FOOTBALL ACADEMY OVERVIEW
The Elite Football Academy offers every necessity a player needs to succeed. From Strength and Conditioning Sessions, Nutritional Programming and Consultation and Speed Training and Positional Coaching, these are just some of the amenities available. Located in our state of the art facility, athletes experience over 20,000 sq ft of unparalleled performance space and are supported by the best group of specialists in Canada.
Lead by Jeff Fisher, our co-founder and President of Elite Performance, has revolutionized football training in central Canada. Jeff along with eleven years Winnipeg Blue Bomber Wade Miller, opened Elite Performance to recreate the “Pro Experience” in a self-contained center. Using the same model that introduced a highly successful Strength Program in the CFL, Miller and Fisher used their extensive football background to create a program that has trained more CFL/ NFL players than anywhere else in Canada.
An integrated training system incorporates performance training, nutrition, and physical therapy to meet the demands and rigors of the long football season. Combining strength, speed, agility, and flexibility along with proper nutrition and recovery strategies is essential to spending more time on the field and less time on the bench. All training programs are customized to meet individual goals and are based off of a pre-training assessment. No Athlete is the same, so why would you prepare the same?
Speed School with Glenn Bruce:
One of Track and Fields most respected and renowned Coaches will teach athletes proper running mechanics, sprint techniques and the art of running the perfect 40 yd dash. Glenn has worked with such athletes as Israel Idonijie, Wes Lysack and Scott Coe to help them prepare for their professional Careers.
The first program of its kind offered. Created and developed to help Offensive and Defensive linemen learn proper hand fighting and leverage techniques. Aspects of football kickboxing and bio-mechanics have been applied to create this Ultimate Lineman conditioning program. Increase hand and foot coordination and quickness; learn proper counter movements and the importance of playing with leverage to help create the ultimate Pass Rusher or Left Tackle
ELITE FOOTBALL ACADEMY TEAM
IBRAHIM “OBBY” KHAN
Obby has been training at Elite for the past 6 years and most recently joined the team as Football Coordinator. Obby believes that Elite Performance is without a doubt the most professional high performance training facility with the best staff in Winnipeg. Obby was born in Ottawa where he attended Sir Wilfrid Laurier Secondary School and played football and rugby. Obby played minor football for the Gloucester Dukes and CIS football with the Simon Fraser Clan. Obby won the J.P Metras Trophy as the top lineman in Canadian university football in 2003. Khan was one of three Canadians to participate in the 2004 East-West Shrine Game, an all-star game for graduating college players, mainly from the United States.Obby just completed his 6th season with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and was Winnipeg’s number one pick in the 2006 dispersal draft when his then hometown team the Ottawa Renegades folded. Obby resides in Winnipeg year round and looks forward to being part of Elite’s football program, he knows what it takes to make it and he can’t wait to share his knowledge and experience with other athletes.
Andrew Harris recently joined Elite Performance in a Football Consultant capacity but began his relationship with Elite as a client. Andrew chose Elite Performance because he believes that Elite is simply the best place to train in Winnipeg, he credits his training at Elite for helping him take his game to a new level. Andrew was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and is an Oak Park alumnae. After high school, Andrew joined the Vancouver Island Raiders of the Canadian Junior Football League where he led the Raiders to three national championships (2006, 2008, and 2009) and broke a number of British Columbia conference and CJFL records, including all-time touchdowns and scoring. In 2009, he was awarded the Wally Buono Award for most outstanding junior football player in Canada. Most recently, Andrew started the 2011 season as the BC Lions backup running back. His role expanded in the mid season when he became starting running back, finishing with 853 total yards and 8 touchdowns in the playoffs. Andrew was named Most Outstanding Canadian at the 2011 Grey Cup after his team defeated the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. He was also named Manitoba’s 2011 Male Athlete of the Year by the Provinces sports media. Andrew is extremely pleased to have the opportunity to be a part of Elite’s football program.
Football Speed Coach
- Bachelor of Physical Education Degree University of Manitoba
- Bachelor of Education Degree University of Manitoba
- Level 4 NCCP Sprints / Hurdles and Relays Coach
- 21 years Athletics Canada Master Course Conductor (Levels 1,2,3)
- 5x Canadian National Sprint Coach
- 15 years University of Manitoba Sprint/ Hurdles and Relays Coach
- Coaching Staff of 7 National University Team Championships (U of M Indoor Track and Field)
- 7 Years University of Manitoba Bisons Football Speed Coach
- Head Coach Western Canada Games
- Head Coach Canada Games