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Fremont Football & Cheer League

Meet Our Board of Directors

Russell Sass
President

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Russell has been connected with FFL for over 20 years. First as a player, then as a volunteer, parent, coach, and Board member.   He believes in this League and what it stands for in the community.  He is committed to working diligently to promote the League values of Community, Accountability, Respect, Education, and Sportsmanship while making sure that Fremont Football and Cheer League remains a place where boys and girls, of any skill level, can go to affordably learn the fundamentals of football and cheer, have meaningful competition, and get better as players, students, and people, in preparation for high school and beyond.  
 
Tamee Pires
Cheer Director / Secretary

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Tamee is a cheer mom at heart! She began her FFL journey as a cheer manager 13 years ago and is still very hands on with our squads to this day. She created and oversaw the Fremont Gems competitive cheer team and was with them every step of the way to their three national championships. This is her 5th year serving on the Board of Directors.

Regina Cuff
Treasurer

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Regina cheered for 2 years in high school and is now a proud cheer mom! This will be her daughters second year with FFL cheer. Last year was an amazing year filled with great experiences and she is looking forward to another great season. Go Fremont! 
 
 Gina Sass
Sergeant At Arms

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Gina has been involved with FFL for over 20 years volunteering as a cheer coach, cheer manager, and cheer coordinator on the board. She was a co-founder of FFL’s first Allstars Competition Cheer team. Gina returned to FFL as a parent, coach and business manager and rejoined the board to assist in continuing to provide a quality youth sports program for our community.
 
 Steve Pope
Rules Coordinator & Flag Director

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Steve has been a coach with FFL for many years. He's coached youth of all ages in both tackle and flag football. He's spent many years serving on the Board of Directors as well and is a joy to watch on the football field.
 
 Rueben Rodriguez
Athletic Director

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Rueben started playing football as a young boy and throughout high school and semi pro. He has taught and coached football in various youth programs and at various ‘title one’ schools from Oakland to Hayward. He has coached at the semi pro football level as an offensive coordinator and spent four years with the Oakland Raiders where he was a part of the fan experience and later, a part of the equipment staff & practice prep for the football team. He hopes to bring the preparedness of an NFL environment to our FFL community to prepare our youth for their wonderful football journey. 
 
 Bree Pires
Digital Platforms Director & Assistant Cheer Director

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Bree has been a part of the FFL family for many years. She began as a cheer coach in 2008. Since then she has coached many sideline teams as well as the 3 time National Champion Fremont Gems competitive cheer team! Currently sharing her 20+ years of cheerleading experience in her 14th season coaching, Bree is looking forward to this upcoming season and getting back into the competitive world is her long term FFL goal.This is her 5th year serving on the Board of Directors.
 
 Kelly Rose
Business Director

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Kelly grew up around intramural sports in Fremont and they were a big part of her childhood. Her grandchildren now play for FFL. She is excited to be a part of our FFL family and looks forward to growing the league and having community involvement.
 
 Lisa & Steve Caldera
Player Agent

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Steve and Lisa Caldera will be sharing the role of Player Agent on the FFL Board of Directors and are excited about the upcoming football season!  Born and raised in Los Angeles, CA both are loyal Raiders, Dodgers, and Lakers fans and have passed down their passion for sports to their kids, Steven (10) and Eva (13).  Having lived in the Bay Area for the past 10 years, they’ve raised their kids in local youth organizations ranging from baseball, softball, basketball, and karate.  Steve is best known for being a players’ coach and can always be found cheering the kids on to have fun and do their best.  Lisa also supports her daughter’s softball passion by serving as the Vice President for the Fremont Centerville Little League softball program.  This past year was their family’s first experience with the FFL league, and they had a great time being a part of the 2021 championship Firebirds football team.  They are looking forward to being part of growing the FFL program throughout the local community and can’t wait to get back out on the field soon with their football families!
 
 Tyger & Jill Troche
Equipment Director

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Tyger and Jill have 6 children; 5 girls and 1 boy. They are the proud business owners for over 20 years of Jill's House Cleaning.  Tyger's passion to cook comes through in his business, Tyger's Puerto Rican Barbecue. They are thrilled to be a part of the FFL family and are excited to watch their children on the field and sideline this season!
 
 Monique Nails
Executive Manager

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Monique is looking forward to serving as the Executive Manager this season with FFL. After experiencing one season with her two sons in the league, she developed an immediate interest to make sure that this program succeeds to benefit the youth in Fremont. In her free time, she enjoys cooking and spending time creating memories with her husband and their boys. She will be here to support you and your family the best way she can to make sure you have a memorable experience during your season with FFL. Go Firebirds!
 
 Jill McCarthy-Troche
Snack Bar Coordinator

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Jill is a mother and business owner who is always on the run! She loves family time and enjoys hosting parties at her house...especially those that center on watching football!
 

Open BOD Positions

  • Vice President: Oversees safety/risk management and other duties as assigned by the President. Serves as parent point of contact to the Board. Acts as President in their absence.

 

  • Promotions Director: Coordinates events that promote the League and encourage community involvement. Examples include Fremont's 4th of July parade, Niles Festival of Lights, and Street Eats.

 

  • Sponsor Development Director: Responsible for developing supplemental streams of revenue (i.e. corporate sponsorship, grants, etc) to ensure that the League meets its financial goals.

 

  • At Large Member: Non-voting position that provides input at Board meetings and helps with various tasks as assigned.



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Contact

Fremont Football & Cheer League

P.O. Box 624 
Fremont, California 94537

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 510-226-7277

Contact Us

Fremont Football & Cheer League

P.O. Box 624 
Fremont, California 94537

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 510-226-7277

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