Football BC's The Huddle Newsletter
September 2012 | Issue #155  Governing Body for Amateur Football in BC

Reminder: All coaches must complete free mandatory online concussion training

With the 2012 season underway, Football BC would like to remind all its members of the updates to its concussion policy which now requires all coaches to complete a mandatory online course found at http://bcfootball.concussioneducation.ca/default.php.

The course is free to take for all Football BC member coaches.

Completion of the course will satisfy the yearly education program component of the Football BC concussion policy which was put into effect back in June 2010.

Each coach will receive a unique PIN number and password when they request it from the site. Please ensure that you select the correct club when you request your code.

To request a code, visit http://bcfootball.concussioneducation.ca/default.php, click "Request" and fill out the appropriate information in the form.

For more on Football BC's concussion policy, please click here.


Jack Covey presented with BCFC Life Member Award

The BCFC announced on Tuesday that former BCFC President Jack Covey has been presented with the "BCFC Life Member Award."

Covey is only the 11th recipient of the award over the course of 67 years, which is presented to individuals who have made a valuable contribution to the BCFC as a volunteer.

Covey was heavily involved with the Chilliwack Huskers organization and was integral in getting Huskers Past President Jim Sache, board member Keith Currie and former head coach Dave Hayens involved with the organization.

He was also a huge part of their success both on and off the field in the 2000s. He was elected to the BCFC as a director in 2005 and would go on to serve as both President and Vice President.

Football BC would like to congratulate Jack on this tremendous honour. 


       

BC Community Football Games of the Week

We invite all leagues playing under the BCCFA to email us their featured game(s) of the week to communications@playfootball.bc.ca so we can list them in our newsletter and website.

VMFL

Midget: Coquitlam Falcons vs White Rock Titans

Two teams are left standing at 3-0 on the season in the Midget Division - the Coquitlam Falcons and the White Rock Titans - but only one will remain after Week 4.

The Falcons have yet to allow a point all year with shutouts over Chilliwack and North Langley and then further received a forfeit win over Richmond last weekend.

As far as the Titans go, they too have had decisive wins over North Langley and Chilliwack albeit not shutout victories. In Week 3, the Titans sqeaked out a win over Meadow Ridge in a battle out in the valley last Saturday night.

This game sets up as the must-see game of the weekend where fans will get to see if the Falcons' defense will hold once again or if the Titans' air game will be too much to handle. Game time is this Sunday, September 23 at 3:30 pm at the South Surrey Athletic Park.


Bantam: North Surrey Tigers vs Langley Mustangs

The North Surrey Tigers are 3-0 after two big shutouts over Cloverdale in Weeks 1 and 3 combined with a close win over the South Delta Rams in Week2. However, this weekend's game will be a true test for the Tigers as they host the also undefeated Langley Mustangs in a tilt of powerhouses this Sunday, September 23.

The Mustangs held the Rams to no score in Week 1 and then went on to a narrow victory over Victoria in Week 2. They followed those two wins up with yet another shutout this time over the Cowichan Bulldogs just last Sunday.

Both teams have a history of being well-coached, tough and physical in their play so one has to wonder, with the only other team left undefeated being the North Surrey Panthers, will it be an all-Surrey set of division leaders or will Langley shake up the balance of power.

Game time is 1:45 pm at North Surrey's Bear Creek Park.

For more information, visit www.vmfl.ca.


VCFL

Midget: Meadow Ridge at Chilliwack

Chilliwack Minor Football is celebrating their 20th anniversary with a festival of activities this Saturday, September 22 and the Midget game against Meadow Ridge is the featured game of the week. Kickoff goes at 6:30 pm.

Chilliwack picked up their first win of the season last week shutting out Vernon by a score of 14-0 to improve their record to 1-2. Meadow Ridge, meanwhile, suffered their first defeat of the season last week dropping a 15-9 decision to White Rock.

The Midget contest between Meadow Ridge and Chilliwack is just one of six games on tap at Townsend Park this Saturday.

The day's action gets underway at 9 am with an Atom division clash between Abbotsford and Chilliwack White. Chilliwack Blue Atom takes on Mission at 10:45 am, Chilliwack Blue Pee Wee faces Mission Pee Wee at 12:30 pm, Chilliwack Blue JB faces Mission JB at 2:15 pm, and Chilliwack Bantam hosts Meadow Ridge Bantam at 4:15 pm.

For more information, please visit www.allprosoftware.net/vcfl/

SIFC

Atom: Kelowna Lions vs Salmon Arm Mustangs

The undefeated Kelowna Lions (3-0) put their perfect record - and also their "no points allowed" streak having out-scored their opponents 148-0 through three games played - against the Salmon Arm Mustangs (1-1-1). Kickoff is 10 am this Sunday, September 23 at the CNC Turf Field.


Pee Wee: Kamloops Wildcats vs West Kelowna Sundevils

It's a battle for third-place this Sunday, September 23 when the Kamloops Wildcats travel to Shannon Woods Field to take on the West Kelowna Sundevils. Both teams enter play with identical 2-2 records. Kickoff is at 12 pm.


