EXTRA POINTS NORTH STAR FOOTBALL

Coach’s Message

7.25-7.31 

Star’s Football Family-

Happy weekend to all, I hope your family gets chance to enjoy some time together.  This was extremely busy for our Stars football family. All the key stakeholders were hard at work. The season is just around the corner and you can already feel the anticipation building. As usual, I will give you some of the highlights, low lights, and happenings for our Stars.  

This week we held two of our favorite summer program events. Normally, our summer youth camp and selfless service week are not held simultaneously. However, due to the new “post covid” summer schedule, we decided to team these two opportunities up and the results were amazing! We had over 125 2nd -8th graders in attendance for our 4-day youth camp. These future Stars brought the juice each and every day. Our platoons each took a day to help lead the program. I was continually impressed with our players and there ability to connect with the kids. The goal is to give them an experience that drives home our servant leadership philosophy while giving our youth an ELITE camp that helps to build the Northstar culture. Mission accomplished and a heart felt thank you to all who helped to make this possible. 

IRON STAR VALUE OF THE WEEK

Selflessness was our value of the week and a tip of the cap to Goodfellas on their fantastic presentation. Led by Joe Curzon, Goodfellas did a great job of highlight what selflessness sounds, looks and feels like. One take away we dug into was the “We before Me” philosophy. The boys made the connection that all great teams have 3 things 

  1. Unselfish play
  2. Trust and connection 
  3. Relentless effort 

I found this to be a great jumping off point for a deeper dive into positions and how each player should be open to moving positions to better the team. It will take selfless decisions like that for our Stars to reach their fullest potential. 

EARN YOUR STRIPES UPDATE 

The race is heating up as we enter our final week a champion will be crowned. Big Baller Brand is still in the lead but only 80 points separate the top from the bottom. As we enter the final push the campers will see our platoon challenge shift to daily tactical training drills. Platoons will be ask to perform maneuvers and task in unison and on command. The ability to follow directives with precision and efficiency is a foundational element to the game of football. 

We also have seen our first group of players eclipse the 50 point total! These young men will get their strip for their helmet. There is always a sense of pride when the players get thier strips. Its a badge of honor to wear the blue, black and silver strip and our players appreciate the legacy. 

UPDATE CHALLENGE 

SERVANT LEADERSHIP 

Our Stars have been out and about in the community completing their service learning projects. It is always so much fun to see what each platoon comes up with. It is humbling to see how willing our players are to help others. The goal of the project is to build collaborative planning skills. This is a project that our players must brainstorm, plan and execute on their own without coaches help. We want our players to be able to problem solve without the coaches intervening. On the football field, the best teams have players who can adjust and modify on the fly, often in the heat of the moment without coaches directing them. Again, everything we do as a program has a bigger picture, every moment can be used to build the behaviors that win. 

Celebrate The Little Things | A Gourmet PB&J Bar - Lulu the Baker

PB & J BAR DONATIONS 

Calling all parents, grandparents, friends, and family! Our Stars work hard on the field and we love to give them some food and drink after the day is done. If you have availability we are accepting donations of chocolate milk, Gatorade, water, and pre-made PB&J sandwiches known as UNCRUSTABLES.

Please contact Tricia Sharkey me if you are interested in donating. 

JOURNEY VS DESTINATION 

As we embark on this new season, I want to stress the importance of focusing not just on the destination we are striving to achieve. Getting to the top of the mountain is a great goal, but to make this a reality, we must first embrace the journey we are about to take. The day-to-day climb will feed our souls and build the behaviors that we will need to reach the destination. Focusing on a destination is not a terrible thing to do but often it is just a point on a map and it offers no benefits until the destination is reached. On the flip side, when we focus on the journey we can appreciate each small step that we take in preparation for reaching the destination. 

ESSENTIAL

In our preparation paradigm summer camp is the unofficial start to our season. While no camps are mandatory, our player’s attendance is an essential part of their development. With limited time, each day is a highly choreographed production with finite goals attached to each learning opportunity. Absences are expected, but players are encouraged to keep up online with all installs as a part of our accountability value. Again, our goal is to provide an ELITE experience for all participants. Lack of accountability or preparation on the player’s part will inhibit that experience. I say this not to scare anyone but to simply be transparent in our expectations and standards. 

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 

The next steps 

As we close out camp this week, I want to shed some light on the beginning of the season plan. Below are some important dates and notes for your reference. A complete summer schedule will be coming out by August 4th. 

