicking the farthest.
It was incredible to witness a sea of pink, coming together to give back to our community. As an all girls soccer club, RAGE has a special motivation to raise awareness for breast cancer. Beyond awareness, this community service project created solidarity, and raised nearly $10,000 to support local women who are fighting breast cancer. The RAGE Board of Directors also agreed to match donations, up to $5,000, bringing the total donations to nearly $15,000.
A special thank you goes out to special group of 05 players who helped organize RAGE Kicks Cancer: Ava Hofstede, Emma Fuller, Brooke Walker, Cami Amaral, Siena Queirolo, Lauren Grgurina, and Zoe Franks. Another huge thank you goes to Jen Franks, Tamie Shadle, and Shelly Walker for bringing RAGE Kicks Cancer to life.
On behalf of RAGE Girls Soccer club, I am proud to say that we are living up to our Mission to empower our players to reach their full potential through service and leadership programming.
Thank you for making RAGE Kicks Cancer a resounding success!
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.
You are cordially invited to our first RAGE Kicks Cancer, community service project. This is a fundraiser and breast cancer awareness event that will support two remarkable organizations, HERS Breast Cancer Foundation and Culinary Angels. To support these organizations, we are asking that each player donate at least $10. In addition, RAGE will match funds raised by our players, up to $5,000.
RAGE Kicks Cancer will include a Big Sister-Little Sister picnic, information booths, craft activities to support awareness, a Pink Cake Walk, spirit events, and a coaches challenge you don’t want to miss! RAGE is honored to bring awareness and financial support to a cause that is so important to our players and families.
Please return this paper, along with your donation, prior to Thursday, October 19th. Your team’s Big Sister-Little Sister coordinator will collect the funds and forms and turn them in the day of our event. Cash or checks are acceptable. Make checks payable to PGSA.
Prizes – All players who donate at least $50 will be entered into a raffle for a $50 gift card. Players who donate at least $100 will be eligible to win 2 Disneyland Park Hopper Passes.
At the start of the season, there was an open spot in Penn women’s soccer’s back four. Freshman Peyton Raun has fit right in.
Raun has made her way into the starting lineup, playing almost every minute of every game so far this season. In front of senior goalkeeper Kitty Qu, Raun has joined the likes of seniors Megan Lloyd and Laura Hamilton, as well as junior Jadyn Wilensky, in the back.
Right off the bat, Raun showed promise. Her preseason performance indicated that she would be ready to compete for the Quakers come the start of the season.
“Peyton is just unbelievably athletic. She covers so much ground. She’s fast and she has an engine. Sometimes that allows you to get away with a few more mistakes because you have that athletic ability. But not only that, she’s a competitor,” coach Nicole Van Dyke said. “I think she’s done a great job of coming in, staying focused, but at the same time trying to learn and grow.”
Raun has helped fill the void left by defender Camillia Nwokedi, who graduated from Penn after last season.
Throughout her career, Nwokedi played in 57 games, starting in 50 of them. In 2018, she was named Ivy League Defensive Player of the Year. Along with the rest of the defense, notably Qu, Nwokedi helped the Quakers to only allow five goals all season. It’s safe to say she was a staple of the defense.
Not only was Nwokedi an integral member of the back four, but the Quakers also pride themselves on having a very strong defensive style.
“I think that defense has always been the backbone of our team. It’s been a large part of our identity over the past four years now that I’ve been here. In terms of style, it hasn’t really changed that much,” Qu said. “It’s amazing this year that we have so much depth. I think that [our defense] doesn’t change that much when we have new players stepping in because everybody understands their role and everybody plays together really nicely, no matter who it is.”
Fortunately, Raun has shown that she is capable of maintaining this style.
“I think she has a lot of similarities athletically to Cami. However, she’s a very good soccer player. She can connect passes; she’s very precise on her long balls,” Van Dyke said. “She probably would like to go forward way more than we allow her to, and that’s something that we can grow into the position as she becomes more experienced and continues to learn our style and when that would be appropriate.”
Like 14 of her teammates, Raun is from California. A native of Pleasanton, she played for Pleasanton Rage ECNL for seven years. She also competed for her high school team for three years after taking her freshman year off.
“I just needed a break [to] figure out that I wanted to come back and play,” Raun said.
After her freshman year, Raun returned to soccer with a newfound excitement. It was the allure of a closely-bonded team that drew her to Penn and has helped her succeed in her first few games.
“[The first few games] have been so much fun actually. I love the competitive environment, and everyone’s so uplifting,” Raun said. “During the game, you make a mistake and instantly someone to my right or left is saying, ‘it’s ok, you got it next time,’ as well as just being surrounded by a competitive environment where I know anyone could come on the field and compete just as well as anyone who was already on the field. I think it’s important to be part of a team like that.”
As for what she has learned, Raun cites learning how to be a good teammate as the most important lesson. It’s clear that she has had a positive impact on the backfield as well.
“She gives us a calming presence back there. I think that she is able to settle us in the back a little bit. If the other team starts coming at us a little bit, she’s able to provide that calming presence,” Qu said. “She’s very quick; I think that helps a lot [in] the back. She’s able to close down space very quickly; she’s able to recover if we get countered. I think all those abilities contribute to how well she’s been playing.”
Now that the Quakers have progressed into Ivy play, Raun’s performance will be as important as ever. The Red and Blue will next play Cornell this Saturday at home.