Football BC's The Huddle Newsletter
April 2012 | Issue #132  Governing Body for Amateur Football in BC

Register now for the 2012 Football BC Provincial Conference - May 25-26, 2012 in Vancouver

Registration is now open for the 2012 Football BC Provincial Conference slated to be held on May 25-26, 2012 at Notre Dame Regional Secondary in Vancouver.

To sign up as an individual, please click here. If you are a team looking to register multiple coaches, please contact communications@playfootball.bc.ca or Football BC Technical Director Dino Geremia at dinogeremia@shaw.ca.

The cost to attend this year's Conference is $85 for an individual coach or $340 for a team (up to five coaches). As a reminder, all coaches who sign up for the conference will be able to complete their NCCP Community Initiation at no extra charge. To upgrade to complete NCCP Introduction to Competition there is an additional $75 charge per coach. Please make sure you select the option for Introduction to Competition if you wish to upgrade.

A dedicated page on the 2012 Provincial Conference can be found here.  This page will be updated with speaker bios and schedules for the Conference. To see the Early Notice Flyer for the Conference, please click here.

If you are an Exhibitor interested in showcasing your product or services at this year's Conference, please see the Exhibitor's Package.


Four members of UBC T-Birds headed to East West Bowl

Canadian Interuniversity Sport announced last week that three members of the UBC Thunderbirds football team, along with T-Birds head coach Shawn Olson, have been selected to represent the school at the 10th annual East West Bowl presented by Under Armour.

OL Steve Zakrewski (Delta), DL Kareem Ba (White Rock) and DB Bryan Rideout (Victoria) will proudly represent the province of British Columbia and UBC as members of the West team. Olson will be an assistant coach for Team West.

In addition to the three members of the T-Birds that will be participating in the East West Bowl, there are five other players from British Columbia that are on the rosters of the respective teams.

The five other BC players are:

- Team East REC Justin Chapdelaine (Abbotsford) - Queen's

- Team East LB Tyler Lavin (Nanaimo) - McGill

- Team West REC Alex Anthony (Victoria) - Laurier

- Team West OL Scott Johnson (Chilliwack) - Manitoba

- Team West DB Matt McGarva (Surrey) - Windsor

The East West Bowl is set for Saturday, May 12, 2012 at TD Waterhouse Stadium on the campus of Western University in London, Ontario.

For full details on the game, please visit the East West Bowl website.

BCFC Tier 2 - Week 2 schedule

The inaugural season of the BCFC Tier 2 kicked off last Saturday with the Burnaby Lions knocking off the Vancouver Trojans by a 24-14 score and the North Delta Longhorns blanking the Richmond Raiders 36-0.

Week 2's games will take place this coming Sunday, April 15 at Richmond's Minoru Park. The Burnaby Lions will face the North Delta Longhorns at noon followed by the Richmond Raiders battling the Vancouver Trojans at 2:30 pm.

To see the full BCFC Tier 2 schedule, click here.

Pitt Meadows Secondary Football Program seeking coaches

The Pitt Meadows Marauders Football program is looking for coaches. We are a public school football program in School District 32 (Pitt Meadows/Maple Ridge) and we're expanding our coaching staff.

We are in need of dedicated, knowledgeable coaches interested in helping us build our program and who are keen in helping our athletes develop into both football players and outstanding young men.

We are still a relatively new program with a great base of players that have experience and many that are new to the game. We are committed to building a quality program with a tradition that everyone involved can be proud of. If you, or someone you know, are interested, please contact Kris Little by phone at 604-842-9167 or email at KrisLittle@shaw.ca.

Registration now open for all upcoming NCCP Clinics

Registration is now open for all upcoming NCCP clinics. To register for any upcoming clinic, please visit http://playfootball.bc.ca/nccp_registrations.

The list of upcoming courses is as follows:
  • Community Initiation, May 25 at Football BC Conference (deadline to register May 23. Register as part of Football BC Conference at http://playfootball.bc.ca/conference_registrations)

  • Intro to Competition, May 25-26 at Football BC Conference (deadline to register May 23. Register as part of Football BC Conference at http://playfootball.bc.ca/conference_registrations)

  • Community Initiation, June 8 at Kelowna Location TBD (deadline to register June 6. Alternatively, you can contact Ray Wheatley at ray.nita@shaw.ca to register)

  • Intro to Competition, June 8-9 at Kelowna Location TBD (deadline to register June 6. Alternatively, you can contact Ray Wheatley at ray.nita@shaw.ca to register)

  • Community Initiation, June 15 at Kamloops Location TBD (deadline to register June 13)

  • Intro to Competition, June 15-16 at Kamloops Location TBD (deadline to register June 13)

For complete details including information on course prerequisites for the Community Initiation course, click here.

