Q & A with Coaches of GOTW Head Coach Stilling and Head Coach Splitt
I ask Coach Stilling and Coach Splitt about the Upcoming GOTW and ETC
Head Coach Stilling of Schaumburg Saxons Q & A
What do you see as the biggest challenge on stopping Palatine Football this Friday?
THEY ARE CLEARLY TALENTED. THEY ALSO PLAY EXTREMELY HARD AND WITH A HIGH LEVEL OF DISCIPLINE. THEY DON’T MAKE MANY MISTAKES OFFENSIVELY AND THEY ARE VERY PATIENT DEFENSIVELY.
What does Saxon Football mean to you ?
IT MEANS DOING THINGS THE RIGHT WAY WITH A HIGH LEVEL OF PHYSICAL INTENSITY TO THE BEST OF YOUR ABILITY
What do you want your kids to take away from playing football for you and your coaching staff?
I WANT THEM TO BELIEVE THAT THEY CAN DO ANYTHING THEY SET THEIR MINDS TO IF THEY DO THINGS THE RIGHT WAY, WORK COLLABORATIVELY AND APPRAOCH IT WITH AN INDUSTRIOUS MINDSET.
Positive comments on Palatine Football Players and Coaches?
RICK AND HIS STAFF DO A TREMENDOUS JOB OF PREPARING THEIR KIDS YEAR IN AND YEAR OUT. THEY ARE DEFINITELY THE GOLD STANDARD FOR THE MSL THIS YEAR. THEY ARE VERY TALENTED AND THEIR KIDS BELIEVE IN WHAT THEY ARE DOING
You guys are 4-4... What needs to happen on Friday to make you guy 5-4?
WE NEED TO PLAY AS WELL AS WE HAVE PLAYED ALL SEASON. AS I MENTIONED ABOVE, THEY ARE CLEARLY THE BEST TEAM WE HAVE PLAYED ALL SEASON. WE NEED TO FOCUS ON OURSELVES AND ON PERFORMING AT THE HIGHEST LEVEL THAT WE ARE CAPABLE.
Head Coach Splitt of Palatine Pirates Q & A
You are 8-0, What do you feel has led to your success on the field? our players compete, work hard, and have become a tight group. They have fun playing together and really focus on doing the little things to contribute to the team. I believe that their success off the field is a huge contributor to the success on the field. Our players do well in the classroom, community outreach, school pride and well behaved individuals.
What Does Palatine football mean to you?
Palatine Football – is a tradition young men that work hard, play hard , and competing players that enjoy coming to practice each day to make each other better. This tradition is something that we really spend time teaching our players about past players and teams that did it before them.
Whats the key to beating the Saxons this Friday?
Continue to do what has made us successful. We focus on the little things and continue to improve in all areas. We need to limit their skill players from making big plays, great tackling and sound football responsibility on defense.. Offensively, we just have to control the ball and continue to put our athletes in positions to make plays. We have several players that have been playing well in the past few weeks and it has really allowed our offense to be quite successful.
Noticed a lot of multi-sport athletes on your team, Do you think that has helped your team with its success ?
Most of our team plays multiple sports. WE encourage it, they all grow up playing youth sports at multiple levels and variety. Anytime a player has the opportunity to compete in the athletic arena, I feel it plays a huge part in the success of our athletes. Multi sport athletes is lost item in the high school world, and I am pleased that our players take advantage of it.