Elite Junior Football Academy



Elite Junior Football Academy 2018

February 4, 11, 18 4:00-5:00pm

February 24 7:00-8:00pm

Beckwith Dome

The ELITE JUNIOR FOOTBALL ACADEMY takes the top quality professional football coaching of our extremely successful Elite Football Academy and brings it to our Junior Athletes, ages 10-13. Members of our CFL Alumni coaching staff will take the athletes through 4 weeks of on-field football practice, teaching the essential skills that must be mastered at a young age to ensure success in the future.

This unique program is unlike any other in Ottawa, exposing our city's current and future football stars to the knowledge, expertise, and real-world football experience of a coaching staff that is second to none.

Led by Camp Directors Pat Woodcock (WR Coach, 8-yr CFL veteran), Donnie Ruiz (DB Coach, 7-yr CFL veteran), and Rob Hamm (NCAA Coach, Finalist for 2012 NFL Canada Coach of the Year), players will be guided through a true football training camp, learning all of the skills and techniques to help them excel on the football field, at every position.

Our goal is to tangibly improve the skills of our football players, and their love of the game.  As such, we will not be simply running the athletes through drills - we will be actively coaching and teaching every repetition.   In order to provide the very best learning experience for your young athlete, our registration numbers will be kept low.

Another unique aspect of our program is the inclusion of Football Canada's Safe Contact program. With the increased focus on concussion prevention and player safety, Football Canada has instituted the Safe Contact program to reinforce the approved tackling and blocking techniques designed to keep young players healthy and on the field.  Elite Football Academy Camp Director, Rob Hamm, is Football Canada's Lead Instructor for this program, and Elite Football Academy players were used to demonstrate the techniques for the instructional video that will be a part of Football Canada's Coaching Certification program moving forward.  Learning these valuable techniques at a young age can help ensure a long and healthy experience on the football field.


ELITE JUNIOR FOOTBALL ACADEMY will teach you the skills, techniques, and mindset you need to be at your very best on the football field. There is no other Football Camp or Program in Ottawa that can match the skill and experience of our Coaching Staff, including CFL All-Star players, NFL players, and NCAA/CIS coaches.  We maintain a low athlete to coach ratio in order to ensure the highest quality football instruction.



Camp Director & WR- Pat Woodcock - Former Head Strength Coordinator - Ottawa RedBlacks; 8-year NFL & CFL player - New York Giants, Washington Redskins, Montreal, Ottawa, Edmonton, Hamilton; CFL All-Star, 2x Grey Cup Champ, 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 - Former Offensive Assistant for St. Lawrence Saints (NCAA), former CIS Coach for Ottawa Gee Gees, Carleton Ravens; former Coach for Ottawa Sooners; Guest Coach for Syracuse University, Queen's University




QB - Wayne Jacobs - One of top QB Developers in Ontario. Founder & Head Coach of National Capital QB Academy. Played NCAA University Texas El-Paso, Ottawa Gee Gees, and European Pro League Lyon Falcons, Landquart/Calanda Broncos and Oslo Vikings.  Has been QB Coach for Ottawa Gee Gees, Cegep d'Outaouais and Head Coach of Ottawa Invaders.








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






Connor Williams - 2016 Grey Cup Champion CFL Ottawa RedBlacks, NCAA Utah State Aggies




ELITE JUNIOR FOOTBALL ACADEMY is the only program that has a full coaching staff

with the football knowledge and experience playing and coaching the game at the highest level.

If you want to take your game to the Elite Level, come



  • All players require helmet, shoulder pads, and mouthguard

Tuition: $160

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