PFL Playoffs

Saturday October 29th – Anderson, SC

101 S Fant Street  Anderson Sc

Varsity Players arrive by 9:45 AM (ready to warm up at 10:00 AM)
(3) Crusader Varsity vs (2) Cabarrus Kickoff – 11:00 AM

JV Players arrive by 12:15 PM (ready to warm up at 12:30 PM)
(2) Crusader JV vs. (3) Tennessee JV Kickoff – 1:30 PM

Playoff Location:
The top seed for varsity gets to host the playoffs each season. Anderson placed 1st so they are hosting all 4 playoff games. Games times were determined by field availability and approved by the PFL board of directors.

For all away games this season parents are required to provide transportation for their athlete to and from games. We do not have a team bus but do provide carpooling options if needed. The drive time from Rock Hill, SC to Anderson is about 2 hours. Carpooling will be available for those players that are unable to get a ride to the games. Please contact the coaches at practice this week if your child needs a ride to the games.

Blue vs White Scrimmage

Saturday August 6th from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Our 2nd annual Blue vs White Scrimmage will be held Saturday August 6th from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM at Westminster Park in Rock Hill, SC. The scrimmage will take place from 10:00 AM followed by a potluck lunch at 12:00 PM in the Westminster Park Pavilion. Home and away game Jerseys will be distributed to all players at this event. More information about this event will be discussed at our parents meeting Friday at practice. A needs list for the potluck lunch will be distributed this weekend via email.
We look forward to seeing you all at this season kickoff event!

Sign-ups for the potluck lunch are below. Click the button, register and Sign-Up!

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JV & Varsity Football

Carolina Crusaders Youth Sports – JV & Varsity Football

The Carolina Crusaders JV & Varsity football team registration is open for players for the 2016 football season.  Homeschool, Private School and Public School players are welcome. All positions are available and no experience is required.

The Carolina Crusaders is a full-contact, 11-man, high school football team that competes in the Pioneer Football League. The PFL is a Christian based football league with an emphasis on helping young men and women develop biblical character traits through the game. The Carolina Crusaders provide Homeschool, Public School and Private School students in the Mecklenburg, Gaston, and York Counties the opportunity to play middle and high school football in a Christian atmosphere.

The Junior Varsity team is for players 12 -15 years old. The Varsity team is for players 15-18 years old. We play full contact 11- man football against similar teams of our skill level and size. No previous football experience is required to play for the Carolina Crusaders.

Please contact or call (803) 792-7092 for more information. Registration and additional information can be found at

Training Camp 2016

Training Camp July 18th 2016

Important Parent Information

Monday July 18th starts another season of Crusader Football with training camp. This is when football gets serious for everyone involved with the Crusaders organization. With the implementation of a new offense, new coaches & new players it is critical that we execute everything we do as coaches, players, parents and guardians with 100% commitment in order for the team to be successful this season. Below are the must know facts for this training camp.

  1. Practice is 4 days a week (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday) 6:30-8:30 PM. Attendance is mandatory for all players. Practice can and will run later than 8:30 pm from time to time. Please email or call a coach if your child is unable to practice.
  2. Pads will be distributed once your child completes 3 training camp practices. This is a PFL league rule that must be enforced. The 1st pad distribution will be Friday July 22nd.
  3. The players must pay their registration fee of $75 in order to receive equipment. This payment can be made at practices or online. Click Now to Pay
  4. The team will provide the players with the following equipment: Helmet, Shoulder Pads, Game Jersey, and Game Pants. A limited number of pad sets for pants will be available for players who need them. All team distributed equipment must be properly washed and maintained by the players. If damage occurs the parents will be required to replace the item.
  5. The parents must provide the following equipment: Mouth Guards, practice pants, practice jersey and any additional pads or equipment you may want your child to wear such as arm sleeves, elbow pads, receiver gloves, wrist coach bands, etc). All of these items can be purchased at a discount at the online. It’s recommended that you buy practice pants with integrated pads. This would allow the player to simply put the game pants on over the practice pants and eliminate the need for removing and replacing pads.
  6. Football equipment Stinks really, really bad after a long day of practice. If you do not wish to wash the practice pants and jersey every night than you may want to purchase more than one of each. Have the player wash or disinfect their pads each night.
  7. Paper work (birth certificates, sports physical, code of conduct, etc) can be turned in on at practices during training camp. Need to know deadlines for paperwork? Visit our FAQ page on the website for more information.
  8. A schedule of events including practices and games can be found on our team calendar page of our website.  Downloadable schedules are also available on our schedule page. All schedule dates and locations are subject to change.
  9. We rely on your participation in order to function. We are a parent organized, funded and run organization. Our volunteer coordinator will be in touch with you soon to schedule volunteering assignments.

If you have any questions or concerns please don’t hesitate to contact us any time at the following email address 

Helmets Distributed This Week!

