Rancho Cordova Athletic Association: Where All Kids Play
The Rancho Cordova Athletic Association (RCAA) was formed in 2013 to bring to the table those leaders
who wish to propel youth sports leagues and programs to new heights.
Collaborative marketing, planning and positive coaching models have emerged from this effort with a
goal that every child in Rancho Cordova will have access to affordable fun that teaches good
sportsmanship, healthy lifestyles, teamwork and the rewards of commitment and hard work. The RCAA
hosts the Rancho Cordova Sports Hall of Fame inductions each fall — a must-see event for local sports
The RCAA, made up of leaders for all Rancho Cordova recreational youth sports leagues and others, meets once a month
to share information and plan for a great youth sports community in Rancho Cordova. The group is
currently working on several signature projects:
Positive Coach Alliance Training
This project brings the “Better Athletes, Better People” approach developed by the
award-winning Positive Coaching Alliance to Rancho Cordova youth sports. Through a
Community Enhancement Grant from the City of Rancho Cordova, youth sports team
leaders, coaches, managers, parents and players are learning techniques that will uplift the
youth sports culture of the community.
Upgrades to sports fields and facilities are occurring all over the City of Rancho Cordova with
the help of grant funding awarded by the city’s Community Enhancement Grant program.
RCAA members gather to prioritize community facility needs and then work with partners to
get the job done. Turf improvements, proper fencing, safety upgrades and more are all
occurring under this ambitious project. One ambitious project is reviving the long-dormant
Mills Little League fields for use by both Rancho Cordova Little League and Cordova Girls
Youth Sports Promotion Campaign
Great youth sports offerings are of limited value if nobody knows about it. That’s being
tackled through another project funded by the Rancho Cordova Community Enhancement
Grant program which is teaching youth sports leagues how to harness the power of social
media, while continuing tried and true traditional outreach to build leagues and promote our
kids. Be sure to like our facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts to be part of this
Rancho Cordova Sports Hall of Fame
Rancho Cordova’s remarkable sports legacy is being preserved and celebrated through the
Rancho Cordova Sports Hall of Fame. Stop by City Hall and check out the latest display in the
lobby. Nominate a Rancho Cordova sports legend, team or coach during on-going Hall of
Fame nominations. The annual Sports Hall of Fame Ceremony is held each October at
Rancho Cordova City Hall. Get your tickets early… this event is always a sell-out!
But wait, there’s more:
The collaboration among Rancho Cordova Youth Sports Leagues continues to deepen. Our
organization is helping revive youth football, rugby and basketball in Rancho Cordova, while
stabilizing and improving established organizations built around soccer, baseball, softball
and swimming. Visit our website often, attend a meeting and connect with us on social
media. We’re the Rancho Cordova Athletic Association and we are here to make sure Rancho
Cordova is a place where “all kids play!” Join us!