Upcoming Calendar Events: Team Calendar
July 31 - Physicals Due (Past Due)
(Tonight) September 21 - Monday Night Football OTA at 6PM-8:00PM at ECHS
September 21 - Snap 20 Due
October 6 and October 8 - Football Team Only Weights and Conditioning Begins (3:15-4:45)
October 19 - Monday Night Football OTA at 6PM-8:00PM at ECHS
November 16 - Monday Night Football OTA at 6PM-8:00PM 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
I can not wait to see our team together again tonight (September 21 - 6:00PM-8:00PM) for our Monday Night Football OTA. Please bring $5 for dinner as we will be having our traditional Chipotle Team Dinner. As a reminder we will also be starting our yearly SnapRaise Fundraiser tonight as well. Please be sure to have your Snap 20 completed and ready to go.
SnapRaise Snap 20 (Due September 21)
We are also excited to move on to phase two of our football program (Football Players Only) Weights and Conditioning starting October 6th and 8th (Tuesday and Thursdays). We will workout from 3:15-4:45 every Tuesday and Thursday starting in October.
In closing, I wanted to share with you Rule 05 - Hard Work Beats Talent When Talent Doesn't Work Hard
What’s Your “4 Minute Mile” by 4 Seasons of ASB Work
For over 3,000 years of recorded history, beginning in the eighth century B.C. with the ancient Greek Olympics, people dreamed of breaking the four minute mile. Early in the Greek Olympics, the paideia, or perfection, in relation to the mile foot race, was thought to be four minutes flat, a perfect 60 seconds per quarter. Greek runners were impressive, vaunted for their superior conditioning. For example, take Pheidippides, an Athenian herald, who had once run 150 miles, from Athens to Sparta in less than two days, an impressive feat, even by today’s ironman standards. For over a thousand years, Greek runners trained intently, dreaming of being the first to achieve the mythical paideia (4 minute mile). Greek folklore recounts amusing training methods, in the attempt to reach the target, one consisting of lions unleashed to chase the runners, in a desperate attempt to motivate runners to improve their foot speed. The dream of the four minute mile captured the Greek consciousness, but the paideia, the perfection, was never achieved. With the last of the ancient Olympics, held near the end of the 4th century A.D., the over 1,000 year quest for the perfect mile ended, without anyone accomplishing the paideia. Many Greeks, in fact, reached the belief that it was physically impossible.
Fast forward to a windy spring day, on the 6th of May 1954 and the story of Roger Bannister. For many years it was widely believed to be impossible for a human to run a mile (1609 meters) in under four minutes . In fact, for many years, it was believed that the four minute mile was a physical barrier that no man could break without causing significant damage to the runners health. The achievement of a four minute mile seemed beyond human possibility. However on this day, Roger Bannister ran a mile in 3 minutes, 59.4 seconds. He crossed the finish line with a time of 3 minutes, 59.4 seconds, and broke through the “four minute mile” psychological barrier.
The breaking of the four minute mile was so significant, that is was named by Forbes as one of the greatest athletic achievements. What made this event so significant is that once the four minute barrier was broken by Roger Bannister, within three years, by the end of 1957, 16 other runners also cracked the four minute mile.
So what happened to the physical barrier that prevented humans from running the four minute mile? Was there a sudden leap in human evolution?
No. It was the change in thinking that made the difference, Bannister had shown that breaking four minute mile was possible. Often the barriers we perceived are only barriers in our own minds. Previous runners had been held back by their beliefs and mindsets. When the barrier was broken other runners saw that is was possible and then 16 runners went on to do they same.
Our beliefs and mindsets limit or expand our world. Beliefs have power over us because we treat them as though they’re true. Beliefs influence what you attempt or choose not to attempt in life. They determine what you pay attention to, how you react to difficult situations and ultimately your attitude. Success and failure begin and end in what the mind believes is possible.
The first step a leader can take in influencing the world around them is to change how they think about it. If Roger Bannister accepted that the four minute mile was a physical limitation, he would never had tried to break it. Just like the runners of time past, many of the barriers that hold us back today exist only in our minds.
What are the four minute miles that are holding you back in your personal and professional life?
Are their any role models who are challenging existing limits that you can learn from?
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 (Home - OG)
1/21 - Cornerstone (Thursday)
1/29 - Orange Glen
2/5 - Tri City Christian (Home - OG)
2/13 - Foothills (Home - OG)
2/20 - Hamilton (Home - OG)
2/26 - Army Navy
3/5 - Maranatha
3/12 - Classical (Home - OG)
DYK 07 - Fall Work Outs will resume soon.
ECHS Release Form for Parents & Student-Athletes:
DYK 08 - Football Fundraisers
As we prepare for our 2020 season one of our opportunities to help develop our football program of excellence is fundraising as a team. Here are a couple ways to do it:
Digital Smart Phone Ads
SnapRaise Snap 20 (Due September 21)
DYK - Team Trivia
Be the first athlete to email [email protected] with the correct answer to this weeks trivia question and win some Tiger Swag.
Trivia Question - What year did Roger Bannister break the 4minute mile barrier?
Play As One!
Never mistake activity for achievement.
- John Wooden