Football BC's The Huddle Newsletter
March 2012 | Issue #126  Governing Body for Amateur Football in BC

2012 Provincial Testing results now available

Testing results for all players that attended one of the Provincial ID camp sessions is now available. To see these results, please click here.

2012 Senior Bowl game location, time announced

Football BC is pleased to announce that the site of the 2012 Senior Bowl game to take place on Saturday, March 24 will be McLeod Athletic Park in Langley, BC.

McLeod Stadium is home to the Community-based Langley Minor Football, the Langley Saints of BC High School Football, and the Langley Rams of the BCFC. It has also been the home of the BC Community Football Association 12-man Provincial Championship for the past three years and also hosted the 2009 Subway Bowl.

Kickoff for this year's Senior Bowl game will be at 10 am PT.

For more on this year's Senior Bowl, please visit www.playfootball.bc.ca.

      

Registration open for NCCP Clinics at SFU on March 16 & 17

Registration is now open for the NCCP Introduction to Competition course (March 16-17) and the Community Initiation course (March 16) taking place at SFU. To register for these courses, please visit http://playfootball.bc.ca/nccp_registrations. The deadline to register for the courses at SFU is Wednesday, March 14.

Registration for upcoming NCCP courses will be open shortly. To see a full list of upcoming courses, click here.

Football BC mourns loss of Pat Impellezzere

Football BC would like express our condolences to the friends and family of Coach Pat Impellezzere and to the entire Cloverdale Community Football Association following the passing of Coach Impellezzere this past Tuesday, February 28.

A funeral service for Coach Impellezzere will be held on Sunday, March 4 at 2 pm at Unit #700 - 1515 Broadway Street in Port Coquitlam.

The family has requested in lieu of flowers for donations to be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

All are welcome to the funeral service and are asked to dress in orange if possible to celebrate his life.

Senior Bowl program advertising opportunity

Would you like to showcase your products or services to the top amateur football players in British Columbia? Take out an ad in our Senior Bowl game day program.

The Senior Bowl game day program is distributed free-of-charge to all the players, coaches, and fans that are involved in the 2012 Senior Bowl game being held on March 24, 2012 (location TBD) at the conclusion of the week-long Senior Bowl camp.

Rates start at just $100 for a half-page ad and $175 for a full-page ad. To submit an order, send your artwork to communications@playfootball.bc.ca along with your contact information by no later than Friday, March 2, 2012.

Artwork must be received in the following format:

Supplied AD FILES FULL COLOUR 
(including logos, photos, and other graphic images)

Press Ready PDF: highest resolution possible

JPEG: 250 DPI at actual print size (ie. no image size enlargement/reduction)

EPS: vector EPS with all fonts outlined

AD SIZES

Full Page: 5.5" W x 8.5" H bleeds: 1/8" on all sides

1/2 Page: 5.5" W x 4.125" H bleeds: 1/8" on all sides

For more information, please contact Daniel at communications@playfootball.bc.ca.

Eric Hamber Football Program seeking coaches

The Eric Hamber Griffins Football Program in Vancouver is looking for coaches. We are the only public school football program in Vancouver and we're expanding our program.

We are in need of dedicated, knowledgeable coaches interested in helping us build our program and who are keen in helping our athletes develop into booth football players and outstanding young men.

Many of our players are still new to the game but work really hard and are proud in what they're building. If you, or someone you know, are interested, please contact Bobby Gibson at Eric Hamber by phone at 604-713-8927 or email at bgibson@vsb.bc.ca.

Thank you for your interest.

Ticket information for 2012 Orange Helmet Awards Dinner

Ticket pricing and ordering information for this year's Orange Helmet Awards Dinner can now be found at: http://bclions.com/page/2012_oha. Football BC affiliates can purchase tickets for a special rate for $175 per individual or $1,750 for a table of 10. The corporate rate is $250 per individual or $2,500 for a table of 10. Complete details including ordering information can be found at: http://bclions.com/page/2012_oha 

This year's dinner, in support of amateur football in British Columbia, will be held on March 30, 2012 at the Westin Bayshore in Vancouver.
                   

BC Lions' Paul McCallum named BC's best athlete

Football BC would like to congratulate current BC Lions player and Surrey Ram alumnus Paul McCallum for being voted as BC's best athlete.

McCallum, a two-time Grey Cup champion, beat out teammate Andrew Harris as well as Christine Sinclair, Dylan Armstrong and Mark Recchi in the online vote.

McCallum will receive the Best of BC award on Thursday, March 8 at Sport BC's 46th annual Athlete of the Year Awards presented by TELUS. For more information, click here.

Football BC would like to thank all of our members who participated in the online vote.

UBC 2012 Football Camps schedule

The UBC Thunderbirds have released their schedule of upcoming camps in the 2012 calendar year. Please visit www.ubcfootball.com for costs and information on all their camps.

The schedule is as follows:

February 26 (Victoria, Bear Mountain Turf in Langford): Best in the West Passing Camp

May 4-6 (Vancouver, Vancouver College): Football University Camp hosted by Vancouver College - www.footballuniversity.org 

May 19-20 (Courtenay, Woodcote Park): Best in the West Football Camp

June 23 (Kamloops, Hillside Stadium): Best in the West Passing Camp 

June 24 (Kelowna, Location TBD): Best in the West Passing Camp
                 

Upcoming Jay Prepchuk camps

Check out the full list of upcoming Jay Prepchuk camps on our Events page. Recently announced camps include Quarterback camps in Victoria (Junior and Senior), Nanaimo and Vancouver.

Jay Prepchuk is currently the head coach of the Handsworth Royals and will be serving as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach of the provincial under-18 team (Team BC) for a second consecutive year this upcoming summer.

For more information on Jay Prepchuk's camps, please contact him at (604) 803-2473 or by email at jprepchuk@nvsd44.bc.ca

The Football Academy continues - sign up for the next session today!


Aspiring players aged 14 to 17 who want to receive high level football training are encouraged to take part in The Football Academy. Registration is on-going.

Football BC is supporting this program to enhance each players' skill set and performance on the field through proven techniques designed to improve each participants' 40-yard dash, pro agility, vertical, speed, acceleration, injury prevention as well as overall strength and fitness.

For more information, please download The Football Academy brochure.

NOTE: The Football Academy is an ongoing program (month to month). Please contact the location coordinator to register.

Okanagan Pro-Am Football Camp

Participants can register now for the 6th annual Okanagan Pro-Am Football Camp (May 5 or May 6) in Kelowna, BC.

This is one of the top football camps in Canada where participants get to be coached by some of the best current former NFL and CFL players. Players will improve and develop their skills individually and by position.

For more information or to register, visit rickkellerfootball.com or contact Rick Keller at 250-707-1700 (w) or 250-768-2504.
              

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:
  • 2012 NCCP Clinics
  • 2012 Orange Helmet Awards Dinner
  • UBC 2011-12 Camps (various dates)
  • 2012 Jay Prepchuk Camps (various dates)

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