Football BC's The Huddle Newsletter
January 2012 | Issue #120  Governing Body for Amateur Football in BC

2012 Football BC Provincial ID Camps

*schedule updated to include all locations and Prep to be the Best*

Football BC has announced the dates for the Provincial ID Camps taking place in early 2012. The schedule, along with information for all interested participants, can be downloaded here.

All locations will be holding a Team BC tryout (for players born in 1995 and 1996) and a Senior Bowl tryout (for players currently in Grade 12 and graduating in June) as well as a Prep to be the Best session (for players currently in Grade 8 or 9).

The camps dates are as follows:

  • Vancouver Island (Nanaimo) - Sunday, January 29
  • Northern BC (Prince George) - Saturday, February 4
  • Lower Mainland (Richmond) - Saturday, February 4 
    & Saturday, February 11
  • Okanagan (Kelowna) - Sunday, February 12
  • Vancouver Island (Victoria) - Sunday, February 19
  • Fraser Valley (Abbotsford) - Monday, February 20 & Tuesday, February 21

Full information can be found in the PDF document.  Schedule is subject to change.

The cost to participate in each camp is $10 per player. Please continue to visit www.playfootball.bc.ca or watch The Huddle for up-to-date information.

*FOR ALL PLAYERS ATTENDING A SESSION/TRYOUT*

Please fill out PLAYER INFORMATION section in this form and bring a copy with you to hand in during registration. DO NOT fill out the Player Evaluation - Testing section as that section will be filled in by a coach representing Football BC during your tryout.


Date and location set for 2012 Orange Helmet Awards Dinner

Football BC and the BC Lions have confirmed the date and location for the 2012 Orange Helmet Awards Dinner. The dinner, which will honour the 2011 provincial champions in amateur football, will be held on March 30, 2012 at the Westin Bayshore in Vancouver.

Details on ticket pricing and speaker information will be announced shortly.

*Thank you to those who submitted a nomination for the Community and Scholastic Coach of the Year, respectively. All nominations are currently being reviewed and the winning coaches in the two respective categories will be contacted shortly once a decision has been made.*

                    

Chin, Chungh added to World Team for 2012 International Bowl

The International Federation of American Football (IFAF) announced last Friday that an additional 24 players have been named to the World Team roster that will compete against Team USA at the 2012 International Bowl on February 1, 2012 in Austin, Texas. The 24 players include 15 Canadians, two of whom are from British Columbia.

Joining the World Team roster are linebacker Casey Chin (Port Moody) and offensive lineman Sukh Chungh (Port Coquitlam).

Chin recently completed his sophomore season with the SFU Clan where he was one of four linebackers named to the GNAC All-Conference second team. Prior to joining the Clan, Chin played High School Football with the New Westminster Hyacks.

Chungh is coming off his first season with the Hardy Cup winning Calgary Dinos and will be making his second appearance in the International Bowl after suiting up for the IFAF Team World in 2010 in Fort Lauderdale.

Chin and Chungh will be joining offensive lineman Matthias Goossen (Richmond) on the World Team. Goossen, who is coming off his sophomore campaign with the Clan that saw him named a GNAC First-Team All-Star, had previously been named to the World Team roster.

For more information on the 2012 International Bowl please visit http://internationalbowl2012.com/2012

UBC 2012 Football Camps schedule

The UBC Thunderbirds have released their schedule of upcoming camps in the 2012 calendar year. A full description of each camp along with costs and registration information can be found here.

The schedule is as follows:

January 28 (UBC): WR/DB/QB Camp (UBC Sports Camp) - www.camps.ubc.ca 

January 29 (UBC): RB /LB/DL/OL - Run Camp (UBC Sports Camp) - www.camps.ubc.ca 

February 11 (Victoria, Bear Mountain Stadium): TFA - "Best in the West" Passing Camp - www.ubcfootball.com 

May 4-6 (UBC): Football University Camp hosted by UBC - www.footballuniversity.org 

May 26-27 (Nanaimo/Courtney): TFA - "Best in the West" Camp - www.ubcfootball.com 

June 26 (Kamloops, Hillside Stadium): TFA - "Best in the West" Passing Camp - www.ubcfootball.com
                 

Jay Prepchuk Quarterbacks/Receivers Camps (with Geroy Simon); Offensive Line Camps (with Angus Reid); Defensive Line Camps (with Brent Johnson)

The schedule for Jay Prepchuk's Quarterbacks and Receivers Camps with BC Lions superstar Geroy Simon is now available. Please visit their website at http://jayprepchukquarterbackreceivercamps.com for all the info. Session 1 for the QBs and Receivers camps starts on January 11 and spots are limited.

Jay Prepchuk is also pleased to announce Offensive Line and Defensive Line camps with BC Lions stars Angus Reid and Brent Johnson, respectively, on April 23/25 and May 1/3 at Renfrew Park in Vancouver.

For more information please contact Jay Prepchuk at (604) 803-2473 or by email at jprepchuk@nvsd44.bc.ca

2012 Football Canada Coaches Association (FCCA) Convention - March 24-25, 2012

Football Canada, in partnership with CanadaFootballChat.com and the Ontario Football Alliance, will be hosting the 2012 Football Canada Coaches Association (FCCA) Convention on Saturday, March 24 through Sunday, March 25 at Corpus Christi Secondary School in Burlington Ontario.

The FCCA Convention is a coaching development opportunity which features presentations from minor, junior, Canadian and American university, as well as CFL and NFL coaches. NCCP workshops will also be conducted as part of the event.

A tentative schedule for the event can be seen here.

For more information, please visit www.FCCA.ca

                     

Big Kahuna Facebook Contest

The Big Kahuna Sport Co. is launching their first ever Facebook contest in search of what we are calling the 2011 Dream Team. When you go to www.facebook.com/BigKahunaSport you will have the chance to enter your team and tell us why 2011 was your dream season.

We want to hear your best story from last year. It could have been a year in which your team overcame adversity, a year where you had a perfect winning streak or championship run, or a Cinderella year where your team went above and beyond their expectations. Whatever the story is, and whatever the age group, we want to know.

Submit your story through our Facebook page between now and February 17th and Big Kuhuna Sport Co. will select the top five stories of 2011 and post them on our Facebook page. From there we will let our fans and your supporters vote and decide what teams deserves the coveted title of the 2011 Dream Team and the prize of $1000 MSRP of Adidas apparel.

The winner will be announced on March 26th so go to our Facebook page now (www.facebook.com/BigKahunaSport) to get all the details and enter your team to win.

May the best team win!

The Football Academy continues - sign up for the next session today!


Aspiring players aged 14 to 17 who want to receive high level football training are encouraged to take part in The Football Academy. Registration is on-going.

Football BC is supporting this program to enhance each players' skill set and performance on the field through proven techniques designed to improve each participants' 40-yard dash, pro agility, vertical, speed, acceleration, injury prevention as well as overall strength and fitness.

For more information, please download The Football Academy brochure.

NOTE: The Football Academy is an ongoing program (month to month). Please contact the location coordinator to register.

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

Here are some of the upcoming camps and events that are listed:
  • 2011 Football Academy with Football BC's Dino Geremia (various dates)
  • All-Star Football Camps for Grades 5-8 (various dates)
  • UBC 2011-12 Camps (various dates)
  • 2012 Jay Prepchuk Camps (various dates)

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