This Week in Football - 08.24.20
Upcoming Calendar Events: Team Calendar
August 17 - Monday Night Football OTA at 6PM-8:30PM at ECHS
August 27 - Thursday Fall Conditioning 4PM-5:30PM
September 21 - Monday Night Football OTA at 6PM-8:30PM at ECHS
October 19 - Monday Night Football OTA at 6PM-8:30PM at ECHS
November 16 - Monday Night Football OTA at 6PM-8:30PM at ECHS
December 11 - Team Dinner Gear Hand Out (Dinner Sign Up - https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0f45aea622abf85-football)
December 14 - Football Begins
December 31 - Scrimmage at 1PM vs Francis Parker
January 8 - First Game vs Temecula Prep
This year we will be sharing 10 rules for resiliency for our team, starting with the story of the "King's Highway."
Resiliency Rule 01 - The obstacle in the path is often the way.
I recently read a book by Ryan Holiday titled:
“The Obstacle Is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph”
A description of the book stated:
“The Obstacle Is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph draws its inspiration from stoicism, the ancient Greek philosophy of enduring pain or adversity with perseverance and resilience. Stoics focus on the things they can control, let go of everything else, and turn every new obstacle into an opportunity to get better, stronger, tougher. As Marcus Aurelius put it nearly 2000 years ago: “The impediment to action advances action. What stands in the way becomes the way.”
Ryan Holiday shows us how some of the most successful people in history—from John D. Rockefeller to Amelia Earhart to Ulysses S. Grant to Steve Jobs—have applied stoicism to overcome difficult or even impossible situations. Their embrace of these principles ultimately mattered more than their natural intelligence, talents, or luck.”
Ryan Holiday shares the story about a king who uses obstacles to teach his kingdom about the value of resiliency.
The King’s Highway
Once a king had a great highway built for the members of his kingdom. After it was completed, but before it was opened to the public, the king decided to have a contest. He invited as many as desired to participate. Their challenge was to see who could travel the highway the best.
On the day of the contest the people came. Some of them had fine chariots, some had fine clothing, fine hairdos, or great food. Some young men came in their track clothes and ran along the highway. People traveled the highway all day, but each one, when he arrived at the end, complained to the king that there was a large pile of rocks and debris left on the road at one spot and this got in their way and hindered their travel.
At the end of the day, a lone traveler crossed the finish line warily and walked over to the king. He was tired and dirty, but he addressed the king with great respect and handed him a bag of gold. He explained, "I stopped along the way to clear a pile of rocks and debris that was blocking the road. This bag of gold was under it all. I want you to return it to its rightful owner."
The king replied, "You are the rightful owner."
The traveler replied, "Oh no, this is not mine. I've never known such money."
"Oh yes," said the king, "you've earned this gold, for you won my contest. "He who travels the road best is he who makes the road smoother for those who will follow."
DYK (Did You Know)
DYK 01 - Parent Meeting and Team Dinner POSTPONED
We are going to postpone our parent meeting, team dinner, gear handout and evening program to December 11.
In the meantime please check out the following link to see how you can get involved this season:
Parent Meeting and Team Dinner Sign Up (December 11) https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0f45aea622abf85-football
DYK 02 - Physicals and Release Forms
Please visit: https://escondidocharter.rankonesport.com/
DYK 03 - We are going to collect new contact information for our 2020 Football Team. Please know that this data is only used to email important information, create Hudl (hudl.com) accounts, Team Buildr (teambuildr.com) and to contact you. Please take a moment to fill out the online form at: http://goo.gl/TWJDoF
DYK 04 - Do you know of someone who is interested in playing football next year.
1. Join Our Team at:
2. Escondido Charter High School Football Player, Parent, and Coach Commitment at: https://bit.ly/echsfbccommitmentform
3. Watch the Play as One Orientation
DYK 05 - Football (Stay at Home Order) Workouts
DYK 06 - Football Schedule
12/31 - Francis Parker (Scrimmage)
1/8 - Temecula Prep
1/15 - O'Farrell
1/22 - Cornerstone (Thursday)
1/29 - Orange Glen
2/5 - Tri City Christian
2/12 - Foothills
2/19 - Hamilton
2/26 - Army Navy
3/5 - Maranatha
3/12 - Classical
DYK 07 - Fall Work Outs
Stating August 20th we will continue our Strength and Conditioning Program for all athletes here at ECHS. We will workout 1 day a week and then increase day's as we approach our December 14th start. Space is limited.
ECHS Release Form for Parents & Student-Athletes:
DYK 08 - Trivia
Be the first student athlete to email [email protected] with the answer to the trivia question and win some Tiger Swag.Trivia Question : What was the king handed?
Play As One!
"He who travels the road best is he who makes the road smoother for those who will follow."
- The Kings Highway