Inspiring the Character, Courage and Resolve to relentlessly pursue excellence.

GRIT Athlete & Co-Owner Mitch Marner

The What

GRIT Athletics Toronto is a new Sport & Performance training centre in the heart of Leaside committed to developing athletic, physical and personal excellence.

All GRIT programs are centred around each athlete’s individual developmental needs and experience. Our programs are meticulously designed using science-based principles and aligned with our core belief that “BETTER PEOPLE MAKE BETTER ATHLETES”.

The Program

Whether you are a pro, prospect, or just love to play the game… your personal best starts here!

GRIT Athletics takes pride in its athlete centered philosophy and believes strongly in the fact that whether or not you’re the next Mitch Marner or Mike Trout, you still deserve the same opportunity to experience the level of committed programming and development pro athletes receive. All GRIT programming is meticulously designed to maximize each athlete's experience and development.

GRIT Programs

Grades 2-3
Grades 4-6
Grades 7-8
Grades 9-10
Grades 11+
OHL/College/Pro
GRIT Masters
Team Training
Athletic Development
Soccer
Girls Athletics
Speed & Power
Hockey
Baseball
Masters
Teams

Grit Hockey: Skills and Shooting (Artificial Ice)

Grades 2-3

GRIT is outfitted with a world-class artificial ice surface and has a designated skating and shooting range. Our elite shooting coaches work with your athlete on:

  • Velocity
  • Accuracy
  • Deception
  • Release time

Grit Hockey (on Ice) 4 Day

Grades 11+

Our GRIT hockey program will be headed up by former NHL player Brett Mclean, coaches Jonny Simone and Dan Noble, and other guest coaches from our vast network. GRIT Hockey is not about large groups, fancy cone drills and full ice flow drills. Kids will learn to compete, practice with intention, develop a sense for time and space and processing, be given the opportunity to learn and fail without consequence, and most importantly impart in the athletes a love for the game of hockey.

Our coaches are lifelong learners and our development models are driven by modern hockey pedagogy.   Sessions are 5 athletes and 1 coach and are designed to minimize standing in lines and optimize time with the puck and quality reps. Instruction is individualized and tailored to the athlete’s learning style. Our coaches hold themselves to the highest personal and professional standard and understand that they are not only coaches but also mentors.

Skates will be run out of Leaside Arena and also have the option to run in conjunction with one of our high performance training programs.

Grit Hockey (on Ice) 4 Day

Grades 11+

Our GRIT hockey program will be headed up by former NHL player Brett Mclean, coaches Jonny Simone and Dan Noble, and other guest coaches from our vast network. GRIT Hockey is not about large groups, fancy cone drills and full ice flow drills. Kids will learn to compete, practice with intention, develop a sense for time and space and processing, be given the opportunity to learn and fail without consequence, and most importantly impart in the athletes a love for the game of hockey.

Our coaches are lifelong learners and our development models are driven by modern hockey pedagogy.   Sessions are 5 athletes and 1 coach and are designed to minimize standing in lines and optimize time with the puck and quality reps. Instruction is individualized and tailored to the athlete’s learning style. Our coaches hold themselves to the highest personal and professional standard and understand that they are not only coaches but also mentors.

Skates will be run out of Leaside Arena and also have the option to run in conjunction with one of our high performance training programs.

Grit Hockey (On Ice) 3 Day

Grades 11+

Our GRIT hockey program will be headed up by former NHL player Brett Mclean, coaches Jonny Simone and Dan Noble, and other guest coaches from our vast network. GRIT Hockey is not about large groups, fancy cone drills and full ice flow drills. Kids will learn to compete, practice with intention, develop a sense for time and space and processing, be given the opportunity to learn and fail without consequence, and most importantly impart in the athletes a love for the game of hockey.

Our coaches are lifelong learners and our development models are driven by modern hockey pedagogy.   Sessions are 5 athletes and 1 coach and are designed to minimize standing in lines and optimize time with the puck and quality reps. Instruction is individualized and tailored to the athlete’s learning style. Our coaches hold themselves to the highest personal and professional standard and understand that they are not only coaches but also mentors.

Skates will be run out of Leaside Arena and also have the option to run in conjunction with one of our high performance training programs.

Grit Hockey (On Ice) 3 Day

Grades 11+

Our GRIT hockey program will be headed up by former NHL player Brett Mclean, coaches Jonny Simone and Dan Noble, and other guest coaches from our vast network. GRIT Hockey is not about large groups, fancy cone drills and full ice flow drills. Kids will learn to compete, practice with intention, develop a sense for time and space and processing, be given the opportunity to learn and fail without consequence, and most importantly impart in the athletes a love for the game of hockey.

Our coaches are lifelong learners and our development models are driven by modern hockey pedagogy.   Sessions are 5 athletes and 1 coach and are designed to minimize standing in lines and optimize time with the puck and quality reps. Instruction is individualized and tailored to the athlete’s learning style. Our coaches hold themselves to the highest personal and professional standard and understand that they are not only coaches but also mentors.

Skates will be run out of Leaside Arena and also have the option to run in conjunction with one of our high performance training programs.

Grit Hockey (On Ice) 2 day

Grades 11+

Our GRIT hockey program will be headed up by former NHL player Brett Mclean, coaches Jonny Simone and Dan Noble, and other guest coaches from our vast network. GRIT Hockey is not about large groups, fancy cone drills and full ice flow drills. Kids will learn to compete, practice with intention, develop a sense for time and space and processing, be given the opportunity to learn and fail without consequence, and most importantly impart in the athletes a love for the game of hockey.

Our coaches are lifelong learners and our development models are driven by modern hockey pedagogy.   Sessions are 5 athletes and 1 coach and are designed to minimize standing in lines and optimize time with the puck and quality reps. Instruction is individualized and tailored to the athlete’s learning style. Our coaches hold themselves to the highest personal and professional standard and understand that they are not only coaches but also mentors.

Skates will be run out of Leaside Arena and also have the option to run in conjunction with one of our high performance training programs.

Grit Hockey (On Ice) 2 day

Grades 11+

Our GRIT hockey program will be headed up by former NHL player Brett Mclean, coaches Jonny Simone and Dan Noble, and other guest coaches from our vast network. GRIT Hockey is not about large groups, fancy cone drills and full ice flow drills. Kids will learn to compete, practice with intention, develop a sense for time and space and processing, be given the opportunity to learn and fail without consequence, and most importantly impart in the athletes a love for the game of hockey.

Our coaches are lifelong learners and our development models are driven by modern hockey pedagogy.   Sessions are 5 athletes and 1 coach and are designed to minimize standing in lines and optimize time with the puck and quality reps. Instruction is individualized and tailored to the athlete’s learning style. Our coaches hold themselves to the highest personal and professional standard and understand that they are not only coaches but also mentors.

Skates will be run out of Leaside Arena and also have the option to run in conjunction with one of our high performance training programs.

Grit Hockey (On Ice) 1 Day

Grades 11+

Our GRIT hockey program will be headed up by former NHL player Brett Mclean, coaches Jonny Simone and Dan Noble, and other guest coaches from our vast network. GRIT Hockey is not about large groups, fancy cone drills and full ice flow drills. Kids will learn to compete, practice with intention, develop a sense for time and space and processing, be given the opportunity to learn and fail without consequence, and most importantly impart in the athletes a love for the game of hockey.

Our coaches are lifelong learners and our development models are driven by modern hockey pedagogy.   Sessions are 5 athletes and 1 coach and are designed to minimize standing in lines and optimize time with the puck and quality reps. Instruction is individualized and tailored to the athlete’s learning style. Our coaches hold themselves to the highest personal and professional standard and understand that they are not only coaches but also mentors.

Skates will be run out of Leaside Arena and also have the option to run in conjunction with one of our high performance training programs.

Grit Hockey (On Ice) 1 Day

Grades 11+

Our GRIT hockey program will be headed up by former NHL player Brett Mclean, coaches Jonny Simone and Dan Noble, and other guest coaches from our vast network. GRIT Hockey is not about large groups, fancy cone drills and full ice flow drills. Kids will learn to compete, practice with intention, develop a sense for time and space and processing, be given the opportunity to learn and fail without consequence, and most importantly impart in the athletes a love for the game of hockey.

Our coaches are lifelong learners and our development models are driven by modern hockey pedagogy.   Sessions are 5 athletes and 1 coach and are designed to minimize standing in lines and optimize time with the puck and quality reps. Instruction is individualized and tailored to the athlete’s learning style. Our coaches hold themselves to the highest personal and professional standard and understand that they are not only coaches but also mentors.

Skates will be run out of Leaside Arena and also have the option to run in conjunction with one of our high performance training programs.

