Football BC's The Huddle Newsletter
May 2013 | Issue #187  Governing Body for Amateur Football in BC

Final deadline for Team BC May camp registration is Monday, May 13


The deadline to register for the Team BC Victoria Day Long Weekend Camp (May 18-20) in Richmond for all players who have been invited to take part in both the U-16 and U-18 categories is this coming Monday, May 13.

The fee to register $425 and includes accommodation and all meals, as well as practice sessions, team-building sessions and end-of-camp scrimmage.

Click here for the registration form.

To see the full list of U-16 Team BC tryout invitees, click here.

To see the full list of U-18 Team BC tryout invitees, click here

Players will require full gear for the camp. Players will be asked to check in at 11 am at the lobby of the Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel on the opening day of camp (Saturday, May 18). The hotel is located at 7551 Westminster Highway in Richmond, BC.

The tryout camp will serve as part of the process to select an under-16 provincial tackle team to compete at the Red River Cup in Winnipeg, Manitoba from July 6 - 14, as well as select an under-18 provincial tackle team to compete at the FBU International Games in San Antonio, Texas in January 2014.

The camp schedule has also been released. Click here to see it. 


                

Former Team BC players talk about their experiences; May camp welcomes the Guelph Gryphons

With the 2013 Team BC tryout camp fast approaching, several previous members of Team BC have chimed in with their thoughts on their experiences being a part of the team in the past in hopes of encouraging this year's crop to give it their all at this camp to earn a rare opportunity to put on that Team BC jersey and represent British Columbia.

Click here to see what some former members of Team BC had to say about their experiences.

Football BC would also like to welcome members of the CIS Guelph Gryphons to the upcoming Team BC May Long weekend camp. The Gryphons are one of the schools taking advantage of Football BC's University Sponsor Package and will have an opportunity to address players and making a presentation during the weekend, as well as join all the camp players and Team BC coaching staff for meals.


  



If you are a college/university that would be interested in this opportunity, please contact Dino Geremia at dinogeremia@shaw.ca or call 604-816-5157.


Discounted rates at the Sheraton for parents during Team BC camp

Football BC has worked out discounted rates at the Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel for parents who wish to stay there during the duration of the Team BC May camp.

To take advantage of these rates, please click here. Reservations must be made by May 9 and rooms are subject to availability.

For parents who have booked other hotels in Richmond already, we ask that you please notify your hotel that you are here for the "Football BC Team BC event." The reason we ask this is because the City of Richmond is taking statistics for the impact that our camp has on their community.

The hotel will pass along this information to the City when you tell them and this could potentially help Football BC in being able to receive additional grants from the City of Richmond that could help lower the costs of participation in Team BC down the line.

Thank you for your assistance.

NCCP Clinics in Kamloops - June 7-8

Football BC will be offering the following NCCP clinics at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops on June 7-8.

NCCP Introduction to Competition - Football 
(required for coaching athletes 13-18 years old)

June 7 (3 pm to 9 pm) & June 8 (8 am to 4 pm)

Cost: $160


NCCP Community Initiation - Football 
(required for coaching athletes 6-12)

June 7 (3 pm to 9 pm)

Cost: $85

*Coaches taking this course must also complete the online portion at a cost of $39 at: http://nccp.footballcanada.com/index.php?page=272 


Register for these courses online now at http://playfootball.bc.ca/nccp_registrations.


*Note: All interior coaches from Merritt to Revelstope can apply to PacificSport for full reimbursement of the clinic fee - including manuals - by providing a receipt to PacificSport.

The clinic will take place during the BC Lions Training Camp so coaches will have the opportunity to visit practice and review as part of the clinic.



Reminder for all coaches:

Once a coach has completed a clinic and has a NCCP #, they must take the online Making Ethical Decisions exam at http://www.coach.ca/elearning-s13846. If a coach has received an NCCP # from the completion of any NCCP course with football or another sport, they will be able to take Making Ethical Decisions.

Football BC represented in the 2013 CFL Draft

Football BC would like to congratulate the following players and members of our BC football family who were selected in the 2013 CFL Draft.

