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Coach’s Message: 

1.9-1.15 

Star’s Football Family- 

Greetings from St. Charles….Missouri! LOL, I am writing to you from along the side of the mighty Mississippi in a quaint little town called St. Charles. This weekend I had an amazing opportunity to come down and clinic a new staff on program building and culture sustainability. I have to say the staff and administration were beyond generous and the whole experience was truly wonderful. First, I want to say thank you for making this program one that people want to know about. Without players and parents like yourself who invest so much into making it the best, I would not have much to talk about! I spent the better part of 14 hours meeting with their staff, boosters, parents, and administration discussing the importance of the overall experience and making the greater purpose the focus of the program. 

Anytime I get the opportunity to speak in front of others, I hold it in high regard. I know that this is my opportunity to cast a bigger stone into the waters and spread the ripple I that is SCN FB further into the world.  In preparation for this event, I spent countless hours reviewing and reflecting on our SCN FB program. I always appreciate the work that goes into preparing a speech because it forces us to look into our own walls and evaluate if we are holding true to the standards that we have set for ourselves. I have to say that I could not be prouder of where this program currently is. After 10 years of tireless work by all of us, I believe that we have created a program that not only sets the standard for high school football in the country but continues to rewrite that standard by constantly pushing ourselves into new uncharted territory. 

I met a lot of great people who seemed to be very familiar with what we do. It was extremely humbling to have people who I have never encountered know about our Iron Star Values or our platoon challenges. It goes without saying that being a Northstar is truly special. I consider myself blessed to have this opportunity each and every day. I cannot wait to see what the future holds for our program but I believe it will eventually end with us holding the state championship trophy. I BELIEVE THIS!! 

IRON STAR FOOTBALL 

With the dawn of a new year, I feel this is a great opportunity to reintroduce our Iron Star Values. As a program, our values have been and will always be the foundation of our belief system. Everything we do as a program is built around the facilitation of the message that our values deliver. At St. Charles North our values are known as Iron Star Football. Each point on the star represents 1 value. None more important than the other. Each value owNing an equal stake in the program, much like each parent, player, and staff member. As the head coach, it is my purpose to deliver an experience that goes above and beyond the game of football. Iron Star football is the antithesis of this message.   

This week our program will be taking a deep dive into our value of INVESTMENT

When teaching our values to our players we will focus on 3 aspects of learning and understanding. 

Values: The “WHY” of our program

Standards: The “HOW” of our program 

  • Standards define how the values will be executed 

Outcomes: The “What” of our program 

  • This is what can happen if our values are believed and executed with flawless detail 

Here is what our players said about what investment is to them. 

Value: INVESTMENT 

Standard:  Support Behaviors that Win. We will invest our most valuable assets of time, energy, and effort into each other daily. We will only support behavior that gets us closer to victory and have an intolerance for behaviors that lose. 

Outcome: When we invest time into the greater purpose, we begin to build the trust triangle. Trust is built through connection, competence, and character. We cannot build a connection without investing time together. 

Investment in any form has a compound effect. In our program, we not only talk to our kids about the investment into the program but subsequently the return on investment that we can expect. Just like a financial investment if we place our resources in the right spots and at the right time we can maximize the return. The goal is to cash in on the football field when the moment presents itself. 

As usual I strongly encourage you to have a talk with your son or daughter about what they are investing their time and effort into these days. I know when my daughters and I talk about it I always learn a little bit more about what is important to them at that snapshot of their life. 

KEEP CLIMBIN’ 

QUARTER 1 WINTER OFFSEASON UP-DATE

In the SCN FB program, we develop an individualized plan for all players. We focus on the holistic development of each individual in the following categories. 

  1. Physical
  2. Mental 
  3. Tactical Advantage
  4. Technical 

Platoon Challenge Update 

Our week 8 Elite Leader is Senior to be Nick Jenco. Nick is a phenomenal young man who has truly blossomed in our program. As a sophomore Nick joined his SCN brothers and sisters for the first time and quickly became and impact player.As a junior Nick continued to impress both on and off the field with his high motor and elite level of preparation. Needless to say, this off season Nick has taken the next step in his process and become a program leader and I know his return on his investment is coming this fall!

NEW LEADER ALERT!!!! 