Players must be registered to receive a helmet

Helmets will be distributed this Tuesday as we start our 7 on 7 practices. For liability reasons, only those players who are registered will receive a helmet. Last years helmets will be distributed until our new helmets arrive. All players are welcome and encouraged to attend these practices.

Mouth Guards: All players must have a mouth guard in order to participate in practices with a helmet on. Mouth guards are parent supplied.

Chin Straps: Helmets are equipped with standard chin straps. Players can choose to purchase their own personal chin strap if desired. Team chin straps must be returned if not used.

Reminder: Practice will be held at the RHOC Greens (Rock Hill Outdoor Center) inside the Riverwalk, South Carolina. 6:30-8:00 PM

Google Map : RHOC Greens Riverwalk – Herrons Ferry Rd. Rock Hill SC

Directions: Take I-77 S to US-21 N/Cherry Rd in Rock Hill. Take exit 82 B-A, 82 C from I-77 S. Continue on US-21 N/Cherry Rd. Go approximately 1.1 miles and turn right at the stop light onto Riverwalk Parkway, which is the first stop light after the Home Depot/PetSmart intersection.  Go to the traffic circle beyond the Giordana Velodrome (on the right) and take the second turn out of the traffic circle, continuing on Riverwalk Parkway. Turn left on Herrons Ferry Rd. The park will be on your right hand side.

2016 Combine/Parent Meeting

Rock Hill | May 7th | RHOC Greens at Riverwalk

Player Sign-In 9:30 AM – Event 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

The Carolina Crusaders Football and Cheer Teams are hosting a free Player Development Camp at the RHOC Greens (Rock Hill Outdoor Center) at the Riverwalk , South Carolina on May 7th.  Join us for an afternoon of competition, individual drills and 1 on 1 coaching. The camp will run from 9:30am till 1:00pm. Training will consist of the following activities and more! Directions listed below.

Football Player Events:

  • Short Shuttle
  • 40 Yard Dash
  • Vertical Jump
  • 3-Cone Drill
  • Standing Broad Jump

Cheerleader Events:

  • Parent/cheerleader question/answer session
  • Get to know you session
  • Basics review session
  • “Show me what you got” session

Parent Events:

  • Fundraising meeting
  • Question & answer session

Players: Come ready to practice in gym shorts, t-shirt, football cleats and water.

Parents: Open registration for the Carolina Crusaders Football & Cheer Teams will be available for those who have not registered for the 2016 season. Credit Cards will be accepted!

Volunteers: Parents & Former Player are need to help with this event. If you are willing to help out please check the volunteer box below with your registration.

*If your child is not currently registered with the Carolina Crusaders you will need to sign a release waiver in order to participate. Waivers will be available on the day of the event. Please arrive by 9:30 to fill out a waiver form.

Google Map : RHOC Greens Riverwalk – Herrons Ferry Rd. Rock Hill SC

Directions: Take I-77 S to US-21 N/Cherry Rd in Rock Hill. Take exit 82 B-A, 82 C from I-77 S. Continue on US-21 N/Cherry Rd. Go approximately 1.1 miles and turn right at the stop light onto Riverwalk Parkway, which is the first stop light after the Home Depot/PetSmart intersection.  Go to the traffic circle beyond the Giordana Velodrome (on the right) and take the second turn out of the traffic circle, continuing on Riverwalk Parkway. Turn left on Herrons Ferry Rd. The park will be on your right hand side. 

Fill out the form below to sign-up for this years combine.

2016 Registration

Registration for Crusader Football and Cheer-leading is now open.

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  1. Registration and payment for football players: March 1st – September 1st
  2. Registration and payment for Cheerleaders: March 1st – July 8th

Registration fees for the Carolina Crusaders 2016 season are as follows:

  1. Registration Fee of $75.00 for Football and Cheerleading
  2. Due at the time of Registration.
  3. This is a non-refundable cost for each participant. If your child decides not to participate for any reason, the $75 from this fee remains the property of the Carolina Crusaders.

Participation costs are an additional $300 (non-refundable) for both football and cheer-leading (total of $375).

The participation fee helps cover the cost of all of the equipment and uniforms for both football players and cheerleaders that are purchased as well as replaced every couple of years. Field usage fees for practice and games, referees, insurance, etc. The Carolina Crusaders will offer fundraising options intended to fully offset the participation fees. Additional information on football and cheer-leading costs can be found on our FAQ page.

Option 1 Pay by Mail

Download form, print, fill out all information with parent’s signature, enclose $75 and mail to: PO Box 256 | Rock Hill, SC | 29731

Option 2 Pay Online

Download form, print, fill out all information with parent’s signature, scan, email attachment to  and make online payment of $75 (with additional 2.75% convenience fee = total $77.06) 

Other Information:

  • New physicals are requried within 12 months of last physical.
  • No number is guaranteed for football players who register before April 1st. Numbers are available first come first serve, and must be a number that fits their position.
  • Cheer-leading Registration ends July 8th
  • Football Registration ends Sept 1st

If you have difficulties with the registration form please email .