Football BC's The Huddle Newsletter
March 2012 | Issue #129  Governing Body for Amateur Football in BC

Still time to get your tickets for the 2012 Orange Helmet Awards Dinner in support for amateur football in British Columbia

If you haven't bought your tickets for this year's Orange Helmet Awards Dinner, what's taking you so long? 

Help support amateur football and honour the 2011 provincial champions at all levels by attending this year's event. Ticket pricing and ordering information for this year's Orange Helmet Awards Dinner can 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 will be held on Friday, March 30, 2012 at the Westin Bayshore in Vancouver.
                   

2012 Senior Bowl game goes this Saturday in Langley

The 2012 Senior Bowl is now underway. The annual camp takes will run through to Friday, March 23 at the BC Lions Training Facility located in Surrey and will culminate with the annual Senior Bowl game on Saturday, March 24 at McLeod Athletic Park in Langley. 

Kickoff for the 2012 Senior Bowl game is 10 am and admission is free. 

To see the roster for the 2012 Senior Bowl camp, click here.

To see the schedule for the 2012 Senior Bowl, click here.

To see the list of this year's Senior Bowl coaching staff, click here.

      

Registration now open for all upcoming NCCP Clinics

Registration is now open for all upcoming NCCP clinics. To register for any upcoming clinic, please visit http://playfootball.bc.ca/nccp_registrations.

The list of upcoming courses is as follows:
  • Community Initiation, March 31 at Rick Hansen 
    (deadline to register March 28)
  • Intro to Competition, March 31 - April 1 at Rick Hansen (deadline to register March 28)
  • Intro to Competition, April 14-15 at New Westminster Secondary (** cancelled **)
  • Community Initiation, May 25 at Football BC Conference (deadline to register May 23)
  • Intro to Competition, May 25-26 at Football BC Conference (deadline to register May 23)
  • Community Initiation, June 15 at Kamloops Location TBD (deadline to register June 13)
  • Intro to Competition, June 15-16 at Kamloops Location TBD (deadline to register June 13)

For complete details including information on course prerequisites for the Community Initiation course, click here.

Coaches are reminded that they must also complete Making Ethical Decisions - Online at www.coach.ca/elearning-s13846.

Okanagan Sun seeking new head coach

The Okanagan Sun Junior Football Team is seeking applications for a new head coach. Interested candidates should visit the Sun website at www.okanagansun.ca or contact Sun GM Jay Christensen at gm@okanagansun.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.

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:

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
                 

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.
              

28th Annual Western Canadian All Star CLAN Football Camp

The 28th annual Western Canadian All Star CLAN Football Camp - the longest running full contact camp in Canada - gets underway on Friday, June 29 and runs through to Monday, July 2. The camp features:
  • Over 3 hours of on-field instruction, including position-focused drills and group instruction
  • Live scrimmage on the last day of camp
  • Complete the experience by choosing the Live In option - players stay in SFU Residents with chaperone supervision and all meals are included.

Registration opens Monday, March 5. Register before March 19 and save 10%.

  • Note that registration for camp and accommodations are separate
  • Early Bird Pricing: Camp $337.50, Accommodations $166.50
  • Regular Pricing: Camp $375, Accommodations $185

This live in camp offers players a unique opportunity to experience life as a student athlete, while progressing towards their football goals and becoming stronger, faster and overall better athletes. Spaces are limited. Full details can be found at http://athletics.sfu.ca/teams/football-men/camps.html

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

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

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 (various dates)
  • Okanagan Pro-Am Football Camp (May 5 and May 6)
  • 2012 Orange Helmet Awards Dinner (March 30)
  • UBC 2011-12 Camps (various dates)
  • 2012 Jay Prepchuk Camps (various dates)

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