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#TeamEPA Dominates OVFL Season

The 2012 OVFL season was a dominant one for the Elite Performance Academy athletes. Nine athletes who who have been part of the #TeamEPA program earned Ontario All-Star status on the season,  including: Senior Varsity: QB Nick Gorgichuck LB Shayne Cowan-Cholette DB Chad Pierce Junior Varsity: RB Julien Moore OL Will Johnson WR Dimitri Vaillencourt…
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Back to School Nutrition: Improving Behavior and Learning Through Diet

Here is a great article from Charles Poliquin and his editorial staff about how simple nutritional changes can have a huge impact on helping young people maintain their attention span, improve brain function, and maximize their learning potential.   Improve your child’s behavior and learning by improving their diet. Eating adequate protein and getting other…
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The Benefits of Elite Personal Training

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…
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New Recruits Join ELITE Alumni in CIS

As the 2012 CIS Football season gets into full swing, 6 new graduates of the Elite Performance Academy program have joined the rest of our EPA Alumni as they battle for football supremacy. The Acadia Axemen recruited Ottawa with a vengeance, and ended up with 3 top recruits, Brad Hinton, Harrison DaCosta, and Mitch Graham, that…
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Vitality Wraps Up 8 Weeks of Hard Work

~ Vitality Wraps Up 8 Weeks of Hard Work ~ The Elite Vitality Ladies program wrapped up 8 weeks of strength, conditioning and flexibility, improving their overall health and lifestyle.  The entire group lost a combination of body fat and inches while gaining strength and improving their cardiovascular capacity.  Not only did they put in work each…
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EPA Athletes Conquer Pan-American Taekwon-do Championships

Elite Performance Academy Martial Arts athletes, Alana Thibodeau-Cabanas and Miro Mostovac, earned major accomplishments at the Pan-Am ITF in Trois-Rivieres, on June 16th. Both athletes were following up their National Championship Gold Medal performances and didn't disappoint on the International stage. Miro achieved another Outstanding Overall Male Athlete Trophy, a Gold medal in Black Belt…
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OVFL: In-Season Training for Elite Performance

Speed Kills and Power Destroys the competition! 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…
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NCAFA / High School : Elite Pre-Season Training

Do you want to be the Strongest, Fastest, most Explosive Player 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…
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Recap: Elite Football Academy Camp with Syracuse University

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…
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ELITE FOOTBALL COACHES’ HUDDLE!

Attention Football Coaches!!  Here is your opportunity to talk to and observe coaches from an NCAA Division 1 Coaching Staff. Elite Performance Academy is bringing the coaching staff of the Syracuse Orange to Ottawa for a one day football camp on Sunday June 3.  The Elite Football Academy Camp will provide the players that you…
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Elite Athletes Dominate AIA Red-White All-Star Game

On May 3, Elite Performance Academy was very well represented at the Athletes in Action Red-White All-Star Game at Minto Field.  EPA athlete and Western commit John Biewald was the Red Team's Defensive MVP, and EPA athlete and Queen's commit Duncan Lurie was the White Team's Offensive MVP during the Red Team's 19-7 victory. Also…
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Elite Performance Academy Taekwondo Athletes Make Their Mark

Elite Performance Academy Coach Ruiz, himself an accomplished martial artist who will soon be pursuing his Black Belt in Taekwondo,  has been developing a number of combat athletes recently, and 2 in particular are reaping the rewards of their increased strength, power, speed, and agility.         Miro Mostovac: Is Presently in Training…
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Junior Athlete Development Program – Nepean Redskins

It is session 4 of our 8 week program for the young men of the Nepean Redskins football Club. These athletes have already shown significant improvement as a result of their collective team commitment and effort each week. Our coaching staff has been teaching techniques that are improving specific elements of body control, speed techniques,…
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ELITE FOOTBALL ACADEMY 2012 – 12 WEEK CAMP RECAP

  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…
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Elite Performance Academy Parents’ Symposium

  At ELITE PERFORMANCE ACADEMY, we believe knowledge is power.  We know that as parents, there is uncertainty about how to proceed with your young athletes and how to ensure you are following the right steps to help him reach his full potential as an athlete.  We have put together a prestigious panel of experts…
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Coach Woodcock Named to Campaign Cabinet for Caring and Sharing Exchange

Elite Performance Academy founder Pat Woodcock has been named to the Campaign Cabinet for the Caring and Sharing Exchange.  Read more here... The Caring and Sharing Exchange is a local charity that provides assistance to Ottawa families and individuals in need, during the Christmas season and the back-to-school season. The backbone of Caring & Sharing…
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Coach Woodcock Featured on The Post Game Plan

On February 23 2012, Coach Pat Woodcock was the featured interview on the Post Game Plan, a resource website designed to explore career development as it relates to current and former Professional Athletes.  Their mission is to connect current and former professional athletes to opportunities, cultivate a strong sense of community with a mix of successful…
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Elite Training Tip – Split Squats

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…
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EPA Athlete Selected to play in Offense-Defense All-American Bowl!

