Football BC's The Huddle Newsletter
May 2012 | Issue #138  Governing Body for Amateur Football in BC

Football BC Provincial Conference goes this Friday and Saturday at Notre Dame Regional Secondary School

The 3rd annual Football BC Provincial Conference kicks off this Friday afternoon at Notre Dame Regional Secondary School in Vancouver. Don't miss out on your chance to hear from speakers from all across the football world including former NFL coaches Thurmond Moore and Bill Laveroni, Chuck McMann from the BC Lions, Jason Beck and Kevin Phillips from SFU, Jerome Erdman from UBC and many more!

Register your team of up to five coaches and save $85!

The cost to register a team (up to five coaches) is $340. You can register a team by emailing communications@playfootball.bc.ca. Individuals can register and pay online for $85 each.

All coaches attending the Conference can choose to receive their NCCP Community Initiation training at no extra charge. You can also upgrade to NCCP Introduction to Competition for an additional $75 per coach.

The full list of speakers and the schedule for this year's Football BC Provincial Conference is now available. See the full list of all the speakers and read their bios by visiting our Conference website here or download the full Conference itinerary here.

Are you coming from out of town to attend this weekend's Football BC Conference?

Football BC has partnered with the Holiday Inn Express Vancouver located at the corner of Hastings St. and Renfrew St. (2889 Hastings St.) for a great rate for the duration of the Conference.

To book a room at the hotel, which is located just six blocks from Notre Dame High School where the clinic is being hosted, click here

Team BC May Camp wrap-up

Over 100 prospective Team BC players took to the field this past weekend at Simon Fraser University at the Victoria Day Long Weekend camp to try to showcase their skills and impress the coaching staff.

At the conclusion of the camp, Football BC Technical Director and Team BC Defensive Coordinator had this to say:


After witnessing the talent on the field for the Team BC camp this past long weekend, it is easy to see that football is improving across the province.

The combination of more training and more coaching is starting to be evident on the field, whether it is our provincial identification camps, spring flag leagues, training with Game Ready, specialty camps like Football University or the long-running SFU Western Canadian All Star Camp. They all add up to more football and it is having an impact!

There is great size and strength across the lines and the skill positions are dynamic, most evident this past weekend in the receiving group. All coaches know that the competition will be tough and it will be a great challenge to play some American All Stars but measuring up and competing will continue to make us all better.

The Team BC coaching staff is expected to have the next round of selections announced sometime in June.

Team BC will be competing in early January 2013 in San Antonio, Texas facing fellow under-18 All-Star teams from the U.S. and internationally as part of the All-American Bowl week.

Game Ready Fitness

Game Ready offers year-round support for football training and skill development. They are local football stars from the NFL and CFL using their training expertise to give back to our football community.

Game Ready will also provide assistance to Football BC with combines, Senior Bowl, Team BC, the annual Football BC Provincial Conference and the Play Football BC campaign which introduces the game to young, school-aged children for the first time in many cases.

For more information on Game Ready Fitness, visit their website at gamereadyfitness.ca



Check out the location closest to you.

  • North Vancouver

  • Vancouver/Burnaby

  • Port Coquitlam

  • Langley

  • Surrey

  • White Rock

  • Abbotsford

  • Chilliwack

Junior Varsity Program ($99 + tax per month) - for ages 10-14

This is an introductory level to fitness and explosive athletic movement. Program is geared to build speed, conditioning, muscle endurance, strength and to help develop position skills. Total of 2 hours per week.

Varsity Program ($249 + tax per month) - for ages 15 and up

This is an advanced level of explosive movement, strength and power. The program is geared to make our athletes pound-for-pound the strongest, most explosive and fastest possible. The training program also includes one day of plyometrics. Starting in March, the training program will include speed training on field: conditioning, agility, footwork, position work, 1 on 1's, and skelly. Total of 6 hours per week.

Kamloops Community Big Kahuna Football Camp 2012

The Kamloops Community Big Kahuna Football Camp takes place at the Tournament Capital Centre in Kamloops from July 9 to 13.

The camp, for ages 10-13, features full contact drills and scrimmage situations and will be led by current Kalamalka Secondary School head coach Brad Yamaoka who will be working alongside Darryl Chow and Duncan Olthuis.

The cost of the camp is only $200 per player and equipment rental is available.

For more information, see the camp brochure.

North Shore "Wildcats" holding 50th year championship reunion

The North Shore "Wildcats" Juvenile Teams of 1962, 1963, 1964 and 1965 will be holding a 50th year championship reunion on Saturday, June 16, 2012 at the Capilano Rugby Club in West Vancouver from 11 am to 4 pm.

If you are interested in attending, please contact Larry Reda for further information at (604) 987-6340 or by email at footballlarry@shaw.ca.

Register now for 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, May 25 at Football BC Conference (deadline to register May 23. Register as part of Football BC Conference at http://playfootball.bc.ca/conference_registrations)

  • Intro to Competition, May 25-26 at Football BC Conference (deadline to register May 23. Register as part of Football BC Conference at http://playfootball.bc.ca/conference_registrations)

  • Community Initiation, June 8 at Kelowna Location TBD (deadline to register June 6. Alternatively, you can contact Ray Wheatley at ray.nita@shaw.ca to register)

  • Intro to Competition, June 8-9 at Kelowna Location TBD (deadline to register June 6. Alternatively, you can contact Ray Wheatley at ray.nita@shaw.ca to register)

  • 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.

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:

June 23 (Kamloops, Valleyview High School): Best in the West Passing Camp 

June 24 (Kelowna, Kelowna Secondary School): Best in the West Passing Camp

For specific details on the Kamloops and Kelowna Camps, respectively, please visit our Events Calendar.
                 

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 in 2012..

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)
  • UBC 2011-12 Camps (various dates)
  • 2012 Jay Prepchuk Camps (various dates)
  • North Shore "Wildcats" 50th anniversary championship reunion (June 16)
  • All-Star Football Camp: Touchdown Makers! (various dates)

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