Football BC's The Huddle Newsletter
January 2013 | Issue #170  Governing Body for Amateur Football in BC

Team BC dominates competition at the inaugural FBU International Games

Team BC's adventure at the inaugural FBU International Games is now in the books and it was clear the boys representing British Columbia, not to mention Canada, at the games were the class of the tournament in San Antonio, Texas.

Team BC won both of its games at the tournament - the only team to go undefeated at the event - defeating Europe 49-14 in their first game at Heroes Stadium and stunning the hosts and hometown favourites USA by a 38-18 in their final game at the Alamodome.

Following the tournament, Team BC head coach Tom Kudaba issued a letter to all Team BC members which can be read here.

Football BC's website provided comprehensive coverage of the team throughout the tournament and you can read all the archives of the news from the week - including the game recaps of the wins over Europe and the USA - on our dedicated Team BC page.

To see photos of Team BC throughout the FBU International Games, visit our Facebook page.

Football BC would like to congratulate Team BC on completing a very successful tournament. For all those interested in being a part of Team BC this upcoming year, see the Provincial Evaluation schedule to find a tryout session near you. All players born in 1996 and 1997 are eligible for the upcoming Team BC.



2013 Team BC team photo






Members of Team BC celebrate with the Canadian flag 
following their 38-18 win over USA

Community roots on Team BC

Each player on Team BC proudly represented the province of British Columbia while at the FBU International Games. The players also proudly represented their respective current programs, as well as the respective programs where that they went through growing up.

Thirty-one of the 36 players on Team BC have roots in Community football. Below is the list of all players from Team BC and the program(s) that they proudly represented while at the FBU International Games:

Michael Beck (Coquitlam Minor/Terry Fox Ravens)

Gurtaj Bhangu (Chilliwack Huskers/Abbotsford Collegiate)

Jordan Chin (Coquitlam Minor/NWSS Hyacks)

Marcus Davis (Victoria Renegades/Mt. Douglas Rams)

Brian Dowds (Victoria Renegades/Mt. Douglas Rams)

Chae-Cody Faickney (Nanaimo Redmen)

Brodik Henderson (Westshore/Belmont Bulldogs)

Kent Hicks (Abbotsford Falcons/RBSS Timberwolves)

Taylor Hinton (Abbotsford Falcons/WJ Mouat Hawks)

Maleek Irons (Chilliwack Minor/WJ Mouat Hawks)

Peter Kilberg (White Rock Titans)

Christian Krause (Victoria Renegades/Mt. Douglas Rams)

Sheriden Lawley (Abbotsford Falcons/WJ Mouat Hawks)

Mark Lego (North Delta Minor/Seaquam Seahawks)

Brayden Lenius (Carson Graham Eagles)

Nathan Lund (Coquitlam Minor/Centennial Centaurs)

Brad Lyons (Coquitlam Minor/Terry Fox Ravens)

Ashton MacKinnon (Victoria Renegades/Mt. Douglas Rams)

Liam Mahara (South Delta Rams/Vancouver College Fighting Irish)

David Mann (South Delta Sun Devils)

Jeremy McLean (White Rock Titans)

Brock Mould (Ballenas Whalers)

Elliott Nelson (Burnaby Lions/STMC Knights)

Liam O’Brien (Oceanside Titans/Ballenas Whalers)

Denis Olivera (South Delta Rams/South Delta Sun Devils)

Andrew Pauls (Westside Warriors/Vancouver College Fighting Irish)

Nico Repole (STMC Knights)

Kyle Sagmoen (Terry Fox Ravens)

Cameron Spence (Westside Huskies/Mt. Boucherie Bears)

Mason Swift (Victoria Renegades/Mt. Douglas Rams)

Curtis Urlacher (Westside Huskies/Mt. Boucherie Bears)

Dante Vigini (Coquitlam Minor/STMC Knights)

Adrial Sellers (Meadow Ridge Knights/Terry Fox Ravens)

Kevin Wiens (Mission Niners/Mission Roadrunners)

Zach Wilkinson (Coquitlam Minor/Mt. Douglas Rams)

Carter Young (Mt. Boucherie Bears)



 

Current BCCFA players from left to right: Jeremy McLean, Peter Kilberg, Chae-Cody Faickney



 

Current BCCFA players Peter Kilberg, Chae-Cody Faickney and Jeremy McLean pose with Community coach and VMFL Spring Flag coordinator, Doug Pauls

Mark your calendar: Provincial Evaluation schedule for 2013

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

There are three age categories for evaluations: Prep to be the Best (ages 14-15), Team BC (ages 16-17 *born in 1996 or 1997*) 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

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 http://gamereadyfitness.ca/calendar.

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 gamereadyfitness.ca 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.

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 www.vmfl.ca.

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.  (Please note that the Vancouver camp previously scheduled for January 13 has now been pushed back to January 27).

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 www.ubcfootball.com/camps

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 www.jayprepchukquarterbackreceivercamps.com.

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:
  • 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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