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
Elite Performance Academy’s Director of Athlete Development, Pat Woodcock, is the Head Strength Coach for SSNCanada, the Sports Streaming Network. SSN is Canada’s Home for University Sport, drawing upwards of 1 million website hits a month with live streams of CIS sports and on-air reporting.
Coach Woodcock provides viewers with an Elite Training Tip of the Week, filmed on location at the Elite Performance Athletic Complex in Kanata.
This week’s Elite Training Tip is the Split Squat. The Split Squat is a Unilateral (1 limb at a time) exercise that involves standing in a split position and moving up and down on the front leg without moving the feet. Splits Squats are often confused with Lunges, the difference being that when performing Lunges the feet do not stay stationary, but move back to the start position with every rep.
At Elite Performance Academy, we use a variety of Split Squat variations in our programs in order to help our athletes achieve Structural Balance in the legs, which means that muscles are in balance with all other muscle groups. According to world-renowned Strength Coach Charles Poliquin,
Elite Performance Academy Coaches Pat Woodcock and Donnie Ruiz were the featured Strength & Conditioning coaches for the CBC Hockey Nation Clinic in Ottawa on December 9-11. Coach Woodcock was a featured speaker at the Coaches Symposium Friday evening, alongside celebrated hockey instructor Ron Davidson and legendary coach Pat Quinn. The Coaches Symposium featured nearly 100 youth hockey coaches, and Coach Woodcock presented on “Elite Performance Training: Philosophies for Developing Young Athletes”. On Saturday and Sunday, nearly 500 young athletes
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!
MAKE THIS SEASON YOUR BEST ONE YET! DOMINATE YOUR OPPONENTS WITH AN EXPLOSIVE 1ST STEP, LIGHTNING QUICKNESS, AND BREAKAWAY SPEED!
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! Director of Athlete Development Pat Woodcock has been trained by Athletics Canada as an NCCP Level 1 Sprints Coach, and was the 1st Certified Speed and Agility Specialist in Canada, certified by the International Youth Conditioning Association.