Football BC's The Huddle Newsletter
March 2016 | Issue #334  Governing Body for Amateur Football in BC

Senior Bowl camp starts in 6 days! Grade 11, Grade 12, first-year Midget & Junior players all welcome!

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

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 Cook - 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.


Lions at the 2016 Senior Bowl & Camp Schedule

Over the years, the BC Lions have been tremendous partners with Football BC in hosting the annual Senior Bowl camp at their practice facility.

One of the great benefits of this camp is the Lions, through their committment to the community and growth of grassroots football, have also been active participants in the camp.

The Senior Bowl camp traditionally kicks off with an address from a senior member of the BC Lions management team. In recent years, that has included the likes of Wally Buono, Dennis Skulsky, and Geroy Simon.

Senior Bowl camp also features a number of active players joining the camp as guest coaches throughout the week.

This year, Senior Bowl is proud to welcome the following BC Lions (and perhaps a few more surprise appearances):

- Adam Bighill
- Shawn Gore
- Manny Arceneaux
- Cody Husband
- Jas Dhillon
- Eric Fraser

Senior Bowl also dedicates a portion of the camp for the BC Lions "Be More Than A Bystander" presentation. The program aims to break the silence surrounding violence against women and girls by providing tools, language and practical ideas about how to be more than a bystander, how to speak up and how to communicate that violence and abuse is not acceptable. Visit for more information.

To see this year's Senior Bowl schedule, click here.


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


Orange Helmet Awards - 
April 7


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!

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:

Jay Prepchuk camps

Please contact Jay at for private or group sessions which run all year round.

Visit for more information.

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 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 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 

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


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:
  • 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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