OUR tEAM OF Strength and Conditioning coaches
JOEL LIPINSKI // Owner
BAdmin, CSCS, FMS, Pn2, CSAC
Joel grew up in Regina, Saskatchewan. He loved to play a variety of sports, but his fondest memory is playing catch with his dad on the street in front of his house. After high school Joel played post-secondary football with the U of R Rams and St. Mary's Huskies. He was named an All-Canadian at both Schools and the team MVP at St. Mary's. After University Joel became a two-time national team player and CFL player alumnus having played for the Saskatchewan Roughriders and Edmonton Eskimos.
Jordan Harbidge // Owner
BScKin, B.Ed, CSCS, FMS
Jordan was born and raised in Saskatoon, he enjoyed a very active lifestyle growing up with two younger brothers. He attended Holy Cross High School in Saskatoon where he played football and basketball. He was recruited by University of Saskatchewan Huskies Basketball team where he played all five years of his eligibility (2003-2008). This experience gave Jordan a first-hand insight to what it takes for an athlete to perform at an elite level.
Donovan Dale // head of STRENGTH and conditioning
Growing up in Langham, SK., most of Donovan's childhood was spent playing sports and games with his five siblings. Being involved in soccer and baseball and having a healthy dose of sibling rivalry would lay the foundation of his love for sports.
LUCAS Derksen // Coach
Lucas grew up in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Growing up with his two brothers meant that almost everyday after school there was a game of 2 on 2 in the backyard, the sport changed by the season but the foundational love of activity never did.
Lucas grew up playing all sports, but eventually chose to pursue basketball and see where the game would take him
graham Black // Coach
Graham became a part of the Ignite Family in 2013 as a member of the Huskie Men’s Basketball team. Following a transition to the Huskie Track and Field team, he developed a passion for optimal athletic performance and the role that strength and conditioning played in that process.