ORCA’S (LINEBACKERS 1ST )

SPRING 7 ON 7  OPPORTUNITY 

As we move into 2022 one of my goals as the leader of the program is to create more opportunities to play the game for our youth and in-building athletes. With that said Mike Taormina and his I9 program have launched a very exciting 7 on 7 program that we will be participating in this April & May. 

17u (varsity) HC Anthony Priami 

15 u Frosh / incoming 8th grades  Plumb/ Reinke 

13 u (looking for coaches if interested please email robert.pomazak@d303.org 

INTERESTED PLAYERS  FILL OUT THIS FORM 

SERVANT LEADERSHIP

Star’s football program is always looking for opportunities to reach the community. If you have any philanthropic opportunities please contact coach robert.pomazak@d303.org                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

ALUMNI REPORT 

IF ANY ALUMNI CAN DONATE A COLLEGIATE JERSEY WE WILL PUT IT UP ENCASED IN OUR LOCKER ROOM. 

POUND FOR POUND CHALLENGE

  January 29th 8 am our program will host the Pound 4 Pound Challenge in the SCN Fun Hous (Weight Room). This event is exactly the same as lift -a- thon but with no booster fundraising attached. Players will be treated like rock stars and perform their maxes to achieve awards for pound-for-pound strength and poundage clubs.  No cost for registration. Interested players, please fill out this form so we can begin to get a headcount. 

* PARENTS INTERESTED IN HELPING PLEASE EMAIL ROBERT.POMAZAK@D303.ORG 

POUND FOR POUND CONFIRMATION

RECRUITING UPDATES 

FEBRUARY 2ND 4:30-5:30PM 

We will honor our 2022 collegiate signees for the national signing day in the team room. More details to follow. 

FEBRUARY 23RD 7PM RECRUITING 101 

1 HOUR PRESENTATION VIA ZOOM ON THE RECRUITING PROCESS AND HOW TO NAVIGATE IT. OPEN TO ALL SCN FB PARENTS AND PLAYERS 

YOUTH OUTREACH

One of our goals is as a program is to build our youth program from a very early age. In the coming months, we will have many opportunities for our youth to connect with our Stars Program. Here is a form complete with QR codes with links to team training and 7 on 7. 

LEADERSHIP ACADEMY

Starting in February every early release Wednesday we will be holding our leadership training with Coach Jim Bloch. All players who want to eventually be a captain should apply for a spot. Spaces are limited and there is a strict attendance policy for this opportunity. Dates will be released next week but registration is open to all levels.

 REGISTRATION FORM HERE 

JOURNEY VS DESTINATION 

As we embark on this winter off-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. 

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 

CALENDAR UPDATES/ FORMS / MEETINGS 

  • SCN 4TH PHASE CALENDAR 
    • The schedule is updated here

4 QUADRANT PLAYER DEVELOPMENT FOR THIS WEEK 

(last week notes in red)  

  • PHYSICAL: SPORTS PERFORMANCE STANDARD: 
  •  (modified this week 2  strength sessions/ 2 Saq)
  • TECHNICAL
    •  (YOUTUBE LINK TO DRILL WORK PROVIDED HERE) 
    • POSSIBLE INDOOR SPACE TBD 
    • COLLEGE SHOWCASES HAVE BEGUN 
  • TACTICAL
    • Player College Recruiting Information form 
      • Any players interested in playing college football should fill this out ASAP 
    • Coach Pomazak 1 on 1 meeting (sign up here) FROSH FOCUS 
    • Player/parent/ Coach Pomazak College Recruiting meeting 
      • Any families interested in  setting up a meeting with Coach Pomazak to discuss college recruiting and planning
      • SIGN UP HERE 
      • ALL MEETINGS WILL BE ZOOM 
    • THESE MEETINGS WILL PAY OFF, KEEP ATTENDING 
  • MENTAL:
  • SHORT TERM PLAN 
  • Below is a “very’ soft plan for the next 7 months leading up to the season.. 
    • 1.1- 2.18 
      • WINTER PERFORMANCE TRAINING 
    • 1.29 
      • 8AM 
      • POUND 4 POUND CHALLENGE 
    • Feb: 
      • Leadership Academy begins 
      • FEB 23RD 7PM RECRUITING 101 ZOOM MTG 
    • March:
      •  Spring Performance / open gyms 
    • April: 
      • I9 7 on 7 Season 
    • May
      • Summer Mtg 
    • June-Aug
      •  Summer Camp

HELMET SALE : 

OUR PROGRAM WILL BE SELLING RIDDELL FLEX HELMETS FOR THE 2022-23 SEASON. BELOW IS THE ORDER FORM. A COMPLETE ORDER FORM WILL BE EMAIL BLASTED OUT THIS WEEK. 

