4th of July Update

Happy 4th of July Stars ! I hope that we are enjoying the weekend. I would say time off but honestly I don’t need anymore time off. I wanted to get out some sort of email communications to you so you can plan accordingly. As of today (Thursday 7/2 10am ) the IDHP has not given us their protocols for the july camps. I have heard that those rules will be coming out today or tomorrow. With that knowledge here is what we plan to do as a program. So please plan accordingly.

Thurs/Fri: IHSA release new Phase 2 rules
Monday-Tuesday: D303 to open registration (email will be sent immediately to all families)
Thursday7/9- Monday 7/13 : SCN FB July camp plan will be finalized and camp will begin.

I am sorry for the rough time frames but this is the best we can do for now. Stay positive, enjoy the 4th and be Safe.

JULY SUMMER CAMP UPDATE 6.25

North Star Football Family, 

Hope this message finds you safe and well. Thank you for your continued support and understanding over the past month. I am proud to be a part of such a positive and motivated group of parents, players and staff.  I, like you, am eagerly anticipating the news from the IHSA / IDHP on what our July camps will be allowed to do under Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois Plan. While we do not have that information yet, the athletics department has released our July camp times.  Please make note that registration has NOT been opened. When it does open, there will be a message sent via 8 to 18, as well as, all of our media outlets in order to get you the link. Please know that they will be putting a hard stop on the sign up date and those who do not register during that window will not be allowed to participate. As always if money is a concern please contact me privately. We do not want to exclude any players from the experience due to financial matters. We will make it work. Finally, please understand that information is unfolding daily and these plans are subject to change. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to email me @ robert.pomazak@d303.org . Please allow 24-48 hours for me to reply. 

A few key terms to help you understand this update a bit better: 

Players Remote Development Plan 

RDP Phase 3 (July ) 

  • -Face to Face. Conditioning and strength acclimatization will take place. Increased football scheme, skills and development will be main focus. Imperative to have all potential football players. 
  • 6/26-7/5 DEAD WEEK 
    • NO SCN FOOTBALL ACTIVITIES 
  • JULY 
    • JULY CAMP (WAITING ON IHSA/IDHP FOR FINAL CLEARANCE) 
    • REGISTRATION WILL BE THROUGH D303 ON PUSHCOIN 
    • LINK IS NOT LIVE AS OF YET (YOU CANNOT SIGN UP AS OF 6.25)
IHSA CLEARS FOR CAMP FACE TO FACE TRADITIONAL CAMPPlayers Should Bring 
ALL LEVELS WOULD BEGIN ON 7/6 – 7/31 VARSITY & SOPHMon-Friday 1-4PM 20 total days Cost $200 Location Stadium/West Field7 ON 7 TBD FRESHMANMon-Thurs  7-9 AM CAMP16 total days Cost $100 Location Stadium/West FieldGym shoesCleats Dress in SCN football issued gear Bring SCN FB issued water bottle w/ name clearly printed on it Bring SCN FB issued strength Band w/ name clearly printed on it Bring SCN FB notebook with name clearly printed on it Change of both shorts and t shirtHand sanitizer if desiredSnack if desired. 
CAMP LOGISTICS WILL BEFINALIZED BASED ON IHSA SOCIAL PRACTICE GUIDELINESEQUIPMENT WILL BE HANDED OUT DURING WEEK 1 OF CAMP No locker rooms will be issued Restrooms will be used in a controlled manner SCN FB CAMP Logistics plan 
  • AUGUST 
    • IHSA REMOVED THE 8/1-8/9 DEAD WEEK.
    •  SCN FOOTBALL WILL NOT BE PRACTICING DURING THAT WEEK
    • SCHEDULE START DATE IS SCHEDULED FOR AUGUST 10 
    • ALL PHYSICALS/ FALL SPORT REGISTRATION MUST BE COMPLETED PRIOR TO START DATE
      • AUGUST 12TH FUNDRAISING BEGINS  
      • AUGUST 15TH FAMILY DAY 
        • MOM’S CAMP/ BAGS TOURNEY / PROGRAM MEETING 
      • AUGUST 21ST BLACK AND BLUE SCRIMMAGE 
      • AUGUST 28TH PALATINE 
  • SCHEDULE DETAILS WILL BE AVAILABLE ONCE ISHA/IL DETERMINE THE SOCIAL POLICY FOR THE SEASON.  

