UBC Thunderbird Stadium will be hosting a free tackling clinic for coaches and players on Saturday, April 13.
Thurmond Moore, personal D-line coach of some of the NFL's greatest DL stars (Joey Porter / Dwight Freeney) will be instructing the course.
The cost of this event has been sponsored by FBU and UBC. The schedule for the clinic is below:
10:30 am -
Coaches registration, Heritage Room at UBC Thunderbird Stadium
11 am to 1 pm
Coaches Clinic, Heritage Room
1 pm to 3 pm
Please confirm coaches and players attendance by emailing email@example.com. Advanced notice is appreciated for handout and equipment purposes, but walk-up participants are still welcome.
2013 Football BC Provincial Conference
Registration is now open for the 2013 Football BC Provincial Conference to be held at Notre Dame Regional Secondary School in Vancouver.
The Conference will run on Saturday, April 20 (9 am to 5 pm) and Sunday, April 21 (9 am to 3 pm).
Confirmed speakers include Dan Dorazio and Mark Washington from the BC Lions, long-time high school and University coach Joe McCulley from FBU, and Alexis Sanschagrin from the Belmont Bulldogs of BC High School Football.
Coaches will also be able to complete their NCCP training as well at the Conference. NCCP Community Initiation is available at no additional charge. NCCP Introduction to Competition is available for an additional $70 per coach.
For more information on the Conference, please contact Dino Geremia at firstname.lastname@example.org or 604-816-5157.
Coaching In The VMFL
Be trained in the NCCP Course for appropriate age group. Either Community Sport Initiation or Introduction to Competition
The VMFL has now put several documents online for parents, players and most importantly football staff with regards to concusions. There is a lot of good information that should be read and followed. Listed below are the documents that are available and will be permenantly stored online under both the Rules/Forms page as well as under the Coaches Corner tab.
Effective June 1, 2010, all Football BC member associations, clubs and teams must abide by the guidelines set out in its new concussion policy.
As there have been questions raised about what is needed to be compliant with the new policy, the following is the simplified version of what is required from each association and/or club:
1. Have coaches involved in a yearly education program.
* The "education program" is not a formal course or a classroom session. Rather, we require that coaches review all the information sent from Football BC and ensure that the information is circulated to all coaches/staff within the organization as well as to all the athletes/parents. If possible, encourage the information to be posted on each club's or association's website as well. The resources can be found in the links below.
* Football BC has received permission from the Oregon Center for Applied Science, who has created a 20-minute online concussion seminar for coaches. All BC coaches may access this online tool for free. To do so, visit
http://activecoach.orcasinc.comm * Football BC will have viewable concussion seminar video online by the end of the month to facilitate coaches who would have difficulty attending in-person one of the concussion seminars to be offered later this summer.
* Football BC will be running concussion seminars during the summer time which will further give coaches the opportunity to receive education in concussion management. These information sessions will be conducted by medical doctors.
* Football BC will also be providing concussion cards free of charge to associations and schools which will be distributed to all coaches, team personnel, parents and athletes.
2. Have informed consent forms signed annually by parents and youth athletes acknowledging the risk of head injury prior to practice or competition.
* This form is the "Football BC Concussion Parent-Athlete Consent Form" which can be downloaded in the link below.
3. Remove any athlete who is suspected of sustaining a concussion or head injury from play
* "when in doubt, sit them out".
* This refers to all practices and/or games.
4. Ensure that all athletes who have been removed from play as a result of a suspected head injury or concussion have written clearance from a licensed medical doctor prior to returning from play.
* This clearance must be provided to Football BC upon request.
2013 NCCP COACHING CLINICS
Coaches, you must complete 'Making Ethical Decisions' - Online.
Once a coach has an NCCP #, they must take the online Making Ethical Decisions exam at www.coach.ca/elearning-s13846.
If they have received an NCCP # from the completion of any NCCP course with football or another sport they will able to take this course. If they are participating in their first course, they will need to wait until Coaching Canada and Football Canada sends them an NCCP # following successful completion and reporting of the course.
Costs are: $85 per coach per session for Community Initiation and $160 for Introduction to Competition (this cost covers your NCCP Community Sport
manual and workbook as well as all Football BC and Football Canada administration
For your NCCP Community Initiation (coaches that are coaching athletes from 6 - 12 years old) are required prior to taking this course, completing the online version first. The cost for the online portion is $39, includes manual and workbook.