RYAA is offering two soccer leagues this winter, both evening indoor soccer, and Saturday outdoor soccer.
The outdoor league is for all ages 6 and above, and will be on Saturdays at noon at Cesar Chavez school. Its not too late to sign up.
Indoor soccer will be on Tuesday nights at 6:30 pm at the Cesar Chavez gym.
Coach Dana Hense Receives District Coach of the Year
Dana Hense, the coach of the Diamantes Under-15 girls team, has been named coach of the year for CYSA District 2, which encompases most of the Bay Area, and is in the running for state coach of the year. Dana has faithfully coached the Diamantes since they were 8 years old, through seasons when they didn't win a single game, up to this last year when the Diamantes was the league winner for the CCSL Bay Bronze division, going undefeated in their league season.
RYAA Impacts a Soccer PlayerPosted on Friday January 10, 2014
Leslie was raised in the West Side of East Palo Alto. She has been a soccer player for RYAA for a number of years and has experienced being a player, as well as a coach here. We interviewed Leslie on the impact that RYAA has had on her, as well as some of her dreams […] read more...
From players to coachesPosted on Tuesday October 29, 2013
Developing leaders has always been one of RYAA’s goals in the community of East Palo Alto. One of the ways RYAA develops these young leaders is through allowing them to coach. Many of the coaches in the Fall soccer league are youth that played in the league, or still play now, but take the time […] read more...
Head to the Bible Club Tent!Posted on Tuesday October 15, 2013
One of RYAA’s main missions has always been community development in the East Palo Alto/ East Menlo Park areas. But it goes farther than just community development, sports and fun. RYAA’s most important mission is to develop kids spiritually. Through Bible teaching and lessons, RYAA looks to expose the community to the Gospel of Jesus […] read more...
Youth Group from Tulsa, OK serves the East Palo Alto communityPosted on Monday July 29, 2013
If you had visited Cesar Chavez field for the first week of our summer sports camp you would have seen 13 Oklahomans sporting matching jackets with E.P.A. in bold letters printed on the back. This team was such a blessing both to RYAA and the community as they ran a week long soccer and basketball […] read more...
Week 3 of RYAA Sumer Sports CampsPosted on Wednesday July 17, 2013
Week 2 of RYAA Summer Sports CampPosted on Wednesday July 17, 2013
Week 1 of RYAA Summer Sports CampsPosted on Wednesday July 17, 2013
Trip to John Muir FestivalPosted on Thursday June 13, 2013
This past weekend we had the pleasure of taking 8 of the neighborhood boys that we have gotten to know through RYAA to the John Muir festival held in Culterville near Yosemite. All of them regularly attend the weekly boys bible study held at our house, and most had never been to the mountains before. […] read more...
Grandmother who was shot tells her storyPosted on Tuesday May 21, 2013
East Palo Alto has been experiencing daily shootings from a conflict between rival gang members. The Palo Alto Weekly did a great article about a grandmother who was caught in the crossfire of a shooting in front of the local McDonald’s. This gives a good view into the lives and fears of many who live […] read more...
Why Local Missions? – “Going to Samaria”Posted on Thursday February 28, 2013
This is a sermon I gave at Lord’s Grace Community Church in Mountain View on the call to local missions. I have been meaning to share it with you all for some time. Enjoy! Shannon Pekary, Executive Director, speaks at Lord’s Grace Community Church in October, 2012 read more...