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


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


Optimizing training and competition through athletic development.


Motivation, confidence and physical competence magnifies 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

Director of Sport Science & Athletic Development Coach

Drazen “Dre” Glisic

Athletic Development Coach

Greg Lewandowski

Athletic Development Coach

Kosta Poulos

Athletic Development Coach

Neil Wilson

Soccer Technical Coach

What Our Clients Say

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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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