EXTRA POINTS NORTH STAR FOOTBALL

Coach’s Message

1.19-1.25

Star’s Football Family

Good Day, 

I want to thank those who attended the 4th Phase meeting this past week. It was great to see such a huge turnout! Clearly, we are all invested and ready to take the next steps. I truly believe our resolve and positive attitude is the reason why our program will come out of this stronger than ever. It is because of you that our kids have continued to prepare and lead themselves through this crisis. I want to be brief and get to the nuts and bolts. Recently our IDHP has adjusted their metric system for Covid Mitigations. This change has had a positive impact on the future of IHSA sports. Below is the same correspondence I sent to our players on Tuesday. While there is still much to iron out I am proud to say that the plan that we put in place in November has kept our program on an upward trajectory and ready for action if and when we get the call. 

Stars- An update on our journey. PLEASE READ 

1. New adjustments to the governor’s covid plan have brought us into Tier 2 

2. Tier 2 will allow us to begin contact days and have non – contact practices /training sessions

3. At this time we do not have instructions or schedule for these days / Our district and SCN AD dept are working on this as we speak, please allow 1 week.

4. When we get the schedule I will have a program meeting to communicate the details. 

5. In the meantime please stay consistent with your training / those who have used this time to better themselves will come out ahead 

6. Your speed training is essential please get your cleats on and get your running in 1 to 2 times per week.

7. Our initial plan is playing out very favorable for us. We will have one final week of training next week. Starting in Feb we will begin our conditioning acclimatization plan (details will be forthcoming) 

NORTH STAR MVP 

MISSION: PEOPLE over PLAYERS, EXPERIENCES over EVERYTHING” 

VISION: “TO CONNECT OUR ENTIRE COMMUNITY THROUGH THE GAME OF FOOTBALL  

PURPOSE:  TO CONNECT OUR KEY STAKEHOLDERS TO OUR SHARED PURPOSE THROUGH ELITE EXPERIENCES.”

PLAYER WINTER DEVELOPMENT PLAN

Parting Shots 

We will get through this!

We will play football!

 It will be awesome! 

IMPORTANT NEW OPPORTUNITY: 

  • SHORT TERM PLAN 
  • OUR plan to on our journey to ELITE (11.01)
    • 11.30 – 2. 14
    •  WINTER PRE SEASON DEVELOPMENT 
    • January 29th end winter sessions 
    • Feb 1st conditioning acclimatization begins 
    • Feb 15th begins the 20-21 season  
  • Story of the Season Recruiting Profile
    • As many of you know, we worked with Chris Herman and his company Story of the Season to create an interactive digital recruiting resume for many of our players back in October.  It has been a great way to showcase the great talent in our program directly to college coaches.   
  • If your son was already included in the Recruiting Profiles and you would like to have a personal link of just your son, Chris is offering the chance to purchase a custom link for your player for $39.99. If you are interested, you can purchase it here at https://www.storyoftheseason.com/subscribe.
  •   If you have not had a recruiting profile completed for your son, contact chris herman at Chris@storyoftheseason.com.
  • COLLEGE RECRUITING 
    • If you are interested in being recruited for collegiate football please fill out this form.  
    • If you and your parents want to set up a meeting with our College Recruiting Team please fill out this form. 
    • SCN Virtual Recruiting Program (please feel free to share it with coaches who contact you via twitter or email
  • SHORT TERM PLAN 
  • Below is OUR plan to continue on our journey to ELITE 
    • 11.30 – 2. 14
    •  WINTER PRE SEASON DEVELOPMENT PLAN 
    • January 29th end winter sessions 
    • Feb 1st conditioning acclimatization begins 
    • Feb 15th begins the 20-21 season 

EXTRA POINTS NORTH STAR FOOTBALL

Coach’s Message

1.11-1.18

Star’s Football Family

Good Day, 

On this Bear’s playoff Sunday I hope this message finds your family doing well. I am appreciating the excitement of playoff football. Ever since I became a Head Coach I find myself not really rooting for a team like I did in the past. Maybe it’s the work I know both teams put into the game, or the appreciation I have for the relentless effort NFL players give. I simple watch and enjoy the game played at its highest level. WELL…Today I throw it all away. I am going to revel in the energy and excitement that this moment brings. I got my Bears socks, hat and the good luck Matt Forte jersey rollin! The home theater is rockin and the Totino’s pizza rolls are poppin! LET’S… GO…BEARS!  This is the beauty of athletics and highlights the mission and vision of this program.

