The main goal of the Flex program at PEAC is athlete development through structured dry land training. The program is developed to help create a well-rounded view of training by analyzing the athletes particular sport and identify areas that are crucial to success and then creating a program to work on those areas. It allows students an opportunity to target areas of weakness with one-on-one instruction to learn technique and new exercises and movements to further develop an athlete’s capabilities, whether it is working on speed development, increasing muscle mass, increasing core strength and stability or increasing conditioning levels, developing strength and power – all which are crucial to success on the ice or field. One of the most important goals of the Flex program is to develop a knowledge base for training and a maturity to develop skills, motivate you and continue to succeed as elite athletes.
For the past 15 years, Santo has worked with students of all ages and takes pride in his versatility as well as understanding the needs of all age groups.
Santo has acted as a Head Coach in the Toronto Nationals AAA hockey organization for the past six seasons. In addition, he has been named as a coach with the OHF/OHL U15 Program of Excellence for the spring of 2015.
Santo has been coached by highly successful and distinguished coaches as a player and has had the good fortune to work alongside some of the most reputable coaches. As a coach, he has grasped what he has learned from these individuals and has adapted and settled into his own personal coaching style that embodies commitment, hard work and teamwork.
Andrew Ornoch is a former Canadian international and former professional soccer player. Andrew played in Hungary, Denmark and Holland.
Andrew’s passion and love for the game grew when his father bought him a football encyclopedia for his 10th birthday. Since that day Andrew had one goal: Becoming a professional soccer player. At age 17 he moved closer to his goal by earning a full scholarship at University of Detroit Mercy in NCAA Division One. After three seasons culminating in a Horizon League Championship and Horizon League Player of the Year award he pursued his professional European dream. Andrew went pro in Hungary where he signed with First Division club Papa Lombard FC. Andrew’s first cap for the Canadian Men’s National Team was at age 21. Andrew signed In January 2008 with Danish Superligaen club EfB Esbjerg. In 2008-2009 Esbjerg made the Danish Pokal Cup Final where they would lose to Brondby 3-2. In 2008 Andrew was also a valuable member of the Canadian U-23 Olympic team that fell one victory away from qualifying for the Olympic games in Beijing. Andrew arrived in Holland in the summer of 2009 and signed for Heracles Almelo. Andrew realized his dream to play in the Dutch Eredivisie. At Heracles Almelo he met his current partner Jörg van Nieuwenhuyzen.
A career ending injury brought Andrew home to Toronto. Andrew decided to retire prematurely from professional football in 2013 and dedicates his time to coaching.Andrew is working hard to create opportunities for young talent and build bridges for talents to develop and follow their dreams through Dutch Connections FC. Andrew’s goal is to develop the soccer players at PEAC and share his professional experience with the PEAC students.
Joshua is a former professional basketball player who played overseas in the Czech Republic,Spain, and England. He was first team all conference and region academic at Morris Junior College and finished second in the nation in assists. He played his high school basketball at Vaughan Secondary school where he was a York region all star twice and at Vermont Academy where he was all state and a Lakes Region All Star. Josh also has an understanding of exercise physiology,and the bio-mechanics of the spine as well as the science behind basketball specific movements. He is a registered nutritionist and also holds many other certifications such as FMS and USAW.
Lennard Krapp has been involved in the international volleyball scene for over 25 years and has amassed an extensive resume in this sport, including:
Coach instructor and learning facilitator for indoor and beach volleyball in Germany and Canada.
Coach at various German Bundesliga indoor clubs for men and women: 1984-2000
2012 Olympic Coach with the Beach National Team at the London Games
Volleyball Canada Beach National Team Head Coach: 2009-2012
Coached Beach National Teams at Pan Am Games, Universiade, Senior World Championships, FIVB World Tour Events and Continental Cup Finals
German National Team Coach for Youth, Junior & Under 23: 1997-2008
33 medals at Junior World Championships and Junior European Championships from 1997-2008
Memorable indoor highlight while coaching the Bundesliga team of FT Adler Kiel:
Defeating the 33 time Soviet Champion and 13 time European Cup Champion, the Central Sports Army Club Moscow popularly referred to as Red Army Club Moscow.
Notable contributions to beach volleyball:
Built the development and support systems for the German and Canadian National Federations. Identified and coached the Olympic Gold Medalists Julius Brink and Jonas Reckermann as well as many other German Olympians, during their time in the German development program.
During the past 2013/14 indoor season, Lennard has supported the following Pakmen rep teams as the technical coach:
13U boys, 14U boys, 16U boys GOLD, 16U boys BLACK, 13U girls and 16U girls
During the 2013 and 2014 beach seasons Lennard has worked for Pakmen’s rep athlete beach volleyball program.
In 2013 & 2014 he has worked as the personal or skill coach for several Beach Volleyball National Team Athletes like Josh Binstock, Sam Schachter, Daniel Dearing, Sergey Grabovsky, Chris Towe, Will Hoey, Will Sidgwick, Sven Trodel, Tia Miric, Sophie Bukovec, Victoria Altomare and Julie Gordon.
Chuck Richardson has been a fixture in the Toronto football community for 30 years. He presently is the President/Owner of the Metro Toronto Wildcats Football Club which has been serving Toronto’s youth for 17 years as one of the original franchises in the Ontario Varsity Football League. Chuck began his coaching career after his playing days were over at McMaster University
and Lawrence Park CI in Toronto, where he then coached for fifteen years, nine as Head Coach.
