Category Archives: Training

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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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 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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Registration open for all Elite Football Off-Season programs

Registration is filling up fast for all ELITE PERFORMANCE ACADEMY OFF-SEASON FOOTBALL PROGRAMS!  Don't miss out on the opportunity to work with both Professional Strength Coaches and current CFL football players in order to make your 2017 season your best one yet! Roster spots are limited for each program, so reserve your spot quickly! Click…
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EPA Lacrosse Star Callum Crawford named Colorado Mammoth MVP

Huge congratulations to Elite Performance Academy Lacrosse star Callum Crawford on being named the NLL Colorado Mammoth Most Valuable Player! Injuries restricted Callum to only 12 games in 2015, and he came to EPA determined to be a stronger, faster, healthier player heading into his 11th season as a pro.  Callum fully committed to the program,…
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ELITE FOOTBALL COMBINE #2

Are you one of the top football players in Ottawa? It's time to put yourself to the test with the Elite Football Combine. This weekend, April 23rd - 3pm Elite Performance Academy is putting on the second instalment of The Elite Football Combine. All OVFL, NCAFA and high school players are welcome to test for the low cost of…
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Elite Vitality for Ladies – #TheChallenge Winner Announced!

The amazing Ladies of our ELITE VITALITY program were presented the with "#Challenge" during the Fall Session of our Saturday morning program at Elite Performance Academy. Our Coaches designed a series of fun but very challenging movements and exercises for the Ladies to test their current strength and conditioning levels, and incorporate these challenges into the programming during the…
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Elite Performance Academy athlete Brad Cowan commits to Laurier Golden Hawks

ELITE PERFORMANCE ACADEMY football player Brad Cowan has announced his commitment to attend Laurier University in 2016, and play football for Coach Cameron and the Golden Hawks. Brad is in the midst of his second off-season in the Elite D2D Off-Season Football Program.  He originally came to EPA to rehab a broken bone in his leg, and…
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Corey Johnson Leads Harvard to Big Win Over Boston

ELITE PERFORMANCE ACADEMY athlete COREY JOHNSON scored 18 points and added 3 assists, 2 rebounds, and 1 steal to lead the HARVARD CRIMSON over Boston University in NCAA basketball action.  As a true freshman starter, Corey has made at least one 3-pointer in all 9 games he has played to begin his career. BOSTON – The Harvard men's basketball team…
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Why Youth Athletes Need to Focus on Strength to Improve Speed

Why Youth Athletes Need to Focus on Strength to Improve Speed Improving sport-specific speed is a huge focus of all our athlete performance programs at Elite Performance Academy.  Every athlete can benefit from improved technique when it comes to: linear speed acceleration and deceleration change of direction                …
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EPA’s Corey Johnson Off To Good Start as NCAA True Freshman

ELITE PERFORMANCE ACADEMY basketball player COREY JOHNSON has gotten off to a strong start in his true freshman season with the NCAA IVY LEAGUE'S HARVARD CRIMSON. After earning a starting spot during pre-season camp, Corey opened the season with 9 points in a victory over MIT, shooting 3-5 from 3pt.  The following night, he led the CRIMSON in…
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Three EPA Football Athletes Named to OUA All-Star Team

Three members of the Elite Performance Academy football program have been named to the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) All-Star Team for the 2015 season.  Congrats Boys - the EPA Family is proud! A first time all-star at defensive end, John Biewald (Ottawa, Ont.) was named to the second-team.  His fourth season in the purple and white…
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NCAA Pre-Season Love for EPA Hoops Star Corey Johnson

People continue to take notice of Elite Performance Academy basketball athlete Corey Johnson as he prepares for his freshman season with the NCAA's defending Ivy League Champions Harvard Crimson. HoopSeen.com has Corey listed as one of the top "Under The Radar Non-power Conference Freshmen". COREY JOHNSON – 6-FOOT-4 – SHOOTING GUARD - HARVARD UNIVERSITY  Crazy…
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Elite Performance Academy Skier Abby Thomas named to Team Quebec

Long-time Elite Performance Academy athlete Abby Thomas has been named to the Team Quebec Alpine Ski Team for the 2015/16 season. Abby, who started with EPA as a 15-year old two years ago, has shown steady and consistent progression in both her training and her performance on the hill.  She locked in her place on…
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EPA Athlete John Biewald named OUA Player of the Week – Again!

