The Northwest Crusaders are the only post-graduate football program in Northern Washington. We have the goal of getting student-athletes to four-year colleges and universities.
What is a Post-Graduate (PG) program? A PG program allows athletes who want to hone their on-the-field skills, better their grades, or gain experience after an injury for up to two years after high school without losing any eligibility before going to a college or university program.
Why choose a PG program over JuCo or a four-year college or university? PG programs allow athletes to develop and mature on the field and off before committing to college. PG programs help student-athletes prepare for the responsibilities expected from them in JuCo, D1, D2, or D3 programs. Our PG program is affordable and dedicated to bettering athletes' skills, increasing SAT/ACT scores and GPA, and building life skills to prepare them for collegiate play.
What do we provide at the Northwest Crusaders? Quality coaching and academics, and a support system that will continue far past the time you are here. Northwest Crusaders has partnerships with local training facilities, small businesses, and recruiting coordinators that will allow you to further your career, whether it be on the field or off of it. Northwest Crusaders is committed to preparing you for collegiate play and bettering academics to increase admissions and scholarships. At the same time, you go to school at one of our home schools located in Skagit or Whatcom counties. We also have home schools in Canada as well.
What are my odds of getting recruited from Northwest Crusaders? PG programs have shown to be an effective way of getting offers and scholarships, but nothing like this model has ever been in Northern Washington. In Pennsylvania, PG programs like Palmetto Prep have over 100 alumni who have played at colleges and universities. We will help connect you with recruiters, facilitate meetings, and walk you through the recruitment process. This, paired with honing your athletic skills, producing more film, bettering your academics, and becoming more responsible and independent, will bring more recruiters to you!
How much does the Northwest Crusaders cost? At our program, each student-athlete receives a personalized athletic plan based on their needs. We charge a flat rate 'roster fee,' and additional educational services such as tutoring may be added if necessary at an additional cost. Please reach out to our staff for individualized pricing. Northwest Crusaders does not want finances to deter anyone from bettering their chances, so we will offer opportunities for fundraising to offset costs. Fill out our player interest form and one of our coaches will contact you shortly.