MISSION: PEOPLE over PLAYERS, EXPERIENCES over EVERYTHING” 

VISION: “TO CONNECT OUR ENTIRE COMMUNITY THROUGH THE GAME OF FOOTBALL  

PURPOSE:  TO CONNECT OUR KEY STAKEHOLDERS TO OUR SHARED PURPOSE THROUGH ELITE EXPERIENCES.”

 Football is so much more than a game, it provides us with experiences that as players we will never forget and as parents we cherish with our children. In my opinion, there is nothing better! 

SCN 4TH PHASE  PARENT MEETING 

This Wednesday at 7pm our program will be holding a 

“State of Illinois High School Football’ parent only meeting. The goal of this meeting is to provide you with any updates, clarifications or pertinent information that we have regarding the new spring 2021 football season. We will highlight the current climate of the high school sports environment and then provide insight on the football program’s response to what ever decision is made by the government and IHSA.  I strongly encourage one or both parents/ guardians atted this meeting. If you plan on attending please fill out the attached google form HERE. 

The Plan

In the coming weeks, the IHSA and IDPH will be meeting to discuss the outline of the 2021 athletics plan. While everything is currently up in the air, I can assure you that I will be working for our players and parents to provide the best possible experience. I fully believe that we will have a 21 spring season.  With that said,  our parent group 4th Phase/Cover 4 Hospitality Group will begin moving forward with the plans for our 2021 spring campaign. While there is a lot that still remains unclear, we will be working to create an ELITE experience for all parents, players, and community members. Please be on the lookout for correspondences coming from both groups in the near future. It takes a village to run this football program and we will be calling on all of you to come and be a part of the mission, vision, and purpose.  If you are interested in being on a committee please contact Trisha Sharkey at tshark3@gmail.com . 

PLAYER WINTER DEVELOPMENT PLAN

Parting Shots 

We will get through this!

We will play football!

 It will be awesome! 

4 QUADRANT DEVELOPMENT FOR THIS WEEK(last week notes in red)  

  • PHYSICAL: SPORTS PERFORMANCE (LEGACY/RACK/OTHER) 
  • TECHNICAL: (YOUTUBE LINK TO DRILL WORK PROVIDED HERE) 
    • POSSIBLE INDOOR SPACE TBD 
  • TACTICAL: OFFENSIVE FOCUS 
    • MONDAY:BOOKSTUDY WITH POMAZAK 
    • TUESDAY: MENTOR MEETING 5PM / QB ROOM 8:30PM 
    • WEDNESDAY: RB 7PM/WR DONALD 7PM 
    • THURSDAY: SCNFB COACHES CLINIC QB PLAY W BRIAN FLYNN LINK TO FOLLOW 
    • JUST PLAYS: REVIEW THE PLAYBOOK EARLY AND OFTEN 
    • REVIEW PLAYLIST– screen cast youtube playlist to help you learn

IMPORTANT NEW OPPORTUNITY: 

  • Story of the Season Recruiting Profile
    • As many of you know, we worked with Chris Herman and his company Story of the Season to create an interactive digital recruiting resume for many of our players back in October.  It has been a great way to showcase the great talent in our program directly to college coaches.   
  • If your son was already included in the Recruiting Profiles and you would like to have a personal link of just your son, Chris is offering the chance to purchase a custom link for your player for $39.99. If you are interested, you can purchase it here at https://www.storyoftheseason.com/subscribe.  If you have not had a recruiting profile completed for your son, contact chris herman at Chris@storyoftheseason.com.
  • COLLEGE RECRUITING 
    • If you are interested in being recruited for collegiate football please fill out this form.  
    • If you and your parents want to set up a meeting with our College Recruiting Team please fill out this form. 
    • SCN Virtual Recruiting Program (please feel free to share it with coaches who contact you via twitter or email
  • WINTER PERFORMANCE TRAINING 
  • SHORT TERM PLAN 
  • Below is OUR plan to continue on our journey to ELITE 
    • 11.30 – 2. 14
    •  WINTER PRE SEASON DEVELOPMENT PLAN 
    • January 29th end winter sessions 
    • Feb 1st conditioning acclimatization begins 
    • Feb 15th begins the 20-21 season 

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Coach’s Message

1.4-1.10

Star’s Football Family-

LET’S GO! It is time to go full-on attack mode for the year of 2021!  We have all paid a personal price during this time but I refuse to believe that we are done. Our best hour is coming and I cannot wait to share it with you! 

