Football BC's The Huddle Newsletter
February 2016 | Issue #329  Governing Body for Amateur Football in BC

FAMILY DAY COMBINE COMING UP ON MONDAY! Register online to save on walk-up prices!

The annual Football BC Family Day Combine - our biggest session - runs this coming Monday at the Richmond Olympic Oval!

Want to be a part of Team BC in the 2016 calendar year? That process begins with attending a Combine! This is also where current Grade 12 players can try out for the annual Senior Bowl camp.

Below is the schedule for 2016. Register online to save! Click here to register now.

$50 - online
$60 - walk-up price

-  Monday, February 8 (Family Day) - 
   Richmond Olympic Oval

-  Friday, February 19 (Fraser Valley Pro D Day) - 
   Langley Events Centre Fieldhouse

-  Saturday, February 20 - 
   University of Victoria Fieldhouse

-  Sunday, February 21 - 
   Arbutus Meadows, Nanaimo

Remember, in order to be considered for Team BC in a calendar year, you must attend a Combine session.


Football BC Provincial Programs - 2016 Outlook

With the Combine season now in full swing, here's some of the things that participants can look forward to as they move along the provincial program path in 2016.

Remember, each calendar year Team BC "resets" and starts brand new so players must attend a Combine to be considered again even if you were on a team the previous season.

Football BC Combine Benefits

1. Experience - It is an event, "game day," putting your skills and talents on the line as a measure of performance only makes you better each and every time you go through the process

2. Competition - measure yourself against other great players and, more importantly, against yourself from past results

3. Experienced Coaches and Evaluators - the use of laser timers and trained coaches lends itself to reliable scores that are made available to coaches and recruiters

4. Future Opportunities - great performances are rewarded with invitations to future provincial camps and further opportunities to get better

Senior Bowl

Our annual camp for grade 12 graduating players from High School Football or Community Football. Hosted at the BC Lions players, this special camp features top coaches from University, Junior, High School and Community. Held during Spring Break week in March. This year's dates are March 15-19, 2016.

U18 Team BC/Senior Varsity

For top senior players in the province entering Grade 11 or Grade 12 in the fall of 2016. This team will travel to play the best competition maximizing player exposure and the football experience. Training camp for this group takes place over the May Long Weekend.

U16 Team BC

Our top U16 players have participated across Canada and the U.S. Tournaments introduce players to elite competition and serves as an introduction to the recruiting process. Training camp for this group takes place over the May Long Weekend.

U14 (includes Grade 8, Grade 7, and Grade 6)

In 2016, we have plans to host a tournament in the summer in conjunction with the Legacy Games in Kamloops! Age/grade categories have not yet been determined, but will include an opportunity for all in this age category. Emphasis at this age group is on the development of the football athlete. The competition is a secondary factor.


We are committed to providing these opportunities as we develop players and coaches. Tournaments and competitions are subject to change based on hosting groups and organizations (changing locations, competition levels, or altogether cancelling events). In such cases, we will remain committed to finding the best opportunities for our players.

"Be evaluated by the best. Perform your best. Play with the best."


Save the date! 2016 Senior Bowl camp

The 2016 Senior Bowl camp and game week takes place March 15 to 19, 2016. Senior Bowl is open to all graduating Grade 12 players.

2015 BC High School Football provincial all-stars are eligible to attend the camp without having to tryout, as are former members of U18 Team BC. Community all-stars can also receive exemption from tryouts.

For all other players, tryouts take place as part of the Football BC Combine Series. More information here.


Football BC letter to the community

Football BC would like to clear up some of the mistruths, myths, misconceptions, and false information that are being shared about us by uninformed individuals.

To read the full letter, click here.


Game Ready Fitness - Champions are Built Born!

- Speed and explosiveness for the high school aged athlete

- Fundamental movement and speed initiation for the kids aged 6-12 years

Programs are starting in January at all locations. They have specifically been an integral part of the football community and the development of many football players, in fact many if our coaches and leaders are products of the football programs in BC and they are all sharing their knowledge and experiences with the young players. The combination of highly effective training with professional players and coaches working with athletes is a potent ingredient to success. Every day the athletes training with Game Ready separate themselves by being a step ahead on the court, on the ice and on the field!! Facilities in North Vancouver and Cloverdale lead the charge with state of the art equipment and turf field. Programs are also offered in Vancouver, Burnaby, Coquitlam, North Vancouver and Cloverdale. Whether it is individual training, small group training or team training the group and teams will be Game Ready!

Coaches include:

Ryan Lucas

Justin Sorensen

JR Larose

Jordan Linnen

Casey Chin

Adam Baboulas

T-Dre Player

Will Loftus

Dino Geremia.


Canada Football Academy Regional Development Training - Quarterback Clinic & Receiver Training

Hosted by JC Boice (Westshore Rebels) and Rob Williams (Sportcore Performance), Canada Football Academy's Regional Development Training (RDC) follows the highly successful model of USA based National Football Academies Regional Training Camps. CFA's RDC is delivered by CFA/NFA Nationally Certified Staff and is very intense instruction within a limited enrollment, small group format.

Working with NFA Senior Certified staff and learning "Self Correction" principles will give you the competitive advantage you're looking for in preparation for the upcoming season.

Discounted training sessions in Vancouver can be found on the following dates in 2016:

February 25
March 17
April 7
April 21

More information can be found at:

Jay Prepchuk camps

Jay Prepchuk quarterback/receiver camps will start up again on January 13, 2016.

Please contact Jay at for private or group sessions which run all year round.

Visit for more information.

Upcoming UBC Camps

Vancouver - 6th annual Winter Skills Camp - 
March 5, 2016

Date: Saturday March 5, 2016
Time: 10am - 5pm
Location: UBC Thunderbird Stadium

Age Groups: Junior 12 - 14 / Senior 15 - 17

The camp will consist of 3 practices (2 on-field & 1 classroom) over a 7 hour period, plus a session on UBC academic requirements and tips on how to be recruited. On field skills will be taught and full equipment will be required for these practices. The classroom session will include a breakdown of the film that is taken in the morning sessions and will be highly personalized in terms of feedback.

For full details on all camps, click here


BC Football Hall of Fame seeking nominations

Nominations are welcomed for the 2016 Inductions to the BC Football Hall of Fame.

Categories include: Athlete (both amateur and professional), Builder, 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 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.


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 here.


Sponsorship Opportunities

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 company's needs.

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 here.


Baron Championship Rings

Baron Championship Rings is the official ring supplier for Football BC. Click here to visit their website.


Gear up with Team BC!

Want to show off your support for Team BC? Pick up some Team BC gear from official online store 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

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 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 

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


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:
  • 2015/16 UBC Camps
  • Game Ready (various dates)

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