Good Afternoon Comet Parents
Comet News….
1.      We had our 1st Coaches Mtg of the year last night. Over the next 7 days we’ll identify who is returning from 2019, and how many coaches we’ll need for 2020.
2.      We have started reviewing player numbers at all grade levels. Coaches will be reaching out to past players (and possibly new) to get some rough estimates, and regst will begin immediately online in April.
3.      Our hopes are that the early numbers we identify will help us decide where we’ll need help in recruiting for specific teams or finding other options available.
4.      May 9th appears to be a date that we’re trying to lock down for FITTING at SG Grade School.
5.      June 22nd thru 25th looks like the proposed date for the Rocket Camp
6.      A proposed practice start date for 2020 may be 8/3. Season dates will be approved at the 3/11/20 League Mtg.
7.      If that’s the case, the ending date of the season would be 10/31/20.
8.      Comet/Rocket Night proposed date 9/4/20
9.      Banquet proposal so far is 11/8
10.  ANY Parents interested in signing a child up for a great Spring Flag Football league, the form is attached. This is done at Boys and Girls Club in Kenosha. Sunday’s only, and only 7 Sunday’s from March to May. Many of the communities that we play (our opponents) participate in this great program. A great way to develop players vs just the standard 12 practices and 8 game weeks. If you’re interested either as a single player, a team, partial team, a interested coach/parent, please let us know.
Have a great weekend!
Go Comets
Please find below a letter from Coach Chris Northern offering his expertise at strengthening your current household.
I can assure you that this is training very well done from a man that takes great pride in his work.
Winners are made in the offseason.
Thx Coach!
LETTER FROM COACH NORTHERN BELOW
Hello Comets, parents, youth athletes, and anyone looking to get stronger,
After a long hiatus, I am happy to inform you that I will be resuming the Youth Barbell Club next week at NJ Elite Performance in Spring Grove.  It will go until football season begins then we will revisit training at that point.  I have decided to take a leap, give up my full time position at the hospital so I can focus on training and growing this dream of mine as of April 1.  Starting in April, we will have regular days and times (Likely Mon/Thurs/Sat)  which will be the same every week and hopefully you will find that’s easier to schedule than last year.  March is my last full time month at the hospital so that schedule will still be different week to week.  I have uploaded the March schedule to Schedulicity and you can click the link here to see sessions and sign up as well.  Currently week night time slots are 545p-645p and 645p-745p.  Weekend sessions are 1015a-1115a and 1115a-1215p.  If the response is overwhelming, then I can add on time slots as well.
Sessions will be about an hour long and I can take up to 12 students per session.  We will be following the same programming as last year focusing on fun, safety, proper technique and getting stronger mainly using compound barbell movements (squat, bench press, deadlift, overhead press, power clean).  This year’s freshmen who trained with me reported that coaches were pleased with their technique and strength.
This will be open to 7th and 8th grade athletes, and I will consider 6th graders if they are mature enough to begin training both physically and mentally.
Namon, Ashley and I added on to NJ’s space last summer and we have new power racks, platforms and barbells, along with a turf strip for heavy sled pushes.  It’s going to be fun.
Pricing:
For now, I think the best way to do pricing is sell punch cards so that if you can’t make all of the sessions in March, you only pay for the days you can make it.  Punch cards are available at NJ now.  10 session cards are $150.  Once we get into April, I will consider changing or adding a monthly option.
As always, please feel free to call, text, or email me if you have any questions.  I look forward to getting these kids stronger and ready for football season.  I will be starting to run adult training soon as well if any of you parents don’t want to let your kid squat more than you.  😉
Regards,
Chris Northern
Northern Barbell Strength Training
Physician Assistant
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)