Star’s Football Family-
Okay, is it time for a collective sigh? We made it to the end of the year. Boy, what a year it has been. 2 seasons, a conference championship, a few heartbreaking losses, and a partridge in a pear tree! In all seriousness, this year has been hard. So many ups and downs were endured amidst a pandemic that just seems as unrelenting as ever. Through it all, we persevered and kept our eyes forward. We gave our Stars the very best of us. Every parent, player, and coach should hold their head high and feel proud of the efforts that were made.
This past week I got the phone call that we all are dreading from the school nurse. One of my daughters had tested positive for Covid. For a moment I have to admit I let the emotion of the moment control my response. My mind immediately went to the worst-case scenario. All I could think about was my beautiful daughter being sick and I have no control over the outcome. This “sky is falling” mentality is so easy to let into our thought processes. Our brain is built to look at the threats and deem whether we should fight, flight or freeze. It is at this moment that we have the choice of how we will handle our response. It was at this moment that I leaned on the teachings of our program. We speak to our kids about the importance of our emotional intelligence. We use the equation of E+R=O or event + response = outcome. Simply stated, our response to any particular situation will play a major role in the outcome of that event. Bad call … respond. Turnover… respond. My daughter has covid … respond. The severity of the problem or the stage it is on should never change our response. When adversity hits we will be at our best. We will not rise to any occasion but we will use our training to “show up” to the situation and respond. So how do we respond? So easy to say but so hard to accomplish. What is the correct response? For me, when I am dealing with a situation that is requiring me to respond I have found that surrendering to the moment allows me to relinquish control of the event and focus on how I respond to ensure the best outcome. 10 years ago the word “surrender” was not in my vernacular. However, now older (not as much wiser) I understand that surrendering is not giving up. It is simply allowing the suffering of worry or anger to move past me. Surrendering gives me the clarity I need to gain a precise focus on the response.
I want you all to know how appreciative I am of each of you. Your strength has given me strength, your positivity has given me positive energy and your passion for our program has fueled my determination to stay true to our mission, vision, and purpose. Simply put, thank you, may you all have a wonderful holiday break.
WINTER OFFSEASON UP-DATE
This week ELITE LEADER AWARD goes to Trevor Storm ‘23. As a coach, I am always observing our players and making mental notes of how I believe we are developing. In my opinion, it is the little things that make big things happen. Trevor is a “little things” type of leader. He has developed and honed his leadership to allow him to look outside of himself and help where ever and whenever it is needed.
Taking team attendance, handing out folders, connecting with the lower level players. No stone goes unturned when it comes to Trevor’s leadership. Trevor is not the type of person who needs a title to be a leader but this week his efforts earned him the prestigious title of “Elite Leader”
This past week tragedy struck one of our football families. Freshman Carson Leeper’s family came home to find that a fire had started in their home and despite the efforts of the fire department they were not able to salvage the home. Immediately, our parents went into action and because of your efforts, there have been over 15k dollars raised via go fundme. The Leeper’s have a long road ahead and while the money is a great start, they will need our support for the long haul. Please consider donating to the link below. All proceeds will go directly to the Leeper’s and their rebuilding process.
Star’s football program is always looking for opportunities to reach the community. If you have any philanthropic opportunities please contact coach firstname.lastname@example.org
OLD HELMETS FOR SALE!!!
Looking for a great gift for the holiday’s? Why not buy your loved one a recently retired helmet, complete with stripe and logo! For only 50$ you can purchase a keep sake for a lifetime. Email email@example.com with order and make checks payable to SCN FB 2616 . Orders have been extended through Wednesday !!! Limited supplies ORDER NOW
Very excited to announce some great happenings for our former Stars.
Tyler Nubin Minnesota –
Guaranteed Rate Bowl
Ben Furtney – Purdue
Music City Bowl
Tennessee vs. Purdue
3 p.m. | ESPN
Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tennessee
Egon Hein UW Whitewater- name All-Region 6 d3
Jack Dummer/ Egon Hein / Steven Hein – d3 Semifinalists.
Brandon Eicker San Diego – named All-Conference
Tobi Adedara Dartmouth – Ivy League Champions
Mike Hohensee NWMSU – named All-Conference
#1 RATED NCAA D2 QB COMPLETION %
Ethan / Josh Bridges/ Zach McClure – NCC
D3 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP STAGG BOWL
Alex Westendorf – SDSU FCS SEMIFINALIST
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
- Player End of Year Reflection Form
- 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
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 .
- PRINT ORDER FORM
- RIGHT NAME ON SHEET
- SELECT SIZE
- CIRCLE FACE MASK TYPE
- SEND ORDER AND CHECK TO SCN FB C.O ROBERT POMAZAK
- MAKE CHECK TO SCN FB 2616