EXTRA POINTS NORTH STAR FOOTBALL

Coach’s Message

9.21-9.27

Star’s Football Family-

My apologies for getting the newsletter out a little late. I hope your family is well and enjoying the first glimpses of fall. Fall has always been my favorite season for many reasons. Something about the crisp air and smell of leaves that conjures up many fond memories I have from this time of year. Unfortunately, this year we are missing something we all love. The laughs, tears, and roller coaster of emotions that football brings have been put on hold. In its place are uncertainties, inconsistencies, and political rhetoric that no high schooler should have to endure. For the past month, our coaches association has been working hard to establish our movement to have the fall season reinstated. This weekend saw thousands of parents and athletes rally to support the Let Us Play movement. I want to thank those who have taken the time to lead the charge. I appreciate the energy, commitment, and emotional resources that you have invested to keep pushing forward.  

As the leader of our program, I share in your vision of a brighter future. I want to see our players out on the field. I want to see our helmets held high and hear the roar of the crowd! We are in this together and together we can navigate our kids through this. 

I have to admit there is much to think about but I continue to focus on the essentials. That is YOU! It is the mission of our program to provide our families with a great experience. I have repeatedly had to remind myself to 

Do what you can . 

With what you have 

When you can. 

In a world where it is easy to focus on what we do not have,  I choose to focus on what we do have and what we can accomplish. Right now we can have contact days. In order to do this, we have to establish the safest environment we can each and every day. This requires a level of preparation and accountability by all of us to do our part.  We have over 110 players who are investing time each week into their personal development. They come with a passion and energy that uplifts everyone on the field.  We have coaches and players who are volunteering their time to help build their team. It is humbling to see such selflessness on display. Finally, we have parents who are leading their families through very difficult times with grace and dignity. They have supported our program and I am eternally grateful. In short, there is so much to be thankful for. I know that for some this is of little consolation, but it has to be highlighted. 

Parting Shots 

We will get through this!

We will play football!

 It will be awesome! 

TOP PRIORITY

  • FALL CONTACT CONTINUES 

  

  • Sports Performance Schedules
    • SCN FB FALL sports performance week 3
      • Cost per player $120 (=$10 per session ) (20 sessions) 
      • Signup 
  • SCN Player & Parent Yoga 
  • Sept 20th @ Legacy Performance 
  • 8am players 45 minutes 
  • 9am parents 45 minutes. 
  • Free / bring mask and yoga MAT if the weather is good we are outside. 

EXTRA POINTS: SCN FOOTBALL NEWSLETTER

Coach’s Message

9.13-9.19

Star’s Football Family-

I want to thank everyone for their patience and understanding over the past few weeks. It has been a long road but with every passing day we get closer to achieving our goal and that is playing football this year.  This past week we battle the weather but I am happy to say that we were able to get all of our levels on the stadium at least once. Thank you to our varsity for exhibiting a selfless attitude and giving up their stadium practice so that our lower levels could get the experience under the lights. It is that type of selflessness that will only strengthen the team’s culture. Getting to watch the frosh and soph afforded me the opportunity to truly just be an observer. I have to say I loved what I saw. Kudos to our coaches for providing a safe learning environment. I was also equally impressed with the depth of coaching that I witnessed. Our players were locked in and playing fast. Again, just a tribute to the investment and preparation of all our players, parents, and staff have exhibited. As I have said before our program is built on 5 simple values.  

These are our behaviors that win and the expectation is that each of us displays the leadership needed to be successful. In our world there is no gray area, everything comes back to these pillars. 

As we move into week 2 of our contact period I look forward to each and every minute we get. Our program will continue to support your children and provide them with an elite experience. There are some important announcements so please read through the entire newsletter. 

.Parting Shots 

We will get through this!

We will play football!

 It will be awesome! 

Be Kind. Alway. 

TOP PRIORITY

  • FALL CONTACT CONTINUES 
  • Player certification- YOU MUST COMPLETE SELF CERTIFICATION PRIOR TO ARRIVAL AT NORTH  USE ABOVE LINK
  • Updated Calendar please review 
  • Freshman helmet pick up option 1 3-4:30 Monday Sept 14th 
  • Freshman helmet pick up option 2 3-4:30 Tuesday Sept 15th 
  • Fall Meeting Var only (depth charts begin) 
  • Sports Performance Schedules
    • SCN FB FALL sports performance week 2 
      • Cost per player $120 (=$10 per session ) (20 sessions) 
      • Signup 
  • SCN Player & Parent Yoga 
  • Sept 20th @ Legacy Performance 
  • 8am players 45 minutes 
  • 9am parents 45 minutes. 
  • Free / bring mask and yoga MAT if weather is good we are outside. 