Grit Hockey (on Ice) 4 Day

Grades 9-10

Our GRIT hockey program will be headed up by former NHL player Brett Mclean, coaches Jonny Simone and Dan Noble, and other guest coaches from our vast network. GRIT Hockey is not about large groups, fancy cone drills and full ice flow drills. Kids will learn to compete, practice with intention, develop a sense for time and space and processing, be given the opportunity to learn and fail without consequence, and most importantly impart in the athletes a love for the game of hockey.

Our coaches are lifelong learners and our development models are driven by modern hockey pedagogy.   Sessions are 5 athletes and 1 coach and are designed to minimize standing in lines and optimize time with the puck and quality reps. Instruction is individualized and tailored to the athlete’s learning style. Our coaches hold themselves to the highest personal and professional standard and understand that they are not only coaches but also mentors.

Skates will be run out of Leaside Arena and also have the option to run in conjunction with one of our high performance training programs.

Grit Hockey (on Ice) 4 Day

Grades 9-10

Our GRIT hockey program will be headed up by former NHL player Brett Mclean, coaches Jonny Simone and Dan Noble, and other guest coaches from our vast network. GRIT Hockey is not about large groups, fancy cone drills and full ice flow drills. Kids will learn to compete, practice with intention, develop a sense for time and space and processing, be given the opportunity to learn and fail without consequence, and most importantly impart in the athletes a love for the game of hockey.

Our coaches are lifelong learners and our development models are driven by modern hockey pedagogy.   Sessions are 5 athletes and 1 coach and are designed to minimize standing in lines and optimize time with the puck and quality reps. Instruction is individualized and tailored to the athlete’s learning style. Our coaches hold themselves to the highest personal and professional standard and understand that they are not only coaches but also mentors.

Skates will be run out of Leaside Arena and also have the option to run in conjunction with one of our high performance training programs.

Grit Hockey (On Ice) 3 Day

Grades 9-10

Our GRIT hockey program will be headed up by former NHL player Brett Mclean, coaches Jonny Simone and Dan Noble, and other guest coaches from our vast network. GRIT Hockey is not about large groups, fancy cone drills and full ice flow drills. Kids will learn to compete, practice with intention, develop a sense for time and space and processing, be given the opportunity to learn and fail without consequence, and most importantly impart in the athletes a love for the game of hockey.

Our coaches are lifelong learners and our development models are driven by modern hockey pedagogy.   Sessions are 5 athletes and 1 coach and are designed to minimize standing in lines and optimize time with the puck and quality reps. Instruction is individualized and tailored to the athlete’s learning style. Our coaches hold themselves to the highest personal and professional standard and understand that they are not only coaches but also mentors.

Skates will be run out of Leaside Arena and also have the option to run in conjunction with one of our high performance training programs.

Grit Hockey (On Ice) 3 Day

Grades 9-10

Our GRIT hockey program will be headed up by former NHL player Brett Mclean, coaches Jonny Simone and Dan Noble, and other guest coaches from our vast network. GRIT Hockey is not about large groups, fancy cone drills and full ice flow drills. Kids will learn to compete, practice with intention, develop a sense for time and space and processing, be given the opportunity to learn and fail without consequence, and most importantly impart in the athletes a love for the game of hockey.

Our coaches are lifelong learners and our development models are driven by modern hockey pedagogy.   Sessions are 5 athletes and 1 coach and are designed to minimize standing in lines and optimize time with the puck and quality reps. Instruction is individualized and tailored to the athlete’s learning style. Our coaches hold themselves to the highest personal and professional standard and understand that they are not only coaches but also mentors.

Skates will be run out of Leaside Arena and also have the option to run in conjunction with one of our high performance training programs.

Grit Hockey (On Ice) 2 day

Grades 9-10

Our GRIT hockey program will be headed up by former NHL player Brett Mclean, coaches Jonny Simone and Dan Noble, and other guest coaches from our vast network. GRIT Hockey is not about large groups, fancy cone drills and full ice flow drills. Kids will learn to compete, practice with intention, develop a sense for time and space and processing, be given the opportunity to learn and fail without consequence, and most importantly impart in the athletes a love for the game of hockey.

Our coaches are lifelong learners and our development models are driven by modern hockey pedagogy.   Sessions are 5 athletes and 1 coach and are designed to minimize standing in lines and optimize time with the puck and quality reps. Instruction is individualized and tailored to the athlete’s learning style. Our coaches hold themselves to the highest personal and professional standard and understand that they are not only coaches but also mentors.

Skates will be run out of Leaside Arena and also have the option to run in conjunction with one of our high performance training programs.

Grit Hockey (On Ice) 2 day

Grades 9-10

Our GRIT hockey program will be headed up by former NHL player Brett Mclean, coaches Jonny Simone and Dan Noble, and other guest coaches from our vast network. GRIT Hockey is not about large groups, fancy cone drills and full ice flow drills. Kids will learn to compete, practice with intention, develop a sense for time and space and processing, be given the opportunity to learn and fail without consequence, and most importantly impart in the athletes a love for the game of hockey.

Our coaches are lifelong learners and our development models are driven by modern hockey pedagogy.   Sessions are 5 athletes and 1 coach and are designed to minimize standing in lines and optimize time with the puck and quality reps. Instruction is individualized and tailored to the athlete’s learning style. Our coaches hold themselves to the highest personal and professional standard and understand that they are not only coaches but also mentors.

Skates will be run out of Leaside Arena and also have the option to run in conjunction with one of our high performance training programs.

Grit Hockey (On Ice) 1 Day

Grades 9-10

Our GRIT hockey program will be headed up by former NHL player Brett Mclean, coaches Jonny Simone and Dan Noble, and other guest coaches from our vast network. GRIT Hockey is not about large groups, fancy cone drills and full ice flow drills. Kids will learn to compete, practice with intention, develop a sense for time and space and processing, be given the opportunity to learn and fail without consequence, and most importantly impart in the athletes a love for the game of hockey.

Our coaches are lifelong learners and our development models are driven by modern hockey pedagogy.   Sessions are 5 athletes and 1 coach and are designed to minimize standing in lines and optimize time with the puck and quality reps. Instruction is individualized and tailored to the athlete’s learning style. Our coaches hold themselves to the highest personal and professional standard and understand that they are not only coaches but also mentors.

Skates will be run out of Leaside Arena and also have the option to run in conjunction with one of our high performance training programs.

Grit Hockey (On Ice) 1 Day

Grades 9-10

Our GRIT hockey program will be headed up by former NHL player Brett Mclean, coaches Jonny Simone and Dan Noble, and other guest coaches from our vast network. GRIT Hockey is not about large groups, fancy cone drills and full ice flow drills. Kids will learn to compete, practice with intention, develop a sense for time and space and processing, be given the opportunity to learn and fail without consequence, and most importantly impart in the athletes a love for the game of hockey.

Our coaches are lifelong learners and our development models are driven by modern hockey pedagogy.   Sessions are 5 athletes and 1 coach and are designed to minimize standing in lines and optimize time with the puck and quality reps. Instruction is individualized and tailored to the athlete’s learning style. Our coaches hold themselves to the highest personal and professional standard and understand that they are not only coaches but also mentors.

Skates will be run out of Leaside Arena and also have the option to run in conjunction with one of our high performance training programs.

Grit Hockey (on Ice) 4 Day

Grades 7-8

Our GRIT hockey program will be headed up by former NHL player Brett Mclean, coaches Jonny Simone and Dan Noble, and other guest coaches from our vast network. GRIT Hockey is not about large groups, fancy cone drills and full ice flow drills. Kids will learn to compete, practice with intention, develop a sense for time and space and processing, be given the opportunity to learn and fail without consequence, and most importantly impart in the athletes a love for the game of hockey.

Our coaches are lifelong learners and our development models are driven by modern hockey pedagogy.   Sessions are 5 athletes and 1 coach and are designed to minimize standing in lines and optimize time with the puck and quality reps. Instruction is individualized and tailored to the athlete’s learning style. Our coaches hold themselves to the highest personal and professional standard and understand that they are not only coaches but also mentors.

Skates will be run out of Leaside Arena and also have the option to run in conjunction with one of our high performance training programs.

Grit Hockey (on Ice) 4 Day

Grades 7-8

Our GRIT hockey program will be headed up by former NHL player Brett Mclean, coaches Jonny Simone and Dan Noble, and other guest coaches from our vast network. GRIT Hockey is not about large groups, fancy cone drills and full ice flow drills. Kids will learn to compete, practice with intention, develop a sense for time and space and processing, be given the opportunity to learn and fail without consequence, and most importantly impart in the athletes a love for the game of hockey.