STEPS 

  1. PRINT ORDER FORM 
  2. RIGHT NAME ON SHEET 
  3. SELECT SIZE 
  4. CIRCLE FACE MASK TYPE 
  5. SEND ORDER AND CHECK TO SCN FB C.O ROBERT POMAZAK 
  6. MAKE CHECK TO SCN FB 2616 

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Coach’s Message: Ripples 

1.9-1.15 

Star’s Football Family- 

My message this week comes to you directly from my heart. This past weekend I was out of town to put to rest my wife’s grandmother Lucy. While she was not my blood grandmother over the past 20 years Grandma Lucy became a very large part of my life. Her death at 100 years old is a testament to her relentless positivity and philosophy on life. It is something I would like to share with you as I feel we can all take something from this.  

Lucy was born in 1921 and lived to be 100 years old despite living through the great depression a world war and a global pandemic. She had 5 kids 15 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.  Lucy was tough but loving, she understood that life was not fair but never made excuses. She always kept her eyes forward and remained positive in spite of the struggles in front of her. She would say what was on her mind but only spoke when she needed to be heard. I remember very clearly when my wife and I were dating and she called me over to her. Pulled me to her and whispered in my ear: 

Lucy:  “ So you gonna marry my granddaughter or what? “  

Me; Yes Ma’am – ( a year later we were married) 

The bottom line is she gave love and in return, she received it back tenfold. I think that is what I have taken from this experience the most. At her funeral, she was surrounded by what she had created with her love. Her children arranged a beautiful ceremony, her grandsons were the pallbearers and her granddaughters read from the bible. It was moving, to see the impact one person can have.  It reinforced my belief that we all have the capability to make an impact in life. It reminded me of a quote from the Dalai Lama 

I want you to understand the mission of the program clearly and concisely. We are people over players, each day I step into the school my goal is to make an impact on your son or daughter. The vision of this program is to spread this ripple as far into the world as possible. However, this cannot be done without all of us. This week let us all see what type of ripple we can create in a positive way. 

Staff Updates: 

Coach Rick Magsamen –

Coach Magsamen will not be returning to the North Star Football program next year. Coach Mag’s is a dear friend and the program owe’s him a lot. Over the past 10 years, he has helped lead the defense and bring this program to the top of the 7A football world. We wish him well in his next venture and appreciate all he has contributed over the years. 

IRON STAR FOOTBALL 

With the dawn of a new year, I feel this is a great opportunity to reintroduce our Iron Star Values. As a program, our values have been and will always be the foundation of our belief system. Everything we do as a program is built around the facilitation of the message that our values deliver. At St. Charles North our values are known as Iron Star Football. Each point on the star represents 1 value. None more important than the other. Each value owns an equal stake in the program, much like each parent, player, and staff member. As the head coach, it is my purpose to deliver an experience that goes above and beyond the game of football. Iron Star football is the antithesis of this message.   

This week our program will be taking a deep dive into our value of ACCOUNTABILITY. 

When teaching our values to our players we will focus on 3 aspects of learning and understanding. 

Values: The “WHY” of our program

Standards: The “HOW” of our program 

  • Standards define how the values will be executed 

Outcomes: The “What” of our program 

  • This is what can happen if our values are believed and executed with flawless detail 

Here is how the value of ACCOUNTABILITY is built within our program. 

Value: Accountability 

Standard: Taking action in all we do. If you see something that needs to be done…DO IT! It’s about solving problems and not turning a blind eye to anything.  

Outcome: If accountability becomes the norm and we all take action then we will lighten the load for each other. The heavy lifting will become light and we will be able to move mountains. 

Our program is built on accountability, our players do an amazing job of this. They continue to hold the cards with this value. Each year our level of accountability is determined not by the coach but by how the players take action. 

Parents, I encourage you to maybe have a dinner time talk about this value with your son and learn how they view accountability in our program. 

