Football BC's The Huddle Newsletter
March 2013 | Issue #180  Governing Body for Amateur Football in BC

Senior Bowl game takes place this Saturday, March 23 at Percy Perry Stadium in Coquitlam

The 2013 Senior Bowl camp is now underway at the BC Lions Training Facility in Surrey.

Parents, friends and football fans are invited to come down to watch the players be put through their paces throughout the week. A schedule of events for the camp can be found here.

The camp will culminate with an intrasquad game this Saturday at Percy Perry Stadium in Coquitlam. Kickoff is scheduled for 3 pm and admission is free.

 

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).

Confirmed speakers include Dan Dorazio and Mark Washington from the BC Lions, long-time high school and University coach Joe McCulley from FBU, and Alexis Sanschagrin from the Belmont Bulldogs of BC High School Football.

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 communications@playfootball.bc.ca 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 dinogeremia@shaw.ca or 604-816-5157.


2013 Provincial Evaluation Testing Results now available

Football BC has released the testing results from the various provincial evaluations that took place in February-March 2013 across the province.

Click here to find all the results.


Simon Fraser University Pro Day - March 30

Simon Fraser University will be holding its inaugural NFL Pro Day on Saturday, March 30. The event will be held at Fox Field at the SFU Burnaby Campus from 12 pm to 4 pm.

The best collegiate football players across Canada are invited to attend this event that will feature pro scouts.

For more information, please see the flyer.


Sentinel Secondary School seeking volunteer coaches

Sentinel Secondary school is seeking volunteers to fill a number of coaching positions.

They are seeking for coaches for the offensive line, running backs, defensive line and linebackers at both the Varsity and Junior Varsity level.

For more information, click here.


2013 VMFL/VCFL Spring key dates

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

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 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.


               

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 http://www.footballuniversity.org/vancouver.

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 registration@footballuniversity.org.


                

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 www.damonallen.ca/hsqbc.

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 dinogeremia@shaw.ca 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 www.ubcfootball.com/camps

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. 

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 www.jayprepchukquarterbackreceivercamps.com.

Jay Prepchuk Out-of-Town QB-REC camps


The following is a list of upcoming Jay Prepchuk camps taking place outside of the Lower Mainland/Fraser Valley.

QB-Receiver camp featuring Geroy Simon on Saturday, April 20 at City Centre Park in Victoria.

QB-only camp on Saturday, April 13 at John Barsby Secondary School in Nanaimo.

QB-Receiver camp featuring Geroy Simon on Saturday, May 11 at Kelowna Secondary School.

To download the registration forms for these camps, please click here.

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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 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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