Our coaches are lifelong learners and our development models are driven by modern hockey pedagogy.   Sessions are 5 athletes and 1 coach and are designed to minimize standing in lines and optimize time with the puck and quality reps. Instruction is individualized and tailored to the athlete’s learning style. Our coaches hold themselves to the highest personal and professional standard and understand that they are not only coaches but also mentors.

Skates will be run out of Leaside Arena and also have the option to run in conjunction with one of our high performance training programs.

Grit Hockey (On Ice) 3 Day

Grades 7-8

Our GRIT hockey program will be headed up by former NHL player Brett Mclean, coaches Jonny Simone and Dan Noble, and other guest coaches from our vast network. GRIT Hockey is not about large groups, fancy cone drills and full ice flow drills. Kids will learn to compete, practice with intention, develop a sense for time and space and processing, be given the opportunity to learn and fail without consequence, and most importantly impart in the athletes a love for the game of hockey.

Our coaches are lifelong learners and our development models are driven by modern hockey pedagogy.   Sessions are 5 athletes and 1 coach and are designed to minimize standing in lines and optimize time with the puck and quality reps. Instruction is individualized and tailored to the athlete’s learning style. Our coaches hold themselves to the highest personal and professional standard and understand that they are not only coaches but also mentors.

Skates will be run out of Leaside Arena and also have the option to run in conjunction with one of our high performance training programs.

Grit Hockey (On Ice) 3 Day

Grades 7-8

Our GRIT hockey program will be headed up by former NHL player Brett Mclean, coaches Jonny Simone and Dan Noble, and other guest coaches from our vast network. GRIT Hockey is not about large groups, fancy cone drills and full ice flow drills. Kids will learn to compete, practice with intention, develop a sense for time and space and processing, be given the opportunity to learn and fail without consequence, and most importantly impart in the athletes a love for the game of hockey.

Our coaches are lifelong learners and our development models are driven by modern hockey pedagogy.   Sessions are 5 athletes and 1 coach and are designed to minimize standing in lines and optimize time with the puck and quality reps. Instruction is individualized and tailored to the athlete’s learning style. Our coaches hold themselves to the highest personal and professional standard and understand that they are not only coaches but also mentors.

Skates will be run out of Leaside Arena and also have the option to run in conjunction with one of our high performance training programs.

Grit Hockey (On Ice) 2 day

Grades 7-8

Our GRIT hockey program will be headed up by former NHL player Brett Mclean, coaches Jonny Simone and Dan Noble, and other guest coaches from our vast network. GRIT Hockey is not about large groups, fancy cone drills and full ice flow drills. Kids will learn to compete, practice with intention, develop a sense for time and space and processing, be given the opportunity to learn and fail without consequence, and most importantly impart in the athletes a love for the game of hockey.

Our coaches are lifelong learners and our development models are driven by modern hockey pedagogy.   Sessions are 5 athletes and 1 coach and are designed to minimize standing in lines and optimize time with the puck and quality reps. Instruction is individualized and tailored to the athlete’s learning style. Our coaches hold themselves to the highest personal and professional standard and understand that they are not only coaches but also mentors.

Skates will be run out of Leaside Arena and also have the option to run in conjunction with one of our high performance training programs.

Grit Hockey (On Ice) 2 day

Grades 7-8

Our GRIT hockey program will be headed up by former NHL player Brett Mclean, coaches Jonny Simone and Dan Noble, and other guest coaches from our vast network. GRIT Hockey is not about large groups, fancy cone drills and full ice flow drills. Kids will learn to compete, practice with intention, develop a sense for time and space and processing, be given the opportunity to learn and fail without consequence, and most importantly impart in the athletes a love for the game of hockey.

Our coaches are lifelong learners and our development models are driven by modern hockey pedagogy.   Sessions are 5 athletes and 1 coach and are designed to minimize standing in lines and optimize time with the puck and quality reps. Instruction is individualized and tailored to the athlete’s learning style. Our coaches hold themselves to the highest personal and professional standard and understand that they are not only coaches but also mentors.

Skates will be run out of Leaside Arena and also have the option to run in conjunction with one of our high performance training programs.

Grit Hockey (On Ice) 1 Day

Grades 7-8

Our GRIT hockey program will be headed up by former NHL player Brett Mclean, coaches Jonny Simone and Dan Noble, and other guest coaches from our vast network. GRIT Hockey is not about large groups, fancy cone drills and full ice flow drills. Kids will learn to compete, practice with intention, develop a sense for time and space and processing, be given the opportunity to learn and fail without consequence, and most importantly impart in the athletes a love for the game of hockey.

Our coaches are lifelong learners and our development models are driven by modern hockey pedagogy.   Sessions are 5 athletes and 1 coach and are designed to minimize standing in lines and optimize time with the puck and quality reps. Instruction is individualized and tailored to the athlete’s learning style. Our coaches hold themselves to the highest personal and professional standard and understand that they are not only coaches but also mentors.

Skates will be run out of Leaside Arena and also have the option to run in conjunction with one of our high performance training programs.

Grit Hockey (On Ice) 1 Day

Grades 7-8

Our GRIT hockey program will be headed up by former NHL player Brett Mclean, coaches Jonny Simone and Dan Noble, and other guest coaches from our vast network. GRIT Hockey is not about large groups, fancy cone drills and full ice flow drills. Kids will learn to compete, practice with intention, develop a sense for time and space and processing, be given the opportunity to learn and fail without consequence, and most importantly impart in the athletes a love for the game of hockey.

Our coaches are lifelong learners and our development models are driven by modern hockey pedagogy.   Sessions are 5 athletes and 1 coach and are designed to minimize standing in lines and optimize time with the puck and quality reps. Instruction is individualized and tailored to the athlete’s learning style. Our coaches hold themselves to the highest personal and professional standard and understand that they are not only coaches but also mentors.

Skates will be run out of Leaside Arena and also have the option to run in conjunction with one of our high performance training programs.

Grit Hockey (on Ice) 4 Day

Grades 4-6

Our GRIT hockey program will be headed up by former NHL player Brett Mclean, coaches Jonny Simone and Dan Noble, and other guest coaches from our vast network. GRIT Hockey is not about large groups, fancy cone drills and full ice flow drills. Kids will learn to compete, practice with intention, develop a sense for time and space and processing, be given the opportunity to learn and fail without consequence, and most importantly impart in the athletes a love for the game of hockey.

Our coaches are lifelong learners and our development models are driven by modern hockey pedagogy.   Sessions are 5 athletes and 1 coach and are designed to minimize standing in lines and optimize time with the puck and quality reps. Instruction is individualized and tailored to the athlete’s learning style. Our coaches hold themselves to the highest personal and professional standard and understand that they are not only coaches but also mentors.

Skates will be run out of Leaside Arena and also have the option to run in conjunction with one of our high performance training programs.

Grit Hockey (on Ice) 4 Day

Grades 4-6

Our GRIT hockey program will be headed up by former NHL player Brett Mclean, coaches Jonny Simone and Dan Noble, and other guest coaches from our vast network. GRIT Hockey is not about large groups, fancy cone drills and full ice flow drills. Kids will learn to compete, practice with intention, develop a sense for time and space and processing, be given the opportunity to learn and fail without consequence, and most importantly impart in the athletes a love for the game of hockey.

Our coaches are lifelong learners and our development models are driven by modern hockey pedagogy.   Sessions are 5 athletes and 1 coach and are designed to minimize standing in lines and optimize time with the puck and quality reps. Instruction is individualized and tailored to the athlete’s learning style. Our coaches hold themselves to the highest personal and professional standard and understand that they are not only coaches but also mentors.

Skates will be run out of Leaside Arena and also have the option to run in conjunction with one of our high performance training programs.

Grit Hockey (On Ice) 3 Day

Grades 4-6

Our GRIT hockey program will be headed up by former NHL player Brett Mclean, coaches Jonny Simone and Dan Noble, and other guest coaches from our vast network. GRIT Hockey is not about large groups, fancy cone drills and full ice flow drills. Kids will learn to compete, practice with intention, develop a sense for time and space and processing, be given the opportunity to learn and fail without consequence, and most importantly impart in the athletes a love for the game of hockey.

Our coaches are lifelong learners and our development models are driven by modern hockey pedagogy.   Sessions are 5 athletes and 1 coach and are designed to minimize standing in lines and optimize time with the puck and quality reps. Instruction is individualized and tailored to the athlete’s learning style. Our coaches hold themselves to the highest personal and professional standard and understand that they are not only coaches but also mentors.

Skates will be run out of Leaside Arena and also have the option to run in conjunction with one of our high performance training programs.