For the 2nd time in less than a month, Elite Performance Academy football athlete John Biewald has been named the OUA Defensive Player of the Week for his performance against University of Toronto.  John is currently 3rd in the Nation in QB Sacks. John has been a member of the EPA program since 2012, and has trained in…
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13 #TeamEPA Alums Battle for Pedro

Thirteen alumni members of the Elite Performance Academy family will be participating in the annual Panda Game on Saturday October 3, 2015. Tunch Akkaya Tanner Care Justin Poitras Jesse Skucas Jason Hoddinott Keith Graham Lake Johnston Travis Troughton Tyler Young Jeff Veinotte Kadeem Vaillancourt Stefano Napolitano Jesse Mills   This year marks the 47th anniversary of…
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EPA Athlete Brad Herbst named AUS Player of the Week

Elite Performance Academy football athlete Brad Herbst has been named the AUS Defensive Player of the Week for September 28, 2015. After playing sparingly last season, Brad first joined the EPA program last December to try and take his game to the next level. He trained in the Elite D2D CIS/NCAA Summer Prep Program this past summer, and was…
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EPA Athlete John Biewald named CIS & OUA Player of the Week

Elite Performance Academy football athlete John Biewald has been named the CIS and OUA Defensive Player of the Week for September 21, 2015.  He is currently 2nd in the Nation in QB Sacks. John has been a member of the EPA program since 2012, and has trained in the Elite D2D CIS/NCAA Summer Prep Program since…
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Elite Prep School Football Showcase

The ELITE PREP SCHOOL FOOTBALL SHOWCASE is a one day football event designed to provide exposure for Ottawa's football talent.  Prep School Coaches/Scouts and Recruiting Services will be in attendance. The day will provide the opportunity for athletes to demonstrate their athleticism and movement skills, as well as their on-field football talents.  Included will be…
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Coach Cast Episode 52

Our Directors of Athlete Performance sat down with Coach Anthony Brown of RISE: Athlete Support Programs for a great discussion about the Elite program and philosophies on Coaching. Listen to the preview below. PlayPauseStopMute
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EPA Presents: #TheDifference

#TheDifference is a reality web series about the Elite D2D Summer Football Program. This 6-episode documentary, filmed in partnership with House Edge Media, goes behind the scenes of our flagship University Football preparation program, and provides never before seen insights into the methodology and commitment required in the Elite Performance Training System. Follow our NCAA, CIS,…
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Athlete Profile – Christo Bilukidi, NFL Football

With a freshly signed new 2-year contract, Baltimore Ravens DT Christo Bilukidi returned to Elite Performance Academy once again to train his body, and mind, for the relentless grind of the NFL football season.  He has attacked this off-season with a new aggressiveness and passion that has lead to tremendous results in training, and will…
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OVFL Week 5 – Elite Report – Bantam

Myers Riders Bantam The Myers Riders Bantams bounced back from their first loss of the season by thrashing the Oshawa Hawkeyes 62-12.  Playing in the game was a total of nine Elite Performance Academy athletes and alumni. James Keenan #1 Terrell Brown #37 Colin Henley-Vachon #44 Michael Slattery #54 Steven Schwartz #55 Jackson Hyland #61…
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D2D Hoops – Basketball Prep

WARNING: THIS PROGRAM IS FOR DETERMINED ATHLETES ONLY. YOU MUST BE COMMITTED TO IMPROVING YOUR MENTAL AND PHYSICAL GAME, ON AND OFF THE COURT, TO DOMINATE YOUR OPPONENTS. D2D - Determination 2 Domination Train and compete amongst the best players Ottawa has to offer. Certified Strength & Conditioning Coaches and professional athletes have scientifically crafted a…
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Elite Training Tip: Medicine Ball Throws for Explosive Power

Medicine ball throws are an excellent way to develop explosive sport-specific power.  Power training enables an athlete to apply the greatest amount of their maximal strength in the shortest period of time – it helps to transfer work from the weightroom out onto the playing field.  When correct technique and loads are used, Medicine Ball…
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#Elite Spartan Athletes

Elite Performance Academy had several personal training clients cultivate their athlete within, through dedicated and committed training programs before competing in the 2013 Spartan Race Series.  #TeamEPA was represented in the 3+Mile/15+Obstacle Ottawa and Tri-State Spartan Sprint, as well as the 8+Mile/20+Obstacle Ottawa Super Spartan. The challenging obstacle trail races are designed to test resilience,…
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Camp Recap – Elite Football Academy 2013

Testimonials 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…
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Elite Performance Academy selected to coach at CBC Hockey Nation

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…
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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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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 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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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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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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