Be Resolute in our Resolutions

The new year brings in a new energy. I am a firm believer in the power of positive thinking. Our thoughts become our beliefs and our beliefs become our actions.  There is a new hope of a better tomorrow and brighter future.  We have been in the dark long enough, it is time to shed some light on our life. However you want to phrase it, the best is yet to come! With that said, I like many of you look to forward to the new year as an opportunity to reflect, recalibrate and motivate myself to become a better person. Resolutions are an easy way to organize your thoughts for the new year. However, we cannot take these resolutions lightly. A resolution is an agreement made between you and you! A mutual contract that you must uphold and work daily. It should be hard, challenging and make you contemplate quitting. After all, isn’t that what life is all about. This year I have decided to share my resolutions with our SCN football family. Not to say look at me! On the contrary, by sharing them with you, I feel I am challenging myself to become a better version of myself.  Here we go! 

  1. Be impeccable with my words- Words are spells and I will work to not cast dark spells on myself or anyone else. 
  2. Do not take anything personally- In my line of work, this is a good one. Good bad or indifferent I will work to show compassion to myself. 
  3. Do not make assumptions: I think my wife will appreciate this one. I believe great leaders ask great questions. I can be better here. 
  4. Do my best: Simple! Not so much. This means everything. Dad, Husband, Brother, Son, Friend, Teacher, Coach, Learner, Human. I will let you know. 

Well, there it is. Just putting it on paper fills me with a renewed sense of purpose.  I wish you and your family a healthy and prosperous new year. Here if you need anything. 

The Plan

In the coming weeks, the IHSA and IDHP will be meeting to discuss the outline of the 2021 athletics plan. While everything is currently up in the air, I can assure you that I will be working for our players and parents to provide the best possible experience. I fully believe that we will have a 21 spring season.  With that said,  our parent group 4th Phase/Cover 4 Hospitality Group will begin moving forward with the plans for our 2021 spring campaign. While there is a lot that still remains unclear, we will be working to create an ELITE experience for all parents, players, and community members. Please be on the lookout for correspondences coming from both groups in the near future. It takes a village to run this football program and we will be calling on all of you to come and be a part of the mission, vision, and purpose.  If you are interested in being on a committee please contact Trisha Sharkey at tshark3@gmail.com . 

PLAYER WINTER DEVELOPMENT PLAN

Parting Shots 

We will get through this!

We will play football!

 It will be awesome! 

4 QUADRANT PLAYER DEVELOPMENT FOR THIS WEEK 

(last week notes in red)  

IMPORTANT NEW OPPORTUNITY: 

  • Story of the Season Recruiting Profile
    • As many of you know, we worked with Chris Herman and his company Story of the Season to create an interactive digital recruiting resume for many of our players back in October.  It has been a great way to showcase the great talent in our program directly to college coaches.   
  • If your son was already included in the Recruiting Profiles and you would like to have a personal link of just your son, Chris is offering the chance to purchase a custom link for your player for $39.99. If you are interested, you can purchase it here at https://www.storyoftheseason.com/subscribe.  If you have not had a recruiting profile completed for your son, contact chris herman at Chris@storyoftheseason.com.
  • COLLEGE RECRUITING 
    • If you are interested in being recruited for collegiate football please fill out this form.  
    • If you and your parents want to set up a meeting with our College Recruiting Team please fill out this form. 
    • SCN Virtual Recruiting Program (please feel free to share it with coaches who contact you via twitter or email
  •  PLATOON CHALLENGE BINGO CHECK IN W/ PLATOON LEADERS.
    • WEEK 6 CARD DIFFERENT 
    • SCREENSHOT ON PHONE 
    • KEEP TRACK BY PUTTING (X) ON SESSIONS COMPLETED 
    • SEND COMPLETED CARD TO PLATOON LEADER 
  • WINTER PERFORMANCE TRAINING 
  • Introducing SCN FB Sports Performance Team 
  • These coaches will be in charge of the players at their respective level 
  • Coach Ramos – Freshman julian.ramos @d303.org 
  • Coach Rizzi- Sophomores peter.rizzi@d303.org 
  • Coach Pomazak – Varsity robert.pomazak@d303.org 
  • Coach Ivlow Speed Enhancement Specialist All Levels  michael.ivlow@d303.org 
  • SHORT TERM PLAN 
  • Below is OUR plan to continue on our journey to ELITE 
    • 11.30 – 2. 14
    •  WINTER PRE SEASON DEVELOPMENT PLAN 
    • January 29th end winter sessions 
    • Feb 1st conditioning acclimatization begins 
    • Feb 15th begins the 20-21 season 
  • COLLEGE RECRUITING 
    • If you are interested in being recruited for collegiate football please fill out this form.  
    • If you and your parents want to set up a meeting with our College Recruiting Team please fill out this form. 
    • SCN Virtual Recruiting Program (please feel free to share it with coaches who contact you via twitter or email

