RAGE Leadership

Spring into Action

2018-04-27T08:56:12-07:00April 27th, 2018|

The Spring Into Action committee would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who came out and made RAGE’s first ever day of service, a success.  We had more than 70 people volunteer their time at various locations around Pleasanton, including the Valley Humane Society, the Adobe Creek Clean Up, a soccer clinic for kids with special needs, baking goods, and running three hugely successful bake sales at our sports fields.  Our vision for the event was to encourage RAGE players to take time out of their busy schedules and give back. This year’s event was the beginning of a grassroots movement to encourage all of us to recognize how fortunate we are, and to give back to the community. We hope that everyone will participate next year!  

As part of this project, we held 3 bake sales to raise money, collect cleats, and build awareness for Girls Soccer Worldwide, a non-profit organization that uses soccer as a vehicle to influence gender equality and female empowerment.  Due to incredible support, we were able to raise more than $800 and nearly 60 pairs of cleats. Congratulations RAGE families for being part of something larger than ourselves.

Thanks Again,

Spring Into Action Organizing Committee

Costa Rica ODP Trip

2018-03-19T13:07:00-07:00March 19th, 2018|

I was selected to play for Region IV ODP and represent rage being the only player from the area to go.My trip to Costa Rica was truly an experience that I will never forget.Being selected for this trip was an honor because playing at the highest level is what I aspire to do.The environment we were in was as if we were the U.S national team,we all worked very hard to get onto this team and we wanted to win the tournament.My team had practice every day twice a day from the day we landed.We had a morning training,then lunch and off to our afternoon session.It was an amazing experience to play in a stadium for an international tournament.The competition was very hard and talking to some of the players after the game on the other teams was eye opening.They are all different ages ranging from 15 all the way to 34.

Once our game was over the teams choose who the thought the best player was on the other team,I played the whole game against our hardest competition and kept a shut out and had 7 game defining saves.The best feeling is knowing after the game when the other team was asked who the best player was and i hear them all say “la portera!” knowing they were talking about me.Being recognized like that was a huge honor coming from a professional team from another country.These players are good competition to play against, they deserve to be on the professional teams they are on.

On our day off we went to help people in the community so we bought toys for some kids to play with at a school for struggling families.We spent and hour playing with kids who’s families are going through rough times and need help whether it be a single mom or drinking problems at home, the school helps the parents recover and the child get a good education.This was the highlight of my trip because seeing those kids faces when they walked out jumping in excitement.They don’t have the best situations and were beyond grateful to even get a few stickers from us.We then went to the beach and spent the day there to relax and take a break.

There were a lot of memories made with my team,coaches,and the costa rica soccer staff; our teams guide took us to the best spots in San José and our cultural night was a lot of fun to do.Cultural night is when they have a dance group put on a show for us and we eat all of the foods they typically eat there.But by far the best memories are with my coach Brandi Chastain because whenever we were bored she had us do something fun together or do competitions against the other regions that were there.We would have team meetings that were eye opening because our coaches are very experienced at what they do.I have learned a lot of new things on this trip but I will never take anything for granted because of this opportunity I have been blessed with.I would go to this trip over national camp because opportunities like this are rare and hard to come by.

I am beyond blessed to have this opportunity to play in an International tournament,be named mvp against the most difficult team,keep a shutout which no other goalkeeper did the whole tournament and win the whole tournament with an amazing team.I want to thank all of my Rage coaches for helping me get to this point in my life, shaping me into the player I am today, and always believing me.This has been the best experience of my life by far and I wouldn’t trade it for anything because not many people can say they help their team become international champions.


Isabella M. 

 2002 Ecnl team. 

Team Breast Cancer Awareness

2018-01-24T12:15:03-08:00January 24th, 2018|

Kathy and I (Bella) decided since it was the month of October to have a team breast cancer awareness idea the whole month. We encouraged the team to wear pink items at practices such as pre-wrap, socks, and headbands etc. Then, we had everybody pitch in money for breast cancer awareness t-shirts that donated a portion of the cost to a local breast cancer fund as we wanted to encourage everyone to stay strong as well.

– Bella D. & Kathy P., Rage 04 Premier

Brave the Bay

2018-01-24T12:06:48-08:00January 24th, 2018|

For our leadership project, we decided to do a fundraiser for Make A Wish called Brave The Bay. All participants had to pay to participate and the event had sponsors such as Subaru and Ghiradelli which donated money. We helped raise $50,000 and each wish cost about $10,000 so we were able to grant five wishes. The San Francisco police department hosted the event along with Make A Wish.

We helped staff the Snowflake shuffle which is a 5k run in San Francisco. It begins and ends in the Aquatic Park. Volunteers had to arrive at 7:30 so that we could get in our positions to lead the runners in the right direction. The participants started to run at around 9 am. The Snowflake shuffle ended around 12.
That was our project and we were glad to grant wishes to those in need.

