Football BC's The Huddle Newsletter
August 2012 | Issue #148  Governing Body for Amateur Football in BC

First session of "Football 101 for Trainers" is scheduled for this Sunday, August 5 in Kelowna

The first of four "Football 101 for Trainers" courses will be hosted by Football BC this Sunday, August 5 in Kelowna at the Holiday Inn Express Hotel (Knox Room) located at 2429 Highway 97 North.

The course will run from 9 am to 3 pm. Those who have signed up for the course will receive an email containing these same course details. (Note: Late registrants may not receive a confirmation email but as long as you have successfully completed the payment form then your spot in the class is confirmed).

You can still register for Sunday’s course online, or any upcoming session, here. There is a $10 charge for the course.

Specific locations for the remaining sessions will be announced as soon as they are confirmed. The remaining courses are as follows:

August 12 in Nanaimo
August 19 in Langley
August 26 at Notre Dame Regional Secondary in Vancouver

The program will cover the following topic areas:

1. Preseason Administration – medical forms, registration and concussion baseline testing

2. Kit Basics – taping and emergency medical supplies

3. On-field Protocols – coordinating medical personnel, roles and responsibilities

4. Common Football Injuries

5. Concussion Protocols – diagnosis and return-to-play

6. Conclusion – discussion period

Next NCCP course takes place August 17 in Surrey (Community Initiation)

The next scheduled NCCP course offering takes place on August 17 at the Bear Creek Park football clubhouse in Surrey.

Register now at The cost for taking the NCCP Community Initiation course is $85.

If you are taking the NCCP Community Initiation course, you must complete the online version first at There is a cost of $39 for the online portion.

For more information about the NCCP course, please click here.

BCFC regular season kicks off this weekend

The six-time defending Cullen Cup champion Vancouver Island Raiders will begin their journey towards capturing a seventh consecutive league title this Saturday, August 4 when they open their season on the road facing the Westshore Rebels at Bear Mountain Stadium. Kickoff is 7 pm.

The Raiders-Rebels tilt is one of two games on Saturday to kickoff the BCFC regular season. That same night, new head coach Gavin Lake leads the Okanagan Sun into battle against the Langley Rams at the Apple Bowl in Kelowna. Kickoff is also at 7 pm.

On Sunday, August 5, the opening week of the regular season will conclude with another new head coach, Tyson St. James of the Chilliwack Huskers, making his debut at Hillside Stadium to do battle with the Kamloops Broncos. Kickoff is at 4 pm.

For more information, please visit


Thunderbird Football Association presents Frank Smith Tribute Dinner on September 14

The Thunderbird Football Association will be presenting a special evening to celebrate the life and legendary career of Frank Smith. Join former teammates, fellow alumni, staff, coaches and friends as they pay tribute to the man who put UBC's football program on the map.

Smith, a 2012 inductee into the UBC Sports Hall of Fame, was the Thunderbirds head coach from 1974 to 1994 and was a two-time CIAU Coach of the Year. He guided the Thunderbirds to five Hardy Cup championships and two Vanier Cup championships during his time there.

When: Friday, September 14 at 7 pm

Where: River Rock Casino & Resort in Richmond, BC

Cost: $50 per person, includes appetizers and a beverage

Dress: Smart casual

For tickets, visit


Jay Prepchuk/Mark Iannuzzi Quarterback and Receiver Tune-Up Camp

Jay Prepchuk (quarterbacks) and BC Lions' receiver Marco Iannuzzi will be running a 'Tune Up Camp' on August 15 at Renfrew Park from 7 pm to 8:30 pm.

This will be a great opportunity for players to get a head start on the season. There will be a brief warm-up and a short breakdown followed by the quarterbacks throwing to the receivers.

No equipment necessary; just cleats and water. (QBs please bring a football).

Cost: $30

Please contact Jay Prepchuk at 604-803-2473 or to register or if you have any questions.

Support the SFU Clan and book your foursome or single golfer for the 2012 SFU Football Alumni Golf Classic

Help support the SFU Clan Football team this season by being a part of the 2012 SFU Football Alumni Golf Classic Presented by Ceili's Irish Pubs and Restaurants.

The event takes place on Thursday, August 16 and is being hosted by the Westwood Plateau Golf and Country Club in Coquitlam.

For more information or to register, please visit

Jay Prepchuk Summer Quarterback Training

Any football organizations who are interested in Jay Prepchuk doing a QB Clinic/Camp for them this summer are asked to contact Jay at 604-803-2473 or

Coach Prepchuk is also available to do individual coaching sessions.

Coach Prepchuk's position camps with Geroy Simon (receiver), Angus Reid (offensive line), Brent Johnson (defensive line) and himself (quarterback) will resume in January 2013. Please check the Jay Prepchuk website at for details.

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) in early 2013 when the team takes part in a tournament at the All-American Bowl in San Antonio, Texas.

National Football Academies Victoria Camp - August 3 & 4

The National Football Academies is bringing their Regional Development football camp to Goudy Field (Glen Lake Elementary) in Victoria from August 3 to 4.

Details on the camp and registration can be found on their website at

The walk-up cost for the camp is $259 but the cost will drop to $199 if you pre-register via the website. When you show up at the event and quote promo code "NFACanada" you will save an additional $50.

For more information please contact JC Boice at 250-885-0115 or by email at

Please note that this camp is not affiliated with Football BC in any way, shape or form. Please contact the event organizers directly for information on this camp.

Free, mandatory concussion education course codes now available for your club from Football BC

With the 2012 season fast approaching, Football BC would like to remind all its members of the updates to its concussion policy which now requires all coaches to complete a mandatory online course found at

Completion of the course will satisfy the yearly education program component of the Football BC concussion policy which was put into effect back in June 2010.

Each coach will receive a unique PIN number and password from their club team. PIN numbers and passwords should be requested from Football BC from the club's president or primary contact (such as a head coach) who can then forward the codes to the rest of their organization.  To request a code, visit, click "Request" and fill out the appropriate information in the form.

For more on Football BC's concussion policy, please click here.

Game Ready Fitness

Game Ready offers year-round support for football training and skill development. They are local football stars from the NFL and CFL using their training expertise to give back to our football community.

Game Ready will also provide assistance to Football BC with combines, Senior Bowl, Team BC, the annual Football BC Provincial Conference and the Play Football BC campaign which introduces the game to young, school-aged children for the first time in many cases.

For more information on Game Ready Fitness, visit their website at or contact Will Loftus at 778-987-1818.

Check out the location closest to you.

  • North Vancouver

  • Vancouver/Burnaby

  • Port Coquitlam

  • Langley

  • Surrey

  • White Rock

  • Abbotsford

  • Chilliwack

Junior Varsity Program ($99 + tax per month) - for ages 10-14

This is an introductory level to fitness and explosive athletic movement. Program is geared to build speed, conditioning, muscle endurance, strength and to help develop position skills. Total of 2 hours per week.

Varsity Program ($249 + tax per month) - for ages 15 and up

This is an advanced level of explosive movement, strength and power. The program is geared to make our athletes pound-for-pound the strongest, most explosive and fastest possible. The training program also includes one day of plyometrics. Starting in March, the training program will include speed training on field: conditioning, agility, footwork, position work, 1 on 1's, and skelly. Total of 6 hours per week.

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:
  • 2012 NCCP Clinics (various dates)
  • Football 101 for Trainers (various dates)
  • SFU Alumni Golf Classic (August 16)
  • NFA Victoria Camp (August 3-4)
  • QB and Receivers Tune-Up Camp (August 15)
  • UBC Thunderbirds Frank Smith Tribute Dinner (September 14)

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