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Coach’s Message

6.13-6.20

Star’s Football Family-

Hope this message finds you doing well. First, I want to say thank you to all of our parents/guardians for their constant support of our program and their son or daughter. I understand the monetary investment you are making in their development and it is appreciated. This year we are focusing on the journey and the climb back to the top. We talked to our players this week about the journey and how nothing is ever given it all must be earned. We honed in on the fact that last year’s success does not mean anything this year. Each year we start back at the bottom of the mountain and must make the daily investments to climb back to the top. We told the parable of the man who has climbed 1000 mountains and when one of the townspeople ask him why he chooses to take such a risk. He simply replies “my friend you must have never seen the view from the top”.  The goal is to get our players to understand that the amount of work we must put in is NOT common but the view will be worth it!  I hope you can take a moment this week to discuss your son or daughter’s journey and how their climb is going. 

The schedule for this week has no changes but a few additions so please be sure to read through this newsletter in its entirety. 

Those who opt-out of camps cannot be held against you because all camps are voluntary, but in real terms, it will put players behind in all 4 quadrants of their development. In the end, we are a program built around exceptional player development, and not having those opportunities will only be a detriment to the player. 

 Finally, our communication loop must be clear, concise, and accurate.  Please take the time to read emails, newsletters and check our website www.scn4thphase.org As always, if you have any questions please reach out to any of our group leaders 

Tricia Sharkey– 4th Phase 

Lance Erickson – Cover 4 

Robert Pomazak – Head Coach 

THE CLIMB TO THE TOP 

WHY PUT YOURSELF THROUGH ALL OF THE SACRIFICE?….. 

SAID THE PERSON WHO HAS NEVER SEEN THE VIEW FROM THE TOP! 

A shared MVP will take us back up the mountain! 

* Schedule updates 

  • May checklist  
  • New additions: 
    • Wed 5pm-7pm 
    • Open 7 on 7 @ SCN 
    • ALL LEVELS can attend

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Coach’s Message

5.30-6.6 

Star’s Football Family-

WE DID IT! A year to remember but now I am asking for us to forget. (lol) As the leader of this program, it is my job to lay out our mission in very clear terms. Keeping our long-term vision in focus is paramount to our overall success. Defining our shared purpose will be the foundation that all decisions are made. With that said, take a deep breath… hold it for 5 seconds… now exhale slowly.  Open your eyes and realized that last year is over and nobody will care what we did, how we did it or how successful we were. Football is a what have you done for me lately profession and its our time as the key stakeholders of this program to align our beliefs and behaviors and begin to create the experiences that will lead us back up the mountain.  

With all that said the first order of business for ALL parents and players is to prepare for the summer. Summer camp registration is open and we need ALL potential players to sign up for 2 camps per level 

  • Camp 1 June: Sports performance camp
    • Players will begin an extensive training regime design to build their physical, tactical, and technical strength skills. 
    • Due to Covid, we have missed 2 lifting cycles and we are committed to not missing this session 
    • Each level will be led by a certified strength and conditioning coach 

– Camp 2: Team Camp 

– Team camp is the more typical football camp that we have run in previous years. 

– Team scheme, skill, and continued sports performance will take place. 

As always if cost is an issue please contact Coach Pomazak 

Those who opt-out of camps cannot be held against you because all camps are voluntary, but in real terms, it will put players behind in all 4 quadrants of their development. In the end, we are a program built around exceptional player development, and not having those opportunities will only be a detriment to the player. 

 Finally, our communication loop must be clear, concise, and accurate.  Please take the time to read emails, newsletters and check our website www.scn4thphase.org As always, if you have any questions please reach out to any of our group leaders 

Tricia Sharkey– 4th Phase 

Lance Erickson – Cover 4 

Robert Pomazak – Head Coach 

Congratulations 

1st Team All State 

Carmine Bastone 

2nd Team All State 

Paolo Gennarelli 

Parting Shots 

Thank you, for making this happen!

It’s all about this year!

Shared MVP will take us back up the mountain! 

* Schedule updates 

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Coach’s Message

5.23-5.28 

Star’s Football Family-

As we sprint to the finish of our 2020-2021 school year I find myself looking back on the last 14 months. Surreal for sure and difficult at times but in the end, I am left with some very special and irreplaceable memories. The final week of the year is always a lot of fun. The seniors are gone and the changing of the guard is taking place. Everyone just has a hop in their step. I for one am very excited to send our students off for the summer, spend some time with my family, and begin to build the experience for the coming year. 