KEEP CLIMBIN’ 

QUARTER 1 WINTER OFFSEASON UP-DATE

In the SCN FB program, we develop an individualized plan for all players. We focus on the holistic development of each individual in the following categories. 

  1. Physical
  2. Mental 
  3. Tactical Advantage
  4. Technical 

This past week we communicated our goals with the players. It is always a great experience for me to see them read and process what we are asking of them. Inevitably it leads to much deeper discussions about their own personal development. MISSION ACCOMPLISHED Platoon Challenge Update 

Our week 7 Elite Leader is Senior to be Henry Warsaw. Henry is a 3-year starter who has developed himself into one of the top-rated Ol/ DL in the state of Illinois. More impressively, Henry has taken his leadership into uncharted territories. No longer is he the “lead by example “ guy. Now Henry is the lead by leadership guy. By this, I mean Henry will now hold his teammates accountable to the standards. We always say that the difference between friendship and teammates is a fine line. A friend will allow you to be below the line while a teammate will hold you to the line. 

GO-RILLAZA ARE #1 FOR 2 CONSECUTIVE WEEKS 

SPRING 7 ON 7  OPPORTUNITY 

As we move into 2022 one of my goals as the leader of the program is to create more opportunities to play the game for our youth and in-building athletes. With that said Mike Taormina and his I9 program have launched a very exciting 7 on 7 program that we will be participating in this April & May. 

17u (varsity) HC Anthony Priami 

15 u Frosh / incoming 8th grades  Plumb/ Reinke 

13 u 7th and 8th-grade teams (looking for coaches) 

INTERESTED FILL OUT THIS FORM 

SERVANT LEADERSHIP

Star’s football program is always looking for opportunities to reach the community. If you have any philanthropic opportunities please contact coach robert.pomazak@d303.org                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

CHOCO MILK OR PROTEIN SHAKES DONATION NEEDED 

URGENT Calling all parents, grandparents, friends, and family! Our Stars will be working extremely hard in the off-season. One of the major focuses of development is nutrition. At the end of each lift, we would like to be able to provide our players with a recovery snack of some type. . If you have availability we are accepting donations of CHOCOLATE MILK  OR PROTEIN SHAKES . 

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

REPORT 

Peyton Brown ‘18 : 

Peyton has committed to further his career at UW- Whitewater. We wish Peyton the very best on this next step in his career. 

POUND FOR POUND CHALLENGE

January 29th 8 am our program will host the Pound 4 Pound Challenge in the SCN Fun Hous (Weight Room). This event is exactly the same as lift -a- thon but with no booster fundraising attached. Players will be treated like rock stars and perform their maxes to achieve awards for pound-for-pound strength and poundage clubs.  No cost for registration. Interested players, please fill out this form so we can begin to get a headcount. 

POUND FOR POUND CONFIRMATION

RECRUITING UPDATES 

YOUTH OUT REACH

One of our goals is as a program is to build our youth program from a very early age. In the coming months, we will have many opportunities for our youth to connect with our Stars Program. Here is a form complete with QR codes with links to team training and 7 on 7.

JOURNEY VS DESTINATION 

As we embark on this winter off-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. 

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 

CALENDAR UPDATES/ FORMS / MEETINGS 

  • SCN 4TH PHASE CALENDAR 
  • Player / Coach Pomazak 1 on 1 mtg form 
    • All players are encouraged to have a 1 on 1 meeting with Coach Pomazak 
  • Player College Recruiting Information form 
    • Any players interested in playing college football should fill this out ASAP 
  • Player/parent/ Coach Pomazak College Recruiting meeting 
    • Any families interested in  setting up a meeting with Coach Pomazak to discuss college recruiting and planning
    • SIGN UP HERE 
  • SHORT TERM PLAN 
  • Below is a “very’ soft plan for the next 7 months leading up to the season.. 
    • 1.1- 2.18 
      • WINTER PERFORMANCE TRAINING 
    • 1.29 
      • POUND 4 POUND CHALLENGE 
    • Feb: 
      • Leadership Academy begins 
    • March:
      •  Spring Performance / open gyms 
    • April: 
      • 7 on 7 Season 
    • May
      • Summer Mtg 
    • June-Aug
      •  Summer Camp

