Football BC's The Huddle Newsletter
March 2016 | Issue #333  Governing Body for Amateur Football in BC

Join us for the 2016 Senior Bowl camp - Invitations now open to Grade 11 players

Registration is now open for the 2016 Senior Bowl. Open to all players - BC High School Football or community - in Grade 11 or Grade 12. Players who are coming off their final Midget season are eligible to attend as well.

Invitations have been sent out to players who tried out at the Combine. If you are interested in an invitation but have not received one, please contact Football BC Technical Director Dino Geremia at 604-816-5157 or dinogeremia@shaw.ca.

The cost to attend this year's camp is $250 (does not include accommodation for out-of-town players).

The camp runs from March 15-19. The camp takes place at the BC Lions Practice Facility in Surrey (March 15-18), with an intrasquad closing out the camp on March 19 (location TBD).

Coaching Staff:

Football BC has assembled another star-studded coaching staff for this year's event from across the football community. Confirmed coaches for this year's camp include:

Tom Kudaba - Former SFU (NCAA Div. 2), Terry Fox Ravens, Team BC

Jerome Erdman - VI Raiders/Team BC

Glenn Cooke - VI Raiders/Team BC

JC Boice - Westshore Rebels

Shane Beatty - Westshore Rebels

Brad Yamaoka - Kamloops Broncos

Dino Geremia - Team BC

Ben Macauley - Okanagan Sun

Ryk Piche - Langley Saints

Bernie Lyons - Vancouver College Fighting Irish

More to come including BC Lions guest coaches!


Click here to register.

           

2016 Football BC Combine Results

The 2016 Football BC Combine Results are now available.

This list includes all players who have tested at one of the seven Combine Series sessions held across the province.

To see the results, click here (opens Excel document). 

If you attended a session but your result is missing, please email communications@playfootball.bc.ca.

           

Football BC wishes best of luck to the players competing at Pylon 7on7 tournament

Football BC would like to extend our best wishes to the players and coaches that will be taking part in the Pylon 7on7 tournament March 5 & 6 in Las Vegas.

The coaching staff is comprised of coaches from Game Ready including Jordan Linnen, Will Loftus, JR LaRose, and Geroy Simon.

The players include several members of Team BC that competed at the High Roller Showdown namely Evan Currie, Cole Theobald, Jaden Severy, Taran Birdi, and Chris Smith.

Other members of the squad include Gideone Kremler, Dawson Marchant, Jumiez Omerkodi, Broxx Comia, Jaden Simon, Treven Baarts, Joash Almeda, Christian Lawry, Davis Lutterodt, and Aidan Pearce.

Pylon offers a unique mix of some of the most elite high school & Community football players from all over the country, as well as attracting national analysts, scouts and over 200+ Division 1 Coaches.

The Top 4 from this event will qualify to play in the AAU Junior Olympic Games July 27-30th in Houston, Texas.

The winner of the event will qualify for the Pylon Elite National Championship to be held July 4th in Dallas, Texas.

More information can be found here: http://media.pylonfootball.com/blog/las-vegas-national/ 

Orange Helmet Awards - 
April 7

 

Adam Bighill's BIGTIME Football Camps

           

2016 Cowichan Football Spring Camp featuring Adam Bighill

 

Game Ready Fitness - Champions are Built Born!

                 
- Speed and explosiveness for the high school aged athlete

- Fundamental movement and speed initiation for the kids aged 6-12 years

Programs are starting in January at all locations. They have specifically been an integral part of the football community and the development of many football players, in fact many if our coaches and leaders are products of the football programs in BC and they are all sharing their knowledge and experiences with the young players. The combination of highly effective training with professional players and coaches working with athletes is a potent ingredient to success. Every day the athletes training with Game Ready separate themselves by being a step ahead on the court, on the ice and on the field!! Facilities in North Vancouver and Cloverdale lead the charge with state of the art equipment and turf field. Programs are also offered in Vancouver, Burnaby, Coquitlam, North Vancouver and Cloverdale. Whether it is individual training, small group training or team training the group and teams will be Game Ready www.gamereadyfitness.ca!

Coaches include:

Ryan Lucas

Justin Sorensen

JR Larose

Jordan Linnen

Casey Chin

Adam Baboulas

T-Dre Player

Will Loftus

Dino Geremia.


                  

Canada Football Academy Regional Development Training - Quarterback Clinic & Receiver Training

Hosted by JC Boice (Westshore Rebels) and Rob Williams (Sportcore Performance), Canada Football Academy's Regional Development Training (RDC) follows the highly successful model of USA based National Football Academies Regional Training Camps. CFA's RDC is delivered by CFA/NFA Nationally Certified Staff and is very intense instruction within a limited enrollment, small group format.

