Football BC's The Huddle Newsletter
June 2012 | Issue #143  Governing Body for Amateur Football in BC

28th Annual Western Canadian All Star CLAN Football Camp gets underway this Friday

The 28th annual Western Canadian All Star CLAN Football Camp - the longest running full contact camp in Canada - gets underway this Friday, June 29 and runs through to Monday, July 2. The camp features on-field instruction as well as classroom work that focuses on game strategy and video review.

On-field practice will include both position-focused drills and group instruction and a "live" scrimmage on the final day. There is a comprehensive guide to the weekend on the SFU website at but some highlighted features are:

  • Over 15 hours of on-field instruction with a 12:1 player/coach ratio
  • Over 5 hours of class work including position meetings & video sessions
  • Strength & Conditioning sessions with SFU Strength Coach Derek Hansen
  • Full playbook provided in advance
  • T-shirt and Jersey for the players to take home
  • Personalized camp performance Report Card for each player
  • Focus on high-level, positive football experience

The cost for the camp is $375 per player however there are substantial discounts for group registrations. The cost for 20+ players is discounted to $200 and 40+ is down further to $175 per player (accommodations separate - the cost for accommodations is $185).

The food features a much-improved menu with multiple options and in sizable quantity that should satisfy all needs.

If you have any questions, please contact Dino Geremia at

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


Football BC mourns the passing of Dr. Barry Urness

Football BC would like to offer our condolences to the friends and family of Dr. Barry Urness and the entire Okanagan Sun organization following his passing last week.

Dr. Urness was a founding member of the Okanagan Sun Junior team in addition to his involvement in many other athletic endeavours in the Okanagan. He was a recipient of Kelowna's Man of the Year and, this past April, was received the Anita Tozer Award which is given to an individual or group in recognition of an extraordinary and positive contribution to the quality of life in Kelowna.

Dr. Urness also founded the Okanagan Sports Hall of Fame, where he will also be inducted shortly.

For more Dr. Urness and his passing, please click here.


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.

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.

UBC Thunderbirds to be featured on Shaw TV four times this season

Canada West Athletics and Shaw TV have announced their television schedule for the upcoming season. In total, eight live games will be featured this season along with both Hardy Cup semifinal games.

The UBC Thunderbirds and Saskatchewan Huskies will make the most appearances with four each. The Thunderbirds' first broadcast takes place during the season's second week when they pay a visit to Regina to face the Rams on Friday, September 7.

The full television broadcast schedule can be found here.

The full UBC Thunderbirds regular season schedule can be found here.


BC Lions kick off 2012 CFL season on Friday in Grey Cup rematch versus Winnipeg

Football BC would like to wish our community partners, the BC Lions, the best of luck as they kickoff their 2012 campaign this Friday night at BC Place Stadium hosting the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in a re-match of the 99th Grey Cup Final.

Kickoff is 7 pm. There will also be a special pregame ceremony featuring the raising of the 2011 Grey Cup Championship banner.

The Lions, under new head coach Mike Benevides, are looking to win back-to-back Grey Cup titles this season for the first time in franchise history.

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.

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:
  • 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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