In 1995 Chuck formed an alumni association at Lawrence Park to rebuild the once proud high school program into currently one of the top high school programs in Southern Ontario.
In 1998 Chuck became a Level III NCCP Nationally Certified football coach followed by two years as the original founder and Head Coach for the Toronto Wildcats. Since 2001, Chuck has built the Wildcats program into one of the preeminent club football programs in the province with over 300 players and volunteers. Since 2013 his teams have won four provincial championships, including a tyke team that is 18-0-1 in 2 years and who tied the U.S. national Champions 7-7 in double overtime in Florida.
His graduates include Canadian and US collegiate players as well as professional players in the CFL and NFL. In fact two current players with the CFL’s Toronto Argonauts came through the MTW program. His work in the sport was acknowledged in 2011 with his induction into the Ontario Varsity Football League Hall of Fame. With all of Chucks experience and vast network in the football community being brought to bear, the new PEAC football program is in good hands.
Andy Ireland is thrilled to introduce the new Rugby program at PEAC. His vast rugby career started at the age of six, where he played for local club Amersham and Chiltern RFC. His mini rugby and junior rugby career lasted until the age of 17, when he then made his full senior debut. He played junior and senior rugby for Bucks County region from the ages of 15 to 20. Following this stint, he played London rugby as a Colt for their U21 team. Joining the London Wasps at the age of 16, he toured with them as a Colt to Cornwall in 1986. He joined the club the next season as a Colt U19 until the age of 30 going through the transition of amateur rugby to pro. He was a member of the squad that won the courage league 1989/90 and then again in 1996/97. He took up coaching after returning to Amersham and Chiltern in 2001 following a career-ending knee injury. He has travelled globally as a coach and player to Sweden, USA, Canada, Spain and Tobago
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David has been a PGA of Canada Professional for over twenty years. Throughout the various stages of his career, he has gained experience at some of the finest golf clubs in the Greater Toronto Area. He has had the opportunity to work with world-class golf professionals, top coaches and instructors. He is a Board member of the Canadian Junior Golf Association and is very active in developing junior golf in this country. David also played competitive golf at the University of Akron in Ohio.
David is a results oriented coach. He incorporates swing essentials, golf biomechanics and game strategies into his teaching. He has developed progressive training programs for men and women of all abilities and has created introductory and high performance programs for juniors. He brings a wealth of knowledge to his students and is able to communicate that knowledge in a simplistic manner while assisting them achieve their goals.
It is quite apparent that David loves teaching golf and seeing his students succeed. David provides golf lessons and golf instruction that is tailored to your personal needs. He is committed to providing a positive learning experience for all students. while improving all aspects of your game. Students will welcome David’s warm personality and passion for the game of golf.
Gary Waite hails from Sarnia Ontario. After having been exposed to squash by his parents Lewis and Janet at the age of 12, Gary came under the care of Jack Clift and his weekend junior squash program and became part of a burgeoning junior squash movement in the area inundating courts at Pinsonneault’s and the Sarnia Riding Club for years to come. Through the tireless efforts of Jack, Lew, Janet and so many other parents at the time Sarnia could lay claim to a National Champion in every age group. Through the added generosity and guidance of Jack Fairs and the team at Western, Gary garnered more titles than any other junior squash player in the history of Canadian squash. He would continue this trend into the professional ranks to become one of the most decorated professional squash players in the history of the game worldwide. In 1993, while attending Harvard University, Gary could lay claim to being the #1 hardball singles player, #2 hardball doubles player and #12 softball singles player in the World…a feat in combined rankings not achieved by any player in the history of any of the three disciplines.
Gary put on hold his professional squash playing aspirations a year ago with the impending birth of his fifth child with his beautiful wife Nathalie. His current commitment to the game is in the development of an infrastructure for the game of hardball doubles in North America. The project is a US Squash endorsed effort named The Elmaleh Project after its benefactor Mr Victor Elmaleh.
Over the past 18 years Adam has been involved with the game of lacrosse. His passion for the sport began as a player and was highlighted by earning a scholarship first to Trinity-Pawling School in New York, then with a NCAA Division 1 scholarship to Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky. Adam graduated as the programs All-time Leader in Goals Scored, All-time Leader in Points, the first 100 Goal Scorer, and was also named Male Athlete of the Year in 2008.
After completing a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies, Adam returned to Toronto and remained active in the game as a player, coach and referee. Adam has recently completed a Graduate Program in Sports Business Management from Durham College and most recently working with TO2015 Pan Am/ Parapan Am Games,MLSE and for the Their Opportunity as Program Coordinator where he was responsible for enrolling low income families into sports and recreation programs.
Adam has extensive coaching experience developing elite student athletes and exposing them to NCAA recruiting opportunities and experiences. Adam served as Head Coach with Edge Lacrosse for four seasons. Has served as General Manager with the Dirty Lacrosse Club that attended the Hawaii International Lacrosse Tournament in 2011 and again in 2012,2013 as Head Coach.
Adam served as offensive coordinator for Team Ontario U19, the 2013 Nations Cup National Champion team. Adam served as Support Staff with Team Canada Sr men’s team at there fall 2013 evaluation camp. In the summer of 2014 Adam Coached the Edge 2015 team to a NSCLA 2nd place finish as well as Team Ontario to a silver medal at the National Championships.
Adam has also worked many camps and clinics in the US and Canada, has worked in event management and planning positions with the Adrenaline All Canada Games and the Great Lakes Lax Games. Adam Also serves as an advisor to USBOXLA on officiating, rules of play, player safety and development.