WEEK 5 UPDATE PLEASE READ

DUE TO OUR OPPONENT BEING QUARANTINED FOR COVID RELATED REASONS ALL LEVEL GAMES HAVE BEEN CANCELED FOR THIS WEEK.

Despite our efforts over the last 48 hours, we were unable to secure opponents for all 3 levels. I am deeply saddened by this turn of events and in an effort to maintain our program mission of delivering a great experience the North Star program will be using the following schedule for the next 3 days.

Friday:

  • No Varsity Contest
  • Freshman vs Sophomore 5:30 pm “Future’s Game”
  • Parents/ Fans are invited
  • Please fill out Covid form prior to attending
  • All Spectator policies still apply
  • This will be a real game, with officials, announcers etc

Saturday

Frosh/Soph Practice is canceled enjoy the weekend

Varsity: 7-8:15am Practice Followed by Film

Sunday:

Program Philanthropy at I9 Flag Football

Players please fill out the form to sign up for a slot

Monday

Varsity JV @ WWS 5:30pm

Sophomores @ St. Francis (Wheaton) 5:30pm game

Freshman Practice 2:30-5:00pm

Varsity Practice 2:30-5:30pm

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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 

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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 

EXTRA POINTS NORTH STAR FOOTBALL

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

EXTRA POINTS NORTH STAR FOOTBALL

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