Football BC's The Huddle Newsletter
July 2012 | Issue #146  Governing Body for Amateur Football in BC

More NCCP courses added; Next scheduled courses for July 27-28 in New Westminster and Nanaimo

Football BC has added additional NCCP courses to its schedule. The list of upcoming courses is as follows:

NCCP Community Initiation (July 27 from 5 pm to 9 pm) - Centennial Community Centre in New Westminster

NCCP Intro to Competition (July 27 from 5 pm to 9 pm & July 28 from 8 am to 3 pm) - Centennial Community Centre in New Westminster

NCCP Community Initiation (July 27 from 5 pm to 9 pm) - Nanaimo Redmen Clubhouse in Nanaimo

NCCP Intro to Competition (July 27 from 6 to 9 pm & July 28 from 9 am to 4pm) - Nanaimo Redmen Clubhouse in Nanaimo

NCCP Community Initiation (August 27 from 5 pm to 9 pm) - Centennial Community Centre in New Westminster

Please note that times are subject to change.

Registration is now open at

The cost for taking the NCCP Community Initiation course is $85. The cost of taking the NCCP Intro to Competition course is $160.

If you are taking the NCCP Community Initiation course, you must complete the online version first at There is a cost of $39 for the online portion.

For more information about the NCCP course, please click here.

Meet and get an autograph from Geroy Simon this Saturday at Pastime Sports & Games at Central City Mall in Surrey

Would you like a chance to meet and get an autograph from the CFL's All-Time Receiving Yards leader and future Hall-of-Famer Geroy Simon of the BC Lions?

You can do so on Saturday, July 21 from 2 pm to 3:30 pm at Pastime Sports & Games located at the Central City Mall in Surrey (second to last stop on the Skytrain line).

The first autograph is free of charge. Additional autographs are by donation (minimum $10) with 100% of the proceeds going to support BC Amateur Football (Football BC).

If you don't have an item already, Pastime has many to choose from including photos, hats, jerseys, helmets, footballs and much more.

There will also be a raffle for an autographed Geroy Simon jersey with 100% of the money collected going to BC Amateur Football.

For more information on the event, click here

To visit Pastime Sports & Games' Facebook page, click here.

Register now for "Football 101 for Trainers" course

Football BC will be hosting four sessions of its "Football 101 for Trainers" course this August. The dates are as follows:

August 5 in Kelowna
August 12 in Nanaimo
August 19 in Langley
August 26 in Vancouver

There is a $10 charge for the course. Specific locations will be announced shortly as soon as they are confirmed. You can register online for these courses now by clicking here.

The program will cover the following topic areas:

Preseason Administration - medical forms, registration and concussion baseline testing

Kit Basics - taping and emergency medical supplies

On-field Protocols - coordinating medical personnel, roles and responsibilities

Common Football Injuries

Concussion Protocols - diagnosis and return-to-play

Conclusion - discussion period

BCFC Exhibition

The BCFC exhibition schedule opens this Saturday, July 21 with the Langley Rams hosting the Westshore Rebels at McLeod Stadium in Langley.

For more information, please visit


Lightning Safety Tips

Football BC would like to remind all our members to be cautious and safe this summer during all practices and games particularly when it comes to dealing with weather conditions.

Last week we presented tips on dealing with the heat which you can see by viewing our newsletter archive.

This week we offer some suggestions, taken from the Environment Canada website, on what to do if you find yourself caught outdoors in a lightning storm.
  • If you can hear thunder, you are within striking distance of lightning. Take shelter immediately, preferably in a house or all-metal automobile
  • Stay away from tall objects such as trees, poles, wires and fences
  • There is no safe place outdoors during a thunderstorm. Once in a safe location, remain there for 30 minutes after the last rumble of thunder is heard before resuming your outdoor activities
  • People who have been struck by lightning do not carry an electrical charge and can be safely handled, but victims may be suffering from burns or shock and should receive medical attention immediately
  • If you come across someone who has been struck, call for medical assistance immediately and, if breathing has stopped, administer mouth-to-mouth or cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR)

For more Lightning Safety information, visit Environment Canada's website.

Support the SFU Clan and book your foursome or single golfer for the 2012 SFU Football Alumni Golf Classic

Help support the SFU Clan Football team this season by being a part of the 2012 SFU Football Alumni Golf Classic Presented by Ceili's Irish Pubs and Restaurants.

The event takes place on Thursday, August 16 and is being hosted by the Westwood Plateau Golf and Country Club in Coquitlam.

For more information or to register, please visit

Jay Prepchuk Summer Quarterback Training

Any football organizations who are interested in Jay Prepchuk doing a QB Clinic/Camp for them this summer are asked to contact Jay at 604-803-2473 or

Coach Prepchuk is also available to do individual coaching sessions.

Coach Prepchuk's position camps with Geroy Simon (receiver), Angus Reid (offensive line), Brent Johnson (defensive line) and himself (quarterback) will resume in January 2013. Please check the Jay Prepchuk website at for details.

Jay Prepchuk is currently the head coach of the Handsworth Royals and will be serving as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach of the provincial under-18 team (Team BC) in early 2013 when the team takes part in a tournament at the All-American Bowl in San Antonio, Texas.

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.

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)
  • Football 101 for Trainers (various dates)
  • All-Star Football Camp: Touchdown Makers! (various dates)
  • SFU Alumni Golf Classic (August 16)

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