Football BC's The Huddle Newsletter
May 2014 | Issue #239  Governing Body for Amateur Football in BC

Team BC May Long Weekend Camp opens Saturday

The road to having a chance to represent British Columbia in the football field begins in earnest this Saturday when the annual Team BC May Long Weekend camp opens for invited players.

All players who have been invited should have registered to confirm their spot by this time.

All team events over the weekend will be held at the Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel in Richmond, while all practices and scrimmages will be held at Minoru Park, home of Richmond Minor Football.

The camp schedule can be found here.

Check-in will be at 11 am on Saturday morning. Players are advised to arrive early to help alleviate line-ups.

The May Long Weekend camp serves as part of the process to select both the U16 Team BC to compete at the Red River Cup, as well as the U18 Team BC that will compete at the FBU International Showcase.

Camp details:

- All players will receive a Russell Clothing package and practice jersey

- Camp fees include hotel accommodation and all meals at the Sheraton Hotel complex in Richmond

- Practices to take place at Minoru Park (home of Richmond Minor Football).

- Players coached by Team BC staff, and supervised by Football BC staff

- All players will have the opportunity to interact with visiting University/College coaches

- Camp concludes with a scrimmage game on Monday, May 19


Team BC notes:

- Team BC plans to field two teams at the 2014 Red River Cup meaning there will be a total of 80 players to be selected as part of the U16 program

- The U18 Team BC will eventually be cut down to 36 players

- Click here to read a letter from Coach Dino addressing all camp attendees


List of Visiting Universities coming to the Team BC May Long Weekend Camp

Football BC is pleased to welcome the following Universities to the 2014 Team BC May Long Weekend Camp.
  • University of British Columbia
  • University of Manitoba
  • University of Guelph
  • University of Western Ontario
  • Carleton University
  • University of Alberta

SFU will have limited participation due to NCAA regulations.

A special mix and mingle recruiting session will take place on Sunday night of the camp weekend at the Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel where players will have the opportunity to interact with representatives from the Universities.

Register now for the "BC Tough" Football Camp

The "BC Tough" Football Camp takes place on May 24 at Burnaby Central Secondary School from 9 am to 6 pm.

This football camp brings players together with the top provincial coaches as well as players from the BC Lions and CFL.  The camp is for 10-18 year olds and costs $95 (t-shirt and lunch included).

This is a full-contact camp and full equipment is required. If you do not have your own equipment, you may rent them for the day at an additional cost of $30. (Must arrive one hour early if you are renting equipment).

To register, click here.

For more information and to see the full schedule, click here.


2014 NCCP Clinics

NCCP Introduction to Competition - Football $160

For coaches that are coaching athletes from 13-18 years old. Coaches will learn fundamentals and structure to improve their confidence and competence as a coahc. One of the key components is the Safe Contact which is most critical for the contact game of football. Required 12-hour clinic. Includes instruction, manual, workbook and future evaluation.

Modules include:

Planning a Practice
Teaching & Learning
Analyzing Performance
Making Ethical Decisions
Safe Contact
O & D Systems


Victoria - Belmont High School

Friday May 30: 6 - 10 pm (please arrive at least a half hour before to check-in)

Saturday May 31: 9 - 5 pm 

Kelowna - Capital News Centre

Saturday June 14: 9 am - 5 pm (please arrive at least a half hour before to check-in)

Sunday June 15: 9 am - 1 pm 

Fraser Valley - Aldergrove Field and Clubhouse

Friday June 20: 6 - 10 pm (please arrive at least a half hour before to check-in)

Saturday June 21: 9 - 5 pm 

Lower Mainland - TBA

Friday July 25: 6 - 10 pm (please arrive at least a half hour before to check-in)

Saturday July 26: 9 - 5 pm 

Click here to register

Visit for details.

Two Team BC alums picked high in 2014 CFL Draft

A pair of teammates from the 2010 Team BC that captured the bronze medal at the Football Canada Cup have taken the next step towards making it to the pros after being selected high in the 2014 CFL Draft held on Tuesday, March 13.