As we transition into the summer months and the fall season. It will be imperative that our communication loop is clear, concise, and accurate.  Please take the time to read emails, newsletters and check our website www.scn4thphase.org As always, if you have any questions please reach out to any of our group leaders 

Tricia Sharkey– 4th Phase 

Lance Erickson – Cover 4 

Robert Pomazak – Head Coach 

Schedule for the week 

MTWRF
RECOVERY SESSION 2:30PMOPEN GYM2:30 PM
FRESHMAN FB ORIENTATION 7:30PM 

SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATION

Registration is OPEN (link above) 

  • 2 camps every level 
  • Register NOW
  • June -Strength/Speed Camp 
  • End of June/ July Football Camp

* Schedule updates 

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NORTH STAR FOOTBALL 

Coach’s Message

5.16-5.23 

We did it! A heartfelt thank you to all who attended the banquet this weekend. A great effort by parents, players, and staff made it a special morning for our program.  As we send our seniors off into their final week of graduation we wish them well.  As it goes, when one group exits a new group of North Stars now take the stage as the leaders of the program. As we move into the shortest off-season in the history of the IHSA it is going to be imperative that we keep our ELITE efforts going. The goal is to always provide clear, concise, and accurate information to you weekly. Please take the time to read emails, newsletters and check our website www.scn4thphase.org As always, if you have any questions please reach out to any of our group leaders 

Tricia Sharkey– 4th Phase 

Lance Erickson – Cover 4 

Robert Pomazak – Head Coach 

Schedule for the week 

MTWRF
RECOVERY SESSION 2:30PMSTARS SUPPORTING  STARS 4:30 TRACKOPEN GYM2:30PM

SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATION

Registration is OPEN (link above) 

  • 2 camps every level 
  • Register NOW
  • June -Strength/Speed Camp 
  • End of June/ July Football Camp

* Schedule updates 

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Coach’s Message

5.9-5.16 

Star’s Football Family-

I first want to say thank you for the opportunity to share this experience with each of you. I can honestly say that this may have been the most challenging professional experience of my tenure. Without the support and efforts of our parents, administrators, coaches, and players none of this would have been possible. The idealogy that we all have a shared responsibility for the experience we create has never been more evident than it was this year. You did it! You made it happen ! Thank you! 

In our program we are constantly talking about making moments and enjoying the space inbetween those moments.  As the horned blew on the final play of our conference championship game I turned to our crowd and yelled “We did it!” The program mission, the ability to see the vision and a shared purpose all culminated in one awesome moment! Thank you ! 

Now as we move into the shortest off season in the history of the IHSA it is going to be imperative that we keep our ELITE efforts going. The goal is to always provide clear, concise and accurate information to you weekly. Please take the time to read emails, newsletters and check our website www.scn4thphase.org As always, if you have any questions please reach out to any of our group leaders 

Tricia Sharkey– 4th Phase 

Lance Erickson – Cover 4 

Robert Pomazak – Head Coach 

Parting Shots 

Thank you, for making this happen!

We made a moment for a lifetimel!

You are awesome! 

  • Congratulations Dukane All Conference 
    • Carmine Bastone – OL Of the Year 
    • Paolo Gennarelli– DL of the Year
    • Jordan Nubin 
    • Zach McClure 
    • Dan Kowaleski 
    • Steven Hein 
    • Ryan Doherty 
    • Josh Bridges 
    • Michael Priami 
    • George Litgen 
    • Corey Krueger– 2nd team 
    • Ian Erickson – 2nd team 
    • Drew Surges – 2nd team 
    • Jack Dummer – 2nd team 
    • Josh Montemayor Special Mention 
    • Jim Durocher Special Mention 
    • Carson Kuligowski – Special Mention 
    • Lucas Sharkey – Special Mention 

* Schedule updates 

  • 5/9 HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY 
  • 5/11 RECOVERY SESSION IN WEIGHT ROOM ALL LEVELS (NON SPRING ATHLETES ONLY PLEASE)
  • 5/13 POTENTIAL OPEN GYM 
  • 5/13 STARS SUPPORTING STARS GIRLS SOCCER 7:00PM 
  • 5/16 BANQUET 10AM-12PM 
  • MAY CALENDAR HERE
  • May checklist  
  • YOUTH UPDATE 

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WEEK 5 UPDATE PLEASE READ

DUE TO OUR OPPONENT BEING QUARANTINED FOR COVID RELATED REASONS ALL LEVEL GAMES HAVE BEEN CANCELED FOR THIS WEEK.

Despite our efforts over the last 48 hours, we were unable to secure opponents for all 3 levels. I am deeply saddened by this turn of events and in an effort to maintain our program mission of delivering a great experience the North Star program will be using the following schedule for the next 3 days.

