What people are saying

“Coach Crabtree is one the best coaches I have ever played for. He’s a great teacher and has taught me everything I needed to know in order to be a successful football player. I owe a lot of my accomplishments to him and what he has taught me. He taught me the right way to play the game, and I am very grateful to have had the opportunity to be able to play for him.”

Matt Patry, Medfield High Football
Captain 2014 Tri Valley League, MVP Boston Globe All Scholastic Super 26, Boston Herald All Scholastic Massachusetts All State – Super 26

“Since 1984 at both the high school and youth football level, Bill Crabtree has been at the forefront of the local football profession teaching fundamentally sound football skills. Bill’s exhaustive preparation and extreme dedication to detail has produced multiple college bound football players. Each athlete who chooses to enroll in the Mass Elite Football Camp will undoubtedly emerge not only as a better football player but, more importantly, a more dedicated, successful, and well-rounded student–athlete.”

John Cronin
Tri-Captain 1984 Westwood Super Bowl Champs, Tuffs University varsity player, Coach Westwood Hockomock Pop Warner

“Before I was on Coach Crabtree’s team, I hated football. Now, I remember those years as the best time on the field. No other coach can combine hard work, attention, skill, and fun into a practice as well as Coach Crabtree. From the “county fair” conditioning to the all-out offense vs. defense battles, every second and every play will make you a better football player and enjoy the sport more than you thought possible.”

William D‘Angelo - Senior, St. Mark’s School, Southborough, MA

“You want a football coach that knows how to win. But also knows how to develop players. PJ Van de Rydt at Mass Elite is one of the best in the business. He takes young talent and helps them get to the next level. He does it for kids all over New England. I’ve covered some great coaches over the years, from Bill Belichick to Don Shula to Bill Parcells, and they all have a winning formula that help players achieve. PJ and and Bill Crabtree owners of Mass Elite share the same philosophy. Once you stop getting better, you’re no longer good.”

Steve Burton
WBZ TV Sports

“PJ Vande Rydt is one of the best youth football guys in the state! Two of my boys have played under his supervision, and have benefited tremendously. PJ has the knowledge and network to get kids to the next level. I would highly recommend the Mass Elite Football Clinics to any kid who is serious about playing football in High school and beyond.”

Mike Gallagher