OL Matthias Goossen, who played high school football with the Vancouver College Fighting Irish before suiting up for the SFU Clan, was in the first round (2nd overall) by the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

Goossen's teammate on both Team BC and the SFU Clan, LB Casey Chin, who played high school football with the New Westminster Hyacks, learned that his road to the CFL will stay local after he was nabbed by the hometown BC Lions in the final selection of the third round.

Other players with BC connections that were drafted in the 2014 CFL Draft include:
  • DL Dylan Ainsworth (South Delta Sun Devils/Western Mustangs) - Saskatchewan Roughriders, 2nd round

  • DL Jaskaran Dhillon (Langley Rams/UBC) - Toronto Argonauts, 3rd round

  • DB Derek Jones (SFU) - Winnipeg Blue Bombers, 
    4th round

  • DL Dylan Roper (Carson Graham Eagles/SFU) - BC Lions, 6th round

  • REC Tore Corrado (Notre Dame Jugglers/SFU) - Toronto Argonauts, 6th round

  • DL Stephen Mawa (Terry Fox Ravens/UBC) - Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 6th round

To see the full list of players drafted, click here

Congratulations to all the players selected!


Comox Valley Raiders Game Ready Camp

Comox Valley and Vancouver Island football players from ages 12 to 18 can learn skills from CFL pros at this camp that runs on May 17 & 18 (10 am to 3 pm each day) at Bill Moore Park in Courtenay.
  • Registration is $100 and includes all equipment except cleats. $80 if you have your own gear, or bring gear from your own association.

  • Gear up for local will be May 12 and May 14 at the Clubhouse at Bill Moore Park.

  • Registration is at the Lewis Center in Courtenay. Phone 250-338-5371 to register.

*Please register by Tuesday, May 12 in order to allow tournament organizers to determine camp numbers*

Players attending include:

LB Solomon Elimimiam - BC Lions
WR Emmanuel Arceneaux - BC Lions
WR Korey Williams - BC Lions
LB Adam Bighill - BC Lions
DB JR Larose - BC Lions
RB Tim Cronk - BC Lions
OL Justin Sorensen - Edmonton Eskimos
DL Ryan Lucas - Winnipeg Blue Bombers
QB Cam Clark - University of Manitoba

5th annual SFU Athletics Gathering of the Clan Fundraising Breakfast

This year's annual event will be held on May 30 and will be hosted by Brian Williams with Richard Sherman of the Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks serving as the keynote speaker. All proceeds from this event go to support SFU student athlete scholarships. For more details, click here.


CFC National 7-on-7 tournament - British Columbia

Canada Football Chat is running a 7-on-7 tournament series across Canada this summer.

The BC tournament will take place on Sunday, July 13 at Mercer Stadium in New Westminster. Maximum 12 teams.

Teams (12 players max) is $299 plus tax. Click here to register.

For any other information/questions, contact Darnell:

North Surrey Minor Football Registration dates

Other key dates:

Registration Dates
Sunday, June 1: 9 am to 2 pm @ Bear Creek Park

Free Football Skills Camp (ages 6 - 15) @ Bear Creek Park
Sunday, June 1: 10 am to 1 pm

Free Cheer Spirit Camp (ages 5 - 18) @ Bear Creek Park
Sunday, June 1: 11 am to 1 pm

Coquitlam Minor Football Association registration dates

The Coquitlam Minor Football Association fall football registration dates will take place at Makin Park in Coquitlam on the following dates:
  • May 17 & 18: 10 am to 12 pm
  • June 14 & 15: 10 am to 12 pm

You can also register online at

2014 Victoria All-Star Football Camp

The 2014 Victoria All-Star Camp will take place June 28-29 at Mt. Douglas Secondary School.

This Full Contact Football Camp will focus on Skill Development, Positional Play, Character and Team Building and is for all Positions.

The Staff will feature High Quality Coaching including former Professional and University players...Coach Tim Kearse, Coach Bob Molle, Coach Mark Townsend and a host of others.

