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Coach Noble – Director of Physical Education & Athlete Performance

NobleDan Noble is an Athletic Development Coach at The Hill Academy. He is the owner of Noble Sports & Performance and directs our offseason programming through Hill Performance Training. Recently, Coach Noble served as the Director of Athletic Performance for the Chinese Women’s National Ice Hockey Program. Dan specializes in fostering the development of elite athletes through a process that focuses on mastering efficient movement patterns, mechanics and creating sustainable, adaptable athletes (“Training Movement Over Muscle”). A number of athletes that have developed through Coach Noble’s program have gone on to become first round OHL and NHL draft picks. Dan also works with some of the top lacrosse players in the world and a number of NCAA athletes.

Dan speaks and presents on many different topics, but specializes in the art of coaching and motivating athletes who are in the process of transitioning to the professional level. He is a mentor to many athletes and believes strongly in a multi-faceted approach to athletic development. Dan challenges athletes to be difference makers not only on the playing surface, but also in life.

Prior to working with The Hill Academy and launching Noble Sports and Performance, Dan played professional football in Europe as well as for the University of Guelph. It was in Guelph where Dan mentored under performance specialist Chris Mumford and world-renowned  strength coach Vern Gambetta. Dan works closely with leaders in the strength and conditioning community to ensure evidence-based and relevant training practices in order to stay up to date on best practice for our athletes.

Dan obtained his Bachelors degree from the University of Guelph and received his Masters of Science in Education from D’Youville College. He is an Ontario Certified Teacher (OCT), Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and  proud husband of Crystal and father to Kaden and Isla.

Andrew Abes

IMG_0749Coach Andrew is the newest member at the Hill Performance Centre. Andrew grew up playing competitive tennis and quickly transitioned into coaching, becoming an assistant tennis instructor at the age of 16. Since then, Andrew has worked as a tennis professional in Mississauga, Oakville, London and Muskoka during his early career. 

Andrew received his Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology from Western University in 2013 and began work at PhysioMed Health in Burlington, ON. During his time there, Andrew learned and mastered a number of active rehabilitation techniques that he implements with our athletes on a day-to-day basis. Andrew is a certified strength and conditioning coach (CSCS) through the NSCA, as well as a certified tennis professional.

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Contact information:

The Hill Academy Sports Performance Centre

2600 Rutherford Rd.

Vaughan Ontario, Canada

L4K 5R1