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
- Combine Testing
- 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!
TRAIN ELITE. BE ELITE.