Posted in Articles,Camps,Events,NewsFebruary 20, 2013
For the second year in a row, Elite Performance Academy has been selected to train all hockey players participating in the CBC Hockey Nation tour stop in Ottawa.
Every year, a team of coaches and trainers travel coast to coast to provide Canadian communities with a hockey experience they will never forget. Coaches, parents and kids alike receive a rare opportunity to take part in a series of hockey clinics, guided by some of the game’s most seasoned coaches and players. Afterwards, they are run through a dry-land training session with the some of the top Strength & Conditioning professionals in each city. Coach Woodcock and Coach Ruiz will be coaching approximately 500 of Ottawa’s top young hockey stars, giving them a glimpse into the type of Elite training sessions that drives our athletes to success.
In addition, Coach Woodcock will be one of the featured speakers at Friday evenings Coaches Symposium. Coach Woodcock will be presenting on “Elite Performance Training: Philosophies for Developing Young Athletes”, and will be speaking alongside former Canadian Olympian Ron Davidson and legendary former NHL Coach Mike Keenan.
Stayed tuned here for the post-event wrap up, including pictures, sample exercises used during training, and key concepts from the Coaches Symposium.
Posted in Articles,Coaches,Events,NewsJanuary 24, 2013
Session #1 ~ The Decision ~
Insanity ~ doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.
Get a glimpse inside the ELITE minds that created the Elite Performance Academy. This complimentary evening covers the first topic in a unique seminar series designed share their philosophies. It provides you with access to specific principles and strategies to get the results you are looking for from your training and your life. These decorated Coaches have applied these successful techniques in their own lives, as they continue to climb the hills of achievement, and with their athletes and clients as they make the decision to improve their lives.
When: Thursday, January 31, 2013 ~ 7:30 pm
Where: Elite Performance Academy, 93 Hines Road, Kanata ON
What: The Decision – An in depth look at creating an Elite Lifestyle
To Register: Space is limited, RSVP to email@example.com
Coach Donnie Ruiz has survived the jungle of trials and triumphs. He is known for his warrior mentality and physical abilities as a professional athlete. His experience allowed him to create his training philosophy, “A Strong Body is A Strong Mind, Be Undeniable”. This is the mindset he applies to every aspect of his life. He uses his years of successful preparation and competition to inspire others and has become an accomplished Performance Coach and Mentor. He will share his proven techniques to mentally prime you for achievement and to persevere through your challenges.
Coach Pat Woodcock is a Canadian Football League Grey Cup Champion and Grey Cup Most Valuable Canadian. His drive and commitment to his vision led to an outstanding high school and University football career, and his unconquerable competitive spirit and faith in his abilities allowed him to reach the pinnacle of his sport as a professional athlete. In constant pursuit of excellence, he now uses these elements as a successful Performance Coach and respected Speaker, inspiring his athletes to D.E.F.I. the odds and achieve an Elite status of their own.
Stay tuned for the next Elite Seminar Series topics:
- #2 Your Vision Requires Effort* goal setting and vision – creation to implementation
- #3 Elite Grub* impact of nutrition on daily life and your ability to accomplish what you want
- #4 Effective Training & Progression* programming based on individual needs
- #5 Elite Reflection* confidence where it comes from, living what you say and truly want
- #6 Time to Perform* aligning all the pieces and putting it into action
Change your mindset. Change your life.
Train Elite. Be Elite.
Posted in About,Articles,NewsDecember 17, 2012
December has been an exciting time for several of our Elite Football athletes. Five of our longtime athletes officially signed their National Letters of Intent to play football for the Carleton University Ravens when they kick-off their comeback season in 2013. Lake Johnston, Stefano Napolitano, Cameron Stewart, Travis Troughton and Tyler Young have all been a part of #TeamEPA for several years, and we are extremely proud to have seen their development not only as athletes, but as young men and leaders on and off the field. In addition, starting QB and celebrated recruit Jesse Mills has been a dedicated part of #TeamEPA since the day he arrived in Ottawa
In discussing the Elite Performance Academy recruits, Carleton Head Coach Steve Sumarah described them as
Posted in About,Articles,NewsOctober 29, 2012
The 2012 OVFL season was a dominant one for the Elite Performance Academy
athletes. Nine athletes who who have been part of the #TeamEPA program earned Ontario All-Star status on the season, including:
- QB Nick Gorgichuck
- LB Shayne Cowan-Cholette
- DB Chad Pierce
- RB Julien Moore
- OL Will Johnson
- WR Dimitri Vaillencourt
- QB Jacob Spinella
- OL Josh Gilchrist
In addition, several of our players were among the league’s statistical leaders, including:
- Nick Gorgichuck – 3rd in Passing Yards
- Shayne Cowan-Cholette – 3rd in Tackles
- Chad Pierce – 2nd in Interceptions
- Harrison DaCosta – 3rd in Interceptions
- Julien Moore – 2nd in Rushing Yards
- Dimitri Vaillencourt – 2nd in Receiving Yards, 1st in Kick-Off Returns
- Jacob Spinella – 2nd in QB Rating
An awesome job by all of #TeamEPA in representing the Elite Family!
