BA, CSCS, HPT(C) – Founder

  • Director of Sport Science & Athletic Development Coach
  • Soccer Fitness Coach

Derek graduated from the University of Windsor with a Bachelor of Arts. Derek is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). He is also a graduate of the Sheridan College Human Performance Training Certificate program. He has completed multiple courses in athletic development and human performance. He brings over 20 years of experience working with clients from rehabilitation to high performance in individual and team settings.

As the Founder and Director of Sport Science and Athletic Development at Novanta Sports Performance, Derek has worked with many youth soccer organizations including Provincial and National Champions. He has also worked closely with many professional players plying their trade in the CPL, MLS, EPL, SPL, Bundesliga and various National Teams. He most recently held the position of Strength & Conditioning Coach for York 9 FC in the inaugural year of the Canadian Premier League.

Currently, Derek is the Head of Strength & Conditioning for the Oakville Soccer Club and Power FC Academy. Derek is also a Sessional Lecturer at the University of Toronto in the Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education.