ST. CHARLES NORTH
NORTH STAR FOOTBALL
February 24th- 29th
1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1 = 10
Word of the Week: DETAILS
I sincerely hope this message finds you and your family doing well. We had a taste of spring this weekend and boy did it feel good. Unfortunately, winter is not done with us and I have a feeling it will have its way about mid week. Needless to say March is on the doorstep and spring athletics are just around the corner. This past week we concluded our winter performance training and I want to congratulate all of our guys who made the commitment to become a better version of themselves. 13 weeks 60 sessions and over 100 hours of opportunities to invest, lead and be selfless. Needless to say our guys did not disappoint. Not only did they buy into their own personal process, but they wrote the first chapter in this year’s process. I have a feeling it will be a great story to tell.
Our program is built on competitive excellence in all that we do. These sessions are more than just weight lifting. Each set, each rep is a chance to compete against your teammates and more importantly yourself. We must first learn how to compete against ourselves before we can ever introduce another team. Our quarter 1 of training is the foundation for each individual in our program, it is their chance to place the pillars that the entire year will be built upon.
With all of this we run a friendly competition between our two groups of RAM’S and CHEETAH’S. Our Ram’s are most typically our linemen, while the Cheetah’s are the skill players. Every week the players have a chance to earn points by living our Iron Star values. It’s an opportunity to show that you can be trusted to be accountable, selfless, invested and prepared..it is a chance to own your 20 square feet and LEAD! I am proud to stay that we had a battle on our hands every week. Alas, we have a winner and I am proud to announce that the 2020 Winter Iron Star Challenge winner is the….
I want to congratulate these young men for earning the right to be champions. In my opinion we must compete. In life, just like the playing field, there will be winners and losers and I want our Stars to see the value in being ELITE. These boys will each receive a gift from the program . Their attention to detail was impeccable and the leadership was exemplary.
This leads me to our word of the week. This week I chose the word detail. Now I am sure someone is probably saying “if you are so detailed you should have checked your grammar or spelling better in this newsletter.” LOL . In all seriousness, executing simple details can make huge impacts in a program or conversely have huge consequences. The Marines have a saying
“The little things take care of the big things.”
Accomplishing a mission becomes nearly impossible when we lose focus of the details. In the St. Charles North football program we strive to be a program built by design with an elite level of detail to everything we do. Too often, leaders focus on the details only when the mistakes have been made and the consequences have been paid. I liken it to a traffic ticket, we all become much better drivers after the ticket because we are now focusing on the details of the rules of the road.
The details allow us to stay consistent in our approach and elicit growth. Our leadership program was talking about goal setting and how to develop action plans to accomplish them. Most players said they want to win a conference championship or a state championship. This is great ! We want our kids to want to achieve elite levels of success. However, you can’t go from 1 to 100 without counting 2-99. Details allow us to stack growth on top of each other and before we know it we are a whole lot better. The ideology of 1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1=10 is a mantra that I buy into as a person. We must change our best on a daily basis in order to improve. It’s about being 1% better than you were yesterday. This is HARD… really really HARD because the human brain is built to conserve energy and protect the body from over exertion. We are built to stay safe and comfortable. In the St. Charles North Football program we are asking every key stakeholder in our program to have a growth mindset. In order to do this we must focus on details. EVERYTHING MATTERS!
Each and every one of us has to take ownership of this ideology. It can be done…if we do it together. I encourage you to have a discussion this week with your son on the level of detail they put into their daily lives. Most of the time we put the attention into the parts of our lives that we most enjoy. We probably enjoy them the most because we put the most detailed and critical thinking into it. Funny how that works!
No WINTER PERFORMANCE TRAINING THIS WEEK
Monday February 24th
8PM LEGACY TRAINING
- OPEN TO ALL
- OFF PROGRAM WEEK
Tuesday February 25th
NO TEAM ACTIVITIES
Wednesday February 26th
2:30PM ROOM 302
REAL WORLD WEDNESDAY
8PM LEGACY TRAINING
- OPEN TO ALL
- OFF PROGRAM WEEK
Thursday February 27th
2:30 FILM STUDY WITH COACH POM
- LEARN HOW TO STUDY FILM NOT WATCH IT
- OPEN TO ALL PLAYERS
Friday February 28th
No team function
Saturday February 29th
2PM PROJECT DANCE
- MORE DETAILS TO FOLLOW
SUMMER CAMP DATES
- TIMES ARE SET REGISTRATIONS IS OPEN
- PLEASE TRY ARANGE VACATIONS DURING DEAD WEEKS
- 2020 SUMMER ATHLETICS CAMP ALL
- 2020 SUMMER FB CAMPS
- Players should be signing up for both strength camps in june/ july
- FEBRUARY DEAD PERIOD
- D3/NAIA CAN STILL VISIT
- NCAA RECRUITING CALENDARS RESOURCE
- Want to play college football? Register above 1st thing!
MARCH 21ST YOUTH CAMP/PARENT NITE OUT
- AGES 1ST-8TH SKILLS/DRILLS/GAMES
- 5PM -8PM PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD
- SCN FOOTBALL CAMP FLYER
- SCN FB PARENT NITE OUT REGISTRATION
ALL AMERICAN 7 ON 7
- CONTACT Anthony Priami
- spring 7 on 7 registration google form
BOYS BASKETBALL DUKANE CONFERENCE CHAMPS
BOYS SWIMMING SECTION CHAMPS (GONNA BE STATE CHAMPS .. YOU HEARD IT HERE 1ST ! )
SUMMER CAMP LIST
This year we will have the usual camps listed below .
*June 1st- 4th is designated for youth and individual skills camps.
* We have added a new camp opportunity. June 6th – July 30th we will be running a separate strength & conditioning class. Bryce Biel of Legacy Performance and his staff along with our Staff will be running a 75 minute strength & speed session M-R. Camp times will vary from June to July. The availability of this camp will allow us to separate our football and strength development. While this is an extra cost, the development to the athlete is well worth it in my opinion. Prices have yet to be released but I can assure you it will come down to less than 10 dollars a session which is well below Bryce’s usual cost. We took this step as the logical progression in our program’s development. We have always felt that our strength development conflicted with our football development in the summer. This will alleviate that problem. Additionally, we start official football camp on June 22nd. From June 1st – June 18th we will be having OTA (organized team activities) film and scheme sessions from 6pm – 8pm. These are non padded classroom based sessions. A full curriculum is being developed to better prepare our athletes cognitively for the summer installs. Again we feel this aligns more consistently with our 4 quadrant development model. There will not be a camp sign up as these opportunities are free of charge.
* I appreciate the monetary investment you make on your child’s behalf. If you have questions please contact me.