Football BC's The Huddle Newsletter

Team BC May Long Weekend camp is in the books!

The Team BC Victoria Day Long Weekend Camp is now in the books.

Over 200 combined players attended the camp looking to make an impression on the coaching staffs for the U-16 Team BC and U-18 Team BC, respectively.

Take a look at all the photos from this past weekend on our Facebook page.

Team BC will be making announcements shortly on the roster for the U-16 team and U-18 team. Please continue to visit Football BC's website for updates.

Team BC U-16 will be participating in the 2013 Red River Cup in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Players who are named to the U-16 Team BC should expect to be invited to a short camp just prior to the tournament dates which run from July 6 - 14. Details on cost and registration will be available shortly.

For Team BC U-18 hopefuls, a select group from the tryout camp will be invited to a short pre-tournament camp in early December at which time the final roster will be determined.


                

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.

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 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.


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 Lucey at nlucey@sfu.ca or 778-782-7690. For more information, see the brochure.

Register now at www.sfu.ca/camps
             

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

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