It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men. ~Frederick Douglass
The aim of the Elite Junior Athlete Development program is to expose our Junior athletes, aged 13 and under, to a training environment that promotes success, and give them the tools and opportunity to be as successful as they choose to be. These are the critical years that junior athletes develop physically and transform psychologically. Our specialized coaching staff has designed proven programs that concentrate on injury prevention, flexibility, strength, speed, and conditioning. This focus on mastering the basic techniques at a young age will prepare them for more advanced training protocols as they progress through the Elite Performance Academy program. Our specific teaching protocols have been proven to improve:
Speed and Agility Technique
Initial Quickness and Burst
Elite Junior Athlete Development will be taking place on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 7:30-8:30pm at the Elite Performance Athletic Complex. Athletes can register on a month-month or a 3-month basis. Please click here to REGISTER NOW!
Chiropractic is a primary contact health care profession concerned with the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of injuries relating to the musculoskeletal system.
An initial treatment session involves a thorough medical history, and physical examination. The goal of which is to identify the painful structure and to identify aberrant movement patterns that are typically the root of ones pain.
Medical Acupuncture is an effective and simple treatment approach based on current concepts of neurophysiology, neuroanatomy, and pathophysiology. Insertion of solid needles and use of electrical stimulations are the foundation of this approach.
WHAT IS THE SCOPE OF MEDICAL ACUPUNCTURE?
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The Graston Technique incorporates a patented form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that enables clinicians to effectively detect and treat scar tissue and restrictions that affect normal function.
ARE YOU READY FOR THE NEXT LEVEL OF FOOTBALL DEVELOPMENT?
Football Camps are a great way for young players to improve their skill set and learn from Pros who played the game at the highest level. Even College, University, and Professional teams have Training Camp to reinforce the Fundamental Skills that make you the best player you can be. There is only 1 Elite Program that runs an extended Football Training Camp so that young players can get the reps and coaching they need to develop…..
While training Ottawa’s Elite athletes at ELITE PERFORMANCE ACADEMY, we’ve had numerous players and coaches tell us that they wanted access to the very best quality coaching possible, to be able to take their improved strength and athleticism and apply it to the development of skills on the field. With our own professional football experience, along with our network of Professional Players/Coaches, CIS/NCAA Coaches, and Certified Football Canada Coaches, we created the ELITE FOOTBALL ACADEMY.
ELITE FOOTBALL ACADEMY will teach you the football skills you need to be at your very best on the field. We offer programs primarily directed at athletes age 14-18 and can include on-field sessions, some in helmets and shoulder pads, as well as classroom sessions to take your Football IQ higher than it’s ever been.
The main focus of our program is multiple week ELITE FOOTBALL ACADEMY TRAINING CAMP. This program runs from January through March and includes:
weekly on-field sessions, with Individual periods, 1-on-1s, and Group work
classroom sessions with film review
performance feedback for the players
Secondary training options include:
1-3 Day Mini Camps
Position Specific Camps (Passing Camp, Big Man Camp, etc)
Small Group Position Training
1-on-1 Position Training
Team Training (EFA coaches come to your practice and work with your team)
Football Canada Coaching Certifications
The ELITE FOOTBALL ACADEMY Coaching Staff is second to none, including CFL All-Star players, CIS players and coaches. There is no other Football Camp or Program in Ottawa that can boast the skill and experience of our Coaching Staff, with Professional Players at virtually every position. There will be at least one main coach per position, with 1-2 assistants to ensure the highest quality football instruction.
Camp Director & WR- Pat Woodcock – 8-year NFL & CFL player – New York Giants, Washington Redskins, Montreal, Ottawa, Edmonton, Hamilton; CFL All-Star, Grey Cup Champ & Record Holder, Grey Cup Most Outstanding Canadian
Camp Director & DB – Donnie Ruiz – 7-year CFL player – Winnipeg, Ottawa, Saskatchewan; OUA Defensive Player of the Year, 3-time CIS All-Canadian, Wilfred Laurier University Athletic Hall of Fame, selected to the WLU Team of the Century
Camp Director & OL – Rob Hamm – CIS Coach for Ottawa Gee Gees, Carleton Ravens; Coach for Ottawa Sooners; Guest Coach for Syracuse University, Queen’s University
QB – Josh Sacobie – Finished as 3rd All-Time in CIS Career Passing Yards, OUA MVP, Hec Crighton Award Nominee, 4-Time MVP Ottawa Gee Gees, Carleton Ravens Receiver Coach and Manger of Community Outreach
RB – Darren Joseph – 13-year CFL player – Ottawa, Saskatchewan, Toronto, BC, Montreal; CJFL Single-Season Rushing Record Holder
WR – Ken Evraire – 9-year CFL Player – Ottawa, Saskatchewan, Hamilton. CFL All-Star, East Most Outstanding Canadian. 2-Time CIS All-Canadian, Wilfred Laurier University Athletic Hall of Fame.
OL – Jon Landon – 6-year CFL player – Montreal, Hamilton, Toronto, Edmonton, Grey Cup Champ; Current Head Coach of Ashbury College
DL – Dexter Ross – CFL player – Winnipeg; Minot State University All-American
LB – Steve Glenn – 10-year CFL player – BC, Montreal, Winnipeg, Ottawa, Saskatchewan; Ottawa Gee Gees MVP, 3-time All Star
Elite Football Academy is the only program that has a full coaching staff with the football knowledge and experience playing the game at the highest level. If you want to take your game to the Elite Level, there’s only one place to go!
Another advantage our athletes receive as part of the EPA Team is access to our first hand knowledge and network of contacts. Our Elite Coaching staff have successfully experienced the NCAA and CIS recruiting process and have all had the opportunity to graduate as student athletes. The importance of Academics, while pursuing Athletic achievements, is a priority we emphasize in conjunction with the physical training.
Regardless of your sport, Speed is the name of the game! Being able to accelerate, change direction, and outrun your opposition will make you an unstoppable athlete. Elite Performance Academy is one of only two Certified Training Centers for NASE Canada- the National Association of Speed and Explosion, and our