Grit Hockey (On Ice) 3 Day

Grades 4-6

Our GRIT hockey program will be headed up by former NHL player Brett Mclean, coaches Jonny Simone and Dan Noble, and other guest coaches from our vast network. GRIT Hockey is not about large groups, fancy cone drills and full ice flow drills. Kids will learn to compete, practice with intention, develop a sense for time and space and processing, be given the opportunity to learn and fail without consequence, and most importantly impart in the athletes a love for the game of hockey.

Our coaches are lifelong learners and our development models are driven by modern hockey pedagogy.   Sessions are 5 athletes and 1 coach and are designed to minimize standing in lines and optimize time with the puck and quality reps. Instruction is individualized and tailored to the athlete’s learning style. Our coaches hold themselves to the highest personal and professional standard and understand that they are not only coaches but also mentors.

Skates will be run out of Leaside Arena and also have the option to run in conjunction with one of our high performance training programs.

Grit Hockey (On Ice) 2 day

Grades 4-6

Our GRIT hockey program will be headed up by former NHL player Brett Mclean, coaches Jonny Simone and Dan Noble, and other guest coaches from our vast network. GRIT Hockey is not about large groups, fancy cone drills and full ice flow drills. Kids will learn to compete, practice with intention, develop a sense for time and space and processing, be given the opportunity to learn and fail without consequence, and most importantly impart in the athletes a love for the game of hockey.

Our coaches are lifelong learners and our development models are driven by modern hockey pedagogy.   Sessions are 5 athletes and 1 coach and are designed to minimize standing in lines and optimize time with the puck and quality reps. Instruction is individualized and tailored to the athlete’s learning style. Our coaches hold themselves to the highest personal and professional standard and understand that they are not only coaches but also mentors.

Skates will be run out of Leaside Arena and also have the option to run in conjunction with one of our high performance training programs.

Grit Hockey (On Ice) 2 day

Grades 4-6

Our GRIT hockey program will be headed up by former NHL player Brett Mclean, coaches Jonny Simone and Dan Noble, and other guest coaches from our vast network. GRIT Hockey is not about large groups, fancy cone drills and full ice flow drills. Kids will learn to compete, practice with intention, develop a sense for time and space and processing, be given the opportunity to learn and fail without consequence, and most importantly impart in the athletes a love for the game of hockey.

Our coaches are lifelong learners and our development models are driven by modern hockey pedagogy.   Sessions are 5 athletes and 1 coach and are designed to minimize standing in lines and optimize time with the puck and quality reps. Instruction is individualized and tailored to the athlete’s learning style. Our coaches hold themselves to the highest personal and professional standard and understand that they are not only coaches but also mentors.

Skates will be run out of Leaside Arena and also have the option to run in conjunction with one of our high performance training programs.

Grit Hockey (On Ice) 2 day

Grades 2-3

Our GRIT hockey program will be headed up by former NHL player Brett Mclean, coaches Jonny Simone and Dan Noble, and other guest coaches from our vast network. GRIT Hockey is not about large groups, fancy cone drills and full ice flow drills. Kids will learn to compete, practice with intention, develop a sense for time and space and processing, be given the opportunity to learn and fail without consequence, and most importantly impart in the athletes a love for the game of hockey.

Our coaches are lifelong learners and our development models are driven by modern hockey pedagogy.   Sessions are 5 athletes and 1 coach and are designed to minimize standing in lines and optimize time with the puck and quality reps. Instruction is individualized and tailored to the athlete’s learning style. Our coaches hold themselves to the highest personal and professional standard and understand that they are not only coaches but also mentors.

Skates will be run out of Leaside Arena and also have the option to run in conjunction with one of our high performance training programs.

Grit Hockey (On Ice) 2 day

Grades 2-3

Our GRIT hockey program will be headed up by former NHL player Brett Mclean, coaches Jonny Simone and Dan Noble, and other guest coaches from our vast network. GRIT Hockey is not about large groups, fancy cone drills and full ice flow drills. Kids will learn to compete, practice with intention, develop a sense for time and space and processing, be given the opportunity to learn and fail without consequence, and most importantly impart in the athletes a love for the game of hockey.

Our coaches are lifelong learners and our development models are driven by modern hockey pedagogy.   Sessions are 5 athletes and 1 coach and are designed to minimize standing in lines and optimize time with the puck and quality reps. Instruction is individualized and tailored to the athlete’s learning style. Our coaches hold themselves to the highest personal and professional standard and understand that they are not only coaches but also mentors.

Skates will be run out of Leaside Arena and also have the option to run in conjunction with one of our high performance training programs.

Grit Baseball: Sr. Hitting Academy

OHL/College/Pro

GRIT’s philosophy is built around 3 principles…

1. Build a deep passion and love for the game.
2. Develop transferable skills that grow and evolve.
3. Train with intent and purpose.

We believe at GRIT that our first and foremost mission when it comes to coaching sports is to make things as fun as possible and to inspire a lifelong love for the game! If you don’t love what you’re doing, the chances are that when things get tough you’re going to quit.

We also understand that when it comes to youth athletes, everyone is at a different stage and may require something different. We want to know what you do well, where you struggle and what you’re working towards. Our coaches want to know our athletes’ style, tendencies and struggles, so we can work to align each athlete’s vision within our model. From there we will perform a bio-mechanical assessment, swing assessment and performance-based assessment.  This will provide us with the necessary information as to how and why each athlete moves and performs the way they do. This also allows us to create a targeted plan to address the gaps and ensure that there is a clear intention behind everything we do. This program is not a one size fits all model and is completely individualized to each player.

The Coaches
Dan Noble MS Ed; CSCS – Director of Performance
Marcus Knecht – Former D1 college & Pro Ball player
James Gardiner, MSc., CATC, CSCS, RKin
Lee Mosbaugh – Development Coach

The Program:

  • 2 x per week with a 10 week commitment.

Program Focus:

  • Assessment
  • Velocity & Bat Speed
  • Approach Prep
  • Overloading and Underloading
  • Live at Bats
  • Individualized Strength & Conditioning Plan
  • Speed and Reaction Training
  • Mobility, Flexibility and Regeneration

The Technology:

  • HitTrax
  • Bilateral force plates
  • Swift timing gates
  • High Speed Cameras
  • Radar gun

Grit Speed and Power

OHL/College/Pro

All else being equal on the field, track or ice, the athlete who has the most speed will win. Every athlete can improve their speed with a systematic and progressive approach. This program is designed to help each athlete reach their own personal speed potential.

The training is directed to improve reaction, starting, first-step quickness, acceleration, top speed, body awareness, change of direction, obstacle avoidance, and footwork. It incorporates both Linear Speed development and Multidimensional Speed and Agility; the two dimensions of speed the athlete must possess to be successful in their chosen sport from a speed perspective.

The athlete will learn and master:

  • Proper warm-up for speed development training to enhance performance and prevent injury
  • Posture
  • Arm action
  • Leg action
  • Correct starting mechanics
  • Correct acceleration mechanics
  • Change of direction progression
  • Proper first-step mechanics to improve first-step quickness and understanding the importance and application of footwork to effective multi-dimensional movement
  • How to apply speed to your game

Upon completion of this program – depending on the athlete’s progress, athletic profile re-test results, and personal goals – the athlete should see improvement in their basic speed on the Speed Performance Indicators. We recommend that the athletes enrol in consecutive seasons in order to stabilize their improvement and to make further progress.

Grit Baseball: Home Run Derby

Grades 11+

Hit bombs deep into the outfield and over the fence of major league stadiums using HITTRAX technology in our home run derby. Register with your friends and compete against other hitters in GRIT’s own home run contest.

Grit Hockey: Shooting Lab

OHL/College/Pro

GRIT Athletics Toronto is outfitted with a world class synthetic ice surface housing a designated skating and shooting range. Book a session with one of our world class shooting coaches that will work with athletes on:

  1. Velocity
  2. Accuracy
  3. Deception
  4. Release time

Grit Youth Sport Ready Athletic Development

Grades 2-3

The Youth Sport Ready Athletic Development program is designed upon countless years of research that has gone into childhood and youth athletic development. Children are not mini-adults and require a properly designed evidenced-based program that reflects their current physiological and cognitive developmental stage.

All of our child and youth programs are rooted in fun and focused on creating an optimal learning environment for maximum engagement. We place a strong focus on physical literacy, building adaptable movers with a sense of time and space and exceptional problem-solvers. Each session includes motor skill development, speed, change of direction, spatial awareness, decision making and age-appropriate strength training.

Although the program may be rigorous, it will also be rewarding. Athletes will not only develop physically but also personally. They will learn to “never quit’, that vulnerability is strength, and build lasting bonds with both their peers and coaches. They will learn that sports are not about being the best, but about using sports as a platform to pursue the best possible version of themselves. At the end of this program GRIT athletes will not only be prepared to handle their sport but also have learned humility, resilience, and developed the personal endurance to handle whatever life throws at them.

