Athlete Development Program 


Ellie Black gymnastic compettion

IGNITE incorporates a flexible schedule where students residing in Nova Scotia attend their local schools and complete the core classes for graduation/university prep through personalized plans built around their sport and education requirements.  This model allows student athletes the flexibility to rest, recover, train, study and compete.

Athletes and coaches have identified the challenges of combining the demands of academics with the requirements of becoming high performance athletes.

The Canadian Sport Centre Atlantic's (CSCA) IGNITE combines academic and athletic excellence. In most recent years, IGNITE has had 9 athletes compete at World Junior Championships and 19 athletes on age-group national teams.

Applications for the program are accepted annually in May.  The application will be available on this webpage.

For program questions please contact: Sarah, [email protected]

IGNITE program collage