STARS FOOTBALL 9.13-9.20 “MOVE THE NEEDLE” NEWSLETTER

MONDAY 9.14TUESDAY 9.15WEDNESDAY 9.16THURSDAY 9.17FRIDAY    9.18 SATURDAY 9.19 SUNDAY    9.20 
Legacy 3-5 pm No Fly Zone Varsit Film 8pmFALL CONTACT DAY             ALL LEVELS 5PM-7PM LEGACY SESSION 3-5pm check groupings No Fly Zone Film 8pm FALL CONTACT DAY         ALL LEVELS 5PM-7PM FALL CONTACT  ALL LEVELS 5PM -7PM FALL CONTACT DAY 2 ALL LEVELS 5PM-7PM YOGA PLAYER 8AM PARENT 9A FREE @ LEGACY 
    • Fall cam day protocols Arrive 4:40pm 
    • URGENT ACTION REQUIRED: GET 7 ON 7 PERMISSION SLIP ASAP RETURN TO LEVEL COACH 
    • Helmet, spikes, water , green band for varsity 
    • Green MVP t shirt / blue shorts helmet (tuesday) 
      • Uppers Thursday 
      • Reminder dress appropriately for the weather 
      • Weather 
  • Soph Green MVP T shirt/summer shorts 
  • Frosh green MVP t shirt / black blue gray or white shorts 
  • Must have self certification completed via D303 prior to coming 

TOP PRIORITY

  • Player certification- YOU MUST COMPLETE SELF CERTIFICATION PRIOR TO ARRIVAL AT NORTH  USE ABOVE LINK
  • Updated Calendar please review 
  • Freshman helmet pick up option 1 3-4:30 Monday Sept 14th 
  • Freshman helmet pick up option 2 3-4:30 Tuesday Sept 15th 
  • Fall Meeting Var only (depth charts begin) 
  • Sports Performance Schedules
    • SCN FB FALL sports performance week 2 
      • Numerous players not attending with no notification you MUST contact myself and bryce prior
      • Sport Yoga: Sunday 8am we had 2 players Corey & Nick . It is not mandatory but nothing is. Players choose if they want to attend. I would say that it is free and unbelievably beneficial. 
        • Note: your coaches are attending camp for 0 dollars , they are volunteering their time. It is not mandatory for them to attend yet they do.. Probably because they feel accountable to you and want to prepare for victory. 
  • Cost per player $120 (=$10 per session ) (20 sessions) 
  • Signup 

IMPORTANT 

  • JUST PLAYS: 
    • Defensive install will be posted on classroom/ justplays. 
    • REVIEW PLAYLIST- screen cast youtube playlist to help you learn. 
  • Updated IHSA regulations & SCN plan
    • Below is a “very’ soft plan for the next 7 months leading up to the season. There is much that is still up in the air at this point. This is merely a framework. As we get more information regarding contact days I will add more detail and create a more “stable” calendar . 
  • Sept 7th we will be allowed 20 days of contact
  • DEC 1ST st begin winter off season cycle 
  • January 29th end winter sessions 
  • Feb 1st recovery weeks 
  • Feb 15th begin 20-21 season 
  • COLLEGE RECRUITING 
    • Coach Groff has been brought on to be our director of Recruiting. He and I will be developing better systems designed to support our players looking to move on to the next level. 

ST. CHARLES NORTH NORTH STAR FOOTBALL

Coach’s Message

8.30-9.5

Star’s Football Family-

This is not a test… I repeat this is not a test! We are two nights of sleep away from our fall contact beginning and I am PUMPED! While it is not what we all wanted for the fall, we cannot deny the opportunity that is in front of us. This is our chance to show our response to adversity. How exciting is that prospect? When everyone else is going to be complaining that we are not playing our program will be showing that the games are only a fraction of what makes football special. As I said in my earlier newsletter no amount of adversity no matter how big or small will ever deter our program away from the M.V.P. Our mission, vision, and purpose in the  SCN football family is more than just football. We will connect with our families and communities. We will provide our players with an elite experience. This is my word to you. Now I do have a favor to ask. Let us all put our differences aside and align our purpose towards the common goal of providing the support, love, and positivity that we all so desperately need during these times. We can find our peace together. I believe this.

Parting Shots 

We will get through this!

We will play football!

 It will be awesome! 

