Football BC's The Huddle Newsletter
June 2013 | Issue #192  Governing Body for Amateur Football in BC

Deadline to register for invited U-16 Team BC players is this Friday, June 14

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 deadline to register and confirm your spot is this Friday, June 14! To register, please go to: http://www.playfootball.bc.ca/teambc_finalpayments.

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: http://www.playfootball.bc.ca/teambc_finalpayments. 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 communications@playfootball.bc.ca 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 redrivercup.com


     

2013 BCCFA Provincial Flag champions crowned! The U-16 flag champions will be headed to Regina to compete at the 2013 National Flag Championships in late July

Football BC would like to congratulate the 2013 BCCFA Provincial Flag Football Champions!

U-10: North Surrey Eagles

U-12: North Surrey Mambas

U-14: South Delta Rams

U-16: North Delta Broncos

For the U-16 North Delta Broncos, their season is far from over as they will be spending the next month-and-a-half to prepare for the 2013 National Flag Football championships which will take place from July 25 to 28 in Regina, Saskatchewan.

The Broncos will be joined by an under-18 girls team in Regina. The girls' team will be comprised of players who attended a tryout session this past weekend in Kelowna.

                

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.


                

BCFC Tier 2 Championship goes goes this Sunday at Minoru Park

The second-ever BCFC Tier 2 championship game will take place this Sunday, June 16 at Minoru Park in Richmond.

Kickoff is scheduled for 6 pm.

This year's championship tilt features a rematch of last year's final as it will pit the defending champion North Delta Longhorns going up against the Richmond Raiders.

The Longhorns (5-1) received a bye to the championship game after their semi-final contest against Prince George Northern Eagles could not be played due to Prince George being unable to field a team.

The Raiders (4-2) earned their way to the championship game by shutting out the South Delta Rams by a score of 36-0 in their semi-final affair.


BC Lions' Play with the Pros - Sunday, July 7

One of the BC Lions' most popular and recognizable community programs, 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.

New in 2013, The BC Lions' Huddle Up Against Bullying Program will focus on delivering anti-bullying messaging to kids ages 6 to 12 through the Lions' very popular amateur football programs, such as Play with the Pros. The program's founding partners are Seaspan, Intact Insurance and Uniglobe.

The next Play with the Pros session will take place on Sunday, July 7 at the BC Lions' practice facility located in Surrey. The session goes from 1 to 3 pm. To register, visit http://www.bclions.com/page/play-with-the-pros.


Next Intro to Comp scheduled in Kelowna for June 22-23; Additional course scheduled for Duncan on June 28-29

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

*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.

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

Island Savings Centre, Duncan (2687 James St.)

June 28 (6 pm to 10 pm) & June 29 (9 am to 5 pm)

[Registration begins at 5:30 pm on the first day]

Cost: $160

Register for all upcoming NCCP courses online at   http://playfootball.bc.ca/nccp_registrations.


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 http://www.coach.ca/elearning-s13846. 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.

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 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.


           

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 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.


               

Game Ready Fitness Year Round Sports Training Program




For more information, visit www.gamereadyfitness.ca or please contact Dino Geremia at dinogeremia@shaw.ca 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 nlucey@sfu.ca or 778-782-7690. For more information, see the brochure.

Register now at www.sfu.ca/camps
             

UBC 1st Annual 7 on 7 Team Passing Camp

This camp is open to both JV & Senior High School aged players and focuses on fundamental skill development in the passing game. 

It is a team camp but is opened to individual players as well who will be placed on UBC teams for the purposes of our round robin scrimmages. This camp will give players a solid foundation for passing game while allowing high school and community team coaches to work in their own systems with their players in preparation for scrimmages.

The cost is $150 per individual, or $1200 for a team of 10 players.

For full details, click here.

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 www.headgamesthefilm.com.

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 www.damonallen.ca/hsqbc.

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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 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:
  • 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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