Yearly Archives: 2017

Speed: Beyond Genetics

In team sports, Speed is the ultimate Game-Changer.  An athlete that can beat their opponent off the line every time?  And make the other team miss so they can make the big play?  And then outrun everyone on the field?  That athlete is a GAME-CHANGER - an athlete that every coach wants, and every opponent…
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EPA Athlete Noah Kirkwood Commits to Harvard

ELITE PERFORMANCE ACADEMY basketball star NOAH KIRKWOOD has made a decision on his academic and basketball future - and all roads lead to HARVARD UNIVERSITY.  Noah committed to play basketball for the Crimson next season, ending one of the most high-profile recruitments of an Ottawa basketball player ever. The story was featured on IVY HOOPS ONLINE's recruiting update:…
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Capital Gains

On Monday September 18th, the 2017 National Lacrosse League Entry Draft took place at the Toronto Rock Athletic Centre.  Along with the usual surprises and disappointments common at any draft, some local history was made that night, as 3 local Ottawa players were selected in the first 16 picks. The first Ottawa player selected was…
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The Ultimate Rebound

A great story from The Argosy about Elite Performance Academy client Michael Otoo's incredible comeback from traumatic injury to get back in school and on the court. Michael's tremendous work with Coach Ruiz has helped him work his way back on the team at Mount Allison, and we can't wait to see him in action this season. Congrats Michael! THE ULTIMATE…
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4 EPA Football Players Headed to Prep School

Four Elite Performance Academy football players are graduating from our program early and heading off to prep school to continue both their education and their football development. Lliam Horricks, Jacob Dugas, and Connor Bornais have all been long-time members of the EPA program, having trained in both our Train 2 Perform program as well as the…
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EPA Athlete Adams Leading Team Ontario at Canada Summer Games

Elite Performance Academy athlete Angus Adams and his Team Ontario teammates are off to a great start at the 2017 Canada Summer Games in Winnipeg.  Angus started the tournament with 3 RBIs and scored twice to lead Team Ontario to a 14-4 win over PEI.  Ontario followed that up with a 1-0 win over Nova…
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Noah Kirkwood Recruiting Continues to Heat Up

Fresh off winning a FIBA World Cup Gold Medal as a member of Team Canada, Elite Performance Academy basketball player Noah Kirkwood continued to raise his profile with a dominating performance at the Adidas Gauntlet Finale. According to Rivals Basketball Recruiting, Headed to Northfield Mount Hermon for a prep year, Kirkwood could also be bringing a…
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EPA Athlete Meredith Paci Hits the Podium in Debut

A big congratulations to long-time Elite Performance Academy client Meredith Paci and Coach Donnie Ruiz on Meredith's outstanding debut at the GNC AllMax Cobourg Naturals OPA Show. Meredith took 2nd Place in Masters Women's Bikini, and 3rd Place in the Open Women's Bikini!  She has qualified for Provincials and is laser focused on big things ahead!…
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Dear High School Football Players: No, You Don’t Run a 4.4 40

As a high school athlete, you are still developing your strength and speed. You may have worked on your 40 technique, but nowhere near the level of a Combine athlete. Your training goal is to improve your football skills. Combine athletes train in programs that are specifically designed to improve their 40 times. See the…
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