OTA Practices

Crusader Families,

I hope that you all are having a wonderful summer and enjoying time off from school. Your Crusader Coaches wanted to reach out and remind you of a minor schedule change.

Beginning this Tuesday June 6th, the Crusaders will be holding an additional OTA Practice from 6 PM to 7:30 PM at the Rock Hill Outdoor Center Greens.  This is the same field where we hold our Saturday OTA.

This is an optional practice, but it is also an opportunity. An opportunity to get ahead of the competition, to better yourself, or even to fellowship with your teammates. For those of you who have a difficult time with making it to practice on the weekends, this is a chance for you to get involved in what we are doing.

Lastly, we have seen several players since the Combine out at OTA’s and we appreciate the effort, however, we have also missed many of you.  Let’s see if we can use this additional practice as a chance to catch up and work toward another successful season.

Brian White
Carolina Crusaders Football
Varsity Head Coach
803-524-5249

www.carolinacrusaders.org

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.

South Carolina Flood Donations

South Carolina Flood Donations

Crusaders,
Many area groups are continuing to collect donations to help South Carolinian’s dealing with historic flooding. If you would like to help supply support to these areas please bring any of the items listed below to practice this Thursday.  We will make sure that these items get to the locations needed on Friday

Items Needed:
Bottled water, diapers, toiletries, games for children that do not require batteries, contact lens solutions, contact cases and other non-perishable items.

Training Camp July 13th 2015

The new Carolina Crusaders season kicks off with training camp on July 13th 2015! Join us at Westminster Catawba Christian School at 6:00 pm as we begin our regular season workouts. Players come ready to practice in the heat with a mouth guard, cleats, shorts, t-shirt and water! Players must complete 3 full days of practice before receiving equipment.

Sponsorship’s Due!

All Corporate Sponsorship ads Friday July 17th. Please have all sponsorship’s in by this date. Payment for media guide and/or corporate sponsorship’s can be dropped off Monday as well. All other fundraising will continue until August 3rd.

Baseline Testing:

The Pioneer Football League has worked out a deal with the Carolina Sports Concussion Program at Carolina Neurosurgery to provide free Impact Testing (aka baseline testing) for the Carolina Crusaders and the Cabarrus Stallions this season. We highly recommend that you take advantage of this free testing!

OTA Tuesdays

Tuesday “OTA” Workouts:

Starting Tuesday 03/17/2015 the Carolina Crusaders JV & Varsity Football teams will meet from 6:00-8:00 PM at Westminster Park in Rock Hill, SC for spring OTA’s. We will continue to meet every Tuesday after that until The 2015 Carolina Crusaders Football Combine on May 2nd.

  • Attendance at these off season training activities is extremely encouraged. Schedules are subject to change at any time. We will keep you posted of any changes as they happen.
  • The Crusader adverse weather policy protocol will be in effect for all team activities.

Equipment:

  • Helmets will be distributed to all registered players on Tuesday March 17th 2015 for spring practices. If you have not registered please do so today! Waivers will be available for non registrants.
  • Players please come to practice ready to participate. Proper practice attire includes Cleats, T-Shirt, Shorts or Sweat Pants, Mouth Guard & Water Bottle.
  • Parents: The team will be providing helmets for these practices. It is your responsibility to supply a mouth guard and cleats for your son.
Westminster Park – 3916 India Hook Road, Rock Hill, SC29732 United States

Game Day Change!!

Fridays game with the Cabarrus Stallions has been moved to Saturday because of weather. Games will no be played at Westminster Catawba Christian School at 6:00pm JV Kickoff & 8:00pm Varsity Kickoff.

No games tonight, no practice tonight. All JV players please report to the field by 5:00 pm dressed and ready to go. All varsity players please report to the field by 7:00 pm dressed and ready to go.

Training Camp 2014

The new Carolina Crusaders season kicks off with training camp on July 14th 2014! Join us at Westminster Catawba Christian School at 6:00 pm as we begin our regular season workouts. Players come ready to practice in the heat with a mouth guard, cleats, shorts, t-shirt and water! Players must complete 3 full days of practice before receiving equipment.

Sponsorship’s Due!

All Corporate Sponsorship ads Monday July 14th. Please have all sponsorship’s in by this date. Payment for media guide and/or corporate sponsorship’s can be dropped off Monday as well. All other fundraising will continue until August 1st. 

Concussion Clinic:

Parents please plan to attend one of 4 identical concussion clinics starting Monday July 14th, Thursday July 17th, Monday July 21st, Thursday July 24th beginning at 7:30 pm each night. Parents are encouraged to attend one of these free informational clinics.  

Note: We take concussions very seriously and we are asking the parents to do the same. For this reason will are making the attendance to one of these clinics mandatory for your child to receive a helmet from the Crusaders for practice.

Baseline Testing:

The Pioneer Football League has worked out a deal with the Carolina Sports Concussion Program at Carolina Neurosurgery to provide free Impact Testing (aka baseline testing) for the Carolina Crusaders, the Cabarrus Stallions, and the Lake Norman Storm this season. We highly recommend that you take advantage of this free testing!