2019 Robbinsville PAL Jr. Ravens Football

INFORMATIONAL FACTS ABOUT THE PROGRAM

Updated Sunday January 20, 2019 by Robbinsville PAL Jr. Ravens.

Our Jr. Ravens Football league is comprised of boys in Kindergarten - 8th Grade. We are a competitive travel team and play in the West Jersey Youth Football League. This is developmental level tackle football. Our goal is to teach the boys the fundamentals of the game. Learning football is a commitment; with practices starting in August, including scrimmages against other teams. We want the boys to have fun. After all, football is a game. All the boys will play. We hope we can impart our love of the sport and the fun of being on the Junior Ravens to your son. And we believe that you will enjoy being part of our team family. 

Age/Weight schematic and the average weight ranges at each weight class:

AGE (as of 9/1/18)

WEIGHT LIMIT

TYPICAL WEIGHT

5U/6U

65 lb

40-60 lbs

7U/8U

85 lb

50-85 lbs

9U/10U

100 lb

65-100 lbs

11U/12U

115 lb

75-115 lbs

13U/14U*

135 lb

85-135 lbs

* 4 year olds and high school freshmen require pre-approval

Season practices and schedule structure:

  • Practices are held at Blakely Field on Meadowbrook Road.
  • Preseason practice begins in August.  (Many players miss a week while on vacation; it’s expected)
  • We usually end preseason practice weeks by scrimmaging another team.
  • Our team will weigh-in just one time – the Saturday after Labor Day.
  • Home games are typically played at the Robbinsville High School field
  • Away games can be scheduled on Saturdays or Sundays depending on the opponent. 
  • We play an 8-game regular schedule: 4 games home and 4 games away.
  • Games consist of four 8-minute quarters with time kept on the field by the referees. Game duration is generally 1:00-1:15 hrs. 

The West Jersey Youth Football League has two division comprised of 7 teams each:

  • North Division: Robbinsville, Lawrence, Riverside, Bordentown, Northern Burlington, Florence, Hopewell Valley. 
  • South Division: Haddonfield, Oaklyn, Maple Shade, Seneca, Atco-Pine Hill, Westville, Haddon Township, Rancocas Valley. 
  • In regular season we annually play the entire North Division and 2 teams from the South Division on an annual rotating basis.  4 game home, 4 games away. 
  • Playoffs are inter-Division with the Division Champions playing for the League Championship.