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Team BC tryout camp goes this weekend! Parents and fans are welcome to watch all practice sessions

The Team BC Victoria Day Long Weekend Camp (May 18-20) for all players trying out for the U-16 Team BC and U-18 Team BC will kick off this Saturday, May 18 and run through to Monday, May 20.

There are over 200 players who will be taking part in this camp, including close to 120 trying out for the under-18 team and over 80 trying out for the under-16 team.

A full list of all players taking part in the camp can be found on Football BC's website here.

For all players who are registered for the camp, we would like to remind them of the following:
  • Check-in begins at 11 am at the lobby of the Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel on Saturday. The hotel is located at 7551 Westminster Highway in Richmond. Players are encouraged to arrive early to help ease the registration process as there are over 200 players that will need to be checked in
  • Players should bring full gear to the camp. Jerseys will be provided.

  • Players must get their parents/guardians to sign the Oval Waiver form and hand it in at check-in.

  • 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 full camp schedule can be found here.


Team BC welcomes the Guelph Gryphons, Carleton Ravens and Manitoba Bisons

Football BC would also like to welcome members of the CIS Guelph Gryphons, Carleton Ravens and Manitoba Bisons to this weekend's Team BC Victoria Day Long Weekend camp.

The Gryphons, Ravens and Bisons are 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.

Also represented at the camp are UBC Thunderbirds, SFU Clan and McGill Redmen who are serving as part of Team BC's coaching staff.

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



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: 

Register for these courses online now at

*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 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.

2013 Spring Flag Football Jamboree Schedule

Sat., May 25th - Burnaby - Burnaby Lakes

Sat., June 1st - Chilliwack - Townsend Stadium

Sun., June 2nd - BCCFA U19 Provincials - 
Hugh Boyd Park, Richmond

Sat/Sun., June 8/9th - BCCFA U10/12/14/16 Provincial Championship - Kelowna - Capital News Centre

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 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

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 or 604-816-5157.

Simon Fraser Western Canadian All Star Camp

The annual Simon Fraser Western Canadian All Star Camp will take place from July 3-6 at Simon Fraser University.

This full-contact camp prepares athletes to be the best they can be through the highest quality instruction in a fun and positive environment. The staff consists of SFU coaches as well as guest coaches and there will be six practices over the course of camp culminating in a controlled game on the last day.

The camp is open to players from age 9 - 17. The cost of the camp is $375 for commuters and $560 for live-in. Single day attendance is $90.

Contact Camp Coordinator Nick Luckey at or 778-782-7690. For more information, see the brochure.

Register now at

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

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 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

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

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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 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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