San Ramon Valley

Football & Cheer

The oldest youth organization in the area

Since 1958, for over 66 years!

Our Story

In 1958, a group of organizers, led by Joe Dame’ and Pete Villa founded the “Lamorinda Thunderbirds”. The first season was played in 1959 with only one division, the Jr. Bantams. Head Coach Pete Villa led the Thunderbirds for its first 12 seasons. In 1963, the organization moved to Danville and became officially known as the San Ramon Valley Thunderbirds. Since those early years, the program has expanded tremendously. 

The San Ramon Valley Thunderbirds Football and Cheerleading programs exist “For the Kids”. We foster an environment that allows youth participants to learn football and cheerleading skills, practice good sportsmanship as part of a competitive team, build individual character and self-esteem, and engage in “community”…all while having fun and understanding what it is to have “T-Bird Pride”.

The San Ramon Valley Thunderbirds have a long and proud history in the Valley. We are, in fact, the oldest youth organization in the area. We are proud of our history. However, the most important results are not games played or impressive scores, but the tangible characteristics T-Bird girls and boys take with them when they leave the field. The competition a Thunderbird faces is not unlike the competition of life, and he/she will be better prepared for having been a Thunderbird.

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Countdown to the 2024 Season

Register by June 1st to get your player's name on the back of their practice jersey.









Congratulations to our JV Competitive Team on winning the 2023 EBYFC Turkey Bowl!

The T-Birds JV Competitive team went undefeated and capped off a perfect season with a Turkey Bowl win! This is back-to-back Turkey Bowl Championships for the JV Competitive team (2022, 2023).

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