Below are some comments from former Crusaders that have gone on to successfully play college football and beyond!
I had the pleasure of playing youth football for the Chester County Crusaders through the CYO. At the time it was the only football league I was eligible to play in as I was larger than most kids my age. It was at CYO I was able to gain my basic love for the game and develop the basic skills I needed. As I progressed through high school I was much more equipped to handle the game having played in the CYO program. I was far ahead of my peers because of the great development these programs provide through high competition. If it was not for CYO football I do not know how I would have progressed into highschool. I was fortunate enough to receive a football scholarship to the University of Miami out of high school and am currently completing my Masters of Business Administration at Tulane University in my final years of eligibility. These life-changing opportunities would not have been available had I not started playing football at St. Joseph's back in 5th grade. There is no doubt in my opinion that these programs provide kids with life changing skills.
Michael Mooney - All State Malvern Prep, 3 year starter at UVA
CYO sporting events are some of my best memories from my growing up. Along with creating lifelong friends, CYO sports instilled habits in me that played a pivotal role in my athletic career.