22 Apr
novantasportsperformance

Let’s start this article by posing some new questions. What abilities do you need to train? What type of training do you need to perform to be a better goalkeeper? Does your training need to be goalkeeper-specific? With a solid description of the physical determinants of performance (Part 2) we are in a great position…

15 Feb
novantasportsperformance

Breakfast – it’s deemed the most important meal of the day, yet sometimes the hardest to fit into a busy schedule! Between late weeknight practices and games as well as early morning training and school, this meal may get neglected by young athletes and families. Why is breakfast important? First, everyone can benefit from breakfast,…

02 Sep
novantasportsperformance

In this article we are going to be unpacking the physical demands & determinants of goalkeeping. Before we do so though, let’s remind ourselves that although we are looking specifically at the goalkeeper position, the larger objective of this article series is to educate you on our systems and philosophies training athletes. This an important…

10 Aug
novantasportsperformance

At Novanta, we design and implement training programs to improve the short, and long-term performance of athletes. Our mission is very clear, and we want to be equally clear in describing the processes and systems we use in our work to achieve our goals. Ultimately, any training action we take, program we design, or testing…

08 Jul
novantasportsperformance

In our previous articles we touched on the concepts of Long-Term Athletic Development (LTAD) and Physical Literacy. As mentioned, LTAD is a framework that serves to guide the participation, training, competition, and recovery pathways in sport and physical activity from infancy through all phases of adulthood. At Novanta, LTAD guides our programming and planning. It ensures that what we design and…

08 Jun
novantasportsperformance

In today’s world, youth athletes are extremely busy individuals. Many are juggling school, volunteer opportunities, part time jobs, club sports, school sports, and extracurricular activities. Progressing through the day while meeting these obligations can be overwhelming, and as such, food and nutrition can often be overlooked. As youth athletes develop, nutrition plays a vital role…

19 May
novantasportsperformance

In our previous article, we introduced you to the concepts of Physical Literacy and Fitness. Our objective was to provide you with a deeper understanding of these concepts (by defining them, and exploring their interdependence), and position them as key pillars in our training philosophy. From a program design and implementation point of view, these…

25 Oct
novantasportsperformance

Welcome to Novanta Sports Performance. As a new company in a rapidly growing industry, we want to begin our journey in the world of athletic development by telling you a little bit about ourselves. Novanta Sports Performance is a company that is built on a commitment to supporting the athletes’ journey towards athletic excellence by…