  • July 31st – Aug 8th IHSA dead week 
    • No player to coach contact allowed 

*

  • Aug 9th -IHSA season begins 
    • M-F times will be after 2:30pm 
    • Saturday times TBD 
    • Please have registration and physical on file 
    • Aug 11th Fall ‘21 Fundraiser Begins 
    • Aug 14th Family Day 
    • Aug 20th Black & Blue Scrimmage 
    • Aug 27th Palatine (youth nite) 

THIS WEEK PLAN 

  • July 23rd – July 30th
    • 7/26 All level camps 
    • 7/27 
      • Var @ Willlowbrook Team Camp
      • Fr/So regular camp time 
      • Fr/So 5 PM 7 on 7 @ Marmion
    • 7/28 
      • All Level camp REGULAR TIME
      • 4-7:30pm  var 7 on 7 
      • 8;00pm VAR Ottercove 
    • 7/29 
      • Frosh regular camp time 
      • Soph regular camp time 
      • Var NIU 6-8pm (busing) 
      • Var 8:30-10:00pm Team Building NIU 
    • 7/30 
      • NO FROSH CAMP 
      • VAR/SOPH CAMP 7-10PM 

In a normal year the varsity camp culminates with an overnight trip to NIU. Unfortunately, covid has put a temporary halt to this trip. While we are extremely disappointed that we cannot give our players this opportunity, our program does not dwell on what we don’t have. Instead we focus on solutions and an unwavering commitment to our mission. Starting on Wednesday our varsity will be having the first annual “SCN Football StayCatioN! Each day we will have unique opportunities for our varsity players both on and off the field. The goal of the staycation is to complete this phase of our team development plan, account for what we learned and then plan for the next phase of our journey. I will be sending a specific itinerary early this week. Finally, I do not normally ask but in our world this experience has been invaluable to our over all success as a team. If your son or daughter can prioritize these events and attend as if they were overnight with the team it would be appreciated. 

KEEP CLIMBIN’ 

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Coach’s Message

7.19-7.24 

Star’s Football Family-

Another great week is in the books as our Stars continued their climb.  Our focus this week was on the values of leadership and accountability. Platoon presentations are always my favorite part of the week. It is a chance for our players to bring our Iron Star values to life in their own words. Each player brings their own experiences into each value and that makes for great discussion and reflection. This week Baz gave us this great 3 dimensional model of what leadership looks, feels, and sounds like.  Platoon Baz focused on the collaborative part of leadership and communication. A key quote was “ leadership sounds like people talking to each other and not at each other.  As we unpacked that statement we focused on two major aspects of communication. 

  1. How we talk to each other 
  2. How we talk to ourselves 

So often we treat others with more compassion and patience than we treat ourselves. We talked about the importance of positive self-talk and how we must learn how to TALK TO OURSELVES as opposed to TALKING AT OURSELVES. With this in mind, our team’s focus this week will be to encourage positive affirmations throughout the entire program. 

IRON STAR VALUE OF THE WEEK:

This week’s value is SELFLESSNESS. Platoon Goodfellas is on the clock and I am sure they will give us a great presentation full of insight and thought. However, we will not stop there. It has become a tradition in the SCN Football program that during the week of Selflessness we hold our Servant Leadership Platoon Projects. Each platoon is in charge of organizing, planning, and executing 1 servant leadership event. The event can have no real limits and the greater the impact the higher the score from the coaching staff. Be on the lookout via Twitter for updates of the platoons and their events. If you know of a resource that our players can use please reach out at let me know at your earliest 

EARN YOUS STRIPES UPDATE 

Some great opportunities this week including our 7th annual Costume bowl! It was so much fun to watch the kids have fun, connect and dress up in their favorite costumes.  Our overall point leader was the Big Baller Brand as they expanded their lead on the field. Michael Whitted took home the award for best costume as The Water Boy Bobby Boucher! Multiple teams had platoon outings and grabbed a bite to eat. In our program, these moments cannot go unnoticed as they are the glue that holds the program together. 

THIS WEEK CHALLENGE 

SERVANT LEADERSHIP 

Be on the lookout for this week’s Earn Your Stripes Challenge. SERVANT LEADERSHIP PROJECT 

  • Each Platoon Plans/ Organizes / Executes a philanthropy event. 
  • Winner is determined 
  • by community impact 
  • Originality 
  • Platoon participation 
Celebrate The Little Things | A Gourmet PB&J Bar - Lulu the Baker

PB & J BAR DONATIONS 

Calling all parents, grandparents, friends, and family! Our Stars work hard on the field and we love to give them some food and drink after the day is done. If you have availability we are accepting donations of chocolate milk, Gatorade, water, and pre-made PB&J sandwiches known as UNCRUSTABLES.

Please contact Tricia Sharkey if you are interested in donating. 

