Star’s Football Family-
Happy Groundhog’s Day! I cannot help but see the irony in this time of year and the movie that changed the way we all look at Ground Hog Day. If you are unfamiliar with the movie. It is a classic comedy with Bill Murray as the lead character Phil Connors. In the movie, Bill’s character is a weatherman who is sent out to cover the story of Puxatawnee Phil (the gopher who either sees his shadow or not). The main theme of the movie unfolds as Bill Murray’s character ends up reliving the same day over and over again until he finally realizes his greater purpose in life. It is then and only then that he is able to move past the day and into the next. It is a great story that many of us can relate to this time of year in the midwest. Winter is in full swing, the holidays are over and the canvas is void of color. It is very easy to fall into a routine of getting up, going to work, coming home, going to bed, and repeating. Study’s have shown that humans have a psychological response to this time of year. In these winter months, our body goes into survival mode. The brain enters what experts call reptilian mode. The focus shifts to survival. The main goal is to preserve and move on regardless of the surroundings. We begin to focus less on others and more on our own self-preservation. I am no different than any of you. Each day is a challenge to “show up” and “arrive” at the moment. So how do we combat this “reptilian brain”? In our program, we talk to our players about taking the focus away from the individual and placing more importance on the greater purpose. Studies have also shown that when we take our attention away from ourselves and look to others it can be the catalyst to kick-starting the mind and body into a more positive state. In the St. Charles North Football program this is a great opportunity to talk about our value of selflessness. Being a servant leader is the foundation of our program. This week we focused our individual efforts and the positive impact it can have on our teammates. Instead of just drudging along just to get along we flip the mindset and prepare to be at our best for our teammates. In the coming weeks, I encourage our football family to change our lens and look outward and the positive impacts we cna make if continue to believe in the greater purpose.
Summer camp dates have been set, please do your part to plan vacations around the camps during the designated dead periods we have.
The official calendar will be released upon the completion of all dates/events.
Dead weeks cheat sheet
- May 24th- June 5th
- July 2nd – July 10th
- July 29th – Aug 7th
Summer Camp Registration is open
All SCN FB players are encouraged to register for both strength camps and team camps.
Individual skills camps are optional
POUND 4 POUND CHALLENGE
On Saturday our program hosted the 8th annual Pound4 Pound Challenge. Over 50 athletes came in and challenged themselves. The P4P is the apex strength assessment for our off-season performance training. Below is a snapshot of the action. Full scores and weights can be found on the players Google Classroom page.
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.
- Tactical Advantage
ORCA’S HOLD #1 POSITION GOING INTO FINAL 2 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 (looking for coaches if interested please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Star’s football would love philanthropy for the month of February. If you have any ideas or access points please email
On February 2nd we honored 4 Stars Football players with their signing to a 4-year college to play football. I want to thank our parent group leader Danielle Taormina for helping to make this event successful.
PAOLO GENARRELLI Army West Point
George Litgen St. Ambrose
Joey Curzon St. Ambrose
The NCAA recruiting calendar is now currently in a Dead Period. No in-building or visit contacts at this time. This will run the month of Feb
FEBRUARY 23RD 7 PM RECRUITING 101
1 hour presentation via zoom on the recruiting process and how to navigate it. Open to all SCN FB parents/players HOUR PRESENTATION VIA ZOOM ON THE RECRUITING PROCESS AND HOW TO NAVIGATE IT. OPEN TO ALL SCN FB PARENTS AND PLAYERS
FEB 2ND 6 PM – 8 PM
Future Freshman Activities Night Canceled,
Unfortunately, due to the weather on Wednesday our FFAN was canceled. Our program will be working diligently with our feeder middle schools to ensure we make a strong connection with our incoming freshmen. Please be on the lookout for our youth calendar which will be stocked with great opportunities.
Starting in February 23rd , 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.
CONNECT W/ STARS FOOTBALL
- SCN 4TH PHASE CALENDAR
- The schedule is updated 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
- 2.2 FFAN
- FEB 23rd Leadership Academy begins
- FEB 23RD 7 PM RECRUITING 101 ZOOM MTG
- Spring Performance / open gyms
- I9 7 on 7 Season
- Summer Mtg
- Summer Camp
- 1.1- 2.18
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