Football BC's The Huddle Newsletter
July 2013 | Issue #197  Governing Body for Amateur Football in BC

U-16 Team BC captures gold at the 2013 Red River Cup

In their first-ever appearance at the Red River Cup tournament, Team BC has walked away as champions after defeating the previously undefeated Winnipeg West 34-21 in the gold medal game this past Saturday.

Team BC was led by a standout effort by DL Zackari Vint (Kelowna Owls) in the final contest. Vint had six tackles, an interception for a touchdown and a fumble recovery for a touchdown. He was named Game MVP for his efforts.

RB Alexsander Akpata also rushed for two touchdowns while REC Taylor Pencer had a catch reception for a touchdown.

Re-live all the action from what was an incredibly week in Winnipeg for Team BC by visiting the Team BC page.

For more videos and photos of Team BC at the Red River Cup, visit our Facebook page.


     

Register now for Team BC U-13, U-14 and U-15 tryouts for the FBU National Championship

The FBU National Championship is a 64-team tournament that plays off in regional brackets and ends up with the final four competing in the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas during the week of the US Army All American Bowl game.

Football BC will be fielding teams at the U-13 (6th grade), U-14 (7th grade) and U-15 (8th grade) divisions, respectively. All three teams will be selected from players who attend one of the two tryout sessions that are coming up in late July.

For full details on age criteria and to register for an upcoming tryout session, please visit Football BC's website.


                

Next Intro to Comp course scheduled for Chilliwack in August

The upcoming course schedule can be found below.

NCCP Introduction to Competition - Football

(required for coaching athletes 13-18)

Chilliwack

Dates TBD

Cost: $160

Register for all upcoming NCCP courses online at   http://playfootball.bc.ca/nccp_registrations.


Reminder for all coaches:

Once a coach has completed a clinic and has a NCCP #, they must take the online Making Ethical Decisions exam at http://www.coach.ca/elearning-s13846. If a coach has received an NCCP # from the completion of any NCCP course with football or another sport, they will be able to take Making Ethical Decisions.

Touchdown BC!

Football BC is proud to launch its new show, Touchdown BC!

Hosted by Jim Mullin, Touchdown BC will run from September through the end of November on Shaw TV. On-going clips will also be available on Youtube as well.

Touchdown BC is all about amateur football in British Columbia and will cover everything from University to Junior to Community to High School football.

Check out the newest videos by visiting our Touchdown BC page.

         

Football BC announces 56-player cut-down roster for U-18 Team BC

Football BC has announced the list of 56 players who have advanced to the final cut-down stage of tryouts for the U-18 Team BC.

The players who have been named to the U-18 Team BC cut-down roster will be invited to take part in a final mini-camp during December. At the end of the December camp, the final roster of 36 players will be selected to compete at the 2014 FBU International Games in San Antonio, Texas.

To see the players who were named to the team, click here.


           

Jay Prepchuk and New Directions Summer Football Camp 2013

This first annual coed camp runs from July 22 to July 26 at the William Griffin Turf in North Vancouver (9 am to 12 pm each day) and is for players born between 1999 and 2004. The camp runs for one week and is for new and/or experienced players.

Players will be taught positional football skills and development and will finish each day with a flag football tournament.

The cost is $149. Space is limited.

For more details, click here.

Jay Prepchuk QB-Receiver Throwing Sessions - Wednesday nights at Renfrew Park starting June 26

Jay Prepchuk will be holding weekly QB-Receiver throwing sessions every Wednesday night at Renfrew Park from 7 pm to 8:30 pm starting June 26.

The camps will featured a qualified receiver coach working with the receivers doing skill work and running routes with the quarterbacks throwing to them.

The cost is $40. Please contact Jay Prepchuk at jprepchuk@nvsd44.bc.ca or call 604-903-3614 if you wish to attend.

BC Football Hall of Fame seeking nominations for the Class of 2014

Nominations are welcomed for the 2014 Inductions to the BC Football Hall of Fame.

Categories include: Athlete (both amateur and professional), Builder, Pioneer, Media and Teams (both amateur and professional).

The Hall is looking for worthy candidates from across the province of British Columbia, especially in the amateur categories.

Please visit their website at www.bcfootballhalloffame.com and click on "Nominations" for more details and the opportunity to put forward the names of your nominees.

Your assistance will enable the BC Football Hall of Fame to continue to celebrate those who have contributed greatly to the sport of football in our province.


               

Game Ready Fitness 2013




For more information, visit www.gamereadyfitness.ca.


Program descriptions:

Junior Varsity Program (8-13 years)

Starts April 2. Begins in Vancouver with Dino Geremia. (Note: This program is ongoing and will continue every month).

The program for this age group is aimed at improving physical strength while preparing muscles, joints and tendons for the demands of sports. Emphasis is placed on proper running and movement techniques, change of direction, agility and muscular endurance all aimed at injury prevention. Weightlifting is not emphasized, but rather body weight resistance. All sports welcome.

Tuesday & Thursdays. 6:15 pm to 7:15 pm. $99. Core Cardio Studio (3433 East Hastings St., Vancouver)


Varsity Program (14-18 years)

Starts April 2. Ongoing outdoor speed and agility.

Tuesday & Thursdays. 6:15 pm to 7:15 pm.

Plus Strength Training. Tuesday/Thursdays (7:30 pm to 8:30 pm) and Saturdays (11:15 am to 12:15 pm).

$249 per month.


For more information, please contact Dino Geremia at dinogeremia@shaw.ca or 604-816-5157.


Damon Allen High School Quarterback Challenge 2013

The Damon Allen High School Quarterback Challenge has been postponed to Friday, December 13.

The event will be held at the Richmond Olympic Oval.

The event is open to all high school-aged quarterbacks and participants have an opportunity to win a scholarship.

To register, visit www.damonallen.ca/hsqbc.

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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:
  • Jay Prepchuk/New Directions Summer Camp 
    (July 22-26)
  • Damon Allen High School Quarterback Challenge 2013 (Dec 13)

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