Westside Warriors: Welcome

Monday, March 3
Spring Flag Football Registration is now closed (for all age groups)


Saturday, February 15
2014 VMFL/VCFL Spring Flag football Association/Team/Player registration update

 Schedule:

wk 1 - Sunday, April 27th Coquitlam - Coquitlam Towncentre
wk 2 - Sunday, May 4 N Delta - John Oliver Park
wk 3 - Sunday, May 11 Royal City - Mercer Stadium
wk 4 - Sunday, May 25th Richmond, Hugh Boyd Park
wk 5 - Saturday, May 31st Chilliwack - Townsend

June 7/8 BCCFA Provincial Championships Kelowna - Capital News Centre.

Coaches orientation & passing clinic - Wed. March 12, 2014 - Location New Westminster HS - 835 Eighth Street, New Westminster

 

Coach/Player skills development U12 & U14 age divisions - coaches to attend as observers.
Coquitlam - Receivers - TBA
N Delta - QBs - Jay Prepchuk QB
Royal City - DBs - Marc Beswick (Hamilton Tiger-Cats)

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Tuesday, January 7
Spring 2014 Flag Football

SPRING FLAG FOOTBALL - WHAT IS IT?

This is one of the fastest growing games in Canada and the Westside Warriors have been a leader since the first season of play in BC. 5 on 5 Flag Football is a non-contact sport that runs in the Lower Mainland during April, May & early June.

Each team comprises of around 8-12 players and games are played over five weekend jamborees with each jamboree consisting of multiple games during the day.

AGE DIVISIONS

U10 – 2005,2006

U12 – 2003, 2004

U14 – 2001, 2002

U16 – 1999, 2000

U18 – 1997, 1998

WHO CAN PLAY?

Anyone can play. The program is designed to develop core skills for Running, Passing, Catching, and Footwork. All players will benefit from the additional field time and ball touches but faster athletes will excel in this fast paced open field atmosphere. If you are unsure – we encourage all potential players to join us for a practice and try it out.

WHEN DOES IT PLAY?

Warriors' Football has opened online registration. Follow the link to register. https://vanbc.org/westside/ww_players_add.phpMarch 1st (Sat) is our first practice. The next practice will be on April 1st from 6:00 to around 7:30 depending on day light. Regular practices will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00 to around 7:30 and may go until 8:00PM as the days get longer. 

The season consists of five weekend (either a Saturday or Sunday) sets of games at various parks starting at the end of April and running through May (except the Victoria Day long weekend).

Schedule TBA

Each weekend, each team will participate in playing four or more games during the day. After the five weekends, U 10 to U 16 teams head to Kelowna for provincial championships which take place over a full weekend in early June. U 18 teams play a one day Championship during the first weekend of June. 



Saturday, February 15
Attention:

The Coaches orientation meeting on March 12th is for every coach who will be involved this season... and they get to learn how to coach QBs from Jay Prepchuk.

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Our first practice will be held on Saturday March 1st. Practice will begin at 10:30 sharp. Please be at Carnarvon Park outside the clubhouse by 10:20 am. practice will be over at 12 noon, followed by a welcome BBQ. Warrior family friendly pricing in effect. This will be weather depending.
All participants will be given a mouth guard on the first day of practice. If you have your own feel free to use it.

FOR ALL PRACTICES PLEASE WEAR THE FOLLOWING;

SHORTS WITH NO POCKETS.
T SHIRT UNDER ARMOUR IS RECOMMENDED TO BE WORN UNDER YOUR T SHIRT IF THE TEMPERATURE IS COLD.
FOOTBALL CLEATS.
WATER BOTTLE
NO BAGGY JACKETS, HOODIES, SWEATSHIRTS, SWEATPANTS, JEANS OR RUNNING SHOES CAN BE WORN. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ We will resume practices after Spring Break On Tuesday April 1st. Practices will be every Tuesday and Thursday evening from 6pm - 8 pm. Please make sure to be at the field by 6:20pm.
All Jamborees will take place on either Saturday or Sunday, these will begin the last weekend of April. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ KELOWNA - Provincial Championships June 6th - 8th.

