Football BC's The Huddle Newsletter
June 2012 | Issue #142  Governing Body for Amateur Football in BC

Team BC cuts roster down to 52 players

Team BC has announced its latest round of cuts following the Victoria Day Long Weekend camp. The roster has now been trimmed to 52 players which breaks down to nine defensive backs, eight defensive linemen, seven linebackers, eight offensive linemen, five quarterbacks, six running backs and nine receivers.

The full list of players that currently remain in contention for a spot on Team BC can be found here.

Players who are on the list will receive further communication shortly on what the next step of the process is, which will include a camp later in the year where the team will be further trimmed to its final playing roster.

Team BC will be competing in early January 2013 in San Antonio, Texas facing fellow under-18 All Star teams from the U.S. and internationally as part of the All-American Bowl Week.

For more information including a statement from Team BC head coach Tom Kudaba, please click here.

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

Play with the Pros, supported by BC Egg, 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, visit 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.


UBC Football hosts Best of the West camps in Kamloops and Kelowna this weekend

UBC Football will be hosting their Best of the West Camps at Valleyview High School in Kamloops (June 23) and Kelowna Secondary School in Kelowna (June 24) this weekend.

More information on these camps can be found at or by contact Paul Orazietti at

The camps are open for both Junior (12-14) and Senior (15-17) players and the coaching lineup features: Shawn Olson (UBC Head Coach), Jamie Stoddard (UBC Rec Coach), Scott Rintoul (UBC Rec Coach), Paul Orazietti (UBC RB Coach), Jerome Erdman (UBC Defensive Coordinator) and Chris Hoople (UBC DB Coach).

The camp is open to QBs, RECs, DBs, LBs and RBs and costs $89 which includes lunch and a jersey.

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.

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.


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.

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)
  • 28th Annual Western Canadian All Star CLAN Football Camp (June 29 - July 2)
  • All-Star Football Camp: Touchdown Makers! (various dates)

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