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Coach’s Message

12.20-12.27 

Star’s Football Family-

Happy Holidays to all and heartfelt CONGRATULATIONS! We made it! I am always proud of our students and staff at the end of each semester and year. It is really an amazing thing when a group of people of all ages and backgrounds come together for a common purpose and are able to see it through its completion. However, this particular semester, much like this entire year will be placed in its own category.  As we close the books on 2020 and enter into the new year we can only hope that better days are ahead and life as we once knew it returns to normal.  During this holiday season, I want to wish your family the very best. I hope you can find some time to rest and relax. Get away from the doom and gloom and focus on the light of our lives, which is family. 

Reflect 

Inevitably the end of the year is a time to reflect and think about the good, bad, and indifferent.  On the surface, 2020 will go down as the worst of years. For me personally, the anxiety and fear of the unknown have been extremely difficult to navigate through. I lost one of my dearest friends to suicide and all the while my entire lively hood has been put on hold.  It feels, on the surface, that everything has been taken away. However, if I dig a little deeper and I find that while so much has been taken out of my life, the void left has allowed me to fill it with other hidden gems. The ability to spend time with my daughters at such a formidable age has been a blessing. The opportunity to reflect on who I am as a person and how I want to lead has provided me with a blueprint for the future of this program. But, what I am most proud of is the opportunity to learn from our players about true perseverance.  These young men and women have had it all taken away from them. In a time when they have every reason to quit they have found the inner strength to keep going and continue to forge ahead. It is their GRIT and energy that has fueled my soul. I love these kids, each and every one of them. They hold a place in my heart and impact my life far greater than I will ever impact theirs.  

“Sometimes life takes something away from you to make room for something better.” 

The Plan

In the coming weeks, the IHSA and IDHP will be meeting to discuss the outline of the 2021 athletics plan. While everything is currently up in the air, I can assure you that I will be working for our players and parents to provide the best possible experience. I fully believe that we will have a 21 spring season.  With that said,  our parent group 4th Phase/Cover 4 Hospitality Group will begin moving forward with the plans for our 2021 spring campaign. While there is a lot that still remains unclear, we will be working to create an ELITE experience for all parents, players, and community members. Please be on the lookout for correspondences coming from both groups in the near future. It takes a village to run this football program and we will be calling on all of you to come and be a part of the mission, vision, and purpose.  If you are interested in being on a committee please contact Trisha Sharkey at tshark3@gmail.com . 

PLAYER WINTER DEVELOPMENT PLAN

Parting Shots 

We will get through this!

We will play football!

 It will be awesome! 

