Football BC's The Huddle Newsletter
July 2012 | Issue #144  Governing Body for Amateur Football in BC

Football BC Summer Office Hours

Starting Monday, July 9 and through until Friday, August 24, Football BC's office hours will be as follows.

Monday to Thursday: 10 am to 4 pm
Friday: 10 am to 12 pm

The best way to reach our office is by email at

BC Lions to induct Nick Hebeler and Rick Klassen into Wall of Fame this Friday night

After a history-making night in their home opener last Friday that saw Geroy Simon become the CFL's all-time pass receptions leader, the BC Lions have another special night on tap this Friday when they host the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and look to improve to a perfect a 2-0 record on the season.

The Lions will be inducting former DE Nick Hebeler and former DT Rick Klassen into their Wall of Fame.

Hebeler joined the Lions in 1979 following a collegiate career at Simon Fraser University playing 86 games over the course of seven seasons with the club. His best season was the 1982 campaign that saw him earn West Division All-Star and CFL All-Star honours after posting a career-high 14 sacks. Hebeler helped the Lions win a Grey Cup in his final season in orange and black before finishing his CFL career playing two seasons in Saskatchewan.

Klassen appeared in 142 games for the Lions in two separate stints from 1981-87 and 1989-90. He first joined the Lions for the 1981 season after a collegiate career at SFU. He helped the Lions reach two Grey Cup finals in 1983 and 1985. He was named the Most Valuable Canadian in the 1983 Grey Cup Final - an 18-17 loss to the Toronto Argonauts - but ended up capturing the grand prize in 1985 with a win over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. Klassen was a West Division All-Star in 1985 after recording eight sacks and a fumble recovery.

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Free, mandatory concussion education course codes now available for your club from Football BC

With the 2012 season fast approaching, Football BC would like to remind all its members of the updates to its concussion policy which now requires all coaches to complete a mandatory online course found at

Completion of the course will satisfy the yearly education program component of the Football BC concussion policy which was put into effect back in June 2010.

Each coach will receive a unique PIN number and password from their club team. PIN numbers and passwords should be requested from Football BC from the club's president or primary contact (such as a head coach) who can then forward the codes to the rest of their organization.  To request a code, visit, click "Request" and fill out the appropriate information in the form.

For more on Football BC's concussion policy, please click here.

Kamloops Community Big Kahuna Football Camp 2012

The Kamloops Community Big Kahuna Football Camp takes place at the Tournament Capital Centre in Kamloops from July 9 to 13.

The camp, for ages 10-13, features full contact drills and scrimmage situations and will be led by current Kalamalka Secondary School head coach Brad Yamaoka who will be working alongside Darryl Chow and Duncan Olthuis.

The cost of the camp is only $200 per player and equipment rental is available.

For more information, see the camp brochure.

Game Ready Fitness

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.

Game Ready will also provide assistance to Football BC with combines, Senior Bowl, Team BC, the annual Football BC Provincial Conference and the Play Football BC campaign which introduces the game to young, school-aged children for the first time in many cases.

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.

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:
  • 2012 NCCP Clinics (various dates)
  • All-Star Football Camp: Touchdown Makers! (various dates)

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