Pleasanton RAGE Recreational 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 program is to provide a consistently positive soccer experience for the youth of our community. There are two program levels within the Recreational division: Rec and Flight. There are no try-outs for either level and no one can be excluded from play based on ability.

Recreational Program

U5-U12 (House) and U14, U16, U19 (Local Traveling House)

Standings / Awards
U5-U9:  No scores or standings; Participation Trophies provided to all players
U10-12: Standings are kept; 1st and 2nd place trophies and 3rd place medals awarded
U14-19: 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.

Flight Program

U9/10, U12, U14

Rage Flight is a non-exclusionary Recreational Soccer Program however at least one year of soccer experience is strongly recommended.  Flight is designed for those players who desire a more serious approach to the Recreational soccer experience.  The cost of the Flight Program is $105 in addition to the standard Recreational registration fee.

Standings / Awards
Team standings will be kept for all Flight age groups.  Awards are dependent on the league in which a team plays.

Supplementary Training Sessions

  • 4 individual team training sessions with a Professional RAGE Technical Trainer
  • 2 multi-team training sessions with a Professional RAGE Technical Trainer

Training sessions include both individual skills training as well as a focus on age group appropriate team tactics.  Coaches should be present at all training sessions for their teams.

Flight Mini Camp
The Mini Camp gives players the opportunity to be coached and evaluated by Rage Staff coaches and gives Flight coaches a chance to see the players prior to the draft.  Mini Camp is held in July – see the Events page for specific dates and details.

Pleasanton Rage Flight Jamboree
The season ending Jamboree is a unique Rage only tournament that provides a fun and exciting end to the season for Flight players, coaches, and parents.

RAGE Recreational Information

Recreational 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 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.

Recreational 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.

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 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 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.