Football Canada makes Safe Contact mandatory
Football Canada officially announced last week that all amateur football coaches across the country are required to get
"Safe Contact trained."
Included in this announcement is the requirement for all head coaches to take the e-learning module
"Making Head Way in Football" available for free from Coach.ca.
Football BC has made Safe Contact mandatory since April 2014, while all Football BC in BC are required to have
"Making Head Way in Football" completed as part of its concussion policy. The
"Making Head Way in Football" component has been part of Football
BC's concussion policy for the past two seasons.
To satisfy the Safe Contact trained requirement, coaches must:
1. Take the online "Making Head Way in Football" e-learning course
2. Register and attend a Safe Contact clinic
Football BC will be offering the Safe Contact clinic free-of-charge on April 19 for all those coaches that attend the Football BC Provincial Conference on April 17-18.
To register for the Football BC Provincial Conference, click
BC Tough Football Development Camps
The 2015 BC Tough Football Development Camps, presented by Football BC, the BC Lions and Game Ready, are a series of non-padded camps that will serve as preparation for each
player's respective spring camps as well as prepare those players invited to a Team BC camp.
Pros (from the BC Lions, Calgary Stampeders, Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Edmonton Eskimos) and provincial coaches will come together to create a high level of coaching for each player.
Each practice will work on football speed & agility, position specific technique & fundamentals, safe contact drills, 1 on
1's, and skelly. Each practice will then be followed by a one-hour off-field football session discussing topics such as nutrition, recruiting, video and goal setting.
No pads. Special guests each week plus prizes and recognition for players of the week.
Confirmed coaches include:
(former UBC head coach and offensive specialist)
(Hamilton Tiger-Cats/Game Ready)
(Edmonton Eskimos/Game Ready)
(Winnipeg Blue Bombers/Game Ready)
(Winnipeg Blue Bombers/Game Ready)
Register now! Space is limited!
Time: 10 am to 1 pm
Dates: April 11, 18 & 25; May 2 & 9 (all Saturdays)
Time: 10 am to 1 pm
Location: Tom Binnie Field
(beside the BC Lions Training Facility)
Cost: $200 for all five sessions / $60 for single session
*discounted rate for players who attended a 2015 Football BC Combine session - $175 for all five sessions / $60 for single session*
Ages: Open to players 10 to 18
April 11 - Training at a high level, the necessity to train strength & speed, goal setting.
April 18 - Nutritional advantage, Muscle MLK
April 25 - Maximize recruiting opportunities
May 2 - The advantage of video
May 9 - The player's future in football
Register now for the 2015 Football BC Provincial Conference
Football BC will be holding its 6th annual Provincial Conference on April 17-18 at Holy Cross Regional High School in Surrey.
A Safe Contact clinic will be offered free on April 19 as well ($75 value). Coaches who wish to attend the Safe Contact clinic must attend the both days of the Conference.
Registration is $95 for each individual coach, or $380 for a group (up to five coaches).
Click here to
The Football BC Provincial Conference is event welcomes coaches, players and administrators and features speakers from all across the football world at every level including CIS, NCAA, CFL, NFL, Junior, High School and Community.
Coaches can also receive their NCCP Introduction to Competition training at this clinic.
Last year, Football BC welcomed CFL legend Anthony Calvillo as the keynote speaker for this event. Other speakers at last
year's event included CFL/CIS and former player Joe Paopao and BC Lions players Shawn Gore and Dean Valli making the
"Be more than a bystander" presentation.
Confirmed presenters include:
- JC Boice
(Westshore Rebels / Glazier Clinic speaker)
- Jamie Hill
(SFU Clan defensive coordinator
formerly of Portland State & BYU)
- Rob Williams (Sport Core Performance)
- Safe Contact clinic with Angus Reid, Jerome Erdman
and Alexis Sanschagrin
- More to come including coaches from the BC Lions and UBC!
Provincial programs calendar of events
As we head into the summer months, the provincial programs will be starting up in full force.
See the upcoming events here
and make sure you save the dates!
Touchdown BC is now in off-season which means monthly shows.
With Ryan Sullivan, Jim Mullin, Andrew Wadden and Alex Carrigan.
