Football BC's The Huddle Newsletter
April 2013 | Issue #185  Governing Body for Amateur Football in BC

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 form.

To see the full list of U-16 Team BC tryout invitees, click here.

To see the full list of U-18 Team BC tryout invitees, click here.

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 Richmond, BC.

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.

The camp schedule has also been released. Click here to see it.

Football Nanaimo's Sean Roden announced as head coach of U-16 Team BC

Football BC has announced Sean Roden as the head coach of the provincial under-16 tackle team (U-16 Team BC) that will compete at the Red River Cup in Winnipeg, Manitoba in July 2013.

"I am honoured and excited to have the opportunity to work with premier athletes, coaches and staff in the province on the U-16 Team BC," said Roden.

Read the full press release here

2013 Football BC Provincial Conference wrap-up

From Football BC Technical Director, Dino Geremia

Football BC would like to thank of all the coaches who attended the 2013 Football BC Provincial Conference this past weekend at Notre Dame Regional Secondary School.

The weekend featured speakers from all across the football world who did an outstanding job of engaging coaches and providing them with additional tools to make our players better.

Coach Dan Dorazio (BC Lions) kicked off the Conference and set the tone with his passion and respect for all coaches. Joe McCulley (Football University Top Gun) wowed coaches with his knowledge and expertise on quarterback play. Thank you to all of our speakers for taking time and sharing their knowledge with us.

Thank you also for the support from our sponsors and exhibitors. We know there are always choices when filling your football needs and we would ask that you support the companies that support our football community!

Big Kahuna Sport Company
Skyline Athletics
Overtime Athletics
Centaur Products
Hudl - "Helping teams win with video"
Football University
Game Ready Fitness
BC Lions

Here are some of the testimonials from those that attended this past weekend:

"Congratulations on a great event! All of our coaches felt like they learned a lot from this weekend." - Mike Pauls, Westside Warriors

"Dan Dorazio and Joe McCulley were fantastic. Loved those presentations." - Lawrence Smith, G.W. Graham Grizzlies

"Please let your team know they did a fantastic job over the weekend. Lunch was well planned and the sessions were informative. You know you've got great speakers when 3-hour workshops seem like they last 30 minutes." - Sean Dolynski, North Surrey Minor Football

"Great job on the clinic this weekend!" - Milan Boljuncic, Argyle Pipers

Click here to see a photo gallery from the Conference.

For those who were in attendance at the Conference, we invite you to fill out our short feedback form to help us improve for the future. The feedback form can be found here.

Thank you for supporting the 2013 Orange Helmet Awards Dinner

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.

This year we were treated to a very entertaining evening featuring a very inspired keynote speech from Pro Football Hall-of-Famer Ronnie Lott.

A special thank you goes out to the staff of the BC Lions and all the volunteers who made this year's event a success.

We look forward to seeing everyone next year at the 2014 Orange Helmet Awards Dinner.


2013 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 here.

For a recap on this year's 2013 Senior Bowl, click here.

Football BC's gallery of photos from all throughout Senior Bowl week can be found at our Facebook page.

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

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 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 2013

For more information, visit

Program descriptions:

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 St., Vancouver)

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 or 604-816-5157.

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


Damon Allen High School Quarterback Challenge 2013

The Damon Allen High School Quarterback Challenge has been postponed to Friday, December 13.

The event will be held at the Richmond Olympic Oval.

The event is open to all high school-aged quarterbacks and participants have an opportunity to win a scholarship.

To register, visit

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 page.

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 here.

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 Position Camps

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

Jay Prepchuk 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, May 11 at Kelowna Secondary School.

To download the registration forms for these camps, please click here.

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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 FBU Vancouver Camp (May 3-5)
  • Lawyer Milloy & Golden Tate Football Camp (July 14-17, 2013)

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