Star’s Football Family-
WOW, what a great week! Our boys did an amazing job! The investment, accountability, and effort that were on display were truly spectacular. The best part of the week was that I saw so many smiles and heard so many laughs on the field. That is it! That is the secret to great teams, having fun! At the end of the week, we had our 2nd annual Iron Chef Challenge and the boys did not disappoint. I left our mini-golf outing stuffed and BAZ left as the winner with a great meal prepared by Anthony Priami. The winning meal consisted of Italian breaded chicken breast over a bed of perfectly cooked rice pilaf. MMMMMMMMM 15 points to team BAZ on a job well done.
As we enter week 3 of camp we are already on days 9-13 out of 20! It is going fast and the pace will only increase. This will be our first 5 day week and it will be essential to have clear expectations and 100% buy-in by all of our key stakeholders. Lots of fun coming our way this week with it all culminating Thursday night when the sophomores and varsity will camp at NIU in the stadium!
Finally, each week of camp is dedicated to one of our values of Iron Star Football. This week we take a deep dive on Accountability. Every day we will take time to discuss what accountability looks, feels, and sounds like within our program. Then at the end of the week, Platoon Paisons will present to the team how we can make accountability a 3 dimensional part of the North football program. These opportunities for the athletes to take ownership of the program are what we live for!
EARN YOUR STRIPES UPDATE
THIS WEEK CHALLENGE
Be on the lookout for this week’s Earn Your Stripes Challenge. 7TH ANNUAL COSTUME BOWL
Each Platoon bowls 1 game at Stc Bowl
- Total Pins wins
- Highest Score Wins
- Best Costume Wins
- Points for all who dres sup
PB & J BAR DONATIONS
Calling all parents, grandparents, friends, and family! Our Stars work hard on the field and we love to give them some food and drink after the day is done. If you have availability we are accepting donations of chocolate milk, Gatorade, water, and premade PB&J sandwiches known as UNCRUSTABLES.
Please contact Tricia Sharkey if you any interested in donating.
JOURNEY VS DESTINATION
As we embark on this new season, I want to stress the importance of focusing not just on the destination we are striving to achieve. The top of the mountain is certainly a great goal, but to make this a reality, we must first embrace the journey we are about to take. The day-to-day climb will feed our souls and build the behaviors that we will need to reach the destination. Focusing on a destination is not a terrible thing to do but often it is just a point on a map and it offers no benefits until the destination is reached. On the flip side, when we focus on the journey we can appreciate each small step that we take in preparation for reaching the destination. Starting tomorrow, our slow ascent to the top begins.
In our preparation paradigm summer camp is the unofficial start to our season. While no camps are mandatory, our player’s attendance is an essential part of their development. With limited time, each day is a highly choreographed production with finite goals attached to each learning opportunity. Absences are expected, but players are encouraged to keep up online with all installs as a part of our accountability value. Again, our goal is to provide an ELITE experience for all participants. Lack of accountability or preparation on the player’s part will inhibit that experience. I say this not to scare anyone but to simply be transparent in our expectations and standards.
Finally, our communication loop must be clear, concise, and accurate. Please take the time to read emails, newsletters and check our website www.scn4thphase.org As always, if you have any questions please reach out to any of our group leaders
- July 12TH-16TH
- 7/11 So/Var Virtual Mtg 7 pm
- 7/12 So/Var Camp Resumes 7-10 am
- 7/12 frosh camp begins 8 am-10 am
- 7/14 Varsity 7 on 7 5pm @ SCN
- 7/15 VAR/SOPH NIU 6PM
- 7/15 LEADERSHIP ACADEMY 1 PM
- 7/15 COSTUME BOWL 11AM
Tricia Sharkey– 4th Phase
Lance Erickson – Cover 4
Robert Pomazak – Head Coach
THE CLIMB TO THE TOP
- CELTIC CUSTOM SPIRIT WEAR SALE ALERT
- JULY 12TH WILL BE OPENING OF
- JULY SCN4THPHASE MEETING
- 7/22 7PM VIRTUAL LINK ZOOM TO BE SHARED