PacificSport VI accepting IGNITE Athlete Development Program athletes

Vancouver Island athletes from all sport disciplines are invited to apply for the Pacific Sport IGNITE Athlete Development Program.

The IGNITE program is specifically geared for athletes ages 12-17, with training centres in Campbell River and Nanaimo. Both centres provide a platform for athletes who wish to take their athletic career to the next level. The deadline to apply is Saturday, Jan. 16.

The IGNITE program introduces young athletes to a high-performance lifestyle. Specializing in speed, flexibility, strength, conditioning and mental preparation, the program allows young athletes to maximize their training in new ways.

With dedicated and experienced coaches, low athlete to coach ratio, improved overall athleticism and sport readiness, the IGNITE program is the catalyst to sport excellence. Athletes will also learn about physical literacy, injury prevention, nutrition and fitness through educational opportunities.

“This program provides the opportunity for our North Island athletes to access PacificSport’s highly specialized programs and services closer to home,” says Drew Cooper, general manager of PacificSport. “Seventy-five per cent of the program costs are covered through the 16-week program, which is very helpful for families.”

Identification and development of athletes both on the provincial and more regional level is a critical focus for PacificSport Vancouver Island. Supporting high performance athletes, and those up and coming, builds overall capacity within the sport community.

“Our IGNITE partners have really stepped up to support the program and young athletes in the community,” says Kevin Lindo, PacificSport athlete and coach services coordinator.  “The venues in both communities are excellent. The facilities, combined with an awesome team of coaches, allows us to support athlete development in both on the Mid and North Island.”

For more information visit www.pacificsport.com/IGNITE

 

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