Football BC's The Huddle Newsletter
January 2013 | Issue #169  Governing Body for Amateur Football in BC

Football BC holiday office closures

The Football BC office will reopen on Tuesday, January 8. Phone messages left will be returned following our closure.

To reach us during the closure, please email


Team BC's FBU International Games opener on Thursday to be webcast

Team BC will play their first game at the FBU International Games this Thursday against Europe at Heroes Stadium in San Antonio, Texas.

Kickoff is at 5 pm CST (3 pm PST).

This game will be streamed live online at

Football BC is providing daily updates on Team BC during their FBU International Games adventure. Follow Team BC up to and including Saturday's finale by visiting Football BC's website.

Team BC's final game at the FBU International Games goes on Saturday versus Team USA at the Alamodome. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:15 pm CST (5:15 pm PST). Webcast information for this game will be made available on Football BC's website if/when it is confirmed.


Game Ready Fitness sign up schedule for 2013

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.

The sign up period for this year goes from January 2 to 7. To see a schedule of the sign-up locations, please visit

Game Ready Fitness are especially recommended for players who are looking to attend one of Football BC's upcoming provincial evaluations (Prep to be the Best, Football BC tryout and Senior Bowl tryout) as they can help you prepare and be at your very best for these evaluations. Game Ready Fitness is highly recommended by Football BC Technical Director Dino Geremia.

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.

Mark your calendar: Provincial Evaluation schedule for 2013

Football BC has released its tentative provincial evaluation schedule for 2013.

All evaluations will include testing (40-yard dash, 10-yard dash, standing broad jump, T-test) as well as a skills portion (individual, 1-on-1's, skelly).

Information on costs and registration will be available shortly.

There are three age categories for evaluations: Prep to be the Best (ages 14-15), Team BC (ages 16-17) and Senior Bowl (for players currently in grade 12 who will be graduating in June 2013).

For Team BC and Senior Bowl, the evaluations also serve as part of the tryout process to attend the Team BC identification camp and the Senior Bowl camp, respectively.

The tentative schedule is as follows: (schedule subject to change)

Sunday, February 10 
Nanaimo (Location TBD)

Monday, February 11 (Family Day)
Richmond Olympic Oval, Richmond (Time TBD)

Sunday, February 17
Capital News Centre, Kelowna

*March 1-3
The Charles Jago Northern Sports Centre (UNBC), Prince George

*An NCCP course will also be offered this weekend

Save the date: 2013 Orange Helmet Awards Dinner

The 2013 Orange Helmet Awards Dinner, recognizing the 2012 Provincial Champions of amateur football in British Columbia, will be held on Friday, April 19, 2013 at The Westin Bayshore in Vancouver.

Ticket information as well as details on the keynote speaker will be announced at a later time.

Please save the date and come help us celebrate the 2012 provincial champions and support amateur football in British Columbia by attending this first-class event that is hosted annual by the BC Lions.


Reminder that all Starbowl players and BC High School All-Stars receive automatic invitations to annual Football BC Senior Bowl camp

The VMFL has named their Starbowl rosters for the Bantam and Midget divisions, respectively.

See the full rosters on their website at

The BC High School MVPs and All-Stars have also been announced. The full list can be found here.

As a reminder, all players currently in their grade 12 year who will be graduating in June that have been named to either the Starbowl or were a BC High School Football MVP/All-Star in 2012 will receive an automatic invitation to the 2013 Football BC Senior Bowl camp.

The 2013 Senior Bowl camp information will be announced shortly. Tryout dates for the 2013 Senior Bowl camp for players will also be announced shortly.

UBC T-Birds Football Pass & Run Fundamentals Camps 2013

The UBC Thunderbirds have released their camp schedule for 2013.

Camps will be held in a number of locations including Vancouver, Vancouver Island and Kelowna.

All camps are for players aged 12-17 and include lunch, jersey and individual assessment.

To see a full list of all the camps, please visit Football BC's Events Calendar page.

For more information and to register for an upcoming UBC Football camp, please visit

Lawyer Milloy & Golden Tate Football Camp

The Lawyer Milloy and Golden Tate Football Camp will be taking place from July 14-17, 2013 at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington. 

Campers learn from outstanding veteran college and high school coaches and the staff is complimented with Lawyer Milloy and Golden Tate and current and/or former members of the Seattle Seahawks. 

Campers are grouped by age, position, ability and experience to allow coaches to progressively teach basic and advanced techniques to best benefit each group. Campers are taught at an approximately 10:1 ratio. 

Campers receive 6 hours of instruction each day. 

For more information, click here.

Sign up by December 15 and receive a $50 discount off of the Lawyer Milloy / Golden Tate Football camp. Use promo code [Team2013] to receive this discount. Visit their website to register or call 301-575-9400. 

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Jay Prepchuk Position Camps

Jay Prepchuk's position camps are back for 2013

The dates for the QB/Receiver Camp (with Jay Prepchuk and Geroy Simon) are as follows:

Session 1: JAN 16, 23, 30 & Feb 6 at Burnaby 8-Rinks
Session 2: FEB 13, 20, 27 & MAR 6 at Burnaby 8-Rinks
Session 3: April 30 & May 2 at Renfrew Park, Vancouver
Session 4: May 6 & 8 at Renfrew Park, Vancouver

The dates for the O-Line/D-Line Camp (with Angus Reid and Brent Johnson) are as follows:

Session 1: APR 30 & MAY 2 at Renfrew Park, Vancouver
Session 2: MAY 6 & 8 at Renfrew Park, Vancouver

See the brochures and registration forms for the camps here.

For more information, please visit Jay's website at

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:
  • 2013 NCCP Clinics (various dates)
  • 2013 UBC T-Birds Football Pass & Run Fundamentals Camps (various dates)
  • 2013 Jay Prepchuk Position Camps (various dates)
  • 2013 Orange Helmet Awards Dinner (April 19)
  • Lawyer Milloy & Golden Tate Football Camp (July 14-17, 2013)

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