Round 2

DL Hosam Shahin (Richmond) to the Montreal Alouettes - Hugh Boyd Trojans


Round 3

LB Bo Lokombo (Abbotsford) to the BC Lions - WJ Mouat Hawks


Round 4

DL Matt McGarva (Surrey) to the BC Lions - Lord Tweedsmuir Panthers

TE Tyler Digby (New Westminster) to Ottawa - New Westminster Hyacks


Round 5

REC Alex Anthony (Victoria) to the Saskatchewan Roughriders - Mt. Douglas Rams


Round 6

DB Matt Walker (Vernon) to the BC Lions - Vernon Panthers/UBC Thunderbirds


Round 7

K Billy Pavlopoulos (Georgetown, ON) to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers - UBC Thunderbirds

                     

2013 Spring Flag Football Jamboree Schedule

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

Comox Valley Raiders Camp - May 11-12

The Comox Valley Raiders Camp will be taking place at Lewis Park in Courtenay on May 11 and 12.

The cost for the camp is $100. Payment can be made either through the Lewis Centre (250-338-5371) in Courtenay or via cheque at check-in.

The camp is full-gear and players are asked to bring their own equipment.

Game Ready Fitness will serve as the coaching group for the 2013 Spring Camp.

For more information please contact Chris at 250-338-3815 or chrissutton@shaw.ca.

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.


               

Game Ready Fitness 2013




For more information, visit www.gamereadyfitness.ca.

Program descriptions:

Junior Varsity Program (8-13 years)

Starts April 2. Begins in Vancouver with Dino Geremia. (Note: This program is ongoing and will continue every month).

The program for this age group is aimed at improving physical strength while preparing muscles, joints and tendons for the demands of sports. Emphasis is placed on proper running and movement techniques, change of direction, agility and muscular endurance all aimed at injury prevention. Weightlifting is not emphasized, but rather body weight resistance. All sports welcome.

Tuesday & Thursdays. 6:15 pm to 7:15 pm. $99. Core Cardio Studio (3433 East Hastings St., Vancouver)


Varsity Program (14-18 years)

Starts April 2. Ongoing outdoor speed and agility.

Tuesday & Thursdays. 6:15 pm to 7:15 pm.

Plus Strength Training. Tuesday/Thursdays (7:30 pm to 8:30 pm) and Saturdays (11:15 am to 12:15 pm).

$249 per month.

For more information, please contact Dino Geremia at dinogeremia@shaw.ca or 604-816-5157.


Barton Football Academy - Bellingham Combine

The Barton Football Academy's 2013 Combine Tour (2nd season) will be making a stop at Civic Stadium in Bellingham, Washington on May 12. Below is the schedule and details of the event.

Varsity Combine Format (incoming freshman - seniors)

10:30am - 11:30am Check-in

11:30am - 11:45am Warm-up

11:45am - 1:00pm Testing

1:00pm - 3:00 Combine (work-out)

Varsity Combine: $110 (Includes "Dry Fit" Shirt)

Notes: QB's bring your own football, there will be no kicking or punting available, all positions including lineman will start at the same time. 

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.  

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 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, May 11 at Kelowna Secondary School.

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

Jay Prepchuk Pee Wee Quarterback Camp


Jay Prepchuk will be holding a quarterback camp for Pee Wee players (ages 7 - 12) on Saturday, May 26 at Renfrew Park in Vancouver.

The camp runs from 11 am to 1 pm. No experience is needed to participate in this camp - beginners are welcome.

Participants are asked to bring their own football, football cleats, and water bottle. No football gear is necessary.

To download the registration form for this camp, please click here.

Fraser Health - Brain Injury Film Festival presents "Head Games"

The Brain Injury Program in Fraser Health is running a film festival in June as part of Brain Injury Awareness Month.

On Tuesday, June 18 at 7 pm they will be presenting Head Games - a documentary dealing with concussions and based on the book written by former Ivy League football player and wrestler Christopher Nowinski.

The festival takes place over four Tuesdays at Douglas College in New Westminster.

For more information on the Brain Injury Film Festival and their full list of movies, visit their Facebook page.

For more on the documentary Head Games, visit www.headgamesthefilm.com.

Damon Allen High School Quarterback Challenge 2013

The Damon Allen High School Quarterback Challenge has been postponed to Friday, December 13.

The event will be held at the Richmond Olympic Oval.

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.

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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 FBU Vancouver Camp (May 3-5)
  • Lawyer Milloy & Golden Tate Football Camp (July 14-17, 2013)
  • Damon Allen High School Quarterback Challenge 2013 (Dec 13)

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