Grit

Grades 4-6

Grit Baseball: Home Run Derby

Grades 9-10

Hit bombs deep into the outfield and over the fence of major league stadiums using HITTRAX technology in our home run derby. Register with your friends and compete against other hitters in GRIT’s own home run contest.

Grit Baseball: Home Run Derby

Grades 7-8

Hit bombs deep into the outfield and over the fence of major league stadiums using HITTRAX technology in our home run derby. Register with your friends and compete against other hitters in GRIT’s own home run contest.

Grit Speed and Power

Grades 4-6

All else being equal on the field, track or ice, the athlete who has the most speed will win. Every athlete can improve their speed with a systematic and progressive approach. This program is designed to help each athlete reach their own personal speed potential.

The training is directed to improve reaction, starting, first-step quickness, acceleration, top speed, body awareness, change of direction, obstacle avoidance, and footwork. It incorporates both Linear Speed development and Multidimensional Speed and Agility; the two dimensions of speed the athlete must possess to be successful in their chosen sport from a speed perspective.

The athlete will learn and master:

  • Proper warm-up for speed development training to enhance performance and prevent injury
  • Posture
  • Arm action
  • Leg action
  • Correct starting mechanics
  • Correct acceleration mechanics
  • Change of direction progression
  • Proper first-step mechanics to improve first-step quickness and understanding the importance and application of footwork to effective multi-dimensional movement
  • How to apply speed to your game

Upon completion of this program – depending on the athlete’s progress, athletic profile re-test results, and personal goals – the athlete should see improvement in their basic speed on the Speed Performance Indicators. We recommend that the athletes enrol in consecutive seasons in order to stabilize their improvement and to make further progress.

Grit Baseball: Home Run Derby

Grades 4-6

Hit bombs deep into the outfield and over the fence of major league stadiums using HITTRAX technology in our home run derby. Register with your friends and compete against other hitters in GRIT’s own home run contest.

Grit Baseball: Home Run Derby

Grades 2-3

Hit bombs deep into the outfield and over the fence of major league stadiums using HITTRAX technology in our home run derby. Register with your friends and compete against other hitters in GRIT’s own home run contest.

Grit Coach Single’s Sundays

Grades 2-3

Athletes in grades 2-3 and grades 4-6 are developing critical foundations in the sports they love and Coach Single makes it fun, exciting, and challenging. This program brings together athletic development, speed, strength, and the foundations of baseball, soccer, and hockey. This highly energized session is for every young athlete looking to build their athletic foundation and have a blast at the same time.

Grit Baseball: High Performance

OHL/College/Pro

GRIT High Performance Baseball is designed for athletes who are more than just “interested” in development, they are committed to it.

For hitters and pitchers, this program focuses on building strong fundamental movement patterns, developing a thorough understanding of swing and pitch mechanics, improving body awareness, and arming athletes with mental skills and strategies to maximize performance and increase confidence.

We train our athletes to think and behave in a unique way and are fully committed to the philosophy that ‘You don’t get extraordinary results from ordinary behaviour.’

 

Grit Baseball: Sr. Hitting Academy

Grades 11+

GRIT’s philosophy is built around 3 principles…

1. Build a deep passion and love for the game.
2. Develop transferable skills that grow and evolve.
3. Train with intent and purpose.

We believe at GRIT that our first and foremost mission when it comes to coaching sports is to make things as fun as possible and to inspire a lifelong love for the game! If you don’t love what you’re doing, the chances are that when things get tough you’re going to quit.

We also understand that when it comes to youth athletes, everyone is at a different stage and may require something different. We want to know what you do well, where you struggle and what you’re working towards. Our coaches want to know our athletes’ style, tendencies and struggles, so we can work to align each athlete’s vision within our model. From there we will perform a bio-mechanical assessment, swing assessment and performance-based assessment.  This will provide us with the necessary information as to how and why each athlete moves and performs the way they do. This also allows us to create a targeted plan to address the gaps and ensure that there is a clear intention behind everything we do. This program is not a one size fits all model and is completely individualized to each player.

The Coaches
Dan Noble MS Ed; CSCS – Director of Performance
Marcus Knecht – Former D1 college & Pro Ball player
James Gardiner, MSc., CATC, CSCS, RKin
Lee Mosbaugh – Development Coach

The Program:

  • 2 x per week with a 10 week commitment.

Program Focus:

  • Assessment
  • Velocity & Bat Speed
  • Approach Prep
  • Overloading and Underloading
  • Live at Bats
  • Individualized Strength & Conditioning Plan
  • Speed and Reaction Training
  • Mobility, Flexibility and Regeneration

The Technology:

  • HitTrax
  • Bilateral force plates
  • Swift timing gates
  • High Speed Cameras
  • Radar gun

Grit Baseball: Sr. Hitting Academy

Grades 9-10

GRIT’s philosophy is built around 3 principles…

1. Build a deep passion and love for the game.
2. Develop transferable skills that grow and evolve.
3. Train with intent and purpose.

We believe at GRIT that our first and foremost mission when it comes to coaching sports is to make things as fun as possible and to inspire a lifelong love for the game! If you don’t love what you’re doing, the chances are that when things get tough you’re going to quit.

We also understand that when it comes to youth athletes, everyone is at a different stage and may require something different. We want to know what you do well, where you struggle and what you’re working towards. Our coaches want to know our athletes’ style, tendencies and struggles, so we can work to align each athlete’s vision within our model. From there we will perform a bio-mechanical assessment, swing assessment and performance-based assessment.  This will provide us with the necessary information as to how and why each athlete moves and performs the way they do. This also allows us to create a targeted plan to address the gaps and ensure that there is a clear intention behind everything we do. This program is not a one size fits all model and is completely individualized to each player.

The Coaches
Dan Noble MS Ed; CSCS – Director of Performance
Marcus Knecht – Former D1 college & Pro Ball player
James Gardiner, MSc., CATC, CSCS, RKin
Lee Mosbaugh – Development Coach

The Program:

  • 2 x per week with a 10 week commitment.

Program Focus:

  • Assessment
  • Velocity & Bat Speed
  • Approach Prep
  • Overloading and Underloading
  • Live at Bats
  • Individualized Strength & Conditioning Plan
  • Speed and Reaction Training
  • Mobility, Flexibility and Regeneration

The Technology:

  • HitTrax
  • Bilateral force plates
  • Swift timing gates
  • High Speed Cameras
  • Radar gun

Grit Baseball: Jr. Hitting Academy

Grades 7-8

GRIT’s philosophy is built around 3 principles…

1. Build a deep passion and love for the game.
2. Develop transferable skills that grow and evolve.
3. Train with intent and purpose.

We believe at GRIT that our first and foremost mission when it comes to coaching sports is to make things as fun as possible and to inspire a lifelong love for the game! If you don’t love what you’re doing, the chances are that when things get tough you’re going to quit.

We also understand that when it comes to youth athletes, everyone is at a different stage and may require something different. We want to know what you do well, where you struggle and what you’re working towards. Our coaches want to know our athletes’ style, tendencies and struggles, so we can work to align each athlete’s vision within our model. From there we will perform a bio-mechanical assessment, swing assessment and performance-based assessment.  This will provide us with the necessary information as to how and why each athlete moves and performs the way they do. This also allows us to create a targeted plan to address the gaps and ensure that there is a clear intention behind everything we do. This program is not a one size fits all model and is completely individualized to each player.

The Coaches
Dan Noble MS Ed; CSCS – Director of Performance
Marcus Knecht – Former D1 college & Pro Ball player
James Gardiner, MSc., CATC, CSCS, RKin
Lee Mosbaugh – Development Coach

The Program:

  • 2 x per week with a 12-week commitment.

Program Focus:

  • Assessment
  • Velocity & Bat Speed
  • Approach Prep
  • Overloading and Underloading
  • Live at Bats
  • Individualized Strength & Conditioning Plan
  • Speed and Reaction Training
  • Mobility, Flexibility and Regeneration

The Technology:

  • HitTrax
  • Bilateral force plates
  • Swift timing gates
  • High Speed Cameras
  • Radar gun

Grit Baseball: Jr. Hitting Academy

Grades 4-6

GRIT’s philosophy is built around 3 principles…

1. Build a deep passion and love for the game.
2. Develop transferable skills that grow and evolve.
3. Train with intent and purpose.

We believe at GRIT that our first and foremost mission when it comes to coaching sports is to make things as fun as possible and to inspire a lifelong love for the game! If you don’t love what you’re doing, the chances are that when things get tough you’re going to quit.