– Maddie B. & Jillian B., 05′ Premiere

East Bay SPCA/East County Animal Shelter

2018-01-24T12:02:13-08:00January 24th, 2018|

For our 2017 Rage Leadership Community Service Project, we decided to help our local animal shelters by donating goods such as handmade blankets, toys and treats for the animals. On November 25th we visited both the East Bay SPCA and the East County Animal Shelter to find out what they needed the most. Blankets, toys and treats were on the top of the list. We then went to the fabric store and bought loads of fleece fabric at a very steep discount. Then we went to two local pet stores and asked for donations. One store donated 65 new, stuffed toys! The same store gave us a great discount on some dog treats. At the other pet store we purchased some cat toys. On December 1st we started making the fleece blankets in 2 different sizes so that they would be good for dogs and cats. The four of us made 26 blankets and 23 handmade toys. We also received 56 handmade blankets from Mrs. Violichs 5th Grade Class at Walnut Grove Elementary in Pleasanton! On December 17th we gathered everything up (82 blankets, 65 new stuffed toys, 5 bags of treats, 23 handmade toys and 14 new cat toys) and headed out to the SPCA and the Animal Shelter to make our deliveries. Both places were so happy to receive the blankets, treats and toys! Overall it was a very fun and rewarding experience for all of us. The four of us work well as a team and we are so glad we got the opportunity to make a difference in our community!

– Kelly, Maddie, Samaan, & Sophia, Orange 04

Cleaning up our Community

2018-01-24T11:56:55-08:00January 24th, 2018|

In this project we are trying to help and save the earth by picking up as much trash as we could around our neighborhoods.  This keeps the earth clean and the animals safe from eating all the trash and getting sick and possibly getting injured or dying.  The total amount of trash that we collected was unbelievable we were so shocked that a lot of people didn’t stop to think about what would happen and the amount of damage it could do to a living creature, and how much dirtier it would make the earth.  Trash is a major problem all over the world, and we all wish that more people would step and help out around the world to keep it clean and safe at the same time.  We think that this is an important message to everyone around the world to help out in every way that you can because even if you help out in the littlest way you are still making a huge difference in and around the world.


I went around my whole neighborhood and to my community park picking up trash. It was actually pretty fun because the after result of such a simple project could really make your park nicer and it would also help protect any animals from getting really sick by eating the garbage or getting stuck in it. After I finished picking up all the trash, I was surprised to see that my trash bag was full of trash. This shows that we need to take action and we need to do our part in keeping our city clean. If you see some trash just lying on the street or anywhere else it takes less than a minute to pick up the trash and then throwing it away. If everyone did this then it will make a huge difference in the world and it will keep everything much cleaner.


I had a great time completing my service because I got to see how much of a littering problem my community/ neighborhood has and it really made me realize that we should stop littering in our community and keep earth clean. I’m glad that I was able to complete this community activity because I learned a lot from it and I learned how much the people in this world litter. It’s a great thing when your able to really go out and look at what we are guilty of too because I’m sure we have all littered at sometime or another. Overall I had a great time participating in this service!


When I went outside and saw all the trash it was devastating to see how many people didn’t even care about the destruction of our environment. In the end it was really fun to help keep our environment clean and safe.  It’s a good thing to know that doing the smallest things can help the world the most.  By doing that makes me so happy knowing that I helped the world in the biggest way.

– Morgan P., Ava B., & Sofia s. – 04 ECNL

Bears for Bliss

2018-01-24T11:57:48-08:00January 24th, 2018|

For my Leadership project I went through a process that allowed me to donate Build-A-Bears to Valley Children’s Hospital in Madera,  Agape Villages Foster Family Agency, and James Baldwin Academy a part of Seneca Family of Agencies in San Leandro. To raise money I made Rice Krispies Treats and sold them at Muirwood Park. After that I went door to door in my neighborhood to ask for donations. I also asked family and friends for donations. I  raised almost $2,000 and donated about 140 bears. This experience has made me realize that these kids are real champions. They have fought through a lot throughout their lives. This is something that I will try to keep doing as my life goes on.

– Presley B., U12 Orange

Happy Holidays for Santa Rosa Fire Victims

2017-12-29T14:43:25-08:00December 29th, 2017|

For our RAGE Leadership Community Service Project, we decided to help the kids of Santa Rosa affected by the wildfires. My three teammates and I sponsored several Angel Trees, one per our four schools, by partnering with the Salvation Army of Santa Rosa. The Angel Tree program puts a child’s gift wish on an Angel Tree Tag. We also invited our whole team to participate by distributing 10 tags per player in addition to our 4 Angel Trees. Friends, family, students, and faculty would come and sign out a tag, or tags, buy the requested gift, and return the tag and gift to the tree unwrapped. We would each gather the collected presents weekly for the majority of December and then, on Thursday, December 14, a parent volunteer had to rent a U-Haul truck to deliver all the gifts we collected to the Salvation Army of Santa Rosa for distribution to the needy children. In the end we were able to spread the holiday spirit to over 800 children!