4 QUADRANT DEVELOPMENT FOR THIS WEEK(last week notes in red)  

TOP PRIORITY

  •  PLATOON CHALLENGE BINGO CHECK IN W/ PLATOON LEADERS.
    • WEEK 4 CARD DIFFERENT 
    • SCREEN SHOT ON PHONE 
    • KEEP TRACK BY PUTTING (X) ON SESSIONS COMPLETED 
    • SEND COMPLETED CARD TO PLATOON LEADER 
  • WINTER PERFORMANCE TRAINING 
  • Introducing SCN FB Sports Performance Team 
  • These coaches will be in charge of the players at their respective level 
  • Coach Ramos – Freshman julian.ramos @d303.org 
  • Coach Rizzi- Sophomores peter.rizzi@d303.org 
  • Coach Pomazak – Varsity robert.pomazak@d303.org 
  • Coach Ivlow Speed Enhancement Specialist All Levels  michael.ivlow@d303.org 
  • SHORT TERM PLAN 
  • Below is OUR plan to continue on our journey to ELITE 
    • 11.30 – 2. 14
    •  WINTER PRE SEASON DEVELOPMENT PLAN 
    • January 29th end winter sessions 
    • Feb 1st conditioning acclimatization begins 
    • Feb 15th begins the 20-21 season 
  • COLLEGE RECRUITING 
    • If you are interested in being recruited for collegiate football please fill out this form.  
    • If you and your parents want to set up a meeting with our College Recruiting Team please fill out this form. 
    • SCN Virtual Recruiting Program (please feel free to share it with coaches who contact you via twitter or email

EXTRA POINTS NORTH STAR FOOTBALL

Coach’s Message

12.6-12.12 

Star’s Football Family-

I am writing this just after watching the Bears completely implode and drop yet another game to the lowly Lions. Being that my wife is born and raised in Detriot this one hurts just a little more and I will now be on laundry duty all week. With that said I will keep this short so I can begin on the darks.  

The Recipe 

As a head coach, one of my favorite topics of study and research is sustained success. Anybody can win once but how do programs stay on top and sustain the elite level of success.  In this program, we have been fortunate to achieve a consistent level of quantifiable success. Conference championships, state playoff opportunities and consistently being ranked in the top 25 in the state has become the norm. I have always been proud of how our program continues to improve. Some may be saying that we didn’t improve last year and I beg to differ. We never attach ourselves to the wins or losses. Instead we attach ourselves to the journey and I can honestly say that our program got better because of the lessons learned during the season last year. It is evident everyday our players continue to persevere through this ordeal. The have gotten back to the recipe of what it takes to be a champion and there is no cutting corners.  A loss is never who you are and it is important to not identify with the good or bad that may happen on the playing field. In that same ideology our players have not attached themselves to the outside chatter that covid has brought. On the contrary, they have shown laser focus in their preparation and continue to show why being a North Star football players is so special. Thank you ! With this said I ask that we continue to support our kids and share in the mission, vision and purpose of our program.  Let the message be consistent in their ears that we will continue to invest, prepare, be accountable and selfless. Most importantly let us remind them to lead where their feet are. 

The Plan

In the coming weeks, our parent group 4th Phase and Cover 4 Hospitality Group will begin moving forward with the plans for our 2021 spring campaign. While there is a lot that still remains unclear, we will be working to create an ELITE experience for all parents, players, and community members. Please be on the lookout for correspondences coming from both groups in the near future. It takes a village to run this football program and we will be calling on all of you to come and be a part of the mission, vision, and purpose.  If you are interested in being on a committee please contact Trisha Sharkey at tshark3@gmail.com . 

Please review our 

PLAYER WINTER DEVELOPMENT PLAN

Parting Shots 

We will get through this!

We will play football!

 It will be awesome! 

4 QUADRANT DEVELOPMENT FOR THIS WEEK(last week notes in red)  

  • PHYSICAL: SPORTS PERFORMANCE (LEGACY/RACK/OTHER)  (3 strength sessions/ 1 SAQ  session) 
    • 100 responses/ 85% of program declared/ Performance level coach will be contact you 
  • TECHNICAL: 1 Indy position segment correlate to Meeting week / Defense this week
    • Limited participation, will not film and send to hard 
    • This is the quadrant we performed the lowest in last week 
  • TACTICAL: DEFENSIVE POSITIONAL MEETINGS 
    • CB 6PM C
    • ST MONDAY 12/7
    • DL TBD 
    • LB TBD 
    • S TBD 
    • Player meetings were well attended great job! 
  • MENTAL: BOOK STUDY SIGN UP / PURCHASE OF BOOK 
    • LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN BOOK STUDY/ NOT TOO LATE CAN STILL SIGN UP 
    • JUST PLAYS: 
    • REVIEW PLAYLIST– screen cast youtube playlist to help you learn. 

