Star’s Football Family-
Happy New Year or should I say a happy better year. I hope this message finds you well, but looking at our % positivity rate in the county I am sure that this correspondence finds some of you in the midst of the virus. For those who are dealing with Covid right now, please know that our program is here to serve you. I pray for your family’s health and well-being. While I am not one to wish time away, I do have to admit that I was not holding on to 2021 with any sort of deep regard. It was a year of struggle and adversity. While it can always be worse, 2021 was not short on emotional or physical tests. Needless to say, the message I took from 2021 was that we must live each day and appreciate the basic necessities of life. Health, safety, and family are my triumvirates of well-being and each day that I can assure myself that I have all 3 is a good day. As we begin to ring in the new year, let us appreciate the new beginnings and journeys that will present themselves to us. As the leader of this program I will continue to strive to be a better version of myself each and every day. Knowing full well that I will fail at times but collectively I can improve. In our program we talk to our players about personal growth contributing to program growth. The message is clear.
We all have skin in this game!
Individual growth = TEAM GROWTH .
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 owNing 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.
In the coming weeks, we will be using one value to put to the forefront and take a deep dive. As a program, our players will be doing the same. I am excited share the part of the program with you.
QUARTER 1 WINTER OFFSEASON UP-DATE
Over break, we had 3 open lifts and I want to commend those young men who invested the time to prepare their bodies. It shows a high level of selflessness and accountability to show up when most do not. Because of the looser format, we do not name an elite leader. However, with the start of the new year, we also are beginning quarter 2 of our winter off-season program. During this next quarter our platoon challenge will heat up and our focus will become more finite towards our player 4 quadrant development. 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.
- Tactical Advantage
Starting Tuesday, we will be communicating our goals with the players and taking the necessary steps to benchmark and track their progress on these initiatives. I truly believe that is this type of detailed prescribed development that separates our program. I want to be fully transparent to our players and let them know that they own their game and development. There are no secrets here and if they want or need from our staff they have every right to discuss that with us.
Platoon Challenge Update Q1
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
Very excited to announce some great happenings for our former Stars.
Tyler Nubin Minnesota –
Guaranteed Rate Bowl Defensive MVP
Ben Furtney – Purdue
Music City Bowl Champion
Ethan / Josh Bridges/ Zach McClure – NCC
D3 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RUNNER UP
PB & J BAR DONATIONS
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, Gatorade,, and pre-made PB&J sandwiches known as UNCRUSTABLES.
Please contact Tricia Sharkey or me if you are interested in donating.
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