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Coach’s Message

1.1-1.8 

Star’s Football Family- 

Happy New Year or should I say a happy better year. I hope this message finds you well, but looking at our % positivity rate in the county I am sure that this correspondence finds some of you in the midst of the virus. For those who are dealing with Covid right now, please know that our program is here to serve you. I pray for your family’s health and well-being.  While I am not one to wish time away, I do have to admit that I was not holding on to 2021 with any sort of deep regard. It was a year of struggle and adversity. While it can always be worse, 2021 was not short on emotional or physical tests. Needless to say, the message I took from 2021 was that we must live each day and appreciate the basic necessities of life. Health, safety, and family are my triumvirates of well-being and each day that I can assure myself that I have all 3 is a good day.  As we begin to ring in the new year, let us appreciate the new beginnings and journeys that will present themselves to us. As the leader of this program  I will continue to strive to be a better version of myself each and every day. Knowing full well that I will fail at times but collectively I can improve.  In our program we talk to our players about personal growth contributing to program growth. The message is clear.

We all have skin in this game! 

Individual growth = TEAM GROWTH . 

IRON STAR FOOTBALL 

With the dawn of a new year, I feel this is a great opportunity to reintroduce our Iron Star Values. As a program, our values have been and will always be the foundation of our belief system. Everything we do as a program is built around the facilitation of the message that our values deliver. At St. Charles North our values are known as Iron Star Football. Each point on the star represents 1 value. None more important than the other. Each value owNing an equal stake in the program, much like each parent, player, and staff member. As the head coach, it is my purpose to deliver an experience that goes above and beyond the game of football. Iron Star football is the antithesis of this message.   

In the coming weeks, we will be using one value to put to the forefront and take a deep dive. As a program, our players will be doing the same. I am excited share the part of the program with you. 

KEEP CLIMBIN’ 

QUARTER 1 WINTER OFFSEASON UP-DATE

Over break, we had 3 open lifts and I want to commend those young men who invested the time to prepare their bodies. It shows a high level of selflessness and accountability to show up when most do not. Because of the looser format, we do not name an elite leader. However, with the start of the new year, we also are beginning quarter 2 of our winter off-season program. During this next quarter our platoon challenge will heat up and our focus will become more finite towards our player 4 quadrant development. In the SCN FB program, we develop an individualized plan for all players. We focus on the holistic development of each individual in the following categories. 

  1. Physical
  2. Mental 
  3. Tactical Advantage
  4. Technical 

Starting Tuesday, we will be communicating our goals with the players and taking the necessary steps to benchmark and track their progress on these initiatives. I truly believe that is this type of detailed prescribed development that separates our program. I want to be fully transparent to our players and let them know that they own their game and development. There are no secrets here and if they want or need from our staff they have every right to discuss that with us.

Platoon Challenge Update Q1 

SERVANT LEADERSHIP

Star’s football program is always looking for opportunities to reach the community. If you have any philanthropic opportunities please contact coach robert.pomazak@d303.org 

 S                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

ALUMNI REPORT 

Very excited to announce some great happenings for our former Stars. 

Tyler Nubin Minnesota –

Guaranteed Rate Bowl Defensive MVP 

Ben Furtney – Purdue 

Music City Bowl Champion 

Ethan / Josh Bridges/ Zach McClure – NCC 

CCIW  Champions

D3 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RUNNER UP 

PB & J BAR DONATIONS 

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

Calling all parents, grandparents, friends, and family! Our Stars will be working extremely hard in the off-season. One of the major focuses of development is nutrition. At the end of each lift, we would like to be able to provide our players with a recovery snack of some type. . If you have availability we are accepting donations of chocolate milk, Gatorade,, and pre-made PB&J sandwiches known as UNCRUSTABLES.

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

JOURNEY VS DESTINATION 

As we embark on this winter off-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. 

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 

CALENDAR UPDATES/ FORMS / MEETINGS 

  • SCN 4TH PHASE CALENDAR 
  • Player End of Year Reflection Form 
  • Player / Coach Pomazak 1 on 1 mtg form 
    • All players are encouraged to have a 1 on 1 meeting with Coach Pomazak 
  • Player College Recruiting Information form 
    • Any players interested in playing college football should fill this out ASAP 
  • Player/parent/ Coach Pomazak College Recruiting meeting 
    • Any families interested in  setting up a meeting with Coach Pomazak to discuss college recruiting and planning
    • SIGN UP HERE 

HELMET SALE : 

OUR PROGRAM WILL BE SELLING RIDDELL FLEX HELMETS FOR THE 2022-23 SEASON. BELOW IS THE ORDER FORM. A COMPLETE ORDER FORM WILL BE EMAIL BLASTED OUT THIS WEEK. 

