Football BC's The Huddle Newsletter
July 2014 | Issue #246  Governing Body for Amateur Football in BC

Red River Cup - STARTS THIS SUNDAY!


The 2014 Red River Cup tournament gets underway this Sunday with both Team BC Blue and Team BC Orange seeing action.

Team BC Blue faces South Saskatchewan and Manitoba Black, while Team BC Orange takes on South Saskatchewan and North Saskatchewan all on Sunday.

On Wednesday, the second game day of the tournament, Team BC Blue battles Nova Scotia and North Saskatchewan while Team BC Orange will take on Nova Scotia and Manitoba Gold.

The full game schedule can be found on our dedicated Red River Cup page here.

We will post information on the live streaming feed on the Red River Cup page when it is available.


                    

Seattle Seahawks 12 Tour - July 4 & 5

The Seattle Seahawks 12 North Tour returns July 4-5 to Vancouver. The tour kicks off on Friday, July 4 at the Jack Poole Plaza at 6 pm with the Celebrity Flag Football Draft where fans will have the opportunity to meet the Sea Gals, Blitz and players.

On Saturday, July 5, Ambleside Park in West Vancouver will host the Play60 Family Fest featuring activities including the Jr. Sea Gals Clinic, Combine Stations, Play60 Zone, Inflatables, Fan Forum, Lombardi Trophy viewing and more!

For full details, click here.


The 2014 Russell Wilson Passing Academy - Saturday, July 5

Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson is bringing the Russell Wilson Passing Academy to Ambleside Park in West Vancouver on Saturday, July 5.

All positions and skills set are welcome, and no prior football experience is required. The camp is for ages 9 to 17 and runs from 9 am to 4 pm.

Camp activities include positional training, team-based drills, film room study, and fundamental training from some of the biggest stars in the NFL.

The cost for the one-day camp is $175. For more information, click here.

BC Lions Play with the Pros - Sunday, July 6

The BC Lions will be hosting a Play with the Pros session for kids ages 6 to 13 on Sunday, July 6 at their training facility in Surrey.

The Play with the Pros is a FREE initiative that involves Lions players teaching boys and girls the basics of football by having them participate in a non-contact skills clinic.

Online registration is required. For more details and to register, click here.


           

Team BC releases U18 cut-down roster

Team BC has released its initial cut-down roster for their U18 provincial tackle team to compete at the FBU International Showcase in late December/early January in San Antonio, Texas.

The players were selected from over 120 athletes that attended the Team BC May Long Weekend camp in the U18 category.

The cut-down roster is comprised of 61 players. The final roster, which is expected to be named in mid-December following one final evaluation camp, will consist of just 36 players.


Click here to see the U18 Team BC cut-down roster.


For the players who have been named to the cut-down roster, Football BC will be collecting a deposit shortly (amount TBD). The deposit amount will be applied to your final costs for participating in the tournament and will be fully refundable for those players who are not selected to the final roster.

For players who wish to solicit sponsorship funds from local businesses to help subsidize the cost of being involved with Team BC, they can email communications@playfootball.bc.ca to request a sponsorship letter.


Note from U18 Team BC Head Coach Jay Prepchuk:


Congratulations to all the players who have made it to the next level of U18 Team BC. There will be a few more cuts after our practice in early-to-mid December.

Please note that we may add more players from our Combine/Camp lists to this final cut-down day in mid-December based on injuries and team needs.

The plan for U18 Team BC is to travel to San Antonio between December 28 and January 4.

Keep training hard and be prepared for this Team BC experience and representing a proud tradition of football in British Columbia.

Good luck with your season!

                   

Concussion Policy Update


Football BC has updated its concussion policy for the 2014 season.

To see the changes as well as well as for more information on concussions, please visit our revamped Concussion Resources page.


Football BC Developmental Camp - Saturday, July 27

The Football BC Development Camp is open to all players who will be entering either Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7 or Grade 8 in September 2014.

The camp is free of charge to players who attended a Football BC Combine Series session in 2014. If you did not attend a Football BC Combine Series session in 2014, there is a $70 charge.

Date: July 27, 2014

Location: Burnaby Central Secondary School

Times:

- Grade 5/6 - 10 am to 12:30 pm (check-in at 9:30 am)

- Grade 7 - 1 pm to 3 pm (check-in at 12 pm)

-  Grade 8 - 3:30 pm to 6 pm (check-in at 3 pm)


To register, click here.

Gear up with Team BC!

Are you headed to Winnipeg to support Team BC at the Red River Cup tournament, or just want to show off your Team BC pride year round?

