Football BC's The Huddle Newsletter
August 2012 | Issue #149  Governing Body for Amateur Football in BC

Next session of "Football 101 for Trainers" is scheduled for this Sunday, August 12 in Nanaimo

The next upcoming "Football 101 for Trainers" course will be hosted by Football BC this Sunday, August 12 at John Barsby Community School in Nanaimo.

John Barsby Community School is located at 550 7th Street in
Nanaimo, BC.

The course will run from 9 am to 3 pm. The course instructor will be Steve Van Schubert. A brief bio on Steve can be found at

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 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.

Looking ahead to the BCFC Week 2

The second week of the BCFC kicks off this Saturday, August 11 beginning with a pair of winless teams looking to get on the board when the Chilliwack Huskers host the Westshore Rebels at Exhibition Stadium at 2 pm.

The Huskers were on the wrong end of a 64-10 walloping at the hands of the Kamloops Broncos last week while the Westshore Rebels were blown out by the defending champion Vancouver Island Raiders on home turf by a score of 44-14.

The marquee match of the week also takes place on Saturday with a rematch of last year's Cullen Cup Final with the Raiders playing their home opener at Caledonia Park hosting the Langley Rams at 5 pm.

The Rams will be looking to build on their huge 42-14 road victory over the Okanagan Sun last week while the Raiders, as mentioned, are fresh off that convincing win over the Rebels.

Week 2 action will conclude on Sunday, August 12 with an all-Interior battle between the Broncos and the Sun at Hillside Stadium. Kickoff is at 5 pm.

For more information, please visit


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


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.

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.

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)
  • QB and Receivers Tune-Up Camp (August 15)
  • UBC Thunderbirds Frank Smith Tribute Dinner (September 14)

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