Friday:

  • No Varsity Contest
  • Freshman vs Sophomore 5:30 pm “Future’s Game”
  • Parents/ Fans are invited
  • Please fill out Covid form prior to attending
  • All Spectator policies still apply
  • This will be a real game, with officials, announcers etc

Saturday

Frosh/Soph Practice is canceled enjoy the weekend

Varsity: 7-8:15am Practice Followed by Film

Sunday:

Program Philanthropy at I9 Flag Football

Players please fill out the form to sign up for a slot

Monday

Varsity JV @ WWS 5:30pm

Sophomores @ St. Francis (Wheaton) 5:30pm game

Freshman Practice 2:30-5:00pm

Varsity Practice 2:30-5:30pm

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Coach’s Message

4.5-4.10 

Star’s Football Family-

WOW! Easter already, hard to believe that we are nearing the end of our journey. It has been a while since I wrote a newsletter and it feels good to be back behind the pencil. These short updates have allowed me to connect personally with our families and community. As we approach the second half of our season,  I want to thank you for the unrelenting support. As a football family, we have given our young men and women the special moments that were stolen from them early on. From the deepest corner of my heart. THANK YOU! 

With the warming of the weather and the arrival of spring comes a new set of challenges. As we continue our push for a conference championship the summer seasons begin. With the addition of the summer season, over 80% of our athletes will be impacted. Baseball, lacrosse, track and field, wrestling, and volleyball all will be starting and with that, time becomes split and stress levels can rise. I want to assure you that countless hours and meetings have gone into providing a safe and collaborative environment for our student-athletes.  Our head coaches have met throughout the beginning of 2021 to prepare a schedule that will encourage multisport athletes and allow our kids to experience the best of all sports. The goal of the remaining portion of this newsletter will be to highlight our North Football players’ expectations. 

  • Schedules are determined based on Head Coaches discussion 
  • Players have the ultimate discretion to choose which sport they attend 
  • Competition days have been prioritized going by season 
  • Spring Season takes priority over Summer Season 
  • Tryouts have been prioritized this week so players can be evaluated properly 
  • Communication is imperative, please reach out if you have any questions. 

Parting Shots 

Thank you, for making this happen!

Enjoy every moment of football!

You are awesome! 

This Week’s Schedule: 3/22-3/27

FROSH:

Mon 3/22- 2:45-5pm TURF

Tues 3/23- 2:45-4:15 OR SIDE FIELDS; 4:30-6:30pm WT/CHALK

Wed 3/24-2:45-5pm TURF

Thurs 3/25- 2:45-4:30pm OR SIDE FIELDS

Fri 3/26- 2:45-5pm TURF

Sat 3/27- 9am Game @ Home

SOPH:

Mon 3/22-2:45-5pm TURF

Tues 3/23-2:45-4:15 OR SIDE FIELDS; 4:30-6:30pm WT/CHALK

Wed 3/24- 2:45-5pm TURF

Thurs 3/25- 2:45-4:30pm OR SIDE FIELDS; 4:30-6:30pm WT/CHALK

Fri 3/26- 2:45-5pm TURF

Sat 3/27-9am Game @ Batavia

VARSITY:

Mon 3/22-6am RAMS; 2:30-3pm FILM; 2:45-5pm TURF

Tues 3/23-2:45-4:15pm OR SIDE FIELDS; 4:30-5:30pm FILM

Wed 3/24- 6am CHEETAHS; 2:45-5pm TURF; 5:15-6pm FILM D

Thurs 3/25- 2:45-4:30pm OR SIDE FIELDS; 4:30-6:30pm WT/CHALK

Fri 3/26-$$$$ PAY DAY $$$$ SCN @ Batavia

Sat 3/27- 8-11:30am WT

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Coach’s Message

6.21-6.25 

Star’s Football Family-

A HAPPY FATHER’S DAY to all of the Dads in our program!  Being a father is the greatest gift of my lifetime and I have been fortunate to learn from a good one in my Dad. I reminded our players this week to take a moment and thank the dad figure in their life for all that they do for them. Fatherhood is not an easy job and I want our players to realize that gratitude is a virtue that will grow like a tree. The more we show gratitude and water the seeds of graciousness the deeper the roots will grow and the stronger it will become in our life.  

We had another great week as a program.  The investment and accountability that our players displayed is amazing.  We continue to talk about the climb back to the top. We stress the importance of being processed orientated and stacking small incremental gains. This week we asked our varsity to develop their own process plans. This exercise is designed to tap into the wants and needs of our players and begin the dialogue on the steps needed to accomplish them. It all comes back to the climb…never stop moving up the mountain!  

This weeks schedule continues to build on our 4 quadrant development. Opportunities to build our physical, tactical, technical and mental capacities will be available to every player who choses to accept them. 

 Finally, our communication loop must be clear, concise, and accurate.  Please take the time to read emails, newsletters and check our website www.scn4thphase.org As always, if you have any questions please reach out to any of our group leaders 

Tricia Sharkey– 4th Phase 

Lance Erickson – Cover 4 

Robert Pomazak – Head Coach 

THE CLIMB TO THE TOP 

WHY PUT YOURSELF THROUGH ALL OF THE SACRIFICE?….. 

SAID THE PERSON WHO HAS NEVER SEEN THE VIEW FROM THE TOP! 

A shared MVP will take us back up the mountain! 

* Schedule updates 

– Friday 11am 

– COSTUME BOWLING @STC BOWL