Football BC's The Huddle Newsletter
February 2014 | Issue #227  Governing Body for Amateur Football in BC

Football BC Combine sessions coming up in Kelowna, Abbotsford and now Burnaby; Walk-ups will not be permitted for Abbotsford session

The upcoming Football BC Combine sessions are:

Sunday, February 23 - 
Kelowna United Dome, Kelowna

Tuesday, February 25 - 
W.J. Mouat Secondary School, Abbotsford

** New Session******************************

Tuesday, February 25 - 
Burnaby Lake West Sports Complex (Field #3), Burnaby

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Online registration is currently available for the Feb. 25 Burnaby Session only.

Players are permitted to walk-up for the Kelowna and Burnaby sessions. Due to high enrollment numbers, players will not be allowed to walk-up for the Abbotsford session.

Detailed times for each session have been confirmed. Click here for more information.

Walk-up registration price is $70.

The Combine Series provides players with an opportunity to be evaluated by Football BC's provincial coaches and is the first step for getting on the radar to be part of one of Football BC's provincial programs (i.e. Team BC and Senior Bowl).

REMEMBER: For the 2014 season, all players who wish to be eligible to be a part of one of Football BC's provincial programs must be evaluated by a Football BC provincial coach.


           

Senior Bowl registration now open

For players in Grade 12: The 2014 Senior Bowl camp is just around the corner!

As per usual, the camp will take place over the March Spring Break Week (March 18-21) culminating with a game on the Saturday (March 22).

The cost to attend this year's camp for the week is only $230 (does not include hotel accommodations for out-of-town players). The camp takes place at the BC Lions Training Facility in Surrey with the exhibition game to close out the camp taking place at McLeod Athletic Park in Surrey.

There are two ways to earn a spot at Senior Bowl camp.

1. Register for an upcoming Football BC Provincial Combine session (open to all players)

2. Players named a BC High School Football All-Star in 2013, or named to the 2014 Star Bowl team receive an automatic invitation to the camp

*Football BC encourages all players to attend a Provincial Combine session. If you receive an automatic invitation to Senior Bowl camp AND also attend a provincial combine session, you will receive a $40 discount on your Senior Bowl fee. Contact communications@playfootball.bc.ca for more information.

**Testing and evaluation is not done at Senior Bowl so the only way to be tested and evaluated and have your results posted and used by potential recruiters is to attend a Football BC Combine.

Registration for the 2014 Senior Bowl camp is available at: http://www.playfootball.bc.ca/pages/registration_seniorbowl  

Marcus Davis to join UBC

The UBC Thunderbirds have announced that two-time BC High School Football MVP Marcus Davis will be headed to the Point Grey campus this fall.

Read more here.

              

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."


Schnitzer Victoria
307 David St.
Victoria, BC - V8T 5C1

Schnitzer Duncan
3015 Boys Rd.
Duncan, BC - V9L 6W4

Schnitzer Cassidy
13271 Trans Canada Hwy.
Cassidy, BC - V9G 1L8

Schnitzer Campbell River
5551 Duncan Bay Rd.
Campbell River, BC - V9H 1N6

Schnitzer Surrey
12195 Musqueam Dr.
Surrey, BC - V3V 3T2


In addition, we will also have bins to collect scrap metals at our upcoming Provincial Combine Series in Richmond, Nanaimo, Kelowna and Abbotsford.

If you would like to volunteer with setting up, monitoring and collecting scrap metal during our Combine Series, please contact Dino Geremia at dinogeremia@shaw.ca.



Anthony Calvillo announced as keynote speaker 2014 Orange Helmet Awards Dinner; Tickets available now

The BC Lions have announced that five-time CFL All-Star and two-time Grey Cup champion Anthony Calvillo will be the keynote speaker at the 2014 Orange Helmet Awards Dinner.



Amateur Football rates remain the same as 2013! The amateur football rate is $200 per ticket or $2,000 for a table of 10. The corporate rate is $250 per ticket or $2,500 for a table of 10. Taxes not included.

To purchase tickets, contact Melissa at mgrout@bclions.com or call 604-634-1178.

4th Annual UBC Winter Football Skills Camp - Run / Pass

The 4th annual UBC Winter Football Skills Camp will be held at Thunderbird Stadium on March 15.

There will be two on-field practices, as well as a video analysis session in this one-day camp.

The camp is a full equipment camp. Lunch and jerseys are included.

The camp cost is $95.

For more information, click here


Jay Prepchuk Football Camps

Jay Prepchuk's football camps are starting up again in January 2014.

Please see his website at jayprepchukquarterbackreceivercamps.com for full details.


Game Ready

A complete athletic development program for athletes from ages 6-18 years old.

Game Ready has programs in several locations across the province making it easier for all players to prepare themselves for Combines and camps next season.

Game Ready offers year-round strength and conditioning, as well as weekly football specific skills camps led by pros that live in our communities!

Programs and Camps start in January 2014.

Champions are BUILT not born! Be prepared, be Game Ready!
www.gamereadyfitness.ca

For more information, contact Dino Geremia at dinogeremia@shaw.ca or 604-816-5157.

MVP/Hyack Football Team Camp

The MVP/Hyack Football Team camp takes place from June 26-28 at Mercer Stadium in New Westminster.

For more information, log on to http://nwss.hyackfootball.com/TeamCamp.aspx.

Cowichan Football 2014 Spring Development Camp featuring Adam Bighill

 

The 2014 Russell Wilson Passing Academy

Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson is bringing the Russell Wilson Passing Academy to Ambleside Park in West Vancouver on Saturday, July 5.

All positions and skills set are welcome, and no prior football experience is required. The camp is for ages 9 to 17 and runs from 9 am to 4 pm.

Camp activities include positional training, team-based drills, film room study, and fundamental training from some of the biggest stars in the NFL.

The cost for the one-day camp is $175. For more information, click here.

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 dinogeremia@shaw.ca.

      

BC Football Hall of Fame seeking nominations for the Class of 2014

Nominations are welcomed for the 2014 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.


               

Subscribe to Sportsnet Magazine and support Football BC

Football BC and Sportsnet have partnered to offer all Football BC members and supporters an amazing deal.

For just $30 plus tax, you will receive 26 issues of Sportsnet magazine - Canada's only national magazine for Canadian sports fans - with $10 of that going directly to Football BC in support of our developmental programs.

You will also receive FREE access to Sportsnet's Tablet and Digital subscription as part of your purchase.

To subscribe now, please click here.
        

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 http://www.playfootball.bc.ca/events today for the complete listing of camps and events in your area.

Here are some of the upcoming camps and events that are listed:
  • Game Ready (various dates)
  • Jay Prepchuk Football Camps (various dates)
  • Cowichan Valley Spring Development Camp (Mar. 1-2)
  • 4th annual UBC Winter Football Skills Camp (Mar. 15)
  • MVP/Hyack Football Team Camp (Jun. 26-28)


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