ST. CHARLES NORTH
NORTH STAR FOOTBALL
Quarter 2 March 1st – March 8th
1 Goal = 1000 recommitments
Word of the Week: RECOMMIT
Another newsletter and another 60 degree day. I am not going to take all the credit for the weather correlating with our weekly correspondence but it is hard to deny the connection! March is here and spring is in the air. Goodluck to all of our athletes who are trying out for a spring sport. Any time you extend yourself and put your fate in someone else’s hands it can be difficult.Anytime we lack control of the outcome of a particular situation, we must fall back on our training stay true to our beliefs. Believe me, as a professional baseball player and coach for over 10 years there was nothing harder than trying out and nothing more gut wrenching then having to tell a player they did not make the team. I wish your family the best of luck and if it does not go your way it is not the end. It is okay to be disappointed, sad or even a bit angry. Just remember that you are being tested and your response to that event will determine the outcome. I encourage you to keep your head up and recommit to being the best version of yourself.
Now that we are a few months into the new year I believe it is appropriate to talk about the many commitments we make as a person. The new year brings new goals and changes that you want to make to become a better version of yourself. With these commitments comes the work that must be invested in order to accomplish them. If you are anything like me, by now those shiny new goals that you made in January have begun to gather some rust and become less important in the hierarchy of parenthood, career, home duties and the plethora of other roles we have in our lives. The excitement of tackling a new goal has waned and it just seems harder. Seems like a perfect time to RECOMMIT!
RECOMMIT x 1000
As the head coach of this program I see my role as the hub of a wheel whose job is to connect the program to every player, parent and community member who wants to be a part of our mission. That is my commitment to you in our football family. I have to be honest, being a head football coach is the hardest job I have ever had and probably will ever have. If I always look at the big picture and my initial commitment I don’t feel like I would be able to accomplish the goal that has been set. However, I learned a long time ago
“it is not the initial commitment that will make you great but the hundreds and thousands of recommitments you must make to achieve your goal”
I teach our players that there is no secret to success or to achieve any goal. There are no guarantees that even if you put in the work that you will be rewarded. However, I do know that if you do follow these 3 simple rules your chances will be much improved.
- Work the process
- Invest the time
- Solve the problems along the way.
Let’s unpack these to gain a better understanding.
- Work the process and no I don’t mean “The Process”. I am referring to your process of achieving your goals. It will not be clean and at times it will be downright messy but it is essential to recommit each and every day to your process regardless of the outcome from the day before. For example, we did not achieve our goals last year as a team but that will not deter our recommitment to our process. If anything, failures and setbacks only help us grow in the long run.
- Invest the time ….even when it’s hard! We all know how easy it can be to make excuses as to why we cannot. I implore you that in those moments you make a focused recommitment to your plan and push through.
“ Success is the result of the cumulative impact of daily actions repeated over time. Have relentless focus and effort.”
- Solve problems along the way because there will be problems. Please think back to the last time you ever set a goal for yourself and achieved it. Now reverse engineer that moment. What problems did you have to navigate through? What variables changed that you didn’t expect to? Life, much like football, is about the ability to make adjustments. You may fail along the way and that is okay.
“ Never listen to the quitter.”
Finally, as we close out I will leave you with this. In our lives we have moments that define us. For me it was leaving my old job in a great district and giving up tenure to become a head coach. That was a hard thing to do on many levels, it was a risk. I had a new home, was a new dad and a first time head coach. There were many moments when I questioned myself and my belief in ME! About midway through my first season I had a moment that will define me for the rest of my life. The team was doing well but I wasn’t being the coach I wanted to be. I would go home feeling empty and felt that I was failing. It took a great conversation with a good friend to realize that I was being the coach that I thought I should be but not the coach I needed to be for me. At that moment I made a commitment to myself. If I am going to do this I will do it my way. I committed to making the experience more important than the wins and losses. Don’t get me wrong nobody wants to win more than the head coach does. However, if I based happiness on W’s then I would be losing even when we were winning because there is always something we can improve on. This commitment has been hard and everyday I remind myself about the commitment I made to me. Each day I make the recommitment to improve. I encourage you to sit down as a family and talk about your commitments and develop a plan of attack on how your family can support each other through them.
No WINTER PERFORMANCE TRAINING THIS WEEK
Monday March 2nd
8PM LEGACY TRAINING
- OPEN TO ALL
- OFF PROGRAM WEEK
Tuesday March 3rd
NO TEAM ACTIVITIES
Wednesday March 4th
NO LEADERSHIP TRAINING
8PM LEGACY TRAINING
- OPEN TO ALL
- OFF PROGRAM WEEK
Thursday March 5th
2:30 weight room
SPRING PERFORMANCE MEETING
- ALL OUT OF SEASON ATHLETES PLANNING ON DOING PERFORMANCE TRAINING
Friday March 6th
No team function
Saturday March 7th
- 8am Legacy Training
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
- March is a quiet 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 SWIMMING STATE CHAMPS (I TOLD YOU)
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.