We also understand that when it comes to youth athletes, everyone is at a different stage and may require something different. We want to know what you do well, where you struggle and what you’re working towards. Our coaches want to know our athletes’ style, tendencies and struggles, so we can work to align each athlete’s vision within our model. From there we will perform a bio-mechanical assessment, swing assessment and performance-based assessment.  This will provide us with the necessary information as to how and why each athlete moves and performs the way they do. This also allows us to create a targeted plan to address the gaps and ensure that there is a clear intention behind everything we do. This program is not a one size fits all model and is completely individualized to each player.

The Coaches
Dan Noble MS Ed; CSCS – Director of Performance
Marcus Knecht – Former D1 college & Pro Ball player
James Gardiner, MSc., CATC, CSCS, RKin
Lee Mosbaugh – Development Coach

The Program:

  • 2 x per week with a 12-week commitment.

Program Focus:

  • Assessment
  • Velocity & Bat Speed
  • Approach Prep
  • Overloading and Underloading
  • Live at Bats
  • Individualized Strength & Conditioning Plan
  • Speed and Reaction Training
  • Mobility, Flexibility and Regeneration

The Technology:

  • HitTrax
  • Bilateral force plates
  • Swift timing gates
  • High Speed Cameras
  • Radar gun

Grit Coach Single’s Sundays

Grades 4-6

Athletes in grades 2-3 and grades 4-6 are developing critical foundations in the sports they love and Coach Single makes it fun, exciting, and challenging. This program brings together athletic development, speed, strength, and the foundations of baseball, soccer, and hockey. This highly energized session is for every young athlete looking to build their athletic foundation and have a blast at the same time.

Grit Speed and Power

Grades 2-3

All else being equal on the field, track or ice, the athlete who has the most speed will win. Every athlete can improve their speed with a systematic and progressive approach. This program is designed to help each athlete reach their own personal speed potential.

The training is directed to improve reaction, starting, first-step quickness, acceleration, top speed, body awareness, change of direction, obstacle avoidance, and footwork. It incorporates both Linear Speed development and Multidimensional Speed and Agility; the two dimensions of speed the athlete must possess to be successful in their chosen sport from a speed perspective.

The athlete will learn and master:

  • Proper warm-up for speed development training to enhance performance and prevent injury
  • Posture
  • Arm action
  • Leg action
  • Correct starting mechanics
  • Correct acceleration mechanics
  • Change of direction progression
  • Proper first-step mechanics to improve first-step quickness and understanding the importance and application of footwork to effective multi-dimensional movement
  • How to apply speed to your game

Upon completion of this program – depending on the athlete’s progress, athletic profile re-test results, and personal goals – the athlete should see improvement in their basic speed on the Speed Performance Indicators. We recommend that the athletes enrol in consecutive seasons in order to stabilize their improvement and to make further progress.

Grit Coach Single’s Sundays

Grades 2-3

Athletes in grades 2-3 and grades 4-6 are developing critical foundations in the sports they love and Coach Single makes it fun, exciting, and challenging. This program brings together athletic development, speed, strength, and the foundations of baseball, soccer, and hockey. This highly energized session is for every young athlete looking to build their athletic foundation and have a blast at the same time.

Grit Custom Team Training

Team Training

You cannot underestimate the effect that GRIT Athletic Development has on a team’s performance. Not only do we focus on delivering proven training programs, we also work closely with the coaches and leadership group of your team to build an unmatched team culture and dynamic. We not only make the entire team bigger, stronger, faster, we also add GRIT!

An important part of our team training program is rooted in creating unity, unbreakable bonds, and an unrelenting pursuit of excellence. GRIT Athletics has worked with teams from around the world in a variety of sports to provide training and sports performance services that excel in the field and take teams to the next level of performance.

Grit Masters (35+)

GRIT Masters

Although you may be older, it doesn’t mean you can’t be better! We believe that your best days are always your next day. This program is NOT an adult fitness or personal training program. GRIT Masters squad is for the inner badass in you that still longs to chase adventure and refuses to go quietly into the night.

Our programs are specifically designed to assist the aging athlete in the pursuit of any athletic accomplishment! Whether you are a swimmer, runner, cyclist, or prepping for hiking backcountry powder, paddling into surf swells or climbing that mountain that you have always dreamt of, we are here to help you achieve your individual goals. Start checking things off your bucket list and keep your best days in front of you!

“We don’t stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing”

Grit Hockey: Skills and Shooting (Artificial Ice)

OHL/College/Pro

GRIT is outfitted with a world-class artificial ice surface and has a designated skating and shooting range. Our elite shooting coaches work with your athlete on:

  • Velocity
  • Accuracy
  • Deception
  • Release time

Grit Pro Hockey (On Ice)

OHL/College/Pro

Our GRIT Pro hockey program will be headed up by former NHL player Brett Mclean, coaches Jonny Simone and Dan Noble, and other guest coaches from our vast network. GRIT Pro Hockey is not about large groups, fancy cone drills and full ice flow drills. Athletes will learn to compete, practice with intention, develop a sense for time and space and processing, be given the opportunity to learn and fail without consequence, and most importantly impart in the athletes a love for the game of hockey.

Our coaches are lifelong learners and our development models are driven by modern hockey pedagogy.   Sessions are 5 athletes and 1 coach and are designed to minimize standing in lines and optimize time with the puck and quality reps. Instruction is individualized and tailored to the athlete’s learning style. Our coaches hold themselves to the highest personal and professional standard and understand that they are not only coaches but also mentors.

Skates will be run out of Leaside Arena and also have the option to run in conjunction with one of our high performance training programs.

Grit Pro Sport Performance Athletic Development

OHL/College/Pro

Professional athletes demand a highly customized training program delivered by a highly qualified and experienced coach. Every Pro GRIT athlete’s program will be directly overseen and coached by Coach Dan Noble. There will be no figurehead coaching here. We are hands on and committed to taking each athlete’s game in this program to another level. Coach Noble is no stranger to training professional athletes having worked with pros in the NHL, AHL, CFL and Olympians. From Gold Medals to championships, Dan Noble’s proven coaching methods and personalized committed approach have been game changing for GRIT Pros. Dan Noble has helped some of the best athletes in the world get even better!

Grit Speed and Power

Grades 11+

All else being equal on the field, track or ice, the athlete who has the most speed will win. Every athlete can improve their speed with a systematic and progressive approach. This program is designed to help each athlete reach their own personal speed potential.

The training is directed to improve reaction, starting, first-step quickness, acceleration, top speed, body awareness, change of direction, obstacle avoidance, and footwork. It incorporates both Linear Speed development and Multidimensional Speed and Agility; the two dimensions of speed the athlete must possess to be successful in their chosen sport from a speed perspective.

The athlete will learn and master:

  • Proper warm-up for speed development training to enhance performance and prevent injury
  • Posture
  • Arm action
  • Leg action
  • Correct starting mechanics
  • Correct acceleration mechanics
  • Change of direction progression
  • Proper first-step mechanics to improve first-step quickness and understanding the importance and application of footwork to effective multi-dimensional movement
  • How to apply speed to your game

Upon completion of this program – depending on the athlete’s progress, athletic profile re-test results, and personal goals – the athlete should see improvement in their basic speed on the Speed Performance Indicators. We recommend that the athletes enrol in consecutive seasons in order to stabilize their improvement and to make further progress.

Grit Hockey: Skills and Shooting (Artificial Ice)

Grades 11+

GRIT is outfitted with a world-class artificial ice surface and has a designated skating and shooting range. Our elite shooting coaches work with your athlete on:

  • Velocity
  • Accuracy
  • Deception
  • Release time

Grit Sport Performance Athletic Development

Grades 11+

Coach Noble’s Sports Performance program has developed some of the GTA’s best athletes over the last 15 years. This program is rooted in the same evidenced-based, field-proven training principles that we use with our professional athletes and is adapted to each athlete’s age and developmental stage.

Each athlete’s program is based on an individual assessment, sport, training history, specific requirements and schedule. Athletes have the choice between private, semi-private or small group training. Each session is led and closely monitored by a full-time qualified professional coach who is committed to maximizing each athlete’s training session.

Athletes will also receive mentoring around lifestyle habits, nutrition, and personal leadership. This program can be adapted to an athlete in their off-season or in the midst of a championship run! Programs are a minimum of 3 month commitment and run 2-5 times per week depending on the program.

Grit Speed and Power

Grades 9-10

All else being equal on the field, track or ice, the athlete who has the most speed will win. Every athlete can improve their speed with a systematic and progressive approach. This program is designed to help each athlete reach their own personal speed potential.