Coaches are reminded that they must also complete Making Ethical Decisions - Online at www.coach.ca/elearning-s13846.

Campbell River Eagles Youth Football Skills Camp

The Campbell River Eagles will be holding a full contact skills camp for all players aged 8 to 18 on May 5 and 6 from 10 am to 3 pm at the Campbell River Sportsplex fields.

We have two BC Lions players - #53 OL Jesse Newman and #91 DL Sean Ortiz - attending both days and working with the players.

As well, we have players from the Nanaimo Raiders Jr. Football Team coming to assist with the players on both days. The cost is $50 and a lunch will be provided.

Although this will be an all-skills camp, it is a great opportunity for any offensive or defensive lineman from other teams to gain some skills from some pro and junior level players. Equipment can be provided if needed.

Information and registration forms are available at www.creaglesfootball.ca or contact Shelly at 250-286-3853.

UBC 2012 Football Camps schedule

The UBC Thunderbirds have released their schedule of upcoming camps in the 2012 calendar year. Please visit www.ubcfootball.com for costs and information on all their camps.

The schedule is as follows:

May 4-6 (Vancouver, Vancouver College): Football University Camp hosted by Vancouver College - www.footballuniversity.org 

May 19-20 (Courtenay, Woodcote Park): Best in the West Football Camp

June 23 (Kamloops, Hillside Stadium): Best in the West Passing Camp 

June 24 (Kelowna, Location TBD): Best in the West Passing Camp
                 

Okanagan Pro-Am Football Camp

Participants can register now for the 6th annual Okanagan Pro-Am Football Camp (May 5 or May 6) in Kelowna, BC.

This is one of the top football camps in Canada where participants get to be coached by some of the best current former NFL and CFL players. Players will improve and develop their skills individually and by position.

For more information or to register, visit www.rickkellerfootball.com  or contact Rick Keller at 250-707-1700 (w) or 250-768-2504.
              

28th Annual Western Canadian All Star CLAN Football Camp

The 28th annual Western Canadian All Star CLAN Football Camp - the longest running full contact camp in Canada - gets underway on Friday, June 29 and runs through to Monday, July 2. The camp features:
  • Over 3 hours of on-field instruction, including position-focused drills and group instruction
  • Live scrimmage on the last day of camp
  • Complete the experience by choosing the Live In option - players stay in SFU Residents with chaperone supervision and all meals are included.

Registration opens Monday, March 5. Register before March 19 and save 10%.

  • Note that registration for camp and accommodations are separate
  • Early Bird Pricing: Camp $337.50, Accommodations $166.50
  • Regular Pricing: Camp $375, Accommodations $185

This live in camp offers players a unique opportunity to experience life as a student athlete, while progressing towards their football goals and becoming stronger, faster and overall better athletes. Spaces are limited. Full details can be found at http://athletics.sfu.ca/teams/football-men/camps.html

To register click here or call 778-782-4965.

Upcoming Jay Prepchuk camps

Check out the full list of upcoming Jay Prepchuk camps on our Events page. Recently announced camps include Quarterback camps in Victoria (Junior and Senior), Nanaimo and Vancouver.

Jay Prepchuk is currently the head coach of the Handsworth Royals and will be serving as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach of the provincial under-18 team (Team BC) for a second consecutive year this upcoming summer.

For more information on Jay Prepchuk's camps, please contact him at (604) 803-2473 or by email at jprepchuk@nvsd44.bc.ca

Football BC Events Calendar Update

Football BC's Event Calendar is your one-stop source for the best upcoming football skills camps and events. Visit http://www.playfootball.bc.ca/events today for the complete listing of camps and events in your area.

Here are some of the upcoming camps and events that are listed:
  • 2012 NCCP Clinics (various dates)
  • Okanagan Pro-Am Football Camp (May 5 and May 6)
  • UBC 2011-12 Camps (various dates)
  • 2012 Jay Prepchuk Camps (various dates)

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