We have rooms blocked off at the Fairfield Marriott, we encourage all players and families to stay together at the Hotel. Please call the hotel at 1 250 763 - 2800. Rooms are blocked under Westside Warrior Football. Please do this soon as there is limited space. It is each families responsibility to make your way up to Kelowna as well as transporting your kids to and from the field. No meals will be included. Once the season has started please inform your team manager and coach if you will be attending the tournament in Kelowna.
ALL REGISTERED PLAYERS MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ WARRIOR CLOTHING WEB SITE

All Warrior gear will be sold on line only. This is a great way to support the club and support you kids on the sidelines. All clothing is customizable with names and numbers if you so wish. Some of the items available are: Hoodies Flag Shorts Hats Jackets Toques T Shirts Equipment bags I will be sending out an e mail early next week with the like to the team store. The store will only be open until March 1st. This will guarantee all orders to be in right when the first Jamboree is played. The store will only be open this one time during the season. 

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Tuesday, February 4

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FIRST PRACTICE OF THE SEASON: 

SATURDAY, MARCH 1st, 2014 at Carnarvon Park from 10:30 AM to 12 Noon.

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Monday, January 6
Spring Flag Football Registration is Now Open



To register, please follow the link below:

https://vanbc.org/westside/ww_players_add.php

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Monday, November 25
WESTSIDE WARRIORS PEEWEES - 2013 GSL CHAMPIONS

Congratulations to our Westside Warrior Pee Wee team!! 

Westside Warriors Pee Wees are the FIRST EVER non-North Shore team to win a GSL Championship trophy! 
They played a tough GSL Viking team in today's Championship game - being down 6 to 0 early in the game (due to a single long run) and then storming back to win 13 to 6, while running the clock in the fourth quarter -- the game ended near the Viking end zone again. 
Our offence marched the ball well all day, controlled the line of scrimmage & completed a number of terrific passes. We played some incredibly tough D too - allowing very few Viking first downs and usually tackling their big backs in their own backfield. Running back Jason Soriano was a force on Offense and won the MVP award for the Championship game. 
What a great group of young athletes!! They all played really well - blocking & tackling with amazing technique and skill. What a testament to the coaching staff - you are a tremendous group of people! It is an honour to have you coaching with our Club & mentoring our kids. 
 
Congratulations Pee Wee Warriors Undefeated Champions!! A "Perfect Season" is rare in sports these days and you have achieved something special.
 

 
 
 
 


Tuesday, August 27
UBC Football August 31::2pm - Celebration of Community Football

Celebration of Community Football on August 31, 2013.

We would like to extend a special invitation to the Warriors to join us at Thunderbird Stadium on Saturday August 31 at 2pm as the UBC Thunderbirds kick off their season against the Calgary Dinos.

Players: We would like to offer a complimentary ticket to the game for all players that attend wearing their team jersey. Player tickets can be picked up at Will Call by players in their jerseys starting 1 hour before kick off.

Coaches, Managers & Trainers: We would also like to extend an offer of a complimentary ticket to coaches as well. We will ask that coaches RSVP to tickets@gothunderbirds.ca or call 604.822.8337 to confirm the number of tickets needed for their coaching staff, managers and trainers.

Parents: All parents of are welcome to purchase tickets at our special group rate of 50% off! To take advantage of this offer they can either use the coupon code COMFB31 through our online ticket website here - http://gothunderbirdstickets.universitytickets.com/user_pages/event.asp?id=513&cid=52

Ticket prices are only $10 for adults and $5 for youth/seniors/students. Children under 7 are FREE! All our ticket information is available at www.gothunderbirds.ca/tickets

We hope to see many of your athletes, coaches and families on Saturday August 31st – 2PM at Thunderbird Stadium!



Tuesday, July 23
Punt, Pass & Kick Contest

The Westside Warriors will host representatives from the BC Lions on Thursday August 15th at 6PM where our players will compete to see who can punt, pass and kick a ball the furthest and most accurately.

The winner at each age division will be invited to BC Place in fall to compete at a BC Lions game to see who the best in the Province is!

Congratulations to our own J.D. Johnson, from last year’s Pee Wee Warrior team, who was the top athlete in that division.   You can spot JD wearing the Blue Warrior’s jersey in the photo below!

 

Punt, Pass & Kick Contest

This season, the BC Lions are proud to once again present Punt, Pass & Kick - a program designed to provide an opportunity for minor football players to test their skills in punting, passing and kicking while reinforcing their love of football.


The 2013 Punt, Pass & Kick program kicked off in June, with the finals slated for the fall.


