EVALUATE

Standardized testing protocols that evaluate physical capabilities to inform performance enhancement interventions.

EDUCATE

Education drives athlete innovation to further develop motor skill, knowledge and behaviours for physical activity and fitness.

DEVELOP

Optimizing training and competition through athletic development.

PERFORM

Motivation, confidence and physical competence magnifies performance!

WHO WE ARE

NOVANTA SPORTS PERFORMANCE

Novanta Sports Performance is a company that is built on a commitment to supporting the athletes’ journey towards athletic excellence by adopting a systems based approach.
Our team is comprised of a group of professional coaches whose goal is to have a positive impact in athletic development for betterment in sport, and life.

novanta programs

our expert trainers

the training staff

Derek Salvador

Derek Salvador

Director of Sport Science & Athletic Development Coach
Drazen “Dre” Glisic

Drazen “Dre” Glisic

Athletic Development Coach
Greg Lewandowski

Greg Lewandowski

Athletic Development Coach
Kosta Poulos

Kosta Poulos

Athletic Development Coach
Neil Wilson

Neil Wilson

Soccer Technical Coach
Vanessa Napolitano

Vanessa Napolitano

Registered Dietician
Testimonials

What Our Clients Say

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    I first met Derek in 2019 while I was with the Oakville Soccer Club. Our interactions were limited until about August 2020 when I reached out to Derek in hopes of improving my athleticism. He responded...Read More

    • Aedan Currah
    • Oakville Soccer Club
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    Since I started fitness training with Novanta Sports Performance in January, the first thing I noticed about the training sessions was that they were very organized and very professional. When developing...Read More

    • Nick Dunn
    • Winstars Soccer Academy
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    My experience with Derek began at the Oakville Soccer Club where he was my team’s Strength and Conditioning Coach. Derek showed my team many ways to become better and stronger through specific training. I have also had the opportunity to work with Derek...Read More

    • Ashlyn & Maddy Zingone
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    I am very glad I started working with Coach Derek! Since training with him, I have experienced the change physically and mentally. He has pushed me to become a better athlete through his detailed programs!... Read More

    • Kevin Espiro
    • Woodbridge Soccer Club – League 1
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    Ever since I started working with Coach Derek I have felt drastic changes physically, mentally and the way I view the different aspects of soccer. Even through COVID-19 and quarantine at home, I have always...Read More

    • Karl Espiro
    • Oakville Soccer Club - OPDL
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    Derek has helped shape me into the player that I am today. His knowledge of sport performance has allowed me to elevate my game and get me to the level that I am at today. When I came to Derek in 2019 after spending 7 years... Read More

    • Josh Moreira
    • TFC Academy-Jacksonville University
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    Derek from Novanta Sports Performance was involved with my U15 Boys team. I had requested that he provide the team with a pre-season Strength and Conditioning Program as the previous season many players... Read More

    • Alan Gould
    • Head Coach – Oakville Soccer Club
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    Soccer is a sport that is a continuation of growth and knowledge which allows players to grow as individuals and with their team. With the help of Derek we were both able to enhance our growth as players on and off the field... Read More

    • John & Rosie Policelli
    • Woodbridge Soccer Club
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    It is with great pleasure, that I am able to share my experience with Derek as a Professional in his field of Performance Training.  I started as a player, and now I continue to be involved in the sport of soccer as a coach... Read More

    • Mario Halapir
    • Head Coach - Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Men’s Soccer
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    Derek was an integral part of KW United FC and our success in the 2015 season. Derek prepared our team for training and matches as well as coordinated and coached the players on their individual strength, fitness... Read More

    • Chris Pozniak
    • Toronto FC II – Assistant Coach
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    When I met Derek I was 18, struggling with the way I was doing my preparation and workout because most of my life, I was taught to lift more weight. More was better. He helped me by focusing on form and... Read More

    • Ken Krolicki
    • Montreal Impact
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    I met Derek in a time of need. Where I was looking to improve and change my personal offseason workout plans, because I believed that there was a direct correlation with my performance in the upcoming... Read More

    • Mark Anthony Kaye
    • Los Angeles Football Club
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    Derek has played a significant role in my development as a soccer player. On the field, in the gym, and nutrition. Derek’s attention to detail, experience, and passion in helping others on their path to success is what... Read More

    • Kamal Miller
    • Orlando City FC
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    I was fortunate to begin training with Derek during a very important phase of my career. At a stage (age 17) where the game gets exponentially more intense, quick, and aggressive, Derek emphasized the... Read More

    • Sergio Camargo
    • Cavalry FC
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    In my career, I have come across Derek Salvador twice; once with KW United FC and more recently with York 9 FC. In both situations he was tasked with being the Strength and Conditioning coach who had to closely navigate a group... Read More

    • Nate Ingham
    • York9 Football Club
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