Elite Performance Academy Athlete Julien Moore has been selected to play in the Offense-Defense All-American Bowl on Friday December 30 at the brand new Dallas Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas! Julien is a 5'9", 175lb Running Back attending Ashbury College in Ottawa.  He still has 2 years of high school left and is already making…
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EPA Alum Selected to Play in International Bowl

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. Click here to see Kadeem's story on CBC: Vaillancourt's Chance To Impress NFL Scouts USA Football's International Bowl - formerly known…
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EPA Featured at CBC Hockey Nation Clinic

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…
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EPA ATHLETES MAKE MARKS IN 2011 CIS SEASON

In just a couple short years, Elite Performance Academy athletes have quickly begun to infiltrate the ranks of University Football here in Canada.  In 2011, there were 13 players on 7 different CIS rosters that have trained as part of the Elite Performance Academy family over the past 2 years.  In addition, one of our…
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Active Release Techniques (ART)

What is Active Release Techniques (ART)? Active Release techniques treatment is a hands-on touch and case-management system that allows a practitioner to diagnose and treat soft-tissue injuries. (more…)
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Coach Woodcock Named Head Trainer for SSN

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…
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The Evils of Wheat

  A great article in MacLean's magazine discussing the evils of wheat and wheat products...even whole wheat.  In the article, William Davis, a preventive cardiologist who practises in Milwaukee, Wis., argues in his new book Wheat Belly that wheat is bad for your health—so bad that it should carry a surgeon general’s warning. Q: How…
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Elite Performance Academy Athletes Head to the Next Level

As the summer comes to a close, we are beginning to see the incredible impact our Elite Athlete Development Program is having. After only 2 full years of developing young athletes, Elite Performance Academy is now represented by scholarship athletes at 6 different CIS institutions, including McGill, McMaster, St. Mary's, Waterloo, St. Francis Xavier, and…
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A Guide to Eating Organic

Coach Charles Poliquin gives us an introduction to incorporating more organic foods into our nutrition plan.... Organic food is always superior to conventional food. Scientific studies show that organic fruits and vegetables generally contain less toxic pesticide and herbicides than conventional produce, and organic meat and animal products allow you to avoid the effects of…
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Structural Balance Assessment

In order to maximize strength development and reduce the chances of injury, the body needs to maintain specific ratios of strength between different muscle groups. Through our Structural Balance Assessment, developed by world-renowned Strength Coach Charles Poliquin, we can quickly find the body's weakest links and design  (more…)
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Elite Football Academy Launches!

Over the course of the last year, we've had numerous athletes and players tell us that they would love to have more access to the very best quality coaching possible, and be able to take their new-found Strength and Athleticism and apply it to improved Skills on the field. We looked at a variety of…
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BioSignature Modulation

BioSignature Modulation is a cutting-edge, non-invasive fat loss and wellness program developed by world renowned strength coach Charles Poliquin. The method is based on the correlation between body fat storage and possible hormonal imbalances. Hormonal imbalances are often the culprit of (more…)
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2010 Christmas Exchange

On December 22, Elite Performance Academy athletes and family joined up with volunteers from the Christmas Exchange to pack up Christmas Hampers for families in need. The hampers include all the basic holiday dinner fixings like turkey, chicken, stuffing, carrots and potatoes, as well as some sweets for dessert. The Christmas Exchange also gives Giant…
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Elite Sport Testing

EPA is known for consistent and legitimate performance testing of our athletes. It is our priority to track and record the progress of our athletes to ensure they are on a strategic path to reach their goals and pursue their potential. Our coaches have successfully performed at and are providing experienced training in combine testing. …
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Elite Football Camp Recap

Over 80 athletes. 13 coaches. Over 60 combined years of CFL playing experience. 3 University Scouts. 2 Grey Cup Championships. 1 Amazing Day! One parent said it was “as good if not better than any other football camp out there. It provided us good exposure to the college and university recruiters that were in attendance.…
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ELITE FOOTBALL COACHES’ HUDDLE

Attention Football Coaches!!  Here is your opportunity to talk to and observe coaches from an NCAA Division 1 Coaching Staff. Elite Performance Academy is bringing the coaching staff of the Syracuse Orange to Ottawa for a one day football camp on Sunday June 3.  The Elite Football Academy Camp will provide the players that you…
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FFTC Training 2011

Fight For The Cure is an amateur and "white collar" boxing event dedicated to raising funds for cancer patients and (more…)
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Elite Speed School 2011

Registration is now open for Elite Speed School 2011 - Winter Session 1. Speed Kills....Don't get left behind!! eliteperformanceacademy.ca
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