Football BC's The Huddle Newsletter
March 2013 | Issue #178  Governing Body for Amateur Football in BC

Registration is now open for the 2013 Football BC Provincial Conference - April 20-21

Registration is now open for the 2013 Football BC Provincial Conference to be held at Notre Dame Regional Secondary School in Vancouver.

The Conference will run on Saturday, April 20 (9 am to 5 pm) and Sunday, April 21 (9 am to 3 pm).

The 2013 Football BC Conference will feature speakers from all levels of football including the NFL, CFL, NCAA, CIS, CJFL, High School and Community. This year, Football BC is excited to team up with the BC Lions, Football University and Game Ready Fitness in offering the best coaching resources to the coaches in our province.

Visit our dedicated 2013 Football BC Conference webpage here  to find out more about confirmed speakers, including BC Lions' offensive line coach Dan Dorazio.

The cost for an individual registrant is $90. For a staff of up to five coaches, the cost is $360.

To register an individual, click here.  To register a staff, please email with the name and contact info (email addresses, phone number) of all coaches.

Coaches will also be able to complete their NCCP training as well at the Conference. NCCP Community Initiation is available at no additional charge. NCCP Introduction to Competition is available for an additional $70 per coach.

For more information on the Conference, please contact Dino Geremia at or 604-816-5157.

Senior Bowl registrations now open

Senior Bowl registration is now open online at

Please note that Senior Bowl camp is a by-invitation camp and is only open for players currently in grade 12 and graduating in June 2013.

Senior Bowl camp will run during Spring Break week (March 19 to 22) at the BC Lions Training Facility in Surrey and will culminate with an exhibition game on March 23 (Percy Perry Stadium, Coquitlam - 2 pm).

More information on Senior Bowl, including camp schedules and a list of coaches, will be available shortly.

2013 VMFL/VCFL Spring Flag reminders

The deadline to register a team for the spring flag season is Wednesday, march 13. Get all the details, plus the registration form, on our website here or at

Below is a list of special upcoming dates for the spring flag season.

Coach's Orientation - Wed., March 13th at 7 pm - N Surrey Minor Football Bear Creek Park Clubhouse

Special Guest Presentation - Jay Prepchuck: Training youth QBs fundamentals

Referee's Orientations
April 13/14 - TBD once Starbowl practice schedule finalized
Monday, April 15th 6 pm - SFU men's football locker room
Sunday, April 21 at Vancouver College - time TBA

Spring Flag Football Jamboree schedule
Sat., April 27th - Coquitlam - Towncentre / Perry Percy Stadium
Sun., May 5th - N Delta - John Oliver Park
Sat., May 11th - Royal City - Mercer Stadium
Sat., May 25th - Burnaby - Burnaby Lakes
Sat., June 1st - Chilliwack - Townsend Stadium
Sun., June 2nd - BCCFA U19 Provincials - Rmd
Sat/Sun., June 8/9th - BCCFA U10/12/14/16 Provincial Championship - Kelowna - Capital News Centre

BCCFA AGM goes this Saturday, March 9

The BCCFA AGM goes Saturday, March 9 at the New Westminster Secondary School library from 11 am to 4 pm.

Voting for the new president and vice president will be conducted at the AGM. To nominate a new president or vice president, please email before March 7.

Topics of discussion must also be emailed to prior to March 4.

For full details, click here.

2013 Orange Helmet Awards Dinner featuring Ronnie Lott as the keynote speaker

Pro Football Hall-of-Famer Ronnie Lott will be the keynote speaker at the 2013 Orange Helmet Awards Dinner.

Lott, a defensive back, played 15 seasons in the NFL from 1981 to 1994 for the San Francisco 49ers, Los Angeles Raiders and New York Jets. A 10-time Pro Bowl selection and a four-time Super Bowl champion with the 49ers (1981, 1984, 1988, 1989), he was also a member of the NFL's 75th Anniversary All-Time Team and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2000.

His jersey #42 is also retired by the 49ers.

The 2013 Orange Helmet Awards Dinner, recognizing the 2012 Provincial Champions of amateur football in British Columbia, will be held on Friday, April 19, 2013 at The Westin Bayshore in Vancouver.

Tickets and tables are available now from the BC Lions Football Club. Download the order forms from our website.

The Amateur Football rate is $200 per ticket or $2,000 for a table of 10. The Corporate rate is $250 per ticket or $2,500 for a table of 10. Taxes not included.


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.


On-going call for coaches: Be a part of Football BC's provincial programs

Football BC is seeking applications for all coaches that want to be involved in our provincial programs in 2013-14.

Football BC's provincial programs include being a part of the team that runs the evaluation sessions, Team BC coaching staff and Senior Bowl coaching staff.

If you are interested, send a copy of your coaching resume to Please also be sure to indicate which program(s) you are interested in being involved with.

FBU Camp returns to Vancouver on May 3-5; Register online now using code "CAN3"

Football University's football camp is returning to Vancouver from May 3-5 and will be held at Vancouver College. Registration and detailed information is now available at

The cost of the camp is $399. Players receive 16 hours of training. Be sure to use code "CAN3" when you register.

For more information, email


Damon Allen High School Quarterback Challenge 2013

The Damon Allen High School Quarterback Challenge is coming to the Richmond Oval on Friday, May 10.

The event is open to all high school-aged quarterbacks and participants have an opportunity to win a scholarship.

To register, visit

Game Ready Fitness 2013

Click here to find out about Game Ready Fitness and their 2013 programs including their Elite Training Football for Football and their Blitz Position Specific Camps.

For more information on Game Ready Fitness programs, contact Dino Geremia at or 604-816-5157.

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.  (Please note that the Vancouver camp previously scheduled for January 13 has now been pushed back to January 27).

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. 

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Jay Prepchuk Position Camps

Jay Prepchuk's position camps are back for 2013

The dates for the QB/Receiver Camp (with Jay Prepchuk and Geroy Simon) are as follows:

Session 2: FEB 13, 20, 27 & MAR 6 at Burnaby 8-Rinks
Session 3: April 30 & May 2 at Renfrew Park, Vancouver
Session 4: May 6 & 8 at Renfrew Park, Vancouver

The dates for the O-Line/D-Line Camp (with Angus Reid and Brent Johnson) are as follows:

Session 1: APR 30 & MAY 2 at Renfrew Park, Vancouver
Session 2: MAY 6 & 8 at Renfrew Park, Vancouver

See the brochures and registration forms for the camps here.

For more information, please visit Jay's website at

Additional Jay Prepchuk camps:

QB-REC camp at Victoria's City Centre Park on April 21 featuring Geroy Simon. Click here for details.

Cowichan Football Skills Development Camp

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 Football Pass & Run Fundamentals Camps (various dates)
  • 2013 Jay Prepchuk Position Camps (various dates)
  • 2013 Orange Helmet Awards Dinner (April 19)
  • 2013 FBU Vancouver Camp (May 3-5)
  • Lawyer Milloy & Golden Tate Football Camp (July 14-17, 2013)

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