Barriere’s Halle Smith joins the IGNITE™ Athlete Development Squad for the 2014/15 year!

multi-sport fundamental athletic skills program focusing on three movement streams

This is a multi-sport fundamental athletic skills program focusing on three movement streams; strength and conditioning, sprint training and gymnastics. Led by coaches with technical expertise in each training stream, the IGNITE™ program targets athletes ages 12-15 within the Train to Train (T2T) stage of the Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) pathway. It is intended to enhance and compliment sport-specific training, overall athleticism and resistance to injury.

PacificSport and Canadian Sport Institute Pacific have committed to providing scholarships to every athlete accepted into the program valued at $1500. The program delivers high level coaching expertise, world-class training facilities and the tools and sport science that has gone into the preparation of the curriculum. Each athlete receives two 90 minute training sessions per week, access to sport performance workshops and team outfitting.

Athlete Sport Club School are:

Halle Smith, Alpine Racing, Sun Peaks Alpine Club, Barriere Secondary;

Liam Applegath, Alpine Racing, Sun Peaks Alpine Club, South Kamloops Secondary;

Tegan Heshka, Track & Field, Kamloops Track & Field, Sahali Secondary

Erin Cope, Alpine Racing, Sun Peaks Alpine Club, Westsyde Secondary;

Joshua Jacoby, Alpine Racing, Sun Peaks Alpine Club, Valley View Secondary;

Emily Whitecross, Alpine Racing, Sun Peaks Alpine Club, Merritt Secondary;

IGNITE™ Program Coordinator and Olympian Eryn Bulmer Barrett explains, “We were so impressed with the caliber of applicants this year and are very excited to welcome these six incredible athletes to the current training squad!”

For more information about the IGNITE™ Athletes, please read their bios on our website at http://pacificsportinteriorbc.com/index.php?p=8_4_Meet-The-Athletes