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Provincial programs update

Posted on 2015-03-24 14:22:17

With the Combine Series and the annual Senior Bowl camp now in the books, here's a brief timeline of upcoming events as it pertains to our provincial teams (Team BC) programs.

More information on each of these items will be made available shortly but all players who are on the Team BC radar should make note of these events for their respective age groups.

BC Tough Development Camps hosted by Football BC, BC Lions and Game Ready

Sessions run on April 11, 18, 25 and May 2 and 9 at Tom Binnie Park in Surrey. Register now.

Confirmed coaches include:

- Shawn Olson (former UBC head coach and offensive specialist)
- Emmanuel Arceneaux (BC Lions)
- Cody Husband (BC Lions)
- Josh Johnson (BC Lions
- Casey Chin (BC Lions)
- Marc Beswick (Hamilton Tiger-Cats/Game Ready)
- Justin Sorensen (Edmonton Eskimos/Game Ready)
- Ryan Lucas (Winnipeg Blue Bombers/Game Ready)
- Tim Cronk (Winnipeg Blue Bombers/Game Ready)

Football BC Provincial Conference

This year's annual Conference takes place at Holy Cross Regional High School in Surrey. The Conference goes April 17-18, with a Safe Contact clinic on April 19. More details here.

Confirmed speakers include:

- JC Boice (Westshore Rebels / Glazier Clinic speaker)
- Jamie Hill (SFU Clan defensive coordinator / formerly of Portland State & BYU)
- Rob Williams (Sport Core Performance)
- Safe Contact clinic with Angus Reid, Jerome Erdman and Alexis Sanschagrin
- More to come including coaches from the BC Lions and UBC!

Team BC May Long Weekend Camp (May 16 to 18)

This annual camp is the next step in the cut-down process for the U16 Team BC and U18 Team BC. This stayover camp also features a "University night" with at least seven CIS schools in attendance.

U16 Tanoa Classic (May 22-24)

U16 Team BC will have a short turnaround time as the final team will be named by the end of the May Long Weekend camp and they will head to Auburn, Washington the following weekend for a tournament involving American opponents.

(Unfortunately, the Red River Cup is not going to run this year. However, we have been invited to participate in a tournament in Auburn, WA versus teams from Washington, Oregon, Hawaii and Alaska. Given our very positive experience with Tanoa this past December with our Grade 8 and U18 teams, we are sure this will provide a top-notch experience and competition for our U16 Team).

Legacy Games - Kamloops (July 23-26)

The Grade 8 Team BC and U13 (Grades 6/7) will participate in a football showcase as part of the Legacy Games in Kamloops. More details will be available shortly. This showcase may serve as part of the cut-down process for the Grade 8 Team BC.

U18 Practice and Team Function (July or August)

The U18 Team BC hopefuls will come together for a practice and a team-building event.

U18 & Grade 8 Cut-down camp

The final cut-down camp for the U18 Team BC and Grade 8 Team BC will take place on Saturday, December 12.

Tanoa Bowl - U18 Team BC & Grade 8 Team BC

U18 and Grade 8 Team BC will return to the Tanoa Bowl in Auburn, Washington from December 26 to 29.