I am courageous, but not reckless
I am confident, but not cocky
I am tough and I am smart
I am always focused and always
my teammates, my coaches, and my opponents
learn from victory and from defeat
lead by my actions
both on and off the field
don’t need to speak of my successes, as my successes speak for themselves
I am well informed and well equipped
I am prepared for any battle
My God given strength, speed,
ability, and intelligence are my weapons
I AM A CRUSADER!!
CYO Mission Statement
CYO Sports is one component of a parish's comprehensive youth
ministry program which enables the partnership of parents, coaches, priests, religious, teachers, and adult leaders to manage
and support a sports program that allows youth to grow in their relationship with God and come to better understand themselves
and the Catholic Faith.
The Crusader Philosophy
We coach football to make a difference in the lives of boys who will soon become men. Coaching Youth Football well
is about being prepared and having a sound philosophy. It’s about understanding what the critical success factors are
in youth football and setting the practice priorities to address those factors. Ultimately, the lessons our players learn
from our program will carry over and play a big part in the success they find in life. My staff is always encouraged to teach
the game while teaching the boys how to respect and love each other. My game plan incorporates everybody because the core
values that we teach are for everybody. By stressing values such as self-discipline, teamwork, concentration, friendship,
leadership and good sportsmanship we can expect every boy to be a part of the team in every way. We want each member of our
program to be something far better than the vision they have of themselves. It is simply our job to put them in the best possible
position for success on the field and in life. We coach to win, we believe winning is fun. We believe that if you build
a strong team of coaches, parents and players and set out to learn, encourage and have fun, the winning will automatically
follow. Beyond winning, we believe strongly that a football Coach has a great opportunity to be one of the most influential
adults in a young persons life. It’s a great responsibility that myself and my staff take very seriously.
The Crusader Practice Philosophy
time is our most value resource. All coaches have one thing they can control; they can control their use of practice time.
Winning coaches win consistently because of one thing....”PREPARATION”. In short We think it is imperative
that myself and my staff agree not to be out prepared in any area of the game. What this means that my staff and I should
walk on the practice field with goals, objectives and the plan to carry out actions to complete the mission at hand. Every
coach needs to understand that “practice” means you are giving attention and reps to the study and improvement
of each player’s assignments and techniques for the offense and defensive systems we are trying to employ. We think
that meaningless “football drills” need to be set aside in favor of meaningful “football drills” that
pertain to the game plan we have installed, to make our team as successful as it can be. Practice is about teaching and providing
corrective feedback and providing opportunity for learning and discovery for the players. Good coaches are good teachers and
masters at organizing productive practices.
"I played here for 4 years, and
all I get is a pretzel?" -Domenic Cerruti 2010
- 1960 90lb. team Interstate Champions
- 1962 North Suburban District Champions
- 1963 90lb. team Interstate Champions
- 1972 Varsity League Champions
- 1972 Junior Varsity League Champions
- 1979 South Bux-Mont League Champions
- 1980 South Bux-Mont League Champions
- 1981 South Bux-Mont League Champions
Norristown Division J.V. Champions
CYO League Champions
- 1990 CYO Norristown Conference
- 1992 CYO League Champions
- 2001 Bux-Mont League Champions
- 2006 J.V. Y Division Champions, 2nd Place at the 2006 "Parade of Champions"
- 2008 Varsity Division 1 North Champions, 3rd Place at the 2008 "Parade of Champions"
- 2009 Varsity 3rd Place at the 2009 "Parade of Champions", 2009
Invitational Bowl Winner
Varsity "Coach's Invitational Bowl"
- 2011 JV "B" Undefeated Season 7-0 Record
- 2012 Varsity "Coach's Invitational Bowl" Winner
- 2012 JV "Coach's Invitational Bowl"
- 2013 Varsity " Made Playoffs" Lost in first round.
- 2014 Varsity Division 1 Class
The achievements of an organization are the results of the combined
effort of each individual.