Football BC's The Huddle Newsletter
June 2013 | Issue #194  Governing Body for Amateur Football in BC

Happy Canada Day!

Football BC would like to wish all our fans and followers a happy and safe Canada Day!

Football BC's offices will be closed this coming Monday for the holiday.

U-16 Team BC departs in less than two weeks

The U-16 Team BC is less than two weeks away from departing for the Red River Cup in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The tournament runs from July 7 to 13.

Team BC will be departing on Saturday, July 6 and returning on Sunday, July 14.

All players should have received information on their flight and check-in procedures, what to bring to the tournament (equipment and identification) as well as a team schedule for the Red River Cup.

Players who have not yet received these items should immediately contact

Fans are welcome to follow the exploits of the U-16 Team BC by visiting our dedicated Team BC page or visiting the official Red River Cup webpage at


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.


Seahawks 12 Tour to return to Vancouver this July

The Seattle Seahawks are bringing their 12 Tour back to Vancouver this coming July. Details will be announced this Friday.

Part of the tour will include their FREE Gatorade Junior Training Camp on July 14 at Ambleside Park in West Vancouver. The camp is open to kids ages 7 - 14. To register, visit

For more information, visit the Seattle Seahawks Canada Facebook page.

Next Intro to Comp is this weekend in Duncan; Additional course scheduled for Coquitlam on July 12-13

The upcoming course schedule can be found below.

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

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

Coquitlam Minor Football Clubhouse at Mackin Park 
(100 Nelson St.)

July 12 (6 pm to 10 pm) & June 13 (9 am to 5 pm)

Cost: $160

Register for all upcoming NCCP courses online at

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.

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 the newest videos by visiting our Touchdown BC page.


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

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 QB-Receiver Throwing Sessions - Wednesday nights at Renfrew Park starting June 26

Jay Prepchuk will be holding weekly QB-Receiver throwing sessions every Wednesday night at Renfrew Park from 7 pm to 8:30 pm starting June 26.

The camps will featured a qualified receiver coach working with the receivers doing skill work and running routes with the quarterbacks throwing to them.

The cost is $40. Please contact Jay Prepchuk at or call 604-903-3614 if you wish to attend.

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 778-782-5069. For more information, see the brochure.

Register now at

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. 

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 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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