Football BC's The Huddle Newsletter
June 2013 | Issue #191  Governing Body for Amateur Football in BC

Football BC announces 56-player cut-down roster for U-18 Team BC

Football BC has announced the list of 56 players who have advanced to the final cut-down stage of tryouts for the U-18 Team BC.

The players who have been named to the U-18 Team BC cut-down roster will be invited to take part in a final mini-camp during December. At the end of the December camp, the final roster of 36 players will be selected to compete at the 2014 FBU International Games in San Antonio, Texas.

To see the players who were named to the team, click here.


Registration is now open for U-16 Team BC players invited to compete at the Red River Cup

Registration is now open for the 40 players that were selected to be part of the U-16 Team BC that will compete at the 2013 Red River Cup at Investors Group Field in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

The total cost for participation is $1,700. This includes tournament fees, flights, accommodations, meals and player clothing packages (including game jerseys).

To register and confirm your spot by paying, please go to: The deadline to register is Friday, June 14.

Players are also asked to fill out the Athlete Information Form and email a scanned copy to as well as email a scanned copy of their photo identification (passport or government-issued photo identification) as well.

The list of players selected to the team can be found here. 

For more information on U-16 Team BC, visit our dedicated page.

For more information on the Red River Cup, visit


2013 BCCFA Provincial Flag championships goes this weekend in Kelowna

Provincial flag champions in the under-10, under-12, under-14 and under-16 divisions, respectively, will be crowned this weekend at the Capital News Centre in Kelowna, BC.

The action gets under at 9 am on Saturday, June 8 with round robin pool play in the morning and the first two playoff rounds plus fill-tiered consolation play for all teams not advancing through to the championship brackets of play in the afternoon.

On Sunday, starting at 9 am, the final three championship playoff rounds will take place along with full age division tiered consolations play.

Catch the U-14 and U-16 semi-finals and finals live online at

All teams will play a full schedule of games of games on both Saturday and Sunday. Teams are asked to visit the Master Scoreboard after completion of Qualifying Preliminary playoff game to determine the time and location of your team's next games.

This year's U-16 boys provincial champions will be advancing to Football Canada's National Flag Football Championship in Regina, Saskatchewan from July 25 to 28, 2013.


Tryouts for BC under-18 girls flag team is this Saturday in Kelowna

Tryouts for the U-18 provincial flag football girls will take place thus Saturday, June 8 at 5:30 pm on Field #5 at the Capital News Centre in Kelowna.

Players who are selected will represent BC at the U-18 Girls Football Canada National Flag Football Championship in Regina, Saskatchewan from July 25 to 28.

In order to be eligible, the girls must be a resident of BC and born in 1996 or later.

For those selected, the entry fee is $300 per player and covers flights, transfers, housing & meals plus a Football BC clothing kit.


Congratulations to the Coquitlam Tiger-Cats - U-19 Provincial Flag Champions

Football BC would like to congratulate members of the Coquitlam Tiger-Cats and their head coach, Marc Beswick, for being crowned the 2013 U-19 Provincial Flag champions at the event that took place this past Sunday at Hugh Boyd Park in Richmond.

The members of the winning team are: Kyle Miller, Jordan Chin, Jordan Kennedy, Conner McKee and Brad Lyons.


Touchdown BC!

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 this video for an intro to Touchdown BC!

Also check out this Touchdown BC feature on Team BC's U-16 at the 2013 May Training Camp.


Football BC to field three teams in FBU National Championship tournament; Register for tryouts now!

Football BC is excited to announce that, in addition to the expansion of our Team BC program with the addition of a U-16 team, we will be fielding three teams in the FBU National Championship.

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.

Football BC will be fielding teams at the U-13 (6th grade), U-14 (7th grade) and U-15 (8th grade) divisions, respectively. All three teams will be selected from players who attend one of the two tryout sessions that are coming up in late July.