JOURNEY VS DESTINATION 

As we embark on this new season, I want to stress the importance of focusing not just on the destination we are striving to achieve. The top of the mountain is certainly a great goal, but to make this a reality, we must first embrace the journey we are about to take. The day-to-day climb will feed our souls and build the behaviors that we will need to reach the destination. Focusing on a destination is not a terrible thing to do but often it is just a point on a map and it offers no benefits until the destination is reached. On the flip side, when we focus on the journey we can appreciate each small step that we take in preparation for reaching the destination. 

ESSENTIAL

In our preparation paradigm summer camp is the unofficial start to our season. While no camps are mandatory, our player’s attendance is an essential part of their development. With limited time, each day is a highly choreographed production with finite goals attached to each learning opportunity. Absences are expected, but players are encouraged to keep up online with all installs as a part of our accountability value. Again, our goal is to provide an ELITE experience for all participants. Lack of accountability or preparation on the player’s part will inhibit that experience. I say this not to scare anyone but to simply be transparent in our expectations and standards. 

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 

  •  July 19th-7.24 
    • 7.19-7.22 SCN FB U camps 10:15-12:00pm
    • 7/19 All level camps 
    • 7/20 All level camps 
    • 7/21 all level camps 
    • 7/21 5pm 7 on 7 Varsity only 
    • 7/22 All levels at Batavia 7 on 7 / linemen challenge 
    • 7/22 Leadership 1pm 
    • 7/23 All level camps 

Tricia Sharkey– 4th Phase 

Lance Erickson – Cover 4 

Robert Pomazak – Head Coach 

KEEP CLIMBIN’ 

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Coach’s Message

7.12-7.15 

Star’s Football Family-

WOW, what a great week! Our boys did an amazing job! The investment, accountability, and effort that were on display were truly spectacular. The best part of the week was that I saw so many smiles and heard so many laughs on the field. That is it! That is the secret to great teams, having fun! At the end of the week, we had our 2nd annual Iron Chef Challenge and the boys did not disappoint. I left our mini-golf outing stuffed and BAZ left as the winner with a great meal prepared by Anthony Priami. The winning meal consisted of Italian breaded chicken breast over a bed of perfectly cooked rice pilaf. MMMMMMMMM 15 points to team BAZ on a job well done. 

As we enter week 3 of camp we are already on days 9-13 out of 20! It is going fast and the pace will only increase. This will be our first 5 day week and it will be essential to have clear expectations and 100% buy-in by all of our key stakeholders. Lots of fun coming our way this week with it all culminating Thursday night when the sophomores and varsity will camp at NIU in the stadium! 

Finally, each week of camp is dedicated to one of our values of Iron Star Football. This week we take a deep dive on Accountability. Every day we will take time to discuss what accountability looks, feels, and sounds like within our program. Then at the end of the week, Platoon Paisons will present to the team how we can make accountability a 3 dimensional part of the North football program. These opportunities for the athletes to take ownership of the program are what we live for! 

EARN YOUR STRIPES UPDATE 

THIS WEEK CHALLENGE 

COSTUME BOWL 

Be on the lookout for this week’s Earn Your Stripes Challenge. 7TH ANNUAL COSTUME BOWL

Each Platoon bowls 1 game at Stc Bowl 

  1. Total Pins wins 
  2. Highest Score Wins 
  3. Best Costume Wins 
  4. Points for all who dres sup 
Celebrate The Little Things | A Gourmet PB&J Bar - Lulu the Baker

PB & J BAR DONATIONS 

Calling all parents, grandparents, friends, and family! Our Stars work hard on the field and we love to give them some food and drink after the day is done. If you have availability we are accepting donations of chocolate milk, Gatorade, water, and premade PB&J sandwiches known as UNCRUSTABLES.

Please contact Tricia Sharkey if you any interested in donating. 

JOURNEY VS DESTINATION 

As we embark on this new season, I want to stress the importance of focusing not just on the destination we are striving to achieve. The top of the mountain is certainly a great goal, but to make this a reality, we must first embrace the journey we are about to take. The day-to-day climb will feed our souls and build the behaviors that we will need to reach the destination. Focusing on a destination is not a terrible thing to do but often it is just a point on a map and it offers no benefits until the destination is reached. On the flip side, when we focus on the journey we can appreciate each small step that we take in preparation for reaching the destination. Starting tomorrow, our slow ascent to the top begins. 

ESSENTIAL

In our preparation paradigm summer camp is the unofficial start to our season. While no camps are mandatory, our player’s attendance is an essential part of their development. With limited time, each day is a highly choreographed production with finite goals attached to each learning opportunity. Absences are expected, but players are encouraged to keep up online with all installs as a part of our accountability value. Again, our goal is to provide an ELITE experience for all participants. Lack of accountability or preparation on the player’s part will inhibit that experience. I say this not to scare anyone but to simply be transparent in our expectations and standards. 

