2013 Football BC Provincial Conference is this weekend (April 20-21). Register now!
The 2013 Football BC Provincial Conference will be held this Saturday and Sunday at Notre Dame Regional Secondary School in Vancouver.
There is still time to register!
Don't miss your chance to hear the likes of Dan Dorazio and Mark Washington from the BC
Lions, long-time high school and University coach Joe McCulley from
FBU, Illinois high school coach Ray Yarbrough, former CFL great Cory Philpot and Alexis Sanschagrin from the Belmont Bulldogs of BC High School Football.
To see a full schedule of this weekend's Conference, click
Visit our dedicated 2013 Football BC Conference webpage here
to find out more about confirmed speakers.
The cost for an individual registrant is $90. For a staff of up to five
coaches, the cost is $360.
To register an individual, click
here. To register a staff, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
with the name and contact info (email addresses, phone number) of all coaches.
Coaches will also be able to complete their NCCP training as well at the Conference. NCCP Community Initiation is available at no additional charge. NCCP Introduction to Competition is available for an additional $70 per coach.
For more information on the Conference, please contact Dino Geremia at
email@example.com or 604-816-5157.
Football BC Coaching Standards
In accordance with Coaching Canada, Football Canada and the National Coaching Certification
Program, Football BC is requiring the following minimum standard for all coaches in British Columbia respectively related to the
Players 12 & Under:
Community Sport Initiation
1. Online course through Football Canada
2. In-clinic session offered by Football BC
3. Online "Making Ethical Decisions" for Community Sport through Coaching Canada
Old Level 1 plus "Making Ethical Decisions" for Community Sport through Coaching Canada
Competition Introduction - Position Coach
1. Multi-sport sessions offered through Football BC
2. Position Clinic offered through Football BC
3. "Making Ethical Decisions" for Competition Introduction through Coaching Canada
4. Post-workshop evaluation online through Football Canada
5. On-field evaluation offered through Football BC
Old Level 2, 3 or 4 plus "Making Ethical
Decisions" for Competition Introduction and Safe Contact Session.
"There is a responsibility among all of us coaches to ensure the game is safe for all
players," said Football BC Technical Director Dino Geremia. "We believe having a coaching standard establishes that."
"Our upcoming Provincial Conference will address this and provide coaches a great opportunity to learn and network. Coaches attending our Provincial Conference on April 20-21 can learn about and be put on the path towards meeting those minimum standards. Coaches will also have the opportunity to update and achieve the new standards as set out by the
Football BC has a new coaching resources page on our site. Check it out
Hotel offer for out-of-town coaches coming to the Football BC Conference/Orange Helmet Awards
Football BC has arranged for discounted rates at the Sandman Suites Vancouver
- Davie Street location for the Orange Helmet Weekend (April 19-21).
Prices are as follows per night (taxes not included):
Queen No View - $98
Queen City View - $107
Queen Ocean View - $125
King Ocean View - $134
Reservations can be made by calling the hotel direct at
604-681-7263, or by calling their Central reservations at 1-800-SANDMAN.
To take advantage of the rates, please quote Group confirmation name
"Football BC - Group Confirmation #2287217."
2013 Orange Helmet Awards Dinner goes this
Friday, April 19
Thank you to everyone who purchased a ticket or table to this
year's Orange Helmet Awards Dinner in support of amateur football in British Columbia.
We look forward to seeing you this Friday and listening to Pro Football Hall-of-Famer Ronnie Lott.
Registration now open for Team BC May camp
Registration is now open for the Team BC Victoria Day Long Weekend Camp (May 18-20) in Richmond for all players who have been invited to take part in both the U-16 and U-18 categories.
Register by the early bird deadline of May 6 and save on the registration fee. Early bird fee is $375. The fee if you register after May 6 is $425.
Click here for the registration
To see the full list of U-16 Team BC tryout invitees, click
To see the full list of U-18 Team BC tryout invitees, click
Players will require full gear for the camp. Players will be asked to check in at 11 am at the lobby of the Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel on the opening day of camp
(Saturday, May 18). The hotel is located at 7551 Westminster Highway in
The tryout camp will serve as part of the process to select an under-16 provincial tackle team to compete at the Red River Cup in
Winnipeg, Manitoba from July 6 - 14, as well as select an under-18 provincial tackle team to compete at the FBU International Games in San
Antonio, Texas in January 2014.