Pick up some Team BC gear from our official online store here

                  

Next NCCP Clinic goes July 25-26 in the Lower Mainland - Location TBD

NCCP Introduction to Competition - Football $160

For coaches that are coaching athletes from 13-18 years old. Coaches will learn fundamentals and structure to improve their confidence and competence as a coach. One of the key components is the Safe Contact which is most critical for the contact game of football. Required 12-hour clinic. Includes instruction, manual, workbook and future evaluation.


Modules include:

Planning a Practice
Teaching & Learning
Analyzing Performance
Making Ethical Decisions
Safe Contact
Position
O & D Systems


Schedule:

Lower Mainland - TBA
Friday July 25: 6 - 10 pm (please arrive at least a half hour before to check-in)

Saturday July 26: 9 - 5 pm 


Click here to register for all sessions.

Touchdown BC June Episode available now!

Touchdown BC returns in the off-season with monthly shows.

This month, we review the off-season so far with recaps of the Team BC-Team Europe U18 exhibition in Texas, recruit of BC players in the CIS and NCAA, UBC's landing of Victoria's Davis brothers, movements in the BCFC, an Orange Helmet Awards report, Senior Bowl recap, and a sit-down interview with new SFU Clan head coach Jacques Chapdelaine.

With Ryan Sullivan, Jim Mullin, Andrew Wadden and Alex Carrigan.

Click here to see June's episode.

Shaw TV airtimes:

Wednesday 7 pm

Thursday 6 am

Friday 3:30 pm & 11:30 pm

Also available on demand on YouTube.

        

Kim's Kickoff - Reminder for coaches to get their Making Head Way in Football training

Football BC's updated concussion policy requires all coaches to take Making Head Way in Football available online at www.coach.ca. In this week's blog, intern Hayley tells us all about the online concussion course having taken it herself.

See her latest entry here.

Bookmark her blog at http://kimskickoff.blogspot.ca and be sure to leave a comment!

       

CFC National 7-on-7 tournament - British Columbia


Canada Football Chat is running a 7-on-7 tournament series across Canada this summer.

The BC tournament will take place on Sunday, July 13 at Mercer Stadium in New Westminster. Maximum 12 teams.

Teams (12 players max) is $299 plus tax. Click here to register.

For any other information/questions, contact Darnell: bchsfb@hotmail.com.

Jay Prepchuk Summer Quarterback Camp

Jay Prepchuk's Summer Quarterback Camp takes place June 28-29 at Renfrew Park in Vancouver.

Space is limited to just 20 participants so register early.

For full details, click here.

Jay Prepchuk and New Directions Summer Football Camps


JAY PREPCHUK and NEW DIRECTIONS (the North Vancouver Spring Flag Football League) are teaming up to offer SUMMER FOOTBALL CAMPS once again.

Back by popular demand!! And offering two different weeks this summer.

WEEK ONE

When: Monday, July 7th to Friday, July 11th, 2014.

Where: WINDSOR SECONDARY TURF

Time: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Equipment required: Running shoes or cleats, shorts/t-shirt, mouthguard, sunscreen and a water bottle.


WEEK TWO

When: Monday, August 11th to Friday, August 15th, 2014

Where: WINDSOR SECONDARY TURF

Time: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm


AGES: OPEN to 6-14 year olds

COST: $149.00 payable online at the time of registration. Please contact us if online payment is an issue.


TO REGISTER:


July 7-11, 2014 - Camp Registration Link

August 11-15, 2014 - Camp Registration Link

OR visit www.northvanspringflag.com and choose "PICK A SITE", then click on the "JULY" OR "AUGUST" CAMP DATE to see "REGISTER A PLAYER".


These second annual coed camps are for players born between 2000-2008. The camps each run for one week and are for new and/or experienced players. Players will be taught positional football skills and development. We will finish each day with a flag football tournament.

Please register ASAP. Don't miss out!!

For further information please contact:

Lisa/Wayne at northvanspringflag@gmail.com 

UBC Pre-Season Football Skills Camp


This skills camp takes place on Sunday, August 10 at UBC Thunderbird Stadium from 10 am to 4 pm.
This camp will focus on developing the fundamentals at each position. The camp is divided into two separate focus areas; a) Run (OL/DL/RB/LB) & b) Pass (WR/DB/QB). During the online registration process players will have the choice to be in the Run focused camp or the Pass focused camp.

The camp will consist of 3 practices (2 on-field & 1 classroom) over a 6 hour period. On field skills will be taught and full equipment is required for these practices. The classroom session will include a breakdown of the film that is taken in the morning sessions and will be highly personalized in terms of feedback.

Lunch and Camp Jerseys will be provided for each player.

The cost is $99 per player (team rate available for 10+ players). The camp is split into two age groups: Junior (ages 12 - 14) and Senior (15 - 17).