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 

  •  July 12TH-16TH 
    • 7/11 So/Var Virtual Mtg 7 pm 
    • 7/12  So/Var Camp Resumes 7-10 am
    • 7/12  frosh camp begins 8 am-10 am 
    • 7/14 Varsity 7 on 7 5pm @ SCN 
    • 7/15 VAR/SOPH NIU 6PM 
    • 7/15  LEADERSHIP ACADEMY 1 PM 
    • 7/15 COSTUME BOWL 11AM 

Tricia Sharkey– 4th Phase 

Lance Erickson – Cover 4 

Robert Pomazak – Head Coach 

THE CLIMB TO THE TOP 

  • JULY SCN4THPHASE MEETING 
    • 7/22 7PM VIRTUAL LINK ZOOM TO BE SHARED 

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Coach’s Message

7.7-7.9 

Star’s Football Family-

Hoping you had a happy 4th of July and got to spend some time with your family. It is always a special time for me personally, I truly appreciate the hot summer nights when I keep my daughters up way too late for all the right reasons. Memories of bbq, fireworks, and catching fireflies will fuel the soul through the many long hours that are ahead. 

Now that we have that behind us it is time to take a collective deep breath and gather ourselves for what will be an amazing season!  Over the past week, we have put some finishing touches on the summer plan and it is time to kick the tires and light the fires! IT IS GO TIME! The season is here and time is of the essence. We have 20 days to commit, connect and care for each other. Each day will lend itself to the next. Every minute has a plan and every practice has a goal. Bottom line the summer is essential! 

IRON CHEF CHALLENGE 

Be on the lookout for this week’s Earn Your Stripes Challenge. Iron Chef Challenge 2.0! Each team will make 1 dish that will be presented on Friday before mini golf. Coaches will be judging based on 

  1. Presentation 
  2. Difficulty 
  3. Taste 

Winning Platoon gets 15 points and 2nd place gets 10! All will be posted at @scnfbofficial, let’s support our boys and girls and give a like or RT! 

MINI GOLF CHALLENGE 

Friday 11 am at River View Mini Golf our Platoons will be having the make-up mini-golf tournament. 

  • The costs 5 dollars per player and the event should last about 1 hour. 
  • Extra points for those who dress up for the part! 
  • 15 points go to the lowest score 
  • 10 points go to second place 
  • 10 points and a gift card to the lowest overall score 
Celebrate The Little Things | A Gourmet PB&J Bar - Lulu the Baker

PB & J BAR DONATIONS 

Calling all parents, grandparents, friends and family! Our Stars work hard on the field and we love to give them some food and drink after the day is done. If you have availability we are accepting donations of chocolate milk, Gatorade, water and premade PB&J sandwiches known as UNCRUSTABLES.

Please contact Tricia Sharkey if you any interested in donating. 

JOURNEY VS DESTINATION 

As we embark on this new season, I want to stress the importance of focusing not just on the destination we are striving to achieve. The top of the mountain is certainly a great goal, but to make this a reality, we must first embrace the journey we are about to take. The day-to-day climb will feed our souls and build the behaviors that we will need to reach the destination. Focusing on a destination is not a terrible thing to do but often it is just a point on a map and it offers no benefits until the destination is reached. On the flip side, when we focus on the journey we can appreciate each small step that we take in preparation for reaching the destination. Starting tomorrow, our slow ascent to the top begins. 

ESSENTIAL

In our preparation paradigm summer camp is the unofficial start to our season. While no camps are mandatory, our player’s attendance is an essential part of their development. With limited time, each day is a highly choreographed production with finite goals attached to each learning opportunity. Absences are expected, but players are encouraged to keep up online with all installs as a part of our accountability value. Again, our goal is to provide an ELITE experience for all participants. Lack of accountability or preparation on the player’s part will inhibit that experience. I say this not to scare anyone but to simply be transparent in our expectations and standards. 

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 

  •  July 5th- 10th 
    • 7/6 So/Var Virtual Mtg 7 pm 
    • 7/7 So/Var Camp Resumes 7-10 am
    • 7/7 frosh camp begins 8 am-10 am 
    • 7/7 Varsity 7 on 7 5pm @ SCN 
    • 7.8 LEADERSHIP ACADEMY 1 PM 
    • 7.9 PLATOON MINI GOLF 11 AM 

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! 

  • SUMMER CAMPS 
    • SO/VAR FB RESUMES 7/7 
    • FROSH FB CAMP BEGINS 7/7 
    • CAMPS GO MONDAY-FRIDAY 
  • CELTIC CUSTOM SPIRIT WEAR SALE ALERT 
    • JULY 12TH WILL BE OPENING OF ONLINE STORE DETAILS TO FOLLOW 

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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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NORTH STAR FOOTBALL 

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

Extra Points NORTH STAR FOOTBALL

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