All players will receive a communication via email from Football BC notifying them of registration information along with more specific information on the camp itinerary. If you are a player that has been invited but have not yet received an email from Football
BC, please contact
as soon as possible.
Annual Star Bowl game takes place on April 20 in Abbotsford
The annual VMFL/VCFL Star Bowl All-Star game will be taking place on April 20 at Rotary Stadium in Abbotsford.
Don't miss your chance to check out the best of the best in Junior
Bantam, Bantam and Midget in Community football show off their skills.
Tickets are just $5 for adults and $3 for seniors. Children 12-and-under are free. One ticket gets you into all three games.
The schedule of events is as follows.
1:45 pm - Gates open to the public
2 pm - Bantam game (VCFL vs VCFL)
4:30 pm - Bantam game (VCFL/Vernon vs VMFL)
7 pm - Midget (integrated VMFL/VCFL teams)
For more information, please visit www.vmfl.ca.
2013 VMFL/VCFL Spring key dates
Flag jersey kit pick-up times
Sat., April 20 - Notre Dame Regional Secondary School, Vancouver 12 pm to 1 pm
(for associations west of the Port Mann Bridge)
Sun., April 20 - Rotary Stadium, Abbotsford 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
(for associations west of the Port Mann Bridge)
For more information on pick-up times, click
Thurs., April 18 - Vancouver College, Vancouver 6 pm to 8 pm
Spring Flag Football Jamboree schedule
Sat., April 27th - Coquitlam - Towncentre / Perry Percy Stadium
Sun., May 5th - N Delta - John Oliver Park
Sat., May 11th - Royal City - Mercer Stadium
Sat., May 25th - Burnaby - Burnaby Lakes
Sat., June 1st - Chilliwack - Townsend Stadium
Sun., June 2nd - BCCFA U19 Provincials - Rmd
Sat/Sun., June 8/9th - BCCFA U10/12/14/16 Provincial Championship - Kelowna - Capital News Centre
Senior Bowl DVDs available for order
Players and parents interested in ordering a copy of the 2013 Senior Bowl game on DVD can now do so for $30 each. Shipping is free.
To order your copy, click
For a recap on this year's 2013 Senior Bowl, click
Football BC's gallery of photos from all throughout Senior Bowl week can be found at our
JP Football Frenzy Camp - April 20
The JP Football Frenzy Camp, hosted by Hyacks Football, will be held on
Saturday, April 20 at Mercer Stadium from 10 am to 3 pm.
The camp is open to all kids ages 6 - 13.
The cost of the camp is $60 and includes lunch.
For more information, visit www.jpfootballfrenzy.com.
Spring Frenzy Football Camp
- April 27-28
The Spring Frenzy Football camp takes place April 27-28 at John Barsby Secondary School in Nanaimo and is open to all players in grades 8 - 12. The camp will be split into junior varsity and varsity.
The camp runs from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm with pre-registration starting at 9 am.
The cost of the camp is $30 and includes lunch. Full gear is required. For more
details, email Glenn Cook at
Comox Valley Raiders Camp - May 11-12
The Comox Valley Raiders Camp will be taking place at Lewis Park in Courtenay on May 11 and 12.
The cost for the camp is $100. Payment can be made either through the Lewis Centre (250-338-5371) in Courtenay or via cheque at check-in.
The camp is full-gear and players are asked to bring their own equipment.
Game Ready Fitness will serve as the coaching group for the 2013 Spring Camp.
For more information please contact Chris at 250-338-3815 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
BC Football Hall of Fame seeking nominations for the Class of 2013
Nominations are welcomed for the 2013 Inductions to the BC Football Hall of Fame.
Categories include: Athlete (both amateur and professional),
Builder, Pioneer, Media and Teams (both amateur and professional).
The Hall is looking for worthy candidates from across the province of British
Columbia, especially in the amateur categories.
Please visit their website at www.bcfootballhalloffame.com
and click on "Nominations" for more details and the opportunity to put forward the names of your nominees.
Your assistance will enable the BC Football Hall of Fame to continue to celebrate those who have contributed greatly to the sport of football in our province.
Game Ready Fitness
For more information, visit www.gamereadyfitness.ca.
Junior Varsity Program (8-13 years)
Starts April 2. Begins in Vancouver with Dino Geremia. (Note: This program is ongoing and will continue every month).