Last season, the BC Lions and BC Community Football hosted competitions in 15 districts in the Lower Mainland where players at the Flag (ages 6-7), Atom (ages 8-9), Peewee (ages 10-11) and Junior Bantam (12-13) levels had an opportunity to show off their skills and compete for an individual title.
 



Thursday, June 27
Mandatory Coaches meetings with the VMFL League

New coaches to the VMFL are required to attend a seminar on July 6th 10AM until 1PM ( if you have coached tackle football in the VMFL prior to this year, you are exempt from attending again)

ALL new (and returning ) Head Coaches of our Warriors teams are to attend a seminar on July 13th 10 AM until noon

Both clinics will be held in the River Room at the Centennial Community Centre, 65 E Sixth Ave, New Westminster, BC



Saturday, June 1
SUMMER FOOTBALL STRENGTH AND SPEED CAMP

Westside Warriors Football Club members: Enjoy the very best in football-specific conditioning that is guaranteed to take your young athlete to the next level. Sessions will focus on strength, speed (lateral, linear, angular - acceleration/deceleration), agility, quickness, mobility and coordination.

Players will come away with a quicker first step, better cutting ability, better force production, reduced injury risk and better overall athleticism that will translate to on-field performance.

Dates:

Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Time: 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Location: Carnarvon Park
Cost: $60 

To register, please visit our Doodle registration page and complete the online registration form, indicating your name.
http://doodle.com/n9gqecymehc2tbbp  

Paypal Payment Page:
http://www.coreconceptswellness.com/sports-and-training-camps/summer-football-strength-and-speed-camp 

Once registered, please download and complete a waiver form and return it to Coach Mike via email prior to the start of the camp. Below are download links for the forms in either Word Document or PDF format.

Word Document 
PDF Format



Tuesday, May 28
Speed, Agility and Strength Clinics / SFU FOOTBALL CAMP

Mike Howard speed, agility and strength clinics on Wednesday nights in June 12, 19, 25, July 10, 17, 24 & 31. Fee is $60/athlete (which the parents pay to Mike Howard on his website’s Pay Pal account) and the Westside Warriors will subsidize the trainers an additional $2 per child per session. Duration time is about 75 to 90 minutes of training per session.


 SFU Football Camp - July 3rd through 6th. This type of pads camp will be amazing for our kids to be a part of & will jump start their season. We are also looking for volunteers. Please sign up here...(link to be posted)



Friday, May 17
2013 SFU All-Star Camp

 2013 SFU All-Star Camp

2013 SFU All-Star Camp 



Wednesday, April 24
Coach Doug Pauls named 2013 Community Coach of the Year

Congratulations to Coach Doug Pauls

Westside Warriors’ Coach Doug Pauls was named the 2013 - Community Coach of the Year last weekend at the 2013 Orange Helmet Awards.

From the Vancouver Mainland Football League’s (VMFL) website...

Flag football’s tremendous growth in the province of British Columbia over the past several years can be directly attributed to the tireless work of Doug Pauls. While Doug wears many hats within football, his greatest impact can be seen in his role as the VMFL’s Flag Coordinator. He is directly responsible for organizing the Spring flag season for five separate age divisions and coordinating the provincial championships for every single club that competes in the Spring flag season each year. This past June he coordinated over 1000 individuals, volunteers, coaches and referees – as part of the Flag Provincial Championships in Kelowna. Doug’s passion for football extends beyond his work with Spring flag football.

At a local level, he is heavily involved with the Westside Warriors’ program serving in a multitude of capacities including coach. For the past seven years he has also been part of the coaching staff for high school football’s Vancouver College Fighting Irish.

Doug’s love and passion for the game knows no bounds and the entire football landscape in the province is all the better thanks to his involvement.



Have questions about the Westside Warriors football programs?  Please see the Football Program Information on menu to the left.  Still have questions?  Please contact one of our Board members and they'll be happy to help. 

Westside Minor Football League acknowledges the financial assistance of the Province of British Columbia.



Friday, July 23
Westside Minor Football adopts Concussion Policy

Westside has adopted the new Football BC Concussion Policy as is required by all Football BC member associations. This policy clearly identifies the steps and procedures that will be used by the players, trainers, coaches, parents and medical professionals in treating players suspected of sustaining a concussion type injury and outlines the path that must be taken to get "back into the game". Please click on the handouts below and read it through so that we keep all our athletes safe. All players and their parents will be required to fill out and sign the Athlete-Parent consent form and return to their coach.
Handout: Football BC Concussion Policy