This camp is for players aged 9 to 13 years old (born in 2001 to 2005) and costs $100 per player (includes practice jersey, lunch and report card). Register before April 30 and 
pay only $85.

For full details and for the registration form, click here.


UBC Pre-Season Football Skills Camp

This skills camp takes place on Sunday, August 10 at UBC Thunderbird Stadium from 10 am to 4 pm.
This camp will focus on developing the fundamentals at each position. The camp is divided into two separate focus areas; a) Run (OL/DL/RB/LB) & b) Pass (WR/DB/QB). During the online registration process players will have the choice to be in the Run focused camp or the Pass focused camp.

The camp will consist of 3 practices (2 on-field & 1 classroom) over a 6 hour period. On field skills will be taught and full equipment is required for these practices. The classroom session will include a breakdown of the film that is taken in the morning sessions and will be highly personalized in terms of feedback.

Lunch and Camp Jerseys will be provided for each player.

The cost is $99 per player (team rate available for 10+ players). The camp is split into two age groups: Junior (ages 12 - 14) and Senior (15 - 17).

Register online at


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

If you would like to volunteer with setting up, monitoring and collecting scrap metal during our Combine Series, please contact Dino Geremia at

Jay Prepchuk Football Camps

Jay Prepchuk's football camps are starting up again in January 2014.

Please see his website at for full details.

Game Ready

A complete athletic development program for athletes from ages 6-18 years old.

Game Ready has programs in several locations across the province making it easier for all players to prepare themselves for Combines and camps next season.

Game Ready offers year-round strength and conditioning, as well as weekly football specific skills camps led by pros that live in our communities!

Programs and Camps start in January 2014.

Champions are BUILT not born! Be prepared, be Game Ready!

For more information, contact Dino Geremia at or 604-816-5157.

FBU 2014 Camp Schedule

Football University has released their 2014 camp schedule. Click here to see their schedule.


30th Anniversary SFU Football Camp

New Head Coach Jacques Chapdelaine and the SFU Football program are proud to lead the 30th year of this full-contact camp that develops the talent and skills of young football players.

The camp consists of four days of practices designed to help take players to the next level.

The camp runs from June 26 to 29. Deadline to register is June 20.

Click here for more information, or go to to register.

MVP/Hyack Football Team Camp

The MVP/Hyack Football Team camp takes place from June 26-28 at Mercer Stadium in New Westminster.

For more information, log on to

The 2014 Russell Wilson Passing Academy

Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson is bringing the Russell Wilson Passing Academy to Ambleside Park in West Vancouver on Saturday, July 5.

All positions and skills set are welcome, and no prior football experience is required. The camp is for ages 9 to 17 and runs from 9 am to 4 pm.

Camp activities include positional training, team-based drills, film room study, and fundamental training from some of the biggest stars in the NFL.

The cost for the one-day camp is $175. For more information, click here.

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


BC Football Hall of Fame seeking nominations for the Class of 2014

Nominations are welcomed for the 2014 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.


Subscribe to Sportsnet Magazine and support Football BC

Football BC and Sportsnet have partnered to offer all Football BC members and supporters an amazing deal.

For just $30 plus tax, you will receive 26 issues of Sportsnet magazine - Canada's only national magazine for Canadian sports fans - with $10 of that going directly to Football BC in support of our developmental programs.

You will also receive FREE access to Sportsnet's Tablet and Digital subscription as part of your purchase.

To subscribe now, please click here.

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:
  • 2014 NCCP Clinics (various dates)
  • Game Ready (various dates)
  • Jay Prepchuk Football Camps (various dates)
  • The "BC Tough" Football Camp (May 24)
  • SFU Athletics Gathering of the Clan Fundraising Breakfast (May 30)
  • MVP/Hyack Football Team Camp (Jun. 26-28)
  • 30th Anniversary SFU Football Camp (June 26-29)
  • 2014 Victoria All-Star Football Camp (June 28-29)
  • The 2014 Russell Wilson Passing Academy (July 5)
  • UBC Pre-Season Football Skills Camp (August 10)

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