STARS FOOTBALL WEEK 1 CHECKLIST

 North Stars Football 


255 Red Gate Road, St. Charles, IL 60175
SCN 4th Phase – St. Charles North Football| https://il.8to18.com/scn |  @SCNFBOFFICIAL 


Season Start-Up Check-List

  • Day 1 Practice Information

– Equipment: Helmet (if issued) / Cleats/ Water/ Gym Shoes/ Mouth Piece 

– Attire: Frosh Black Summer Camp T-shirt / Soph: Summer Camp Gear/ Varsity: White/Gray 7on

– All practices begin at 3:15 pm 

– Varsity meet in room 302/ Sophs directly to west fields / Frosh room team room 

– Players can arrive at 2:30 pm for training services 

– All other players should plan to arrive 15 minutes before practice 

– Non-teaching staff will be expected to supervise players. 

  • Practice Expectations 

– Practice will start at 3:15 pm Monday 8/8 & Tuesday 8/9 

– Practice is mandatory from this point forward.

– Players MUST get 12 ninety-minute practices to be eligible to play week 1 (IHSA ACCLIMATIZATION POLICY)  

– Absences MUST be communicated to the level head coach. 

– No locker rooms will be in use the first two days of camp; players will bring equipment each day

– You can find all practice times at scn4th.org      

  • Athletic Training

            – Work with our Athletic Trainer to schedule IMPACT testing before the first team contest. This is required for all 
            freshmen, juniors, and new athletes.

– You can find injury protocol information here 

– You can find impact testing materials here 

  • Registration & Athlete Clearance

All athletes MUST be registered and have a physical on file before participating. 

  • Registration can be found here. 
  •  Physical on file with athletics office 
  • Warm Up Sales
    – Each level will have the opportunity to purchase warm-ups 
  • Varsity is required /Soph optional/ Frosh Optional (coming soon) 
    • Winning platoon (Lemon Peppa Steppas will have warm-up purchased) Please fill out sizing here.
  • Locker Room Issue

– All players will get a locker issued for Wednesday, 8/10

– Locks must be provided, and all combos will be logged for safety reasons with the level head coach 

  • Pre-Season Parent Meeting (Family Day ) Saturday, August 13th, 8:00-2:00 pm 
    • – Frosh Lift A Thon 8/12 4:30-6:00 pm Weight Room/ 8/13 open practice viewing 8-10 am 
    • – Soph/Var Lift A thon 8-10 am in the weight room 
    • – Mom’s Camp 10:30-11:45 am Stadium Register Here / Bags Tourney 10:30-11:45am
    • Mandatory Parent/Player Meeting 12:30 – 1:30pm

EXTRA POINTS NORTH STAR FOOTBALL

Coach’s Message: 

1.23-1.29

Star’s Football Family- 

What a fantastic week for our program. Nothing gets me going more than watching our program improve. Attendance was at an all-time high, the effort and spirit in the room were absolutely palpable.  I cannot thank our players enough for their accountability and investment in each other. As head coaches, we hope our message gets through to our kids and sometimes we honestly don’t know. We constantly talk to our kids about taking action and how we have to fall in love with the process. We want our kids to get addicted to progress. Our goal is to build habits so deeply into their lives that they know no other way but to keep putting in the work. This week we got took a huge step in the right direction. 

The month of January is a busy time in high school football. Anybody who says football only lasts August through November is a bit off the mark. Running a football program is a 24/7  7 days a week job. There are very few moments in my week where the program is not somewhere on my radar. In January in particular we begin to have college coaches come into our building to meet with our players. This can become very busy at times with multiple schools coming in daily. This particular week we had about 20 schools come in through the day.  On Thursday we were fortunate enough to have two high-profile schools in our weight room watching our kids workout. Unfortunately, when we do have schools my attention is a bit diverted to help cater to their questions. In these instances, the tendency of the players in teh room can be to lose focus and go through the motions. Well, not this group, quite the opposite! The leadership and accountability to an ELITE level of investment were on display. The energy and effort our kids lifted was truly inspiring. It was so noticeable that one of the coaches even commented on how well the boys were doing. In my world that is the highest praise, a program can receive. When ownership of the standard is held by the players then the program can truly reach its full potential.   

This is the beauty of the off-season. If we approach it with intent and focus we can find many moments that will help us to unlock our fullest potential as a team. It is moments like these that will open doors for us to win our 1st state championship. I believe this. 

KEEP CLIMBIN’ 

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 PREPARATION.

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 PREPARATION  is to them. 

Value: PREPARATION 

Standard: North Stars should always have the necessary materials, equipment or scheme prepared so that can contribute to the betterment of the team. Preparation is a key to winning and we support only behaviors that WIN!

Outcome: When we are prepared will practice and play with confidence. We will know our roles and be responsible for their flawless execution in our games. Being prepared in school will also contribute to our success in both the classroom and on the field. Preparation is a habit and it can be developed with time, consistency, and persistence.  

Preparation is a foundational element to all success. It can be as simple as laying out your clothes for the next day or having your bag packed for the morning. It is a habit and it can be learned. When we talk to our kids about preparation we focus on what we are not doing and look at the friction points that are inhibiting us from truly developing this trait into our everyday lives. Just like all of our values it is behavior and it is important to the overall success of the team and individual player. 

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. 

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 

Week 9’s Elite Leader is Anthony Taormina. Anthony is a current sophomore who started for the Stars this past fall season. Anthony is a tremendous asset to the team. His leadership has blossomed into more than just self-accountability. He now has an influence on other players in our program. In our program that is what we look for when we are trying to develop our future captains. No longer is the question “ how are you doing ?” it becomes “ how is everyone else doing?” So happy for Anthony! Truly a blessing to watch young men flourish in our program 

GO – RILLAZ BACK ON TOP !!! 

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 House (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 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: 
    • 3 SESSIONS M/T AND SATURDAY 
    • POUND FOR POUND CHALLENGE 
  • HEAVY ABSENCES ON TUESDAY / FIND A WAY 
  • TECHNICAL
    •  (YOUTUBE LINK TO DRILL WORK PROVIDED HERE) 
    • 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 

EXTRA POINTS NORTH STAR FOOTBALL

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