Catch up on past episodes
Tickets on sale now for the 2015 Orange Helmet Awards
Tickets are now sale for the 2015 Orange Helmet Awards Dinner in support of amateur football in British Columbia.
Amateur Football prices are as follows.
$225 per ticket or $2250 for a table of 10
This year's speaker will be former CFL and NFL great, Jeff Garcia.
Click here to see who will be honoured this year
at the event!
This year's event will be held at The Westin Bayshore in Vancouver on Wednesday, April 15. To order tickets, contact Melissa at 604-634-1178 or email
Petition: Engage in discussions to start the #Northern8 football series
The Northern 8 football series is an effort to evolve Canadian College football into a truly national competition, while creating a game of the week on national television. It is an effort to grow amateur football in all parts of Canada.
You can be part of making the long overdue idea of a national conference come true via your endorsement as a fan, player, coach, parent or administrator.
Click here to sign the
To learn more about the proposed Northern 8 football series, see this special edition of Krown Countdown U
The Bob Ackles Collection at the BC Sports Hall of Fame
The BC Football Hall of Fame has loaned a number of Bob Ackles' personal items to display at the BC Sports Hall of Fame. Visit them now to see these rare items up close and personal.
To see what items are there now, click
2014/15 UBC Camps
Jay Prepchuk QB-Receiver camps
Support amateur football in British Columbia and showcase your products and services to a wide-ranging market.
Football BC can tailor a sponsorship package to suit your
Sponsorship opportunities include an opportunity to advertise in Football
BC's publications such as the Football BC Playbook, Senior Bowl program and Conference program as well as opportunities to attend events such as the Football BC Combine Series and the Team BC May Long Weekend camp.
Get more information
Gear up with Team BC!
Are you headed to Winnipeg to support Team BC at the Red River Cup
tournament, or just want to show off your Team BC pride year round?
Pick up some Team BC gear from our official online store
Support Team BC with our Football BC
- Schnitzer Scrap Metal Drive Fundraiser
Football BC is asking the football community to join us in a fundraiser that will allow our entire football community to help raise money for all six of our Team BC programs as well as enable us to deliver more of our
"Play Football" programs in elementary schools.
Supporting our program is easy. Simply deliver any scrap metal you may have to one of the following locations and be sure to mention that you are contributing to the
"Football BC Scrap Drive."
307 David St.
Victoria, BC - V8T 5C1
3015 Boys Rd.
Duncan, BC - V9L 6W4
13271 Trans Canada Hwy.
Cassidy, BC - V9G 1L8
Schnitzer Campbell River
5551 Duncan Bay Rd.
Campbell River, BC - V9H 1N6
12195 Musqueam Dr.
Surrey, BC - V3V 3T2
Grandview Printing discount for Football BC members
Are you looking for a company to design posters, programs or do all sorts of printing?
Grandview Printing offers a 10% discount to all Football BC members
Visit their website at www.grandviewprinting.com
to learn more about their services.
Football BC and Sandman Hotel partners up to offer great rates for members
Football BC and Sandman Hotels have partnered up to offer all Football BC members access to discounted rates with Sandman and Sandman Signature hotels across British Columbia.
To access these special rates, follow these directions:
1. Go to www.sandmanhotels.ca
2. Select your preferred property in BC
3. Under "Access Code" and "Corporate Code" type in "footballbc"
4. Select your preferred dates and enjoy the discounted rates!
The Sandman and Sandman Signature are Canadian owned and operated.
Football BC elementary school skills program
Football BC's elementary school skills program is open to all school aged children and is conducted during regular school hours usually as part of P.E. class.
This program allows kids to learn basic football skills from Football BC coaches as well as volunteer players from local high schools.
Click here to see the promo video for the program.
For more information or to schedule a session for your school, please contact Football BC Technical Director Dino Geremia at 604-816-5157 or
BC Football Hall of Fame seeking nominations for the Class of 2015
Nominations are welcomed for the 2015 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.
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:
- BC TOUGH Development Camp
(Saturdays – April/May)
- 2015 Orange Helmet Awards dinner
(April 15, 2015)
- 2015 Football BC Provincial Conference
(April 17-18, 2015)
- Safe Contact Clinic
(April 19, 2015)
- UBC Pre-Season Football Fundamentals Camp
(August 8, 2015)
- Game Ready (various dates)
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