This Week in Football - 08.28.23
August 28 - Practice and Film at 3PM
August 30 - Varsity Team Dinner
August 31 - Varsity v Orange Glen HS at Valley Center HS (Kickoff at 7:00PM - Arrive at 5:00PM - Early Dismissal Not Needed : Players Please Secure Your Own Rides)
September 01 - Novice v @Hamilton HS (Kickoff at 5:00PM - Arrive at 3:00PM - Early Dismissal 1:00PM : Players Please Secure Your Own Rides)
September 04 - Bye Week (Since this is a Bye Week with will Take Labor Day off of Practice)
September 08 - Mom's Date Night at Escondido Charter HS 4:30PM
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Hello Football Families,
This week our team will focus on the character trait of "Ambition." Coach Wooden defined ambition as an important quality. As the saying goes, “Those who plan to accomplish nothing always reach their goal.”
Ambition, when properly focused, can be a tremendous asset, but if it is out of focus, it can be a fatal flaw for any team. We should make sure that we do not have members of our team whose ambition equates to a win-at-all-cost mentality. We want people who are great competitors, but who are equally intent on playing by the rules. As Coach Wooden put it, “Never let ambition cause you to sacrifice your integrity. At the same time, you’ll never reach a serious goal unless you have the ambition and intention to do so.”
As a team we want to be intent on winning on a Friday night, that is a goal. But it is important to remember that goals have a clear beginning and a clear ending point... while our purpose we can live for and aim at for our entire life with joy.
As a team our purpose is very clear. We want every athlete, coach, and family to work hard, to live pure, to lead with courage, and to honor one another! That is what is means to "Play as One!"
What I love about Coach Wooden is that he has already set the standard for us to follow. He wanted to help his athletes become the best players and citizens. He also wanted them to improve as a team. Coach liked to refer to the winning as “icing on the cake,” while reminding us that “doing our best” was the cake.
If we are to attain success this season and in life, we must have ambition with integrity directed at a noble goals. Selfish personal ambition will not accomplish this. As Coach liked to say, “Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.”
Take a look a this clip from the Film "Safety :
In closing, as we we enter week 03 of the season, Novice you will play this Friday at 5pm at Hamilton HS this week and Varsity will play on Thursday at 7pm against Orange Glen at Valley Center High School. All players need to secure their own rides to and from games.
Varsity Game Day Info: https://weareescondido.org/football/schedule/641b35d5ce873
Novice Game Day Info: https://weareescondido.org/football/schedule/64e642941776f
Play as One!
DYK (Did You Knows)
DYK 01 - Players of the Week
Work Hard - Sam Handy
Lead with Courage - Gabe Marsh
Live Pure - Easton Ratliff
Honor The Team - Sam Stehly, Ethan Stark, Joe Scates, Ben Van Slyke
Offensive Player of the Week - Laird Muzzy
Defensive Player of the Week - Charlie Lewis
Special Teams Player of the Week - Nick Patterson
DYK 02 - Football Fundraisers
As we prepare for our 2023 season, one of our opportunities to help develop our football program of excellence is fundraising. Here are a couple ways to do it:
Digital Smart Phone Ads
DYK 03 - How to get involved as a Parent
1. Parent Sign ups:
2. Team Dinners
DYK 04 - Thank you to all our parents for leading and serving on our team committees. Let's all rally together "As One" and help serve our amazing community this season!
Field and Chain Crew
Team Mom/Team Dinners
DYK 05 - FNL Highlight Videos can be watched and downloaded at:
Friday Night Lights 2022: https://vimeo.com/781917640
Friday Night Lights 2021: https://vimeo.com/657153281
Friday Night Lights 2020: https://vimeo.com/545585288
Friday Night Lights 2019: https://vimeo.com/379337641
DYK 06 - Football Schedule (Updated 08.04.23)
Aug. 12 - Week 0 vs @Linfield Christian
Aug. 18 - Week 1 vs Clairemont
Aug. 24 - Week 2 vs @Montgomery
Aug. 31 - Week 3 vs Orange Glen
Sep. 08 - Week 4 vs Open
Sep. 14 - Week 5 vs LJCD
Sep. 22 - Week 6 vs Kearny
Sep. 30 - Week 7 vs @SFC
Oct. 06 - Week 8 vs @Bishops
Oct. 13- Week 9 vs @Francis Parker
Oct. 20 - Week 10 vs @Army Navy
Oct. 27 - Week 11 vs CAHS
DYK 07 - Are you not on the email list or do you know of someone who is interested in playing football this year.
Step 01. Join Our Team at: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScc4JUnIWt-3gtLFjJz_vQV12zzdMSWwbLvVUldFPi-5ytPRQ/viewform
Step 02. Escondido Charter High School Football Player, Parent, and Coach Commitment at: https://www.jotform.com/sign/231356373764057/invite/01h0k6h5d73342330f3243a144
Step 03. Watch the Play as One Orientation
DYK 08 - Physicals and Release Forms
Please visit: https://escondidocharter.rankonesport.com/
Rank One Directions: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1BT0piSGoTKlYoO5AfWUGMHp9PuxdrYMU/view?usp=sharing
DYK 09 - Sports App
Have you downloaded our football app? Follow us all season long on your mobile device. Get practice schedules, game coverage, player interviews, game previews and recaps, postgame highlights, enhanced stats, customized game alerts, player profiles and much more! The official app for Escondido Charter High School football brings fans closer to the team than ever before.
Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=air.com.repu.escondidocharter
Also visit the Escondido Charter Football Team Website at: https://weareescondido.org/football
DYK 10 - College Football
Are you interested in playing football in college? Players please take a moment to complete this form. As colleges are email me this is the information that they are requesting.
DYK 11 - Hydrate
Players, as a reminder, please be drinking water, not only during practice, but, most importantly, before and after. Stay hydrated. It is going to be a warm week.
DYK 12 - Trivia QuestionTrivia Question
Be the first player to email Coach Goodman (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the name of the Ray McElrathbey brother to win some swag.
“Be more concerned with what you can do for others than what others can do for you—you’ll be so surprised at the results.”
- John Wooden