STEPS 

  1. PRINT ORDER FORM 
  2. RIGHT NAME ON SHEET 
  3. SELECT SIZE 
  4. CIRCLE FACE MASK TYPE 
  5. SEND ORDER AND CHECK TO SCN FB C.O ROBERT POMAZAK 
  6. MAKE CHECK TO SCN FB 2616 

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Coach’s Message

12.19-12.26 

Star’s Football Family- 

Okay, is it time for a collective sigh? We made it to the end of the year. Boy, what a year it has been. 2 seasons, a conference championship, a few heartbreaking losses, and a partridge in a pear tree! In all seriousness, this year has been hard. So many ups and downs were endured amidst a pandemic that just seems as unrelenting as ever.  Through it all, we persevered and kept our eyes forward.  We gave our Stars the very best of us. Every parent, player, and coach should hold their head high and feel proud of the efforts that were made.

SURRENDER

This past week I got the phone call that we all are dreading from the school nurse. One of my daughters had tested positive for Covid.  For a moment I have to admit I let the emotion of the moment control my response. My mind immediately went to the worst-case scenario. All I could think about was my beautiful daughter being sick and I have no control over the outcome.  This “sky is falling” mentality is so easy to let into our thought processes. Our brain is built to look at the threats and deem whether we should fight, flight or freeze.  It is at this moment that we have the choice of how we will handle our response. It was at this moment that I leaned on the teachings of our program. We speak to our kids about the importance of our emotional intelligence. We use the equation of E+R=O or event + response = outcome. Simply stated, our response to any particular situation will play a major role in the outcome of that event. Bad call … respond.  Turnover… respond. My daughter has covid … respond. The severity of the problem or the stage it is on should never change our response. When adversity hits we will be at our best. We will not rise to any occasion but we will use our training to “show up” to the situation and respond.  So how do we respond? So easy to say but so hard to accomplish. What is the correct response? For me, when I am dealing with a situation that is requiring me to respond I have found that surrendering to the moment allows me to relinquish control of the event and focus on how I respond to ensure the best outcome.  10 years ago the word “surrender” was not in my vernacular. However, now older (not as much wiser) I understand that surrendering is not giving up. It is simply allowing the suffering of worry or anger to move past me. Surrendering gives me the clarity I need to gain a precise focus on the response. 

 I want you all to know how appreciative I am of each of you. Your strength has given me strength, your positivity has given me positive energy and your passion for our program has fueled my determination to stay true to our mission, vision, and purpose.  Simply put, thank you, may you all have a wonderful holiday break.

KEEP CLIMBIN’ 

WINTER OFFSEASON UP-DATE

This week ELITE LEADER AWARD goes to Trevor Storm ‘23. As a coach, I am always observing our players and making mental notes of how I believe we are developing. In my opinion, it is the little things that make big things happen. Trevor is a “little things” type of leader. He has developed and honed his leadership to allow him to look outside of himself and help where ever and whenever it is needed. 

Taking team attendance, handing out folders, connecting with the lower level players. No stone goes unturned when it comes to Trevor’s leadership. Trevor is not the type of person who needs a title to be a leader but this week his efforts earned him the prestigious title of “Elite Leader” 

SERVANT LEADERSHIP

 This past week tragedy struck one of our football families. Freshman Carson Leeper’s family came home to find that a fire had started in their home and despite the efforts of the fire department they were not able to salvage the home. Immediately, our parents went into action and because of your efforts, there have been over 15k dollars raised via go fundme.  The Leeper’s have a long road ahead and while the money is a great start, they will need our support for the long haul. Please consider donating to the link below. All proceeds will go directly to the Leeper’s and their rebuilding process.

https://gofund.me/30e337b2

Star’s football program is always looking for opportunities to reach the community. If you have any philanthropic opportunities please contact coach robert.pomazak@d303.org 

OLD HELMETS FOR SALE!!!