For full details on age criteria and to register for an upcoming tryout session, please visit Football BC's website.


Next Intro to Comp scheduled in Kelowna for June 22-23

NCCP Introduction to Competition - Football
(required for coaching athletes 13-18)

Okanagan Sun Clubhouse, Kelowna

June 22 (9 am to 4:30 pm) & June 23 (9 am to 1 pm)

Cost: $160

Register for these courses online now at

*Note: All interior coaches from Merritt to Revelstope can apply to PacificSport for full reimbursement of the clinic fee - including manuals - by providing a receipt to PacificSport.

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 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.

Jay Prepchuk Summer QB camp

Jay Prepchuk will be holding his Summer QB camp on June 22-23 at Renfrew Park in Vancouver. The camp, coached by Prepchuk and Jon Roney (University of Waterloo QB), is limited to 20 participants.

The cost is $200.

For more information, click here.

BC Football Hall of Fame seeking nominations for the Class of 2013

Nominations are welcomed for the 2013 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 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 2013

For more information, visit

Program descriptions:

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 St., Vancouver)

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 or 604-816-5157.

Simon Fraser Western Canadian All Star Camp

The annual Simon Fraser Western Canadian All Star Camp will take place from July 3-6 at Simon Fraser University.

This full-contact camp prepares athletes to be the best they can be through the highest quality instruction in a fun and positive environment. The staff consists of SFU coaches as well as guest coaches and there will be six practices over the course of camp culminating in a controlled game on the last day.

The camp is open to players from age 9 - 17. The cost of the camp is $375 for commuters and $560 for live-in. Single day attendance is $90.

Contact Camp Coordinator Nick Lucey at or 778-782-7690. For more information, see the brochure.

Register now at

UBC T-Birds Football Pass & Run Fundamentals Camps 2013

The UBC Thunderbirds have released their camp schedule for 2013.

Camps will be held in a number of locations including Vancouver, Vancouver Island and Kelowna.  

All camps are for players aged 12-17 and include lunch, jersey and individual assessment.

To see a full list of all the camps, please visit Football BC's Events Calendar page.

For more information and to register for an upcoming UBC Football camp, please visit

Lawyer Milloy & Golden Tate Football Camp

The Lawyer Milloy and Golden Tate Football Camp will be taking place from July 14-17, 2013 at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington. 

Campers learn from outstanding veteran college and high school coaches and the staff is complimented with Lawyer Milloy and Golden Tate and current and/or former members of the Seattle Seahawks. 

Campers are grouped by age, position, ability and experience to allow coaches to progressively teach basic and advanced techniques to best benefit each group. Campers are taught at an approximately 10:1 ratio. 

Campers receive 6 hours of instruction each day. 

For more information, click here.

Sign up by December 15 and receive a $50 discount off of the Lawyer Milloy / Golden Tate Football camp. Use promo code [Team2013] to receive this discount. Visit their website to register or call 301-575-9400. 

Fraser Health - Brain Injury Film Festival presents "Head Games"

The Brain Injury Program in Fraser Health is running a film festival in June as part of Brain Injury Awareness Month.

On Tuesday, June 18 at 7 pm they will be presenting Head Games - a documentary dealing with concussions and based on the book written by former Ivy League football player and wrestler Christopher Nowinski.

The festival takes place over four Tuesdays at Douglas College in New Westminster.

For more information on the Brain Injury Film Festival and their full list of movies, visit their Facebook page.

For more on the documentary Head Games, visit

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

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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:
  • 2013 Jay Prepchuk Summer QB camp (June 22-23)
  • 2013 UBC T-Birds 1st Annual 7 on 7 Team Passing Camp (July 12-13)
  • 2013 Simon Fraser Western Canadian All Star Camp 
    (July 3-6)
  • Lawyer Milloy & Golden Tate Football Camp 
    (July 14-17, 2013)
  • Damon Allen High School Quarterback Challenge 2013 (Dec 13)

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