Football BC's The Huddle Newsletter
June 2012 | Issue #140  Governing Body for Amateur Football in BC

Football BC / BC Lions Play with the Pros returns Sunday, June 24

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

During the 2011 season, the Play with the Pros program involved more than 1,500 youth between the ages of 6 and 12.

The next Play with the Pros session will take place on Sunday, June 24 at the BC Lions practice facility located at 10605 City Parkway in Surrey.

To register your child, click here. For more information, call 604-930-5473.

When: Sunday, June 24 from 1 pm to 3 pm

Where: BC Lions Practice Facility (10605 City Parkway, Surrey)

What: Non-contact football clinic

Who: Boys and girls; ages 6-12

Attire: The clinic is run outdoors rain or shine so please dress accordingly. Grass cleats are ideal; however, running shoes will suffice.

Coquitlam Spider Monkeys crowned provincial U-18 Flag champions; Provincial Flag Championships for U-10, U-12, U-14 and U-16 goes this weekend in Kelowna

Last year the U-16 Coquitlam Falcons made British Columbia proud by capturing the national flag championship after first securing the provincial title to earn the right to represent the province.

Evidently they weren’t quite finished yet.

The U-18 Coquitlam Spider Monkeys, which boasts four players from last year’s Falcons’ team along with returning coaches Eddie Ferg and Paul Lancaster, took home this year’s provincial title at the championship held this past Sunday at Vancouver’s Carnarvon Park.

The members of the 2012 U-18 Spider Monkeys are Malcolm Lee, Tristan Sands, Chase Malcolm, Kevin Marshall, Jalen Jana, Jake Bye and Nick Landolt.

The BCCFA will crown four more flag champions this weekend at the Capital News Centre in Kelowna when the championships for the U-10, U-12, U-14 and U-16 divisions, respectively, are held.

The round robin pool play will start on Saturday, June 9 with the U-10 and U-14, respectively, getting underway at 9:15 am and the U-12 and U-16, respectively, starting at 10 am.

On Sunday, the playoffs and consolation play will get going at 9 am with the tournament closing and medal presentations slated for 2 pm.

For full details, visit

NCCP Intro to Comp and NCCP Community Initiation takes place this weekend at the Coast Capri Hotel in Kelowna

The next NCCP Community Initiation and NCCP Intro to Competition courses, respectively, take place this weekend (June 8-9) at the Coast Capri Hotel in Kelowna.

There is still time to register for this course. To do so, please email Ray Wheatley at

Please also note that the Community Initiation and Intro to Competition courses previously scheduled to be held over June 15-16 in Kamloops has now been cancelled. Please continue to visit Football BC’s website for more courses to be added to the schedule.

For complete details including information on course prerequisites for the Community Initiation course, click here.

Coaches are reminded that they must also complete Making Ethical Decisions – Online at

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.

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

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.

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.

North Shore "Wildcats" holding 50th year championship reunion

The North Shore "Wildcats" Juvenile Teams of 1962, 1963, 1964 and 1965 will be holding a 50th year championship reunion on Saturday, June 16, 2012 at the Capilano Rugby Club in West Vancouver from 11 am to 4 pm.

If you are interested in attending, please contact Larry Reda for further information at (604) 987-6340 or by email at

UBC 2012 Football Camps schedule

The UBC Thunderbirds have released their schedule of upcoming camps in the 2012 calendar year. Please visit for costs and information on all their camps.

The schedule is as follows:

June 23 (Kamloops, Valleyview High School): Best in the West Football Camp 

June 24 (Kelowna, Kelowna Secondary School): Best in the West Football Camp

For specific details on the Kamloops and Kelowna Camps, respectively, please visit our Events Calendar.

28th Annual Western Canadian All Star CLAN Football Camp

The 28th annual Western Canadian All Star CLAN Football Camp – the longest running full contact camp in Canada - gets underway on Friday, June 29 and runs through to Monday, July 2. The camp features:
  • Over 3 hours of on-field instruction, including position-focused drills and group instruction
  • Live scrimmage on the last day of camp
  • Complete the experience by choosing the Live In option – players stay in SFU Residents with chaperone supervision and all meals are included.

Registration is currently open. The cost for the camp is $375 and the cost for accommodations is $185 (please note that registration for camp and accommodations are separate).

This live in camp offers players a unique opportunity to experience life as a student athlete, while progressing towards their football goals and becoming stronger, faster and overall better athletes. Spaces are limited. Full details can be found at

To register click here or call 778-782-4965.

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:
  • Football BC / BC Lions Play with the Pros (June 24)
  • 2012 NCCP Clinics (various dates)
  • UBC 2011-12 Camps (various dates)
  • 28th Annual Western Canadian All Star CLAN Football Camp (June 29 – July 2)
  • North Shore "Wildcats" 50th anniversary championship reunion (June 16)
  • All-Star Football Camp: Touchdown Makers! (various dates)

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