U-16 boys flag team brings silver medal home
The U-16 Team BC boys flag football team has brought the silver medal back to British Columbia from the 2013 Flag Football National Championship in Regina.
The boys were dominant throughout the tournament but fell by a slim 19-18 score in the gold medal final to Ontario. They finished the tournament with an overall record of six wins and one loss while out-scoring their opponents by a combined 206-62.
Drey Blair of Surrey was named the tournament's defensive MVP.
Meanwhile, the U-18 Team BC girls flag team concluded their tournament with a record of one win and six losses while placing in 4th place. They managed advance to the bronze medal game but fell 14-0 to Manitoba.
Football BC would like to congratulate both the boys team and the girls team for representing our province well on and off the turf.
Next year's Flag Football National Championships will take place in PEI.
Next steps for Team BC - FBU National Championship tryouts
Approximately 300 athletes took part in the tryouts last weekend for the FBU National Championship U-13, U-14, and U-15 tryouts that were held in Chilliwack and Burnaby.
With the tryouts now behind us, the coaching staffs of the respective teams will be making their decisions shortly to invite a select number of players to an upcoming training camp.
Keep watching Football BC's website for more information as the cut-down lists are announced.
Also, for those players who did not receive a t-shirt at the Burnaby tryouts, information on how they can receive one will be available shortly.
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.
BCFC Week 2 schedule - All games on Saturday, August 3
Valley Huskers vs Kamloops Broncos - 1 pm at Townsend Park
A pair of teams that suffered blowout losses in Week 1 will look to get into the win column this week. The Huskers dropped a 65-10 decision to the Sun last week while the Broncos were pounded 51-0 by the Rams.
Langley Rams vs Westshore Rebels - 4 pm at McLeod Athletic Park
The Rams will look to improve to 2-0 this week when they take on the Rebels in a re-match of last
year's playoff semi-final. The Rebels dropped a 35-10 decision to the Raiders last week to open their season
Okanagan Sun vs VI Raiders - 7 pm at Apple Bowl
The featured match of the week takes place in Kelowna with the Sun and Raiders both looking to improve their respective records to 2-0 in this re-match of last
year's playoff semi-final.
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)
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.
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.
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 email@example.com
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
For more information, visit www.gamereadyfitness.ca.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
today for the complete listing of camps and events in your area.
Here are some of the upcoming camps and events that are listed:
- Damon Allen High School Quarterback Challenge 2013 (Dec 13)
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