This Week in Football - 11.08.21
November 09 - Mandatory Team Meeting, Team Awards Selection, and Gear Turn In at 3:15 in the Theater - All Players Must Attend
December 13 - Football Team Banquet (RSVP)
June 6 through June 17 - Voluntary OTA's Organized Team Activities (Great Time for Family Vacation and Time Off)
June 20 through July 14 - Passing Leagues and Weights/Summer Conditioning
July 15 Through July 28 - CIF Dead Period No Player/Coach Contact (Great time for Family Vacations and Time Off)
July 29 - Mandatory Parent Meeting, Gear Hand Out and Team Dinner (Season Officially Begins with Mandatory Practices)
The Escondido Charter High School Football 2021 season has been a joy to watch this year… It has been magical! I am so proud of you and so proud to be your coach! You are a team who truly loves one other… and you are a team that looks for ways to bring a brighter day to those needing it in their darkest hour.
Some may want to define success of a season on an overall record or a championship, or on a playoff appearance. The Tiger football program will always find their definition of success of a season in its growth as a team in the areas of hard work, living pure, leading with courage and honoring their team. As John Wooden said so profoundly, “Success is peace of mind which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you did your best to become the best you are capable of becoming.” I am so proud that you are learning the true definition of success and learning what it truly means to win and to “Win as One!”
In closing let me leave you with a few reminders:
Reminder 01 - This Tuesday November 9th is our mandatory Awards Selections and Gear Turn In @ 3:15PM in the Theater. We will also be voting for team awards (Player of the Year, Play as One Award, Etc.) and providing more information on the team banquet. Players be sure to clean and wash your equipment.
Reminder 02 - December 13 is the date of our Football Banquet where we celebrate our team's success this season.
RSVP at: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfEPU7vnw081i1L-d_wxQGl0V03w95C5MQIrUVZiKuFjQYpBg/viewform
DYK (Did You Know)
DYK 01 - This weeks John Wooden focus is “Competitive Greatness”
John Wooden shared this poem at one of his last speaking engagements before he past away. He defined Success as: “Success is peace of mind which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you did your best to become the best you are capable of becoming.”
This poem speaks on the this same topic so well.
The Road Ahead, The Road Behind
By George Moriarty
(Former MLB Umpire)
Sometimes I think the fates must grin as we denounce them and insist,
The only reason we can not win is the fates themselves have missed.
Yet, there lives on the ancient claim – we win or lose within ourselves,
The shining trophies on our shelves can never win tomorrow’s game.
So you and I know deeper down there is a chance to win the crown,
But when we fail to give our best, we simply haven’t met the test
Of giving all and saving none until the game is really won.
Of showing what is meant by grit, of fighting on when others quit,
Of playing through not letting up, it’s bearing down that wins the cup.
Of taking it and taking more until we gain the winning score,
Of dreaming there’s a goal ahead, of hoping when our dreams are dead,
Of praying when our hopes have fled. Yet, losing, not afraid to fall,
If bravely we have given all, for who can ask more of a man
than giving all, it seems to me, is not so far from – Victory.
And so the fates are seldom wrong, no matter how they twist and wind,
It’s you and I who make our fates, we open up or close the gates,
On the Road Ahead or the Road Behind.
DYK 02 - Summer Uniform T-Shirt Sizes and Football Sign Up for 2022
We are going to collect new contact information for our 2022 Football Team. Please take a moment to fill out the online form at: https://bit.ly/3EVoqCS
DYK 03 - 2021 Football Commitment Form
Escondido Charter High School Football Player, Parent, and Coach Commitment at: https://bit.ly/echsfbccommitmentform
DYK 04 - 2022 Football Schedule
Aug. 12 - Scrimmage vs Kerney
Aug. 19 - Week 1 vs TBD
Aug. 26 - Week 2 vs TDB
Sep. 2 - Week 3 vs TDB
Sep. 09 - Week 4 vs TDB
Sep. 16 - Week 5 vs TDB
Sep. 23 - Week 6 vs TDB
Sep. 30 - Week 7 vs TDB
Oct. 07 - Week 8 vs TDB
Oct. 14- Week 9 vs TDB
Oct. 21 - Week 10 vs TDB
Oct. 28 - Week 11 vs TDB
DYK 05 - Do you know of someone who is interested in playing football next year.
Step 01. Join Our Team at: https://bit.ly/3EVoqCS
Step 02. Escondido Charter High School Football Player, Parent, and Coach Commitment at: https://bit.ly/echsfbccommitmentform
Step 03. Watch the Play as One Orientation
PLAY AS ONE!
“Success is peace of mind which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you did your best to become the best you are capable of becoming.”
- John Wooden