Junior Bantam: Vernon Marauders vs Kelowna Dragons

It's another battle for third place in the JB ranks this Sunday, September 23 when the Vernon Marauders host the Kelowna Dragons at Grahame Park. Both teams enter play with identical 2-2 records. Kickoff is at 3 pm.


For more information, please visit www.allprosoftware.net/SIFC_Schedule.
      

BC High School Football Game of the Week

The St. Thomas More Knights make their second appearance on the game of the week schedule as the exhibition schedule concludes this weekend in BC High School Football.

The Knights are 1-1 so far in exhibition play after opening up with a 43-0 pounding of the Holy Cross Crusaders back on September 7 before falling last week to the Vancouver College Fighting Irish by a 17-7 score. They'll look to close out their exhibition schedule on a high note when they do battle with the Notre Dame Jugglers.

The Jugglers are still winless in exhibition play after dropping a 49-0 decision to Segerstrom (California) back on September 7 and then falling 38-35 to the Mt. Boucherie Bears this past Friday.

The tilt between the Knights and Jugglers goes this Friday, September 21 at Burnaby Lakes. Kickoff is 7 pm.

Visit www.bchighschoolfootball.com for a full list of games in all divisions.

                             

Winless T-Birds face toughest test yet hosting unbeaten Calgary Dinos

By all accounts the UBC Thunderbirds played their best game of the season last Saturday in their homecoming affair against the University of Saskatchewan Huskies but that still wasn't enough to earn them their first victory as the T-Birds fell to 0-3 following a 39-34 loss.

Things won't get any easier for them this Saturday, September 22 when the T-Birds host the University of Calgary Dinos (3-0) at Thunderbird Stadium. Kickoff is scheduled for 2 pm PT.

The Dinos are coming off a 33-12 win over the University of Manitoba Bisons last week.

The T-Birds and Dinos last met at last year's Hardy Cup championship game. Calgary pounded UBC that night by a score of 62-13 score.

Visit www.gothunderbirds.ca for more information.

                

SFU Clan look to snap two-game losing skid against Western Oregon Wolves

The time for the SFU Clan to get off their losing streak might not be any better than this Saturday, September 15 when they visit Monmouth, Oregon to battle the winless Western Oregon Wolves.

The Clan dropped their second game in a row this past Saturday to the defending GNAC champions, Humboldt State Lumberjacks, by a 41-21 score on the road. The loss saw the Clan fall to 0-2 in Conference play and 1-2 overall on the season.

The Wolves are still seeking their first win of the 2012 season as they enter Saturday's contest with a 0-2 record in Conference play and a 0-3 record overall. They fell 21-14 on home turf to Central Washington last weekend.

Western Oregon won both meetings against SFU last season.

For more information, please visit athletics.sfu.ca.

                      

Clash of the titans on tap as Raiders-Rams tilt highlight this weekend's schedule

Just four weeks remain in the BCFC regular season and neither the Langley Rams nor Vancouver Island Raiders have managed to gain a leg up on one another in the race for top spot in the overall standings.

That figures to change this weekend when the two top teams in the league clash for the second time this season. The last time these teams met back on August 11 they dueled to a 31-31 draw at Caledonia Park in Nanaimo. This Saturday the scene shifts to McLeod Stadium in Langley where the Rams are undefeated at 3-0 this season and, barring the unlikelihood of another time, one of these teams will emerge in sole possession of top spot in the BCFC standings.

Both the Rams and Raiders bring identical 5-0-1 records into Saturday's tilt which kicks off at 4pm.

Elsewhere in the BCFC, the Westshore Rebels (5-1) will look to climb up to second overall in the standings with a victory on the road over the winless Chilliwack Huskers (0-6) at Exhibition Stadium. The game also goes on Saturday with kickoff scheduled for 2 pm.

The final game of the weekend is also a Saturday affair and could have significant playoff implications as the Kamloops Broncos (1-5) visit the Okanagan Sun (1-5). Both teams enter the week tied for the final playoff spot and this will be the last chance these two clubs will meet head-to-head this season.

The Sun have a much more difficult schedule in the final three weeks having with games against the Raiders and Rams on tap compared to the Broncos who will get to face the Huskers twice in the coming weeks so this game figures to be a virtual must-win for Okanagan if they want to have a realistic shot at making the playoffs. Game time is 2 pm at the Apple Bowl.

For more information, please visit www.bcjuniorfootball.ca.

     

West Vancouver Secondary School seeks head coach for junior program

The West Vancouver Secondary School Football program (School District 45) is seeking a head coach for their junior varsity team. Interested individuals should submit their football resume to Head Football Coach Shawn Anderson by email at shawnanderson@sd45.bc.ca.

Jay Prepchuk Position Camps

Coach Prepchuk's position camps with Geroy Simon (receiver), Angus Reid (offensive line), Brent Johnson (defensive line) and himself (quarterback) will resume in January 2013. Please check the Jay Prepchuk website at www.jayprepchukquarterbackreceivercamps.com for details.

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) in early 2013 when the team takes part in a tournament at the All-American Bowl in San Antonio, Texas.

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 or contact Will Loftus at 778-987-1818.



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.

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)
  • BC Lions host Salute to Amateur Football Night 
    (October 6)


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