Woodcock was a 3-year letter winner and Team Captain while attending Syracuse University. He went on to play in the NFL as a wide receiver for the New York Giants and Washington Redskins and in the CFL for the Montreal Alouettes, Ottawa Renegades, Edmonton Eskimos and Hamilton Ti-Cats.
After finishing with his own athletic career, Woodcock turned to coaching. “I wanted to be able to share the knowledge and experience that I had gained with the next generation of athletes, and help them achieve their goals and dreams as I had.” says Woodcock.
Woodcock says that his favourite thing about coaching is “when an athlete has that "Aha" moment, and the lessons we have been teaching just start to click for them. After that moment, their training and development as an athlete and a person takes on a whole new trajectory.”
The most rewarding moment to Woodcock has been helping young athletes fulfill their vision and goals. “There have been a number of athletes who have started working with us as young teenagers, and we have seen them come up through our program and move on to the university level, to Canadian National Teams, and now even to the pros.” he says.
Woodcock says that his biggest challenge as a coach “is a constant one - how to best apply coaching and programming to different athletes. Each one is different and will respond in a unique way, so it's imperative that we get to know our athletes and pay attention to how they respond to different stimuli.”
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