The program for this age group is aimed at improving physical strength while preparing
muscles, joints and tendons for the demands of sports. Emphasis is placed on proper running and movement
techniques, change of direction, agility and muscular endurance all aimed at injury prevention. Weightlifting is not
emphasized, but rather body weight resistance. All sports welcome.
Tuesday & Thursdays. 6:15 pm to 7:15 pm. $99. Core Cardio Studio (3433 East Hastings
Varsity Program (14-18 years)
Starts April 2. Ongoing outdoor speed and agility.
Tuesday & Thursdays. 6:15 pm to 7:15 pm.
Plus Strength Training. Tuesday/Thursdays (7:30 pm to 8:30 pm) and Saturdays (11:15 am to 12:15 pm).
$249 per month.
For more information, please contact Dino Geremia at email@example.com
FBU Camp returns to Vancouver on May 3-5; Register online now using code "CAN3"
Football University's football camp is returning to Vancouver from May 3-5 and will be held at Vancouver College. Registration and detailed information is now available at
The cost of the camp is $399. Players receive 16 hours of training. Be sure to use code
"CAN3" when you register.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Damon Allen High School Quarterback Challenge 2013
The Damon Allen High School Quarterback Challenge is coming to the Richmond Oval on
Friday, May 10.
The event is open to all high school-aged quarterbacks and participants have an opportunity to win a scholarship.
To register, visit www.damonallen.ca/hsqbc.
UBC T-Birds Football Pass & Run Fundamentals Camps 2013
The UBC Thunderbirds have released their camp schedule for 2013.
Camps will be held in a number of locations including
Vancouver, Vancouver Island and Kelowna.
All camps are for players aged 12-17 and include lunch, jersey and individual assessment.
To see a full list of all the camps, please visit Football
BC's Events Calendar
For more information and to register for an upcoming UBC Football
camp, please visit
Lawyer Milloy & Golden Tate Football Camp
The Lawyer Milloy and Golden Tate Football Camp will be taking place from July
14-17, 2013 at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington.
Campers learn from outstanding veteran college and high school coaches and the staff is complimented with Lawyer Milloy and Golden Tate and current and/or former members of the Seattle Seahawks.
Campers are grouped by age, position, ability and experience to allow coaches to progressively teach basic and advanced techniques to best benefit each group. Campers are taught at an approximately 10:1 ratio.
Campers receive 6 hours of instruction each day.
For more information, click
Sign up by December 15 and receive a $50 discount off of the Lawyer Milloy / Golden Tate Football camp. Use promo code [Team2013] to receive this discount. Visit their website to register or call 301-575-9400.
Jay Prepchuk's position camps are back for 2013
The dates for the QB/Receiver Camp (with Jay Prepchuk and Geroy Simon) are as follows:
Session 3: April 30 & May 2 at Renfrew Park, Vancouver
Session 4: May 6 & 8 at Renfrew Park, Vancouver
The dates for the O-Line/D-Line Camp (with Angus Reid and Brent Johnson) are as follows:
Session 1: APR 30 & MAY 2 at Renfrew Park, Vancouver
Session 2: MAY 6 & 8 at Renfrew Park, Vancouver
See the brochures and registration forms for the camps here.
For more information, please visit Jay's website at www.jayprepchukquarterbackreceivercamps.com.
Out-of-Town QB-REC camps
The following is a list of upcoming Jay Prepchuk camps taking place outside of the Lower Mainland/Fraser Valley.
QB-Receiver camp featuring Geroy Simon on Saturday, April 20 at City Centre Park in Victoria.
QB-only camp on Saturday, April 13 at John Barsby Secondary School in Nanaimo.
QB-Receiver camp featuring Geroy Simon on Saturday, May 11 at Kelowna Secondary School.
To download the registration forms for these camps, please click
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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
today for the complete listing of camps and events in your area.
Here are some of the upcoming camps and events that are listed:
- 2013 UBC T-Birds Football Pass & Run Fundamentals Camps (various dates)
- 2013 Jay Prepchuk Position Camps (various dates)
- 2013 Orange Helmet Awards Dinner (April 19)
- 2013 VMFL/VCFL Star Bowl (April 20)
- 2013 FBU Vancouver Camp (May 3-5)
- Lawyer Milloy & Golden Tate Football Camp (July 14-17, 2013)
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