Working with NFA Senior Certified staff and learning "Self Correction" principles will give you the competitive advantage you're looking for in preparation for the upcoming season.

Discounted training sessions in Vancouver can be found on the following dates in 2016:

February 25
March 17
April 7
April 21

More information can be found at: https://canadafootballacademy.launchtrack.events/

Jay Prepchuk camps

Please contact Jay at jprepchuk@sd44.ca for private or group sessions which run all year round.

Visit http://jayprepchukquarterbackreceivercamps.com for more information.

Upcoming UBC Camps


Vancouver - 6th annual Winter Skills Camp - 
March 5, 2016


Date: Saturday March 5, 2016
Time: 10am - 5pm
Location: UBC Thunderbird Stadium

Age Groups: Junior 12 - 14 / Senior 15 - 17

The camp will consist of 3 practices (2 on-field & 1 classroom) over a 7 hour period, plus a session on UBC academic requirements and tips on how to be recruited. On field skills will be taught and full equipment will be required for these practices. The classroom session will include a breakdown of the film that is taken in the morning sessions and will be highly personalized in terms of feedback.

For full details on all camps, click here



                 

BC Football Hall of Fame seeking nominations

Nominations are welcomed for the 2016 Inductions to the BC Football Hall of Fame.

Categories include: Athlete (both amateur and professional), Builder, 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.


               

The Bob Ackles Collection at the BC Sports Hall of Fame

The BC Football Hall of Fame has loaned a number of Bob Ackles' personal items to display at the BC Sports Hall of Fame. Visit them now to see these rare items up close and personal.

To see what items are there now, click here.



               

Sponsorship Opportunities

Support amateur football in British Columbia and showcase your products and services to a wide-ranging market.

Football BC can tailor a sponsorship package to suit your company's needs.

Sponsorship opportunities include an opportunity to advertise in Football BC's publications such as the Football BC Playbook, Senior Bowl program and Conference program as well as opportunities to attend events such as the Football BC Combine Series and the Team BC May Long Weekend camp.

Get more information here.

       

Baron Championship Rings

Baron Championship Rings is the official ring supplier for Football BC. Click here to visit their website.

  

Gear up with Team BC!

Want to show off your support for Team BC? Pick up some Team BC gear from official online store here

                  

Support Team BC with our Football BC - Schnitzer Scrap Metal Drive Fundraiser

Football BC is asking the football community to join us in a fundraiser that will allow our entire football community to help raise money for all six of our Team BC programs as well as enable us to deliver more of our "Play Football" programs in elementary schools.

Supporting our program is easy. Simply deliver any scrap metal you may have to one of the following locations and be sure to mention that you are contributing to the "Football BC Scrap Drive."


Schnitzer Victoria
307 David St.
Victoria, BC - V8T 5C1

Schnitzer Duncan
3015 Boys Rd.
Duncan, BC - V9L 6W4

Schnitzer Cassidy
13271 Trans Canada Hwy.
Cassidy, BC - V9G 1L8

Schnitzer Campbell River
5551 Duncan Bay Rd.
Campbell River, BC - V9H 1N6

Schnitzer Surrey
12195 Musqueam Dr.
Surrey, BC - V3V 3T2


Grandview Printing discount for Football BC members

Are you looking for a company to design posters, programs or do all sorts of printing?

Grandview Printing offers a 10% discount to all Football BC members

Visit their website at www.grandviewprinting.com to learn more about their services.

       

Football BC and Sandman Hotel partners up to offer great rates for members

Football BC and Sandman Hotels have partnered up to offer all Football BC members access to discounted rates with Sandman and Sandman Signature hotels across British Columbia.

To access these special rates, follow these directions:

1. Go to www.sandmanhotels.ca 

2. Select your preferred property in BC

3. Under "Access Code" and "Corporate Code" type in "footballbc"

4. Select your preferred dates and enjoy the discounted rates!


The Sandman and Sandman Signature are Canadian owned and operated.

         

Football BC elementary school skills program

Football BC's elementary school skills program is open to all school aged children and is conducted during regular school hours usually as part of P.E. class.

This program allows kids to learn basic football skills from Football BC coaches as well as volunteer players from local high schools.

Click here to see the promo video for the program.

For more information or to schedule a session for your school, please contact Football BC Technical Director Dino Geremia at 604-816-5157 or dinogeremia@shaw.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:
  • 2015/16 UBC Camps
  • Adam Bigill's BIGTIME Football Camp (March 4)
  • 2016 Senior Bowl camp (March 15-19)
  • 2016 Cowichan Football Spring Camp (March 19-20)
  • 2016 Orange Helmet Awards (April 7)
  • Game Ready (various dates)

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