FOCUS Weekly Newsletter

FOCUS Weekly Newsletter

“Winning isn’t getting ahead of others. It’s getting ahead of yourself.”
Roger Staubach-


-TRUTH CULTURE-

As we start this week we should reflect with sincerity on our journey up to this point. I believe we have accomplished many things and made great strides, and as a coach I have never been more excited about the future of our team. Our fight and mentality is real. Our desire to win shows up on game day. Our ability to make plays is verified on film. Yet despite all of those realities we are falling short in games against teams that have championships in their culture, DNA and brands that force them into preparation and effort in defending something bigger than themselves individually. 

Consider in three losses this year that we have won the 'stat line' and lost the game. This doesn't surprise me at all however. This is the mark of a team with ability and potential but there is an 'exception' that is holding us back. That 'exception' has kept us from fulfilling our mission in each setback this year. It has not been seen as a legitimate threat to victory and has been our greatest opponent each week. That exception is this: What I do with my time, body and mind outside of game day is more of a priority than my Team. This exception isn't used by everyone but just as our losses this season it only takes a few plays (players) to get you beat when your talent is even or less than that of your opponents. The bad news is that it is real threat that is ignored or not prioritized by the uneducated. We all need to take off our blinders and come to grips with this. Whether it be in policy or practice, this is our "limitation." 

The great news is that it is "visible and understood" by our Team leadership and that will lead to our Team being the hardest Team in Texas to beat. That is and only is, if we accept the TRUTH about what is holding us back.  When the day comes that our "WHY" comes before our I, you will discover invincibility! When you learn that brotherhoods are built through trials and challenges you will truly understand the meaning of Family. When you commit your body and soul to your teammates and take care of them on and off the field you can find a fulfillment better than any other high on earth. 

But make no mistake; this isn't a choice someone else can make for you. There is no substitute for Truth. We can't take players from different backgrounds, beliefs, feeder schools, and training models and go on a retreat and find appreciation for one another overnight. That has either taken place in the Winter, Spring and Summer in the weight room, on the mats, or track, or you have found it through the tiring resentment of pointless defeat this Fall. However you came to know it, when you see the Truth make sure you look it in the eyes and accept it. If you want your legacy to be "almost and good", don't change how you practice, treat your teammates like classmates, don't learn from your mistakes. However, if you want to leave a mark and legacy that is called for in your own mission statement, this is your time, your place and your Team. It's never too late to commit to a Culture of Truth and it's never too late to Panther On! 

Coach Willis and Panther Coaching Staff

2018 Players Mission

"To bring together a group of individuals to create a unique family that shares common goals to exemplify great effort, relentless physicality, integrity, a will to win, accountability, and good citizenship. A family with an uncommon commitment to an uncommon goal. That goal is to create a championship culture in our community and in our locker room. We WILL leave a legacy of a 'whatever it takes' MENtality to win in life and on the field."  

Week of October 15, 2018

Week of Oct 15, 2018

Weekly Schedule vs RLT18:

Monday, October 15
MENtality Monday
Var/JV
6:00AM Treatment/Report 
7:00-9:00AM Full Practice
9:20AM 2Words "One Thing"
9:30AM Breakfast
4:00PM Mandatory Tutorials
4:30PM Offense Lift/Defensive Meetings
9th
AM Tutorials are Mandatory
3:15PM Offensive Practice and Special Teams
5:30PM Pick Up

Tuesday, October 16
Tempo Tuesday
Var/JV
6:00AM Treatment/Report
7:00-9:10AM Practice
9:30AM Breakfast
4:00PM Mandatory Tutorials
4:30PM Special Teams Film
4:45PM Defensive Lift/Offensive Meetings
6:15PM Marching Band UIL Regionals at Birdville
9th
Report to School/Tutorials!!!
3:15-4:45PM Defensive Practice
4:50PM Special Teams
5:30PM Pick up

Wednesday, October 17
Win on Wednesday
Var/JV
7:00AM Treatment/Report
7:45-9:00AM Shells Practice
9:30AM Breakfast
4:00PM Mandatory Tutoriaals
4:30PM Film and meetings (Letter Jacket Fitting)
JV
Game:
6:00PM-JV Black vs Mansfield Timberview  (Release 3:30PM)
***Meal times to be posted Wednesday morning
9th
Report to School/Tutorials!!!
Games:
5:30PM-9th Red vs Denton Ryan @ CHHS
7:00PM-9th Black vs Northwest @ CHHS
***Meal times to be posted Wednesday morning

Thursday, October 18
TEAM Thursday
Varsity (JV Optional)
7:00AM Treatment/Report
7:45-9:00AM Shells Practice
9:30AM Breakfast
4:00PM Mandatory Tutorials
4:30PM Test
5:15PM Chapel
5:30PM Team Dinner
JV
Mandatory Tutorials
Game:
JV Red vs Bowie Away 6:00pm (Release 3:30PM)
9th
Report to School/Tutorials!!!
3:15PM Team Lift
4:00PM Pick Up

Friday, October 19
FOCUS Friday
7:00AM Readers and Greeters
8:15AM HL
8:30AM Walkthrough
3:10PM Early Release after reporting to class
3:30PM Eat and Meeting ***Meal times to be posted Fri morning
4:30PM Team Meeting
4:45PM Depart for Standridge
5:40PM Skills Out
6:00PM Flex
6:05PM Individual
6:15PM Team Off.
6:25PM Def.
6:30PM PAT-FG
7:00PM KORLT18

Saturday, October 20
Sacrifice Saturday
8:00AM Treatment
9:00AM Lift and Run
10:15AM Team GBU
10:30AM Grades