Athlete Eligibility

Athletes should meet the following criteria:
  • Be training as part of a Local Sport Organization that provides consistent training and competitive opportunities
  • Be between the ages of 13-17 at the onset of the program

AND (not a mandatory requirement):

  • Be tracking towards Provincial or National level athletic success on the performance pathway (BC Games, Canada Games, Team BC or National Championships)


Application Process

1. Athletes must submit a complete application prior to the application deadline.
2. All athletes will be contacted for a brief athlete interview.
3. 10 Athletes will be selected to participate in the IGNITE Athlete Development Program. Fall 2023 Program: Oct 2023 – Feb 2024. Once an application has been submitted, successful applicants are granted an interview and may then be required to complete a basic physical/movement assessment with our Lead Coach.


Program Fees*

Program cost is $450, with a $600 PacificSport Interior BC scholarship awarded to each successful applicant (total program value $1050).

Athlete fees can be paid by cash, e-transfer or cheque (payable to PacificSport Interior BC) in full.

IGNITE athletes will have access to:

  • Two 60-90 minute, expert lead training sessions per week (Strength sessions are 90 minutes)
  • Lululemon Tech Tee x 1
  • FREE Access to Sport Edcucation Workshops (Nutrition & Mental Training etc.)

* Should an athlete withdraw from the program before its conclusion the athlete will be charged athlete fees for the balance of the program. Exceptions will be made if athletes are forced to withdraw due to injury and a doctor’s note confirming their injury is presented.

Application Package

Please send the completed application package to Sport Performance Coordinator, Erin Pincott , by email or in person at the TCC.

1. Application Form

2. Athletic Resume (sports/position played, awards/achievements, best results, athletic background etc.)

3. 500 Word Essay about why you would like to be part of the IGNITE program

4. One letter of recommendation outlining from the athlete’s primary sport coach outlining:

  • The coach’s endorsement of their athlete to participate in the IGNITE program
  • The coach’s endorsement of the prospective athlete (i.e. work ethic, attitude, what the athlete would bring to the program etc.)
  • Specific goals the coach wants their athlete to accomplish from the IGNITE Program.

Application Timeline

The application deadline for the SPRING 2023 Intake (Feb 2023 – June 2023) is Feb 11th, 2023 @4pm.

Athletes will be contacted to schedule an interview.

Successful applicants will be notified they’ve been accepted into the program and at that time will be asked to complete these Squad Forms.