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.
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”–
“ 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.”
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