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Pleasanton RAGE Recreational/Flight Program

Recreational soccer is the largest component of Pleasanton Rage with approximately 70% of players participating in this program. The primary objective of the Recreational/Flight program is to provide a consistently positive soccer experience for the youth of our community.

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Recreational/Flight Program

U5-U14 (House) and U16, U19 (Local Traveling House)

Standings / Awards
U5-U9:  No scores or standings; Participation Trophies provided to all players
U10-14: Standings are kept; 1st and 2nd place trophies and 3rd place medals awarded
U16-19: These age groups play in local Traveling House leagues and compete with teams from outside of Pleasanton within District 3.  Awards are dependent on the league in which a team plays.

RAGE Recreational/Flight Information

Recreational/Flight soccer currently utilizes the following age groups: U5, U6, U7, U8, U9, U10, U12, U14, U16, U19.  For age group dates, see the Age Group Chart.

Rage has taken great care to develop team formation processes that provide the best possible soccer experience for our membership – players, coaches, and parents.  The Rec/Flight  Team Formation processes are published so that everyone has the opportunity to understand the process details as well as the foundational benefits and rationale.

Player requests are considered and filled where possible at every level but cannot be guaranteed.  Reciprocal friend requests and negative requests (requests NOT to play with a player or coach) are prioritized. The only way to guarantee specific placement of a player is for the parent / guardian of that player to be a coach on that team.  Each team has up to one head coach and two assistant coaches.

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Recreational/Flight program practices begin in August.  Practices are 60-90 minutes, 1-2 days per week, depending on coach availability and player age.

The 10 game season begins in late August and completes before Thanksgiving.  Games are typically played on Saturdays.  There are no games on Labor Day weekend. Some age groups may play some or all of their games in a local travelling house league.  This determination is based on registration numbers and on the availability of an appropriate local division league in which to participate.  These factors change every year and are beyond Rage control.


Registration U5-U7 $200 – Early Bird Registration
$250 starting July 1
Registration (U8-U19) $275 – Early Bird Registration
$325 starting July 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 Recreatioanl Youth Director, Megan Walinski at: meganwalinski@pleasantonrage.org.

Rage has resources for you to enhance your understanding of the game as well as help you ensure a positive soccer experience.  Please visit the Parent’s Corner and PCA page for more details.

Recreational/Flight coaches are volunteers.  Coaching is a unique and rewarding way to be directly involved in the soccer experience of the youth of our community.  Previous soccer or coaching experience is not required for Recreational/Flight soccer coaches.

All coaches must register and complete a LIVE SCAN background check Rage before they are able to meet with their team on or off the field.
Rage is committed to providing its coaches with resources and training at every level.  Please visit the Coach’s Corner and PCA page for more details.

The AGC is the main contact for questions pertaining to a specific age group. They also assist in team formation and coach recruitment and communication. See the Age Group Coordinator list for contact information.

Our community is always in need of referees at every level of soccer, starting with very simple U9 recreational games.   Officiating games is another great way to support the club, the game, and the youth of our community.  Please visit the Referee Information page for more details.

Rage relies on the valued support of hundreds of volunteers every season.  Registration discounts are available to volunteers and there are many volunteer opportunities – Coaches, Referees, Age Group Coordinators, etc.   Please visit the Volunteer Procedure page for more details.