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.
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:
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.
The young, aspiring, football players of Ottawa had the opportunity this year to learn, develop and improve their skills throughout the winter months. Elite Performance Academy was proud to bring a unique opportunity to minor football across the city. We recruited the finest, local, coaching staff, made up of experienced professional CFL players, University level and Certified Football Canada Coaches. Collectively, the experience and knowledge of the ELITE FOOTBALL ACADEMY COACHING STAFF is second to none:
54 years of CFL playing experience
2 Grey Cup Championships
1 Grey Cup Most Outstanding Canadian Award
1 East Division Most Outstanding Canadian Award nomination
Elite Performance Academy alum Kadeem Vaillancourt has been selected to play for Team World in the upcoming International Bowl. Kadeem, a 6’1″, 195lb Corner, recently completed his 1st season with the Concordia University Stingers.
USA Football’s International Bowl – formerly known as the Team USA vs. The World game – will take place on Wednesday, February 1, 2012. The game showcases some of the world’s best players aged 19 and under, selected from many of the 62 countries whose federations are members of the International Federation of American Football (IFAF).