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
You need to be in an environment that puts you in the right mindset and cultivates the Vision you have for yourself. Our EPA Performance Coaches provide leadership, accountability and consistency and they are the connection to efficient training. Whether you are new to training or a seasoned veteran, we will ensure you develop or restore an Elite lifestyle.
Comprehensive Assessment & Evaluation
Individualized Program Design
Safe & Supportive Environment
Training sessions are available 1 on 1, in semi-private groups or through our Vitality (for women) or Diesel (for men) group programs.
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!
Elite Performance Academy’s Director of Athlete Development, Pat Woodcock, has recently joined the team at 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 will be providing viewers with an Elite Training Tip of the Week, filmed on location at the Elite Performance Athletic Complex in Kanata.
Click here for your first Elite Training Tip of the Week: Deceleration
The Elite Performance Athletic Complex is a full-service Athlete Development Facility. Our building boasts 3000sq ft of training space and features top of the line equipment from Hammer Strength, Atlantis, York and UMax. We have our own indoor field, comprised of 100ft of lined artificial turf, and Zybek electronic timers for on-site speed and agility training. We also have a collection of specialty Strongman equipment unique to our facilty, including Prowler sleds, Farmer’s Walk bars, truck tires, and the brand new PowerBlaster. We also have an on-site treatment room that is home to Elite Performance Health, our Sports Therapy, Health & Wellness Program.