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NORTHSTAR NEWSLETTER

ST. CHARLES NORTH
NORTH STAR FOOTBALL 

WEEKLY JOURNAL 

June 28th-July4th 

Stars family, 

I hope this message finds you well.  As we move into the 4th of July holiday, I want to take a moment to reflect on the past month.  While it certainly  was not ideal the virtual experience that our staff and players created was nothing short of amazing. I want to commend our players for the time and effort they put into the meetings. They brought a “move the needle” growth mindset to every session. There were some highs and lows but the opportunity to get to know our players better was worth it. In short, these kids have responded! 

E+R=O 

Speaking of response. In the North Star Football program we spend a great deal of time talking, learning and reflecting on the importance of a positive mindset.   Adversity is no stranger to any of us and in the game of football it is a guarantee.  It is within these moments of adversity, when we lack control that we must fall back on our training and respond in a manner that will bring us closer to the desired outcome.  We use a simple equation of e+r = o to help support our learning. 

Event + Response = Outcome 

The  events that we have been faced with these past few months  have been life changing.  It has taken everything that I once knew as normal and turned it all upside down . To be honest, it has been a major challenge for me.  But through it all I have focused on one thing and that has been my response .   We do not have a choice as to when adversity will strike but we certainly do have control over how we respond.   I have chosen to be grateful for the extra time with my kids. I have chosen to be thankful for the opportunities I have had to connect with our players.  I try to find moments of joy each day.  It has been a conscious decision and not always easy. It is a discipline that I have yet to master but as each event comes up I see it as a chance to get better. “Bring it on!”

The reason I write all of this is because none of us know what the future holds.  As we eagerly await the IHSA return to play protocols we must focus on being patient and understanding. The administrations of D303, IDHP and IHSA want to see our athletes back on the field but never at the risk of their personal health.  There is no guarantee of a season in the fall. That is hard to even fathom. However, in those moments of doubt we can focus on remaining positive. We cannot control what happens but we can control our own actions. I have asked our players each day we meet to “move the needle” . Move your personal needle forward each and every day.  We talk about putting our head down and not worrying about anything but moving the needle. When the decision comes for the season, we will be ready.  

WEEK AGENDA

  • NO FOOTBALL ACTIVITIES 
  • As of 6/28 July summer camps have not been opened by the district. 
  • If we have camps times are listed on our calendar and homepage of scn4thphase.org 
  • When the district opens we will send the live link via email
  • Please register as soon as  you can because there will be a hard stop on registration. 
  • If you have financial concerns please email me directly 
  • rober.pomazak@d303.or

ANNOUNCEMENTS: 

IHSA & IDHP 

  • Phase 1 
    • Have cleared teams to meet in groups of 10 or less and conduct non sport specific conditioning 
    • Phase 2 is being reviewed by the IDHP
    • The act is now under review at the district level 
    • We are still awaiting word on what we will be allowed to do 
    • When we get word we will immediately open up registration

EARY YOUR STRIPES CHALLENGE 

– LAW OF EXTRA 

– Complete defensive midterm 

– ANY EXTRA SKILLS/ DRILL /SELFLESS 

– USE @ROBERTPOMAZAK TO POST 

– EMAIL ME IF NOT ON TWITTER 

COLLEGE RECRUITING 

  • DEAD PERIOD HAS BEEN EXTENDED THROUGH AUG 31ST 
  • ENCOURAGE ALL PLAYERS TO MAKE COMBINE VIDEO 
  • I CAN HELP WITH FILMING IF NEEDED 
  • LEGACY WILL ALSO BE AVAILABLE TO USE 

ALL AMERICAN 7 ON 7 

  • POTENTIAL JULY LEAGUE DETAILS FORTHCOMING 

NEWSLETTER ACCOUNTABILITY

ST. CHARLES NORTH
NORTH STAR FOOTBALL 

WEEKLY JOURNAL 

June 7th- June 13th 

Stars family, 

I want to thank everyone for attending the player / parent meeting last Monday. We had over 150 people in attendance !  I am so proud and feel so privileged to be a part of this football family. Our young men and women have shown their Iron Star will over the first week of virtual camp. Their attention and participation each day has proven to me that we will be a better program coming out of this than before  we went in.  

