Practice Standards
The way football teams practice is changing.

At the NFL, college and high school levels, long gone are the days of lengthy scrimmaging and heavy contact drills. Most youth programs have followed suit.

Through its National Practice Guidelines for Youth Tackle Football, USA Football is further redefining what constitutes a proper youth football practice by setting a daily full-contact limit of 30 minutes and identifying what full contact is.

Specifically, full contact includes any drill conducted in gamelike, competitive conditions in which there is no predetermined winner - defined as "Thud" or "Live" in USA Football's Levels of Contact.

"Though there is no takedown to the ground in Thud, initial contact, particularly with linemen, is just as physical with Thud as it is with Live Action," USA Football Senior Director of Football Development Nick Inzerello said.

USA Football's youth practice guidelines offer leagues a clear, medically endorsed process to implement heat acclimatization procedures and clear definitions of contact and time limits on player-to-player contact to construct a proper practice plan. The guidelines were designed with input from USA Football's Medical Advisory Committee and Football Advisory Committee and are endorsed by the American College of Sports Medicine, the National Athletic Trainers' Association and the American Medical Society of Sports Medicine. They provide youth football organizations with recommendations to establish consistent methods designed to limit the chance for injury during structured practice sessions.
Posted Apr 19, 2012


The Raven's Youth Football & Cheer Organization the ONLY TVYFL team in Patterson. We are a non-profit youth organization. We are located in Patterson, CA and serve the communities of Patterson, Crows Landing, Westley, and Newman. 


As Ravens, we aspire to be an outstanding, educational-athletic organization that provides a high-quality experience to every athlete.  A high-quality experience is one in which every athlete is coached using the principles of Positive Coaching.  This principle includes teaching each athlete to have respect for themselves and others, to demonstrate loyalty, show good sportsmanship and teach life lessons that have value beyond the playing field.

We are committed to creating a positive culture, in which coaches, parents, fans, officials and athletes work together to achieve our mission. 


Online registration is now open!

SUPER BOWL CHAMPS 2014 | 2016 | 2017 | 2019
Posted Nov 18, 2016

Congratulations to our JV Ravens on their 2019 Super Bowl Win!




We would like to welcome our 2020 RAVENS Football and Cheer Coaches!

Jr. Novice Cheer:

Novice Cheer:

JV Cheer:

Varsity Cheer:

Jr. Novice Football:

Novice Football:

JV Football:
Varsity Football:


The Ravens would like to give a huge THANK YOU to Dick's Sporting Goods for donating our sideline water bottles!

    Find Us on Facebook

    Find Us on Instagram
    For fundraising questions, please contact Shannon Hunt at (510) 305-9070 (text preferred) or by email at

    Thank you for your participation! It is always truly appreciated.

    2019 Season 

    Please contact our newest Volunteer Coordinator, Kassie Lugo, for all your Volunteer Hour needs.  She will be at our live sign ups with all your information needed and sign up sheets ready to place your names into them to help out our 2019 RAVENS.