TOP PRIORITY

  •  PLATOON CHALLENGE BINGO CHECK IN W/ PLATOON LEADERS.
    • WEEK 2 CARD DIFFERENT 
    • SCREEN SHOT ON PHONE 
    • KEEP TRACK BY PUTTING (X) ON SESSIONS COMPLETED 
    • SEND COMPLETED CARD TO PLATOON LEADER 
  • WINTER PERFORMANCE TRAINING 
  • SHORT TERM PLAN 
  • Below is OUR plan to continue on our journey to ELITE 
    • 11.30 – 2. 14
    •  WINTER PRE SEASON DEVELOPMENT PLAN 
    • January 29th end winter sessions 
    • Feb 1st conditioning acclimatization begins 
    • Feb 15th begins the 20-21 season 
  • COLLEGE RECRUITING 
    • If you are interested in being recruited for collegiate football please fill out this form.  
    • If you and your parents want to set up a meeting with our College Recruiting Team please fill out this form. 
    • SCN Virtual Recruiting Program (please feel free to share it with coaches who contact you via twitter or email
  • REMINDER 
    • Please do your best to protect yourself and each other. Utilize ELITE social distancing practices at all times. 

EXTRA POINTS NORTH STAR FOOTBALL

Coach’s Message

11.16-11.21

Star’s Football Family-

Happy Thanksgiving Week! 

I want to take this opportunity to express my hope that you get a moment to relax and enjoy a special time with your family this week.  I know this year we have seen ALOT of our families but it is always a little more special on the holidays.  As we continue to navigate through 2020’s unrelenting onslaught of uncertainty, I want to express my gratitude to all of you.  Your support and encouragement throughout this ordeal have been a wonderful representation of what being an Iron Star is all about.  

In our program, we live by our credo of “Iron Star Football”.  The Iron Star was developed by our 2013 team and my 1st team as a head coach. It was created to serve as our guiding light for the behaviors we will support and develop within our program.  Each and every day the message of the program is built around these pillars of behavior. 

As we enter this new phase of this journey, there is a level of belief that we all need to have. Sometimes we have to believe even when the odds are against us. As we say: 

“A group of people with a shared belief  can become an unstoppable force. Belief is a force multiplier…an ignitor”

When the chips are down we need to fall back on the values that make us who are we. We can all find a way to make our Iron Star values applicable to our lives.  Stay strong, have a purpose, and share your light. 

The Plan

In the coming weeks, our parent group 4th Phase and Cover 4 Hospitality Group will begin moving forward with the plans for our 2021 spring campaign. While there is a lot that still remains unclear, we will be working to create an ELITE experience for all parents, players, and community members. Please be on the lookout for correspondences coming from both groups in the near future. It takes a village to run this football program and we will be calling on all of you to come and be a part of the mission, vision, and purpose.  If you are interested in being on a committee please contact Trisha Sharkey at tshark3@gmail.com . 

Parting Shots 

We will get through this!

We will play football!

 It will be awesome! 

TOP PRIORITY

  • SUNDAY 11/29 
    • ALL PROGRAM WINTER DEVELOPMENT PLAN – PLAYERS ONLY
    • ZOOM LINK 
  • WINTER PERFORMANCE TRAINING 
    • Due to the Tier 3 mitigations, we will be asking playes/families to fill out the below form so that we can create our programs 
    • Winter Performance Training Track Selection – All players fill this out so we can track who is doing what 
      • Option 1 Legacy – (Fill out this form if interested in legacy training) 
  • Toys for Tots 
    • Register for any time that works for you/ not going as a team due to covid
    • Parent’s family welcome. 
  • Calendar update

4 QUADRANT PLAYER DEVELOPMENT FOR THIS WEEK 

  • SHORT TERM PLAN 
  • Below is OUR plan to continue on our journey to ELITE 
    • 11.30 – 2. 14
      •  WINTER PRE SEASON DEVELOPMENT PLAN 
    • January 29th end winter sessions 
    • Feb 1st conditioning acclimatization begins 
    • Feb 15th begins the 20-21 season 
  • COLLEGE RECRUITING 
    • If you are interested in being recruited for collegiate football please fill out this form.  
    • If you and your parents want to set up a meeting with our College Recruiting Team please fill out this form. 
    • SCN Virtual Recruiting Program (please feel free to share it with coaches who contact you via twitter or email
  • REMINDER 
    • Please do your best to protect yourself and each other. Utilize ELITE social distancing practices at all times. 

