This Week in Football - 09.11.23
(Watch A Football Mother's Day - https://vimeo.com/862805723)
September 11 - Practice and Film
September 11 - Patriot Day (Watch Video at: https://vimeo.com/manage/videos/456659934)
September 14 - Novice v La Jolla Country Day HS at Escondido HS (Kickoff at 5:00PM - Arrive at 3:30PM - Early Dismissal 3:00PM : Players Please Secure Your Own Rides)
September 14 - Varsity v La Jolla Country Day HS at Escondido HS (Kickoff at 7:30PM - Arrive at 4:30PM - Early Dismissal N/A: Players Please Secure Your Own Rides)
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Hello Football Families,
As a coach, I enthusiastically like to remind players to make good choices and to do the right thing, because it is the right thing to do. We want our players to make good choices at school, with their relationships, and under the “Friday Night Lights,” but there is so much more to “Doing the Right Thing” than meets the eye.
Every morning we wake up with tons of decisions and choices ahead of us. These choices not only affect us, but our family at home and on the football field. Each day we have the choice to pursue goodness, a choice to be a positive and to have impact on others, or to stay quiet. "What we allow... we approve."
Success in itself is a choice. So choose to do the right thing even if it is hard.
I recently read this quote and it said, “I have never read about a successful person who did not go through trials, but they all made the choice to fight through, and never back down. One common denominator they all shared: the choice to not let failure get in the way of their pursuit of goodness. We will have failures in our lives, that is inevitable. But it is the choices we make, and not a single outcome, that make us who we are.”
When it comes to good choices or doing the right thing, we must remember that our minds and hearts can be easily distracted. So every morning, we have a choice to consciously decide if we are going to pursue goodness and excellence. It is our choice to work hard, or to live pure, or to lead with courage or to honor our team each day. It is a daily choice if not minute by minute choice. Truth be told, when we define success based on a series of choices we make and not on a single performance we find out what truly defines us.
The Pursuit of Happiness
Week 00 - Good things take time!
Week 01 - Fight
Week 02 - Be comfortable with the uncomfortable
Week 03 - Be Squozen (Squeezed)
Week 04 - Love Does
Week 05 - Handle the Hard Better!
Play as One!
DYK (Did You Knows)
DYK 01 - Players of the Week
Work Hard - Matthew Hydar
Lead with Courage - Julian Medina
Live Pure - Liam Ricciardi
Honor The Team - Alfred Sanchez
Offensive Player of the Week - Laird Muzzy
Defensive Player of the Week - Ethan Stark
Special Teams Player of the Week - Ben Van Slyke
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.
“All of life is peaks and valleys… Don’t let the peaks get too high and the valleys too low.”
- John Wooden