Looking for a great gift for the holiday’s? Why not buy your loved one a recently retired helmet, complete with stripe and logo! For only 50$ you can purchase a keep sake for a lifetime. Email robert.pomazak@d303.org with order and make checks payable to SCN FB 2616 . Orders have been extended through Wednesday !!! Limited supplies ORDER NOW 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ALUMNI REPORT 

Very excited to announce some great happenings for our former Stars. 

Tyler Nubin Minnesota –

Guaranteed Rate Bowl

Minnesota vs. West Virginia

10:15 p.m. | ESPN

Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona

Ben Furtney – Purdue 

Music City Bowl

Tennessee vs. Purdue

3 p.m. | ESPN

Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tennessee

Egon Hein UW Whitewater- name All-Region 6 d3 

Jack Dummer/ Egon Hein / Steven Hein – d3 Semifinalists. 

Brandon Eicker San Diego – named All-Conference

Tobi Adedara Dartmouth – Ivy League Champions 

Mike Hohensee NWMSU – named All-Conference 

#1 RATED NCAA D2 QB COMPLETION % 

Ethan / Josh Bridges/ Zach McClure – NCC 

CCIW  Champions

D3 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP STAGG BOWL 

Alex Westendorf – SDSU FCS SEMIFINALIST 

JOURNEY VS DESTINATION 

As we embark on this winter off-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. 

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 

CALENDAR UPDATES/ FORMS / MEETINGS 

  • SCN 4TH PHASE CALENDAR 
  • Player End of Year Reflection Form 
  • Player / Coach Pomazak 1 on 1 mtg form 
    • All players are encouraged to have a 1 on 1 meeting with Coach Pomazak 
  • Player College Recruiting Information form 
    • Any players interested in playing college football should fill this out ASAP 
  • Player/parent/ Coach Pomazak College Recruiting meeting 
    • Any families interested in  setting up a meeting with Coach Pomazak to discuss college recruiting and planning
    • SIGN UP HERE 

HELMET SALE : 

OUR PROGRAM WILL BE SELLING RIDDELL FLEX HELMETS FOR THE 2022-23 SEASON. BELOW IS THE ORDER FORM. A COMPLETE ORDER FORM WILL BE EMAIL BLASTED OUT THIS WEEK . 

STEPS 

  1. PRINT ORDER FORM 
  2. RIGHT NAME ON SHEET 
  3. SELECT SIZE 
  4. CIRCLE FACE MASK TYPE 
  5. SEND ORDER AND CHECK TO SCN FB C.O ROBERT POMAZAK 
  6. MAKE CHECK TO SCN FB 2616 

EXTRA POINTS NORTH STAR FOOTBALL

Coach’s Message

12.12-12.17

Star’s Football Family- 

A Happy final week of the semester to all. A long road traveled and a huge accomplishment. . As we close in on this final week of the semester it can be a stressful time for our student-athletes. The 17-week climb is coming to an apex and for some and grades may hang in the balance. My message for this week focuses on compassion. While compassion for others is the spirit of the holidays, I would like to focus on self-compassion.  In our program, we talk about leadership starting by owning our 20 square feet. That often begins with how we treat ourselves. In life, it is so easy to treat others better than we treat ourselves. This week I am asking our players to do the following: 

SELF-COMPASSION 

Give yourself the same kindness that you would afford others. 

When faced with difficult life struggles, or confronting personal mistakes, failures, and inadequacies, self-compassion responds with kindness rather than harsh self-judgment, recognizing that imperfection is part of the shared human experience.  

In St. Charles North football I want our players to recognize the importance of one of the most important relationships that we will ever have. The relationship with ourselves. This can be difficult in this modern age with so many seeking approval or likes from complete strangers on social media. I stress the importance of finding your value not based on others’ opinions of you but your personal effort in your journey. This week as our student-athletes tackle finals for the first time in 2 years I am hoping that we can all rally around them and give them the support they need. Let us remind them that they are enough and they have the power to persevere!

KEEP CLIMBIN’ 

WINTER OFFSEASON UP-DATE

This week our Elite Leader was Abel Anell. My hat goes off to this young man. I have had the privilege of getting to know Abel much better this past off-season. Let me tell you, he is as mature of a leader as I have come across. Abel understands the values of Iron Star Football. Not only does he understand but he elevates them. A brother of 4 siblings Abel wears many hats and does so without any hesitation. On the field, Abel’s selflessness shines through as he played 5 different positions for the sophomores this past season.  During this off-season, Abel has stepped into a leadership role that cannot be denied. He brings others up and shares his path with anyone who is willing to put in the work. With players like Abel, this program is going to do great things.