Best 

TOP PRIORITY

  • Sept 13th @ Legacy Performance 
  • 8am players 45 minutes 
  • 9am parents 45 minutes. 
  • Free / bring mask and yoga MAT if the weather is good we are outside. 

Laces Up: North Star Football News

ST. CHARLES NORTH
NORTH STAR FOOTBALL 

Coach’s Message

8.30-9.5

Star’s Football Family-

I hope this letter finds your family safe and well.  What a wild ride 2020 continues to take us on. This week was a rollercoaster of emotions for sure! First, we all deserve a pat on the back for navigating the waters of our first full week. I am so proud of our students, parents and teachers. This is truly a team effort and it is a great example of when we all work together we can accomplish amazing things. Wednesday night was a program highlight. Thank you to our Cover 4 and all of thed families who attended the College Recruiting During Covid presentation by Clint Cosgrove. His insight was spot on and the Q and A to follow was a great learning experience. Thursday we received word that our Fall Contact Days passed through the district! This means we will have fall football, sort of. So all in all a great week, with one slight hiccup. 

“Friday Night Lights”

I think Ron Burgundy said it best in Anchorman. “I am in a glass case of emotion.” This past Friday was a learning experience and one that forced me to come to terms with the reality of the current situation.  Over the last 20 years football has been woven into the tapestry of my families life. Every birthday, vacation and even wedding dates have been worked around football. Needless to say, this past Friday was different. I  wouldn’t say worse or better just different. There was a tangible emptiness that I felt and while I thought I was going to be alright with it, honestly I was not.  I have done a lot in my 42 years and been blessed to experience a lot really cool things but nothing and I mean nothing compares to the feelings that come out on a Friday night.  I am sure many of you felt the same way as I did. Now the real question comes up. 

“How do we respond?” 

My answer to this question is to build my world around the moment and what I  have as opposed to what I should have. It is easy to wish and hope but I have learned that wishing and hoping is not an effective strategy. As we navigate through these rough waters together I ask that we share in this mission and vision. Let us be the one common voice that our children get to hear. Let our unified voice be louder than all the fear, negativity and uncertainty.

Parting Shots 

We will get through this!

We will play football!

 It  will be awesome! 

Best 

TOP PRIORITY 

  • Fall Contact Days 
  • Once the district gives the green light we will begin our contact days. 
  • Sept 8th – Oct 31st (20 days total 
  • All Program Player Google meeting Monday 6pm 
  • Performance training 
    • SCNFB Fall Program begins 9.8.20 
    • $120 per player 
    • Sept 8th  – November 13th
    • sessions cost saving over 70% 
    • Legacy registration here
    • No days at SCN at this time. 
  • SCN Player & Parent Yoga 
    • Sept 13th @ Legacy Performance 
    • 8am players 45 minutes 
    • 9am parents 45 minutes. 
    • More details to come 

Congratulations !

  • To all of our ‘21  players who been offered collegiate experiences 
  • Congratulations to Josh Bridges and Sam DeDobbeleare on there offers from Roosevelt and Trinity Univertiy respectively. 

This Week 

  • Player meeting google meet 6pm Mon 8.31
  • VARSITY PLAYERS 
  • Performance Schedule 
    • Final week of Legacy/Pomoton mini cycle 
    • Registration for legacy will begin this week. 
    • Legacy Sign up here not live yet 

8.23-8.30 PLAYERS AGENDA

MONDAY 8.24TUESDAY 8.25WEDNESDAY 8.26THURSDAY 8.27FRIDAY 8.28 
CAPTAINS INTERVIEWS BEGIN LEGACY TRAINING COLLEGE RECRUITING SEMINAR 7PM GOOGLE MEET  LEGACY TRAINING LEGACY TRAINING 
SUNDAY 8.23SATURDAY 8.29 / SUNDAY 8.30 
PROGRAM CHECK IN  ALL LEVELS SATURDAY  NO TEAM ACTIVITIES 
GOOGLE MEETING LINK SUNDAY  NO TEAM ACTIVITIES 

TOP PRIORITY 

  • CAPTAINS INTERVIEWS 
    • INTERVIEWS GO THROUGH AUGUST 
  • COLLEGE RECRUITING SEMINAR 
    • CLINT COSGROVE 24/7 RECRUITING WILL HOST A SEMINAR ON RECRUITING DURING COVID. 
  • Fall Meeting (depth charts begin) iMMEDIATE ACTION REAQUIRED BY ALL VARSITY PLAYERS 
  • Performance Schedule 
    • YOU MUST BE GETTING TRAINING EITHER LEGACY/ POMOTON OR VIA ANOTHER PROGRAM
    • Due to the weight room being unavailable Legacy Performance will be our #1 option for strength & speed training . Registration is through Bryce and payment is made to him. 
    • Legacy Sign up here 
  • September Contact Days 
    • The IHSA has given us the opportunity to use 20 contact days we are currently awaiting district 303 decision if they will pass that through to us.
    • TENTATIVE TUES/ FRIDAY AFTER VIRTUAL SCHOOL 

