The Crusaders are excited to announce that we will continue to host the U23 Program Started in 2023. The Crusaders will be hosting two u23 matches this upcoming spring. The first match will be held against the Pittsburgh Harlequins U23 side on May 18th in conjunction with the Cleveland Cup matches at Windy Ridge Metroparks in Garfield Heights. The second match will be held May 25th versus the Pittsburgh Forge U23 side at the Akron Rugby Grounds. 

Prospective players May be asked to attend one of two tryout sessions depending on Interest and Schedule. Selected players will follow up with a few training sessions, before matches begin.

There is no cost to players to tryout or participate in this program

Player Registration Form can be found Below!

The U23 side Head Coach will be Kritter Regan.

Helping to Assist him will be former NDC All American Corey Graham as the backs coach, and John Carroll Head Coach Justin Rutledge as the forward coach

Any questions can be directed to [email protected] If players cannot attend tryouts they can still register and send a coaches recommendation to the email above, any area coaches are encouraged to send any recommendations they have as well.



  • 5/18/24 Away Vs Pittsburg Harlequins U23
  • 5/25/24 Home Vs Pittsburg Forge U23


  • 4/30 – 5/23
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays 6-8 PM



Players will Receive a T-Shirt, Playing Shorts, and Socks



Receive Coaching from experienced coaches and players.


Please Follow the link to fill out our player interest form and receive more information.
Coaching Staff

Head Coach - Kritter Regan

Coaching Experience:
Player/coach - Kent St. (02-04)

Head coach - Mayfield HS Girls (05-09)

Assistant Coach/D3 head coach - Crusaders (16-19)

Playing Experience:
Mayfield HS
Kent State
Ohio selects
Cleveland Rugby Club
Cleveland Crusaders

Backs Coach - Cory Graham

Coaching Experience:
Cleveland Crusaders Rugby 7s
Playing Experience:
NDC rugby (2017 D1AA national champs)
Collegiate All American (all 4 years)
Cleveland Rugby Academy
Ohio Elite
Usa hawks (7s)
High school all American ( all 4 years)
Midwest Thunderbirds

Forwards Coach - Justin Rutledge

Coaching Experience:
Cleveland Vanguard, JCU Men's Rugby

Playing Experience:
ESRFC, BGSU Men's Rugby, Crusaders, CARPS, Crewmen, CRL