The training is directed to improve reaction, starting, first-step quickness, acceleration, top speed, body awareness, change of direction, obstacle avoidance, and footwork. It incorporates both Linear Speed development and Multidimensional Speed and Agility; the two dimensions of speed the athlete must possess to be successful in their chosen sport from a speed perspective.

The athlete will learn and master:

  • Proper warm-up for speed development training to enhance performance and prevent injury
  • Posture
  • Arm action
  • Leg action
  • Correct starting mechanics
  • Correct acceleration mechanics
  • Change of direction progression
  • Proper first-step mechanics to improve first-step quickness and understanding the importance and application of footwork to effective multi-dimensional movement
  • How to apply speed to your game

Upon completion of this program – depending on the athlete’s progress, athletic profile re-test results, and personal goals – the athlete should see improvement in their basic speed on the Speed Performance Indicators. We recommend that the athletes enrol in consecutive seasons in order to stabilize their improvement and to make further progress.

Grit Hockey: Skills and Shooting (Artificial Ice)

Grades 9-10

GRIT is outfitted with a world-class artificial ice surface and has a designated skating and shooting range. Our elite shooting coaches work with your athlete on:

  • Velocity
  • Accuracy
  • Deception
  • Release time

Grit Sport Performance Athletic Development

Grades 9-10

Coach Noble’s Sports Performance program has developed some of the GTA’s best athletes over the last 15 years. This program is rooted in the same evidenced-based, field-proven training principles that we use with our professional athletes and is adapted to each athlete’s age and developmental stage.

Each athlete’s program is based on an individual assessment, sport, training history, specific requirements and schedule. Athletes have the choice between private, semi-private or small group training. Each session is led and closely monitored by a full-time qualified professional coach who is committed to maximizing each athlete’s training session.

Athletes will also receive mentoring around lifestyle habits, nutrition, and personal leadership. This program can be adapted to an athlete in their off-season or in the midst of a championship run! Programs are a minimum of 3 month commitment and run 2-5 times per week depending on the program.

Grit Speed and Power

Grades 7-8

All else being equal on the field, track or ice, the athlete who has the most speed will win. Every athlete can improve their speed with a systematic and progressive approach. This program is designed to help each athlete reach their own personal speed potential.

The training is directed to improve reaction, starting, first-step quickness, acceleration, top speed, body awareness, change of direction, obstacle avoidance, and footwork. It incorporates both Linear Speed development and Multidimensional Speed and Agility; the two dimensions of speed the athlete must possess to be successful in their chosen sport from a speed perspective.

The athlete will learn and master:

  • Proper warm-up for speed development training to enhance performance and prevent injury
  • Posture
  • Arm action
  • Leg action
  • Correct starting mechanics
  • Correct acceleration mechanics
  • Change of direction progression
  • Proper first-step mechanics to improve first-step quickness and understanding the importance and application of footwork to effective multi-dimensional movement
  • How to apply speed to your game

Upon completion of this program – depending on the athlete’s progress, athletic profile re-test results, and personal goals – the athlete should see improvement in their basic speed on the Speed Performance Indicators. We recommend that the athletes enrol in consecutive seasons in order to stabilize their improvement and to make further progress.

Grit Baseball: Foundations

Grades 7-8

GRIT Baseball Foundations focuses on building strong fundamental movement patterns, developing a thorough understanding of swing and pitch mechanics, improving body awareness, and arming athletes with mental skills and strategies.

The GRIT Baseball Foundations program is designed for rep, select, and competitive house league level athletes to help set them on a path to success.

Grit Hockey: Skills and Shooting (Artificial Ice)

Grades 7-8

GRIT is outfitted with a world-class artificial ice surface and has a designated skating and shooting range. Our elite shooting coaches work with your athlete on:

  • Velocity
  • Accuracy
  • Deception
  • Release time

Grit Sport Ready Athletic Development

Grades 7-8

Coach Noble’s Sports Performance program has developed some of the GTA’s best athletes over the last 15 years. This program is rooted in the same evidenced-based, field-proven training principles that we use with our professional athletes and is adapted to each athlete’s age and developmental stage. Each athlete’s program is based on an individual assessment, sport, training history, specific requirements and schedule. Athletes have the choice between private, semi-private or small group training. Each session is led and closely monitored by a full time qualified professional coach who is committed to maximizing each athlete’s training session. Athletes will also receive mentoring around lifestyle habits, nutrition and personal leadership. This program can be adapted to an athlete in their off-season or that are in the midst of a championship run! Programs are a minimum of 3 month commitment and run 2-5 x per week depending on the program.

Grit Speed and Power

Grades 4-6

All else being equal on the field, track or ice, the athlete who has the most speed will win. Every athlete can improve their speed with a systematic and progressive approach. This program is designed to help each athlete reach their own personal speed potential.

The training is directed to improve reaction, starting, first-step quickness, acceleration, top speed, body awareness, change of direction, obstacle avoidance, and footwork. It incorporates both Linear Speed development and Multidimensional Speed and Agility; the two dimensions of speed the athlete must possess to be successful in their chosen sport from a speed perspective.

The athlete will learn and master:

  • Proper warm-up for speed development training to enhance performance and prevent injury
  • Posture
  • Arm action
  • Leg action
  • Correct starting mechanics
  • Correct acceleration mechanics
  • Change of direction progression
  • Proper first-step mechanics to improve first-step quickness and understanding the importance and application of footwork to effective multi-dimensional movement
  • How to apply speed to your game

Upon completion of this program – depending on the athlete’s progress, athletic profile re-test results, and personal goals – the athlete should see improvement in their basic speed on the Speed Performance Indicators. We recommend that the athletes enrol in consecutive seasons in order to stabilize their improvement and to make further progress.

Grit Girls Athletics

Grades 4-6

At GRIT we don’t just offer female-specific programs, we prioritize them. We recognize the gap in program offerings that exist between boys and girls when it comes to athletics. Our GRIT Girls program is designed to empower and build an unrelenting sense of confidence with each of our female athletes.

They will not only receive a well-designed athletic development program, but they will also be introduced to new sports and provided with opportunities to play and develop a love of moving through play and sport that they may not otherwise have received. The GRIT Girls program will also have regular female guest coaches and mentors who will share their stories and journeys of both success and failures and how they over came any obstacle in their way.

GRIT Girls will learn to speak up and use their voice and develop the courage and resilience to freely pursue their dreams and goals without inhibition. This program is unlike any other in the city. Whether your daughter is a high-level athlete or just starting out, this is for her!

Grit Baseball: Foundations

Grades 4-6

GRIT Baseball Foundations focuses on building strong fundamental movement patterns, developing a thorough understanding of swing and pitch mechanics, improving body awareness, and arming athletes with mental skills and strategies.

The GRIT Baseball Foundations program is designed for rep, select, and competitive house league level athletes to help set them on a path to success.

Grit

Grades 4-6

Grit Hockey: Skills and Shooting (Artificial Ice)

Grades 4-6

GRIT is outfitted with a world-class artificial ice surface and has a designated skating and shooting range. Our elite shooting coaches work with your athlete on:

  • Velocity
  • Accuracy
  • Deception
  • Release time

Grit Hockey (On Ice) 1 Day

Grades 4-6

Our GRIT hockey program will be headed up by former NHL player Brett Mclean, coaches Jonny Simone and Dan Noble, and other guest coaches from our vast network. GRIT Hockey is not about large groups, fancy cone drills and full ice flow drills. Kids will learn to compete, practice with intention, develop a sense for time and space and processing, be given the opportunity to learn and fail without consequence, and most importantly impart in the athletes a love for the game of hockey.

Our coaches are lifelong learners and our development models are driven by modern hockey pedagogy.   Sessions are 5 athletes and 1 coach and are designed to minimize standing in lines and optimize time with the puck and quality reps. Instruction is individualized and tailored to the athlete’s learning style. Our coaches hold themselves to the highest personal and professional standard and understand that they are not only coaches but also mentors.

Skates will be run out of Leaside Arena and also have the option to run in conjunction with one of our high performance training programs.

Grit Hockey (On Ice) 1 Day

Grades 4-6

Our GRIT hockey program will be headed up by former NHL player Brett Mclean, coaches Jonny Simone and Dan Noble, and other guest coaches from our vast network. GRIT Hockey is not about large groups, fancy cone drills and full ice flow drills. Kids will learn to compete, practice with intention, develop a sense for time and space and processing, be given the opportunity to learn and fail without consequence, and most importantly impart in the athletes a love for the game of hockey.

Our coaches are lifelong learners and our development models are driven by modern hockey pedagogy.   Sessions are 5 athletes and 1 coach and are designed to minimize standing in lines and optimize time with the puck and quality reps. Instruction is individualized and tailored to the athlete’s learning style. Our coaches hold themselves to the highest personal and professional standard and understand that they are not only coaches but also mentors.