– Sienna, Natalie, Kanjanika, Saili, RAGE 04 Grey

Kids Against Hunger Packing Event

2017-12-11T17:03:19-08:00December 11th, 2017|

For our RAGE Leadership Project, we organized a Kids Against Hunger packing event with both of our teams and our big/little sister teams. This project was done by Kylia and Isabella from the 06 Premier and Orange teams. We really appreciate the help from everyone who supported our project. Kids Against Hunger packs a variety of nutritional items into a bag that gets weighed and sealed to be sent to wherever it is needed. The items in the bag consisted of dried vegetables, soy protein, rice, and vitamin powder. We had to measure out all of these items and funnel them into the bag. When we packed the food, we chose to have the food sent to Puerto Rico. We chose Puerto Rico because they had recently suffered from a terrible hurricane. Afterwards, we learned we packed 6,480 meals. It felt good to know how we helped others less fortunate than we are.

– Izzy Montague and Kylia Oki, Rage 2006 – Orange/Premier

Holiday Gifts for Local Kids and Families

2017-02-27T13:27:20-08:00February 27th, 2017|

Holiday Gifts for Local Kids and Families

Our service project was working with the Pleasanton Police Department to deliver Holiday Gifts to kids and families around Pleasanton who don’t have a lot of money to buy gifts. The P.P.D (Pleasanton Police Department) gave us a list of kids by age and gender that were in need of gifts. We shared that list with our soccer team and asked them to donate gifts for our project. Some people donated money for us to pick out the gifts instead. We also asked for donations from our friends and family as well. We then took the money that was donated and went shopping for the kids on the list we still needed gifts for which was fun! We ended up having a gift for all of the kids on the list! When we donated all the gifts to the P.P.D they told us we could go out with them to deliver them! We met the officer at the police station on Dec. 20th, 2016. They told us which items we would be delivering, and introduced us to the officer that would be helping us. He let us load up a wagon and wheel them to the car and load them in. We got to ride in the police car, even though there wasn’t any lights it was pretty cool. We made lots of stops and everyone was very thankful. We felt very happy we were able to give to kids who might not have gotten a present during the holidays! It reminded us to be thankful for what we have and to always give more than we receive. It definitely made us feel happy that day to make others smile.

-Camryn Hobizal and Daniela Robinson, 05 Grey RAGE

Park Beautification  By: Helena, Sydney, and Gillie – Rage ’05 Orange

2017-02-06T23:39:00-08:00February 2nd, 2017|

park2For our service project we decided to help beautify our fields by picking up the trash at the Pleasanton Sports Park. We wanted to do our part to keep our awesome fields as clean and safe as they can be.

The issue that we wanted tackle was the appearance and safety of our playing fields. We are very lucky to have such great fields to practice and play on. We have seen other clubs fields and realized that our fields are a lot healthier than some others. Other fields have garbage and bottles left laying about. We wanted to participate in keeping our fields as clean as possible.

Our first step was to agree on a service project. This was pretty easy to do. We decided to pick up garbage at the Pleasanton Sports Park. To complete our project, we went to the sports park on a school night for about 2 hours to pick up garbage that was left behind. After we were done, we put the garbage into the trash can where it belongs.

There were 2 people who helped us coordinate this project, Dana Chavez/Seipel and Kiera Winslow. There were 3 people included in our project: Sydney Seipel, Helena Stewart, and Gillian (Gillie) Winslow. It was very kind of them to help us out on this project.

We started around 4pm and it took about an 2 hours to walk the whole park and fully clean the sports fields. Surprisingly, there wasn’t a lot of trash to pick up so the project was short and simple but we did make a small difference. We are so lucky to have such great fields to play on. It makes us appreciate even more the great community that we live in and our awesome soccer club.

park1Our  budget was $0 because we already had the supplies to get the job done. We used garbage bags and gloves from home. We think this was a very inexpensive project, but it was also worthwhile.

Our mentors were Erika Carlson, Dana Chavez/Seipel, and Kiera Winslow. Dana brought gloves and trash bags, as did Kiera. Kiera took us out to find trash which was very kind. In the end, thanks for mentoring us.

We would like to take this project into next season and continue to help pick up our fields after our games. We will collect recyclables (ie. water bottles) and trash left by other teams. If we collect enough recyclables we will donate the proceeds to a local charity.

Bake Sale For The Homeless – ’05 Elite 1 and 2

2017-02-06T23:39:00-08:00January 31st, 2017|

For our leadership project, we did a bake sale to raise money for the women’s homeless shelter.  Overall, the people who contributed to the sale was Emma, Casey, and Brooke.  We baked all day making brownies, rice crispies, and cookies.  We then sold the goodies at Casey’s sister’s soccer game.  We also sold the treats at our own soccer games.  Our final amount we collected was $319.  We gave the money to Shepard’s gate (a women’s homeless shelter).  Overall, we had a lot of fun working together and giving back to the community.

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