Football BC's The Huddle Newsletter
August 2012 | Issue #150  Governing Body for Amateur Football in BC

Next session of "Football 101 for Trainers" is scheduled for this Sunday, August 19 in Langley

The next upcoming "Football 101 for Trainers" course will be hosted by Football BC this Sunday, August 19 at the Langley Events Centre in Langley.

The Langley Events Centre is located at 7888 200 Street in Langley, BC. Please proceed to Gate 6 located at the southeast corner of the building by the water park. There is free parking available on site.

The course will be taught by Jamie Rempel. For a brief bio on Jamie, click here.

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.

The final offering of "Football 101 for Trainers" after this Sunday's session in Langley is on Sunday, 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

NCCP Community Initiation goes this Friday, 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.

The course will run from 6 pm to 10 pm. (Please note the time change from the previously advertised 5 pm to 9 pm. The change was made to accommodate people getting to the venue after work.)

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.

West Vancouver Secondary School seeks head coach for junior program

The West Vancouver Secondary School Football program (School District 45) is seeking a head coach for their junior varsity team. Interested individuals should submit their football resume to Head Football Coach Shawn Anderson by email at

Looking ahead to the
BCFC Week 3

There is still a possibility that the BCFC has an undefeated team by season's end but no team in the league will be able to claim total perfection. The VI Raiders and Langley Rams made sure of that in Week 2 by dueling to a thrilling 31-31 draw last Saturday. Both teams now sit tied atop to the standings with identical 1-0-1 records.

Both teams will try to improve their respective records to 2-0-1 this Saturday when Week 3 in the BCFC resumes with all three league games taking place that day.

The day's action begins with the Kamloops Broncos (1-1) making the trip to the Island to take on the Westshore Rebels (1-1) at 4 pm. The Rebels are coming off a convincing 46-8 win over the Chilliwack Huskers (0-2) while the Broncos were on the wrong end of a 35-7 decision against the Okanagan Sun (1-1) last week.

The marquee match of Week 2 will see the VI Raiders play host to the Okanagan Sun at 5 pm. The Langley Rams will host the winless Chilliwack Huskers at 8 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 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)
  • UBC Thunderbirds Frank Smith Tribute Dinner (September 14)

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