EXTRA POINTS NORTH STAR FOOTBALL

Coach’s Message

11.16-11.21

Star’s Football Family-

A good evening/morning or afternoon,

I hope this message finds you doing well.  I understand how challenging the past two weeks have been for many of our families. The virus has affected us all on many levels and to those who have to deal with it in their home please know that my thoughts for your health and safety are constant.  We found out Monday that my mother-in-law had come down with the virus. While she did struggle early on she has battled back and is doing well at this time. I can only say the stress, anxiousness, and fear is real. As a reminder to our entire football family let us please stick together through these tough times. We are here for each other through thick and thin. I am here for all of you if ever need anything please do not hesitate to reach out. 

GRIT 

With our kids, we have spent much of this months focus on the word  “Grit”. For many years, I thought “grit” was just coaches speak. I never fully understood it nor did I want to believe in something that mythical. I tend to lean toward a more tangible rationale. However, over the last few months, I have taken a harder look at what “Grit” is and isn’t. 

  • Grit is passion and perseverance for long-term goals.
  • Grit isn’t talent. Grit isn’t luck. Grit isn’t how intensely, for the moment, you want something.
  • Instead, grit is about having what some researchers call an”ultimate concern”–

Grit

“ A goal you care about so much that it organizes and gives meaning to almost everything you do. And grit is holding steadfast to that goal. Even when you fall down. Even when you screw up. Even when progress toward that goal is halting or slow.”

This whole experience has been a battle of will and perseverance. It is so easy to quit and give up because our goal keeps getting put into question.  We often talk to our kids about leading…even when it is hard. Well,  I have to say that our players have shown me that grit can become 3 dimensional. They have shown it to me through their effort in all aspects of their life.  Never in my life have I been prouder of a group of young men and women. 

 I know it is difficult to navigate much of what is going on with the virus, school, holidays, and the question mark of the season hanging over us. With that said, I will continue to present our plan to prepare for the Feb ‘21 season. As distracting as this all is I find the thought of playing our season a great horizon line to pull me through. I hope you feel the same way.  As we transition into the “Winter Pre Season” there is much work to be done and the next two months will be gone in a blink of an eye.  As we said last week. 

“Enjoy the journey because the destination is a mirage.”

Parting Shots 

We will get through this!

We will play football!

 It will be awesome! 

PLAYER TOP PRIORITY

  • TURN IN BLACK JERSEY TO COACH POMAZAK (WEIGHT ROOM/LEAVE ON DESK) 
  • TURN IN GREEN BAND TO COACH POMAZAK (WEIGHT ROOM/ BLUE BAG) 
  • Player Calendar update
    • NO FACE TO FACE ACTIVITIES 
    • VIDEO REVIEW WEEK/ PLAYER EVALUATIONS 
    • VIRTUAL CONTACTS – TIMES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE 
      • SUNDAY 6PM VARSITY TEAM CHECK-IN 6PM 
      • TUES DEFENSIVE SCRIMMAGE REVIEW VIRTUAL 8PM 
      • WED- OL SCRIMMAGE REVIEW TBD 
      • THURS- WR SCRIMMAGE REVIEW 8PM 
  • Winter  Meeting Var Player to Coach
    • Starting Nov 16th I will be conducting winter progress meetings 
    • Dates are available on Calendly below 
    • Calendly sign up  
  • Sports Performance ScheduleS
    • FALL CYCLE HAS CONCLUDED 
    • D LOAD CYCLE 11/16-11/29
    • WINTER CYCLE BEGINS 11/30 LOCATION TBD 
  • SHORT TERM PLAN . 
  • 11.15- 11.29 Recovery Cycle 
  • 11.30 st begin winter off-season cycle -location TBD
  • January 29th end winter sessions 
  • Feb 1st conditioning acclimitization begins 
  • Feb 15th begin the 20-21 season 
  • COLLEGE RECRUITING 
    • If you are interested in being recruited for collegiate football please fill out this form.  
    • If you and your parents want to set up a meeting with our College Recruiting Team please fill out this form. 
    • SCN Virtual Recruiting Program (please feel free to share it with coaches who contact you via twitter or email