Posted in Articles,NewsAugust 22, 2012
As the 2012 CIS Football season gets into full swing, 6 new graduates of the Elite Performance Academy program have joined the rest of our EPA Alumni as they battle for football supremacy.
The Acadia Axemen recruited Ottawa with a vengeance, and ended up with 3 top recruits, Brad Hinton, Harrison DaCosta, and Mitch Graham, that have all come through our program and play in the defensive backfield.
In addition, the Queen’s Golden Gaels landed QB Duncan Lurie, the Western Mustangs snagged Elite LB John Biewald, and the St. Francis Xavier X-Men signed QB Sean Mellor.
These 6 young men will join the rest of our EPA graduates already playing at the CIS and NCAA level, at 11 different schools. In addition, Elite basketball player, Kaitlyn Young, will be returning to Laurentian University for her 3rd season with the Lady Voyageurs.
Posted in Articles,Events,NewsJuly 16, 2012
As young football players from across Canada make their way to London, Ontario for the 2012 Football Canada Cup Championship tournament, several of our Elite athletes are poised to lead Team Ontario East into battle.
Of the 7 players selected out of the Ottawa area, 5 of them are products of the Elite Performance Academy program. While OL Thomas Rowlands and DB Nathaniel Hamlin are relatively new, having recently joined our Elite Football Academy on-field program, OL Lake Johnston, FB Stefano Napolitano, and OL Tyler Young have been a part of the Elite Athlete Development program for over 2 seasons, and their success is a testament to their hard work. All 3 have truly begun to see the results of their efforts, in addition to their achievements during their NCAFA and OVFL seasons. Several universities both in Canada and the US have taken notice:
Posted in Articles,NewsJuly 6, 2012
Elite Performance Academy Martial Arts athletes, Alana Thibodeau-Cabanas and Miro Mostovac, earned major accomplishments at the Pan-Am ITF in Trois-Rivieres, on June 16th. Both athletes were following up their National Championship Gold Medal performances and didn’t disappoint on the International stage.
Miro achieved another Outstanding Overall Male Athlete Trophy, a Gold medal in Black Belt 2nd Dan Patterns, Gold medal in Special Technique and Gold medal in Middle Weight Sparring. His dedication and hard work is ongoing as he continues to train with Coach Ruiz, preparing to represent Canada at the World Championships in October. This well balanced young man has demonstrated a rare will to achieve and has a unique attention to detail in his preparation, strength training and conditioning. These are the elements that make Miro the successful Champion he is.
Perseverance and commitment to a vision are what best describe outstanding, fiery, female athlete Alana Thibodeau-Cabanas. Alana won Gold in Power Breaking, Silver in 3rd Dan Patterns and Bronze in Sparring. Alana will continue to share her talents and knowledge with the many students she is teaching in the sport she loves at her Dojang ARCAN.
Posted in Articles,Camps,NewsJune 14, 2012
Elite Football Academy joined forces with Syracuse University and created another positive learning experience to develop minor football players in the Nation’s capital. On June 3, future football stars from Ottawa and the surrounding area had the opportunity to take their game to the next level with the Elite Football Academy Camp, presented by Tony Graham Infinity Nissan. This Camp offered each player the opportunity to learn what NCAA Division I coaches teach their team and what they are looking for in future student-athletes. The Elite Football Academy’s CFL Pro coaches, alongside the SU coaches, taught new drills and techniques at each position and got the players ready for an afternoon of competition.