Switching gears, the entire program has made huge strides these past 4 weeks of training. The boys have shown a consistent commitment to each other. Attendance has been fantastic with weekly attendance above 85% as a program. This past week was our first week using our 5 rep max numbers to guide our training and by the looks of it our boys hit their numbers and did it with a smile on their face. I want to thank all of you for allowing me to work with your children. The time in the weight room is special and probably one of the favorite parts of my job. 

SERVANT LEADERSHIP

 I want to thank our players and families who gave their time this Sunday to help sort toys for the Toys-for -Tots campaign. It was a great time and a fun way to get into the holiday spirit. 

American Canyon mounts Toys for Tots drive | Local News |  napavalleyregister.comStar’s football program is always looking for opportunities to reach the community. If you have any philanthropic opportunities please contact coach robert.pomazak@d303.org 

OLD HELMETS FOR SALE!!!

Looking for a great gift for the holiday’s? Why not buy your loved one a recently retired helmet, complete with stripe and logo! For only 50$ you can purchase a keep sake for a lifetime. Email robert.pomazak@d303.org with order and make checks payable to SCN FB 2616 . Hurry orders close this Friday! Delivery guaranteed before X mas 

BANQUET & 4TH PHASE 

Another Thanks goes out to our parent group for putting together one of the most memorable banquets we have had. The auditorium was looking great and the amount of time our parents put in is truly humbling. A special thank you goes out to Tricia Sharkey. Trish will be leaving our position as parent group leader at the end of the year and I could not be more grateful for her contributions. Running our parent group is difficult and running 2 seasons in one year is unheard of but Trish did so without hesitation. She not only handled everything thrown her way but made this program better.  We grew close over these past 15 months and I felt that not only was Trish an asset to our program but she became a great friend. THANK YOU TRISH!  This program owes this year to you! 

ALUMNI REPORT 

Very excited to announce some great happenings for our former Stars. 

Tyler Nubin Minnesota –

Guaranteed Rate Bowl

Minnesota vs. West Virginia

10:15 p.m. | ESPN

Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona

Ben Furtney – Purdue 

Music City Bowl

Tennessee vs. Purdue

3 p.m. | ESPN

Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tennessee

Egon Hein UW Whitewater- name All-Region 6 d3 

Jack Dummer/ Egon Hein / Steven Hein – d3 Semifinalists. 

Brandon Eicker San Diego – named All-Conference

Tobi Adedara Dartmouth – Ivy League Champions 

Mike Hohensee NWMSU – named All-Conference 

#1 RATED NCAA D2 QB COMPLETION % 

Ethan / Josh Bridges/ Zach McClure – NCC 

CCIW  Champions

D3 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP STAGG BOWL 

Alex Westendorf – SDSU FCS SEMIFINALIST 

JOURNEY VS DESTINATION 

As we embark on this winter off-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. 

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 

CALENDAR UPDATES/ FORMS / MEETINGS 

  • SCN 4TH PHASE CALENDAR 
  • Player End of Year Reflection Form 
  • Player / Coach Pomazak 1 on 1 mtg form 
    • All players are encouraged to have a 1 on 1 meeting with Coach Pomazak 
  • Player College Recruiting Information form 
    • Any players interested in playing college football should fill this out ASAP 
  • Player/parent/ Coach Pomazak College Recruiting meeting 
    • Any families interested in  setting up a meeting with Coach Pomazak to discuss college recruiting and planning
    • SIGN UP HERE 

HELMET SALE : 

OUR PROGRAM WILL BE SELLING RIDDELL FLEX HELMETS FOR THE 2022-23 SEASON. BELOW IS THE ORDER FORM. A COMPLETE ORDER FORM WILL BE EMAIL BLASTED OUT THIS WEEK . 

STEPS 

  1. PRINT ORDER FORM 
  2. RIGHT NAME ON SHEET 
  3. SELECT SIZE 
  4. CIRCLE FACE MASK TYPE 
  5. SEND ORDER AND CHECK TO SCN FB C.O ROBERT POMAZAK 
  6. MAKE CHECK TO SCN FB 2616