EXTRA POINTS NORTH STAR FOOTBALL

Coach’s Message

11.09-11.14

Star’s Football Family-

A good evening/morning or afternoon 🙂 I hope you have been able to take advantage of this wonderful slice of summer we have been given! I cannot remember 70 degree days during the second round of the playoffs. (btw I refer to all events in correlation to the chronology of the high school football season.) It is great to see college football back on track. It is even more exciting to have 3 of our former SCN football players suiting up in the BIG 10.  Each of these young men had different paths to achieving this moment. The one commonality was that there was a process that got them there.  This past weekend Alec Kritta caught his first collegiate pass with the University of Iowa and Tyler Nubin won his first game as a starting safety at the University of Minnesota. Both of these events are pinnacle moments in each of these young men’s lives. To say that we are proud is an understatement. I hope these young men take the time to appreciate what they are accomplishing. Moments like this get me thinking about our motto “The Process”. It is not something I made up, I am not that smart. The Process comes from the University of Alabama and Nick Saban. The Process is a philosophy that in life we will have memorable moments but the true joy is being present and selling out to the hundreds of moments that lead up to the big one.

“Enjoy the journey because the destination is a mirage.”

We talk as a team about the importance of being willing to do the work. Everyone wants to be the best but only a few will be willing to put the work in. I am so proud of the entire program for their commitment to this philosophy. Nobody outworks our kids. NOBODY! They understand their process and the constant recommitment it takes to be ELITE. 

Ugly Sweater Anyone 

In the spirit of the holidays, our program is holding an ugly sweater and mask sale from 11.01- 11.09.  6 different models of an ugly sweater, t-shirts and long sleeve tees are available. Along with 3 models of winter masks. Perfect to wear to the holiday ugly sweater zoom party. Information can be found below 

https://www.bsnteamsports.com/shop/eUd7FRrknv

Parting Shots 

We will get through this!

We will play football!

 It will be awesome! 

Congratulations

Zach McClure : Varsity Team Captain 

Carmine Bastone : Varsity Team Captain

These two young men were overwhelmingly supported by their teammates and coaches to represent SCN Football as 2 of its 4 team captains for the 2020 (‘21) Season.  

We will name 2 more captains before the opening game of the Feb 2021 season. . 

TOP PRIORITY

EXTRA POINTS NORTH STAR FOOTBALL

Coach’s Message

11.01-11.08

Star’s Football Family-

Well, we did it! A successful fall contact period has now come to a close. I want to send a heartfelt thank you to each of your families. Your dedication to providing the best for your children allowed us to creates some memories. Our experience was awesome, it actually felt like football! I can only hope your son or daughter enjoyed it as much as the staff did.  As I reflect on the past 2 months, the highlight for me was this past Tuesday night. The entire program was safely spaced on the stadium field. As the varsity practice on one end I look over to the freshman/sophomore side of the field and was completely awestruck by the level of investment that I saw from the coaches and players. It was a feel-good moment in a year that has been short on them.  As we enter the winter season, my hope is for your family to stay healthy and find some time to enjoy the holidays and the special moments it brings. In the coming weeks, our program will be outlining the progression for our players and program during the months of December through February. As we evaluate our options, our main focus will be to provide the best experience possible for our kids. 

Ugly Sweater Anyone 

In the spirit of the holidays our program is holding an ugle sweater and mask sale from 11.01- 11.08. 6 different models of ugly sweater, t shirts and long sleeve tees are available. Along with 3 models of ugle masks. Perfect to wear to the holiday ugly sweater zoom party. Information can be found below 

https://www.bsnteamsports.com/shop/eUd7FRrknv

Congratulations

Ian Erickson : Commits to St. Thomas 

Michael Priami : Commits to Plateville 

Parting Shots 

We will get through this!

We will play football!

 It will be awesome! 

TOP PRIORITY

  • PLATOON CHALLENGE #4 TRICK OR CLEATS 
    • Over 50 pairs of cleats 
    • Ian Erickson and Valhalla with the win 

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. 

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!