F.A.M.I.L.Y

I do believe it is important for our program to take a moment to touch upon the current state of our country.   I struggle to find adequate words to describe the outrage that I feel towards the treatment and injustic of our fellow citizens.  As the leader of this program and member of our community my stance will and always has been to coach to our players hearts regardless of race, color or religion. I want to listen and learn on how I can better support all of our players.  As a father it is paramount  that I teach my daughters right from wrong and that we are all brothers and sisters of this world. I want our future leaders to see that change is possible and that we all have a voice and can make change happen. If anyone needs support or wants to discuss this further please do not hesitate to contact me. 

ACCOUNTABILITY 

This coming week is dedicated to our tenant of Accountability. In our world we describe being accountable as taking action.  I find it appropriate right now to encourage our players to “take action”. In our world we talk about doing what’s right all of the time not just when it is convenient to you. Staying  committed long after the initial desire has left you. I encourage you to discuss this value with your son or daughter and help support them to develop the accountability that our program needs to be successful.  Each week one of our 8 platoons will be assigned to a presentation dedicated to the value of the week. This week the Average Joe’s will grace us with their version of Accountability, I cannot wait. 

WEEKLY AGENDA

Monday June 8th 

9:30 Pomaton On Demand 

6:00pm So/Var Virtual Camp 

Tuesday January 21ST 

6:00pm So/Var Virtual Camp 

Wednesday January 22ND

9:30 Pomaton On Demand 

6:00pm So/Var Virtual Camp 

Thursday January 23RD

6:00pm So/Var Virtual Camp 

Friday January 24TH 

9:30 Pomaton On Demand 

ANNOUNCEMENTS: 

IHSA & IDHP 

  • Have cleared teams to meet in groups of 10 or less and conduct non sport specific conditioning 
  • The act is now under review at the district level 
  • We are still awaiting word on what we will be allowed to do 
  • There will be no face to face this week and potential all of June from what we are told. 

EARY YOUR STRIPES CHALLENGE 

  • PHYSICAL – LEGACY OR POMATON TRAINING 
    • 3 DAYS = 1 PT 
  • TECHNICAL 
    • DRILL WORK 
    • (PHOTO FILM TO PLATOON LEADER ) 

– TACTICAL 

– TACKLING /TAKEAWAY GOOGLE FORM 

– MENTAL 

– VIRTUAL CAMP ATTENDANCE 

– LAW OF EXTRA 

– ANY EXTRA SKILLS/ DRILL /SELFLESS 

– USE @ROBERTPOMAZAK TO POST 

– EMAIL ME IF NOT ON TWITTER 

COLLEGE RECRUITING 

  • DEAD PERIOD HAS BEEN EXTENDED THROUGH JULY 31ST 
  • ENCOURAGE ALL PLAYERS TO MAKE COMBINE VIDEO 
  • I CAN HELP WITH FILMING IF NEEDED 
  • LEGACY WILL ALSO BE AVAILABLE TO USE 

ALL AMERICAN 7 ON 7 

  • POTENTIAL JULY LEAGUE DETAILS FORTHCOMING 

Tentative SCN FB Summer Calendar

The 2020 summer calendar has been released and can be found under schedule but also PDF version below. All camps dates and times are subject to change. Currently operating the IHSA no contact guidelines our June camp will be virtual. Scheme, philosophy and tactical pratices will be taught via google meets . While physical and technical will be done at home and follow all state guidelines. Questions or concerns please contact

robert.pomazak@d303.org (allow 24-48 for return contact)