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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.
Welcome to our site
Posted Apr 19, 2012

WHO ARE WE?????  

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


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.







We at the RAVENS family would like to thank those who have helped and dedicated their time to our organization past, present, and future. We have some open board positions available for anyone looking to help our RAVENS family.

Postitions Available:
Equipment Manager

If you're interested, please contact our RAVENS President Juan Perez at 209-702-7803

We are also searching for some coaching staff to fill our roster this up coming 2018 Football/Cheer season.

If you're interested, please contact our RAVENS President Juan Perez at 209-702-7803
Super Bowl Champs 2016 and 2017
Posted Nov 18, 2016

Congrats to the Ravens Varsity squad for winning the 2016 and 2017 Varsity Super Bowl. Great job!!!



Basket Raffle
all proceeds will be given to the Scott family.

Academic Patches for JV and Varsity - handed out between the JV and Varsity game.

Raven Nation
Our New Ravens Apparel Is In!
Coaches Corner
We'd like to Welcome our 2018 RAVENS Football and Cheer Coaches:

Jr. Novice Cheer:
Tina Bria
Rose Garcia
Arlene Meyer

Novice Cheer:
Melissa White
Eileen Fernandez

JV Cheer:
Monica Ramirez
Heaven Goins

Varsity Cheer:
Mariah Martell
Shannon Testerman
Eileen Fernandez
Steven Barba
Jr Novice Football:
David Arendsee
Rob Cozart
Juan Perez

Novice Football:
Tim Freitas
Martell Scoggins
Rickie Campbell
Steve Robertson
Ulises Martinez
Alix Miranda

JV Football:
Jeremy Addington
Tony Lomeli
Jason Addington
Joe Goins
Benjamin Lozano
Steve Cozart

Varsity Football:
Tyler Wheeler
Robert Wheeler
Rob Cozart
David Joseph
Jason Jacob
Herb Fullerton

RAVEN of the Week
Posted Jan 17, 2018


The RAVENS would like to introduce our very first RAVEN of the week!  We have our very own RAVENS cheerleader Ashylynn who was crowned Little Miss Apricot 2018!!



Find us on Facebook
Posted Apr 17, 2014

Please follow us on Facebook - Ravens Youth Football and Cheer.

We will post reminders, changes to schedules, and all other important information on Facebook in addition to our web page. Its the easiest way to keep in touch with the Patterson Ravens. 


Find us on INSTAGRAM
Hello Ravens family!

Contact: Susan Rice: 510-517-5205 (text preferred);

Thank you for your participation! It is always truly appreciated.
Parent Volunteers
Posted Jul 8, 2015

2018 NEW YEAR 

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 2018 RAVENS.

Thank You
Posted Sep 1, 2015

We would like to say thank you to Martin Tovar for donating all the fresh fruit and vegetables for the Ravens home games. Thank you Martin!