Skates will be run out of Leaside Arena and also have the option to run in conjunction with one of our high performance training programs.

Grit

Grades 4-6

Grit Youth Sport Ready Athletic Development

Grades 4-6

The Youth Sport Ready Athletic Development program is designed upon countless years of research that has gone into childhood and youth athletic development. Children are not mini-adults and require a properly designed evidenced-based program that reflects their current physiological and cognitive developmental stage.

All of our child and youth programs are rooted in fun and focused on creating an optimal learning environment for maximum engagement. We place a strong focus on physical literacy, building adaptable movers with a sense of time and space and exceptional problem-solvers. Each session includes motor skill development, speed, change of direction, spatial awareness, decision making and age-appropriate strength training.

Although the program may be rigorous, it will also be rewarding. Athletes will not only develop physically but also personally. They will learn to “never quit’, that vulnerability is strength, and build lasting bonds with both their peers and coaches. They will learn that sports are not about being the best, but about using sports as a platform to pursue the best possible version of themselves. At the end of this program GRIT athletes will not only be prepared to handle their sport but also have learned humility, resilience, and developed the personal endurance to handle whatever life throws at them.

Grit Girls Athletics

Grades 2-3

At GRIT we don’t just offer female-specific programs, we prioritize them. We recognize the gap in program offerings that exist between boys and girls when it comes to athletics. Our GRIT Girls program is designed to empower and build an unrelenting sense of confidence with each of our female athletes.

They will not only receive a well-designed athletic development program, but they will also be introduced to new sports and provided with opportunities to play and develop a love of moving through play and sport that they may not otherwise have received. The GRIT Girls program will also have regular female guest coaches and mentors who will share their stories and journeys of both success and failures and how they over came any obstacle in their way.

GRIT Girls will learn to speak up and use their voice and develop the courage and resilience to freely pursue their dreams and goals without inhibition. This program is unlike any other in the city. Whether your daughter is a high-level athlete or just starting out, this is for her!

Grit Hockey (On Ice) 1 Day

Grades 2-3

Our GRIT hockey program will be headed up by former NHL player Brett Mclean, coaches Jonny Simone and Dan Noble, and other guest coaches from our vast network. GRIT Hockey is not about large groups, fancy cone drills and full ice flow drills. Kids will learn to compete, practice with intention, develop a sense for time and space and processing, be given the opportunity to learn and fail without consequence, and most importantly impart in the athletes a love for the game of hockey.

Our coaches are lifelong learners and our development models are driven by modern hockey pedagogy.   Sessions are 5 athletes and 1 coach and are designed to minimize standing in lines and optimize time with the puck and quality reps. Instruction is individualized and tailored to the athlete’s learning style. Our coaches hold themselves to the highest personal and professional standard and understand that they are not only coaches but also mentors.

Skates will be run out of Leaside Arena and also have the option to run in conjunction with one of our high performance training programs.

Grit Hockey (On Ice) 1 Day

Grades 2-3

Our GRIT hockey program will be headed up by former NHL player Brett Mclean, coaches Jonny Simone and Dan Noble, and other guest coaches from our vast network. GRIT Hockey is not about large groups, fancy cone drills and full ice flow drills. Kids will learn to compete, practice with intention, develop a sense for time and space and processing, be given the opportunity to learn and fail without consequence, and most importantly impart in the athletes a love for the game of hockey.

Our coaches are lifelong learners and our development models are driven by modern hockey pedagogy.   Sessions are 5 athletes and 1 coach and are designed to minimize standing in lines and optimize time with the puck and quality reps. Instruction is individualized and tailored to the athlete’s learning style. Our coaches hold themselves to the highest personal and professional standard and understand that they are not only coaches but also mentors.

Skates will be run out of Leaside Arena and also have the option to run in conjunction with one of our high performance training programs.

Grit

Grades 2-3

The Team

GRIT coaches understand that coaching is teaching.

GRIT Athletics takes pride in its athlete centered philosophy and believes strongly in the fact that whether or not you’re the next Mitch Marner or Mike Trout, you still deserve the same opportunity to experience the level of committed programming and development pro athletes receive. All GRIT programming is meticulously designed to maximize each athlete's experience and development.

Dan Noble CSCS, Ms Ed

Co-Owner, Director Sport & Performance, GRIT Athletics Toronto

Director of Performance at the Hill Academy

Director of Performance for the Halifax Thunderbirds (NLL)

Speaker, performance consultant, and contributing author

Coach Noble has been working with high-level athletes for the past 15 years. He is a performance coordinator, Athletic Development coach and specializes in skill acquisition, constraints-based learning, movement, and childhood and youth athletic development. He also works in coaching education and is a speaker and author. Recently he has contributed to best-selling books: Conscious Coaching: The Art and Science of Building Buy-In and Weight Room Wisdom. He is also a regularly featured sports performance hockey expert and has been in Sports Illustrated, The Hockey News, Hockey Night in Canada, Sportsnet and other top media outlets. He also regularly trains Olympians, athletes from the NHL, CFL and NCAA.

Notable athletes:
Mitch Marner – Toronto Maple Leafs
Anthony Cirelli – Tampa Bay Lighting
Michael Dal Colle – NY Islanders
Marie-Philip Poulin – Canadian Women’s National team
Laura Stacey – Canadian Women’s National Team

Lee Mosbaugh

Baseball Programming, GRIT Athletics Toronto

Leaside Elite Baseball Coordinator

Managing Director, Leaside Baseball Programming

Head Coach Leaside Baseball Elite

Coach Lee has been a staple in the Leaside Baseball community for the last 8 years. He has trained a wide range of competitive athletes aged 6-21 but has focused predominantly on training players from Leaside’s Elite Baseball Program.

Lee graduated from Humber College’s Sport Management program where he studied a range of sport business courses as well as sport psychology and exercise physiology. He also played 3 seasons with Humber’s Varsity Baseball Program.

Lee specializes in hitting and pitching development but also dedicates a great deal of his efforts to working with athletes on the mental side of the game. He strives to arm his athletes with mental tools and strategies that build confidence and foster a mindset of growth.

Coach Single

Youth Athletic Development, GRIT Athletics Toronto

Co-Manager, Leaside Baseball Camp

Coach, Leaside Leafs Baseball 10U AAA Team

Coach Single has been developing his unique approach to motivating athletes for over 25 years by providing mentorship, encompassing fair play, instilling competitiveness, and engaging amplified, well-mannered FUN!

His inaugural year as a coach with the Leaside Baseball Association coaching the 9U AAA 2019 team was testimony to his specific coaching design and techniques as the team won the OBA championship title. Coach Single’s background in film further fuels his enthusiasm, energy, and engagement that he shares with every athlete he activates.

“I believe every athlete has greatness in them, and as a coach my goal is to activate that greatness.” – Coach Single

Founding Partners

Jeff Wolburgh, Shady Ashamalla, and Neal Prabhu

GRIT Athletics Toronto began as a vision to create a high-level athletic training facility with a community focus, where every athlete would feel welcome, nurtured, and inspired to find their true potential.

GRIT was co-founded in 2020 by Jeff Wolburgh, Shady Ashamalla, and Neal Prabhu, each of whom spend their time away from their professional careers coaching their children’s sports teams, volunteering their time as board members with sports associations, and enjoying the evolution of youth sport in Toronto.

Over several years of committing to the development of youth sport through their own families, they shared the common desire to develop a hub for youth sport locally where athletic training could be less about the coach and more about the athlete. Jeff, Shady, and Neal are together committed to the vision of establishing the groundwork for high-performance sport athletic development in the heart of Leaside to serve the passion and enthusiasm of emerging young athletes.

At its core, GRIT Athletics Toronto is committed to ensuring passion, fun, and perseverance are at the root of high performance sport athletic development by providing high calibre, athlete centred programming for those ready to be the next Mitch Marner or Mike Trout, but also for those who simply love the game. GRIT is a multi-sport athletic hub where you may find a professional athlete training next to an aspiring 10-year-old, a goalie practice next to a pitching clinic, or a dodgeball tournament after school – all rooted in the mindset that sport unites us, brings us together, and helps us strive to be our better selves.

Infection Control Policy and Protocols

GRIT Athletics Toronto is deeply committed to the safety and well being of our athletes, our coaches, and our community. In accordance with regulations set by all levels of government and with special consultation with experts from Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, we have established Infection control policies and protocols to keep all participants safe and ensure a training environment specially designed to protect against potential contagion.

Training may look a little different than you’re used to but safety is our top priority.

GRIT Athletics Infection Control Policy and Protocols

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