Register online at www.ubcfootball.com/camps.

                

Support Team BC with our Football BC - Schnitzer Scrap Metal Drive Fundraiser

Football BC is asking the football community to join us in a fundraiser that will allow our entire football community to help raise money for all six of our Team BC programs as well as enable us to deliver more of our "Play Football" programs in elementary schools.

Supporting our program is easy. Simply deliver any scrap metal you may have to one of the following locations and be sure to mention that you are contributing to the "Football BC Scrap Drive."


Schnitzer Victoria
307 David St.
Victoria, BC - V8T 5C1

Schnitzer Duncan
3015 Boys Rd.
Duncan, BC - V9L 6W4

Schnitzer Cassidy
13271 Trans Canada Hwy.
Cassidy, BC - V9G 1L8

Schnitzer Campbell River
5551 Duncan Bay Rd.
Campbell River, BC - V9H 1N6

Schnitzer Surrey
12195 Musqueam Dr.
Surrey, BC - V3V 3T2


If you would like to volunteer with setting up, monitoring and collecting scrap metal during our Combine Series, please contact Dino Geremia at dinogeremia@shaw.ca.



Game Ready

A complete athletic development program for athletes from ages 6-18 years old.

Game Ready has programs in several locations across the province making it easier for all players to prepare themselves for Combines and camps next season.

Game Ready offers year-round strength and conditioning, as well as weekly football specific skills camps led by pros that live in our communities!

Programs and Camps start in January 2014.

Champions are BUILT not born! Be prepared, be Game Ready!
www.gamereadyfitness.ca

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

FBU 2014 Camp Schedule

Football University has released their 2014 camp schedule. Click here to see their schedule.

                       

All Star Camps/Game Ready - Touchdown Makers

Dates: July 28 to August 1, 2014
Time: 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
Location: Burnaby Central Secondary School

All Star Camps with Game Ready and Football BC present Touchdown Makers for ages 8 to 16.
  • Non contact camp
  • Speed & Agility
  • Develop all football skills: passing, catching, blocking, tackling
  • Competitive drills: 1 on 1, 7 on 7

Coaches:

Will Loftus (2X Grey Cup Champion, Game Ready)
 
Dino Geremia (20+yrs experience as University Coach, Provincial Technical Director)

Coaches include provincial coaches, CFL current & ex-players, current University players.

Register online at www.allstarcamps.ca.

2014 Western Mustangs High School Football Camp


The Western Mustangs High School Football Camp runs from August 15 to 17 at TD Stadium at Western University in London, Ontario.

For more details on this camp, please click here.

Grandview Printing discount for Football BC members

Are you looking for a company to design posters, programs or do all sorts of printing?

Grandview Printing offers a 10% discount to all Football BC members

Visit their website at www.grandviewprinting.com to learn more about their services.

       

Football BC and Sandman Hotel partners up to offer great rates for members

Football BC and Sandman Hotels have partnered up to offer all Football BC members access to discounted rates with Sandman and Sandman Signature hotels across British Columbia.

To access these special rates, follow these directions:

1. Go to www.sandmanhotels.ca 

2. Select your preferred property in BC

3. Under "Access Code" and "Corporate Code" type in "footballbc"

4. Select your preferred dates and enjoy the discounted rates!


The Sandman and Sandman Signature are Canadian owned and operated.

         

Football BC elementary school skills program

Football BC's elementary school skills program is open to all school aged children and is conducted during regular school hours usually as part of P.E. class.

This program allows kids to learn basic football skills from Football BC coaches as well as volunteer players from local high schools.

Click here to see the promo video for the program.

For more information or to schedule a session for your school, please contact Football BC Technical Director Dino Geremia at 604-816-5157 or dinogeremia@shaw.ca.

      

BC Football Hall of Fame seeking nominations for the Class of 2015

Nominations are welcomed for the 2015 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.


               

Subscribe to Sportsnet Magazine and support Football BC

Football BC and Sportsnet have partnered to offer all Football BC members and supporters an amazing deal.

For just $30 plus tax, you will receive 26 issues of Sportsnet magazine - Canada's only national magazine for Canadian sports fans - with $10 of that going directly to Football BC in support of our developmental programs.

You will also receive FREE access to Sportsnet's Tablet and Digital subscription as part of your purchase.

To subscribe now, please click here.
        

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:
  • 2014 NCCP Clinics (various dates)
  • Game Ready (various dates)
  • The 2014 Russell Wilson Passing Academy (July 5)
  • BC Lions Play with the Pros (July 6)
  • Jay Prepchuk and New Directions Summer Football Camps (July/August)
  • UBC Pre-Season Football Skills Camp (August 10)


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