WARNING: This program is for determined athletes ONLY. You must be committed to improving your mental and physical game, on and off the field, to dominate your opponents.
Train and compete amongst the best players Ottawa has to offer. Certified Strength & Conditioning Coaches and CFL pros have scientifically crafted a comprehensive 12-week program that will take your game to new heights, your strength and speed to the next level and help you develop an unrelenting mental edge. We put the pieces in place for you to be unstoppable in your 2013 season.
Customized Strength & Power Development
On-field Agility and Footwork
Football-Specific Energy Systems Training
Position-Specific Skills Focus
Ongoing Nutritional and Supplement Support
Monday – Max Speed/Jumps/Lower Lift
Tuesday – Upper Lift/Energy Systems
Wednesday – Agility Tests & Training, Football Specific Drills
The football skills this camp enhanced on the field were clear and resulted in an obvious improvement. Equally, if not more important to me, was the off field mentoring, you each took the time to add life skills that were related to both improving his on-field performance and off field attitude. You all demonstrated the dual goal of developing better people while improving athletic skills. Lastly, thank you for letting me wander around during the training sessions and try to eavesdrop and pick up tips to improve my own coaching skills. The camp certainly met the high expectations I had going in. Awesome program, highly recommended.
In a time where schools are cutting back and removing extra curricular activities at school our kids are losing opportunities to actively participate in team sports and gain mentors in their sports fields. This makes programs such as yours even that much more invaluable. Thanks again!
On March 4, Elite Performance Academy and over 50 young football players successfully wrapped up Elite Football Academy 2013, brought to you by Tony Graham Infiniti Nissan.
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.
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
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
This recipe is courtesy of Melanie Reid, RHN. Melanie is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist through the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition, and is passionate about healthy eating and creating fun recipes for her family and clients.
Here’s a great way to enjoy some sweet treats over the holidays without derailing your training and nutrition goals! Made with 100% Raw, high-energy, and gluten-free ingredients. And they are ready in 10 minutes!!
Ingredients: 2 1/2 cup quick oats 1/2 cup raw pumpkin seeds 1/2 cup raisins 2 tsp cinnamon 3 tbsp maca root powder 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa 1/2 cup almond butter (or other nut butter, but not peanut) 1/2 cup raw honey 1 tsp vanilla extract 1/4 cup ground flax 1/2 cup finely shredded unsweetened coconut
mix all dry ingredients except for coconut
add all the wet ingredients to the middle of the dry
mix dry and wet ingredients together with hands (or spoon)
put mixture in fridge for 5-10 min
pour shredded coconut into bowl
take mixture out of fridge, moisten hands and roll into 1-2inch balls
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
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:
Don’t let your opponents get an advantage – stay at your best with the Top Football Training Program in Ottawa!!
Learn the training techniques and progressions that will help you maintain Strength and Power, maintain Lean Muscle Mass, and remain Injury-Free throughout the long football season
If you want to improve your speed to get to the next level, then Elite Performance Academy is the place you want to be, but be prepared to train harder than you have ever trained before. Personally, I improved most in my initial burst off the line. What helped me most was when Pat would video tape me and show me exactly what i need to change in order to become a faster football player.
Do you want to be the Strongest, Fastest, most ExplosivePlayer on the field? Get ready for the 2012 season with the Top Football Training Program in Ottawa!!
Learn the training techniques and progressions that will help you Perform as an athlete, develop a strong Work Ethic and ‘Mental Edge’, and take your game to the Next Level!
I just wanted to thank you again for helping me over the summer. It really made a difference and I really appreciate it. I ran the pro agility in 4.21 and 4.22 seconds. I guess that 4.19 I ran last Monday wasn’t a fluke! The other test result went well. I had a 27″ vertical, 8’7″ broad jump, squatted 425lbs four times, benched 225lbs 13 times and cleaned 130kg twice.
Thank you again for your help and all the best!
~ Taylor Kuprowski, McGill University, Team Captain and Leading Rusher, selected to CIS East-West Bowl
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.