IMPORTANT 

  • JUST PLAYS: 
    • PLEASE REVIEW ALL CURRENT INSTALLS 
    • NEW INSTALLS BEGIN NEXT WEEK 
  • Updated IHSA regulations & SCN plan
    • Below is a “very’ soft plan for the next 7 months leading up to the season. There is much that is still up in the air at this point. This is merely a framework. As we get more information regarding contact days I will add more detail and create a more “stable” calendar . 
  • Sept 7th we will be allowed 20 days of contact 
    • TENTATIVE DATES TUES/ FRIDAYS 
  • November 1st begin winter off season cycle 
  • January 29th end winter sessions 
  • Feb 1st recovery weeks 
  • Feb 15th begin 20-21 season 
  • Combine Cut Ups 
    • COMBINE CUTS UPS WILL BE PROCESSED THE ENTIRE WEEK PLEASE BE PATIENT
  • Player support survey 
    • Players who may need help in with navigating the beginning of the school year please fill this form out and I will contact you . Here to help you organize, time manage or get materials

ANY NEEDS PLEASE DO NOT HESISTATE TO REACH OUT TO COACH POMAZAK 

robert.pomazak@d303.org 

8.16-8.23 PLAYERS AGENDA

STARS FOOTBALL

 8.16-8.23 Week Players Agenda 

MONDAY 8.17TUESDAY 8.18 WEDNESDAY .19 THURSDAY 8.20FRIDAY 8.21
CAPTAINS INTERVIEWS BEGIN PLAYER SUPPORT CHECK FIRST DAY OF VIRTUAL SCHOOL PLAYER SUPPORT CHECKSNO TEAM ACTIVITIES
  • SUNDAY 8.23 TIME TBD SPORT YOGA SESSION (PLAYERS) 

TOP PRIORITY 

  • CAPTAINS APPLICATIONS (CLOSED) 
    • INTERVIEWEES WILL BE CONTACTED THIS BY MONDAY 
    • INTERVIEWS LAST 2 WEEKS
    • CAPTAINS WILL BE NAMED WEEK OF AUG 30TH
  • Fall Meeting (depth charts begin) 
  • Performance Schedule 
    • Due to the weight room being unavailable Legacy Performance will be our #1 option for strength & speed training . Registration is through Bryce and payment is made to him. 
    • Legacy Sign up here 
  • September Contact Days 
    • The IHSA has given us the opportunity to use 20 contact days we are currently awaiting district 303 decision if they will pass that through to us.
    • TENTATIVE TUES/ FRIDAY AFTER VIRTUAL SCHOOL 
  • Player support survey 
    • Players who may need help in with navigating the beginning of the school year please fill this form out and I will contact you . Here to help you organize, time manage or get materials . 

IMPORTANT 

  • JUST PLAYS: 
    • PLEASE REVIEW ALL CURRENT INSTALLS 
    • POSSIBLE QUIZ(S) COMING 
  • Updated IHSA regulations & SCN plan
    • Below is a “very’ soft plan for the next 7 months leading up to the season. There is much that is still up in the air at this point. This is merely a framework. As we get more information regarding contact days I will add more detail and create a more “stable” calendar . 
      • Aug 10th Establish performance training schedule 
      • Aug 16th Week Captains Interviews 
      • Aug 21st Name Captains 
      • Sept 7th we will be allowed 20 days of contact 
        • TENTATIVE DATES TUES/ FRIDAYS 
      • November 1st begin winter off season cycle 
      • January 29th end winter sessions 
      • Feb 1st recovery weeks 
      • Feb 15th begin 20-21 season 
  • Combine Cut Ups 
    • COMBINE CUTS UPS WILL BE PROCESSED THE ENTIRE WEEK PLEASE BE PATIENT

2020 Committee Chairs needed!

“Volunteering is the ultimate exercise in democracy. You vote in elections once a year, but when you volunteer, you vote every day about the kind of community you want to live in”.
~Author Unknown

SCN Football is in need of Committee Chairs for the 2020 season. These positions are integral to the smooth operation of football activities throughout the season.

Please click here to view the open positions and strongly consider volunteering!