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IGNITE Athlete Development Program

The High Performance Team at the Richmond Olympic Oval  will be offering the Fall 2013 session of Canadian Sport Institute’s IGNITE Athlete Development Program. In the past five seasons we have trained athletes in a variety of sports ranging from synchronized swimming, rowing, track cycling, biathlon, racquetball, freestyle skiing and alpine skiing.

The IGNITE Athlete Development Program is for provincially targeted athletes between the ages of 14-17. IGNITE introduces young athletes who are targeted by their Provincial Sport Organization to a high-performance lifestyle by improving their athleticism, physical literacy and fitness through a multi-sport training program which is complementary to their current sport-specific practice and competition schedules.

Delivered by experienced specialists with the aim of building complete champions, IGNITE helps athletes gain balance, strength, speed, agility, and power through training sessions focusing on three movement streams:

Sprint Training


Strength and Conditioning

The purpose of the IGNITE Athlete Development Program is to:

Enhance motor skills & physical fitness

Provide & enhance foundational movement skills to help with future development


Metro Vancouver IGNITE Program at the Richmond Olympic Oval

Fall 2013 Session – Sept 16 – Dec 11, no session Oct 14 and Nov 11

Mondays, 4:30pm-6:00pm

Strength and Conditioning Sessions

Richmond Oval – High Performance Training Centre 

Wednesdays, 4:30pm-6:00pm

Sprint Sessions

Richmond Oval – 110m sprint track

Gymnastics Sessions – Delta Gymnastics

Oct 2, Oct 23, Nov 13, Dec 4


Program Cost – $250.00 (24 sessions)

All Strength and Conditioning sessions and Sprint training sessions will occur at the Oval from 4:30pm-6:00pm. Gymnastic sessions will be provided at Delta Gymnastics on Oct 2, Oct 23, Nov 13, and Dec 4 from 6:30pm-8:00pm.

The Strength and Conditioning sessions and sprint training sessions will be led by Cody Low (B.HK, Reg. Kin., CSCS, NCCP – Level 1, FMS – Level 1). Cody is new to the Richmond Oval’s High Performance Team but has an extensive background in track and field. Working as an assistant coach for UBC Track and Field since September 2009, Cody aids in the training and development of UBC’s national level sprinters. Specializing in speed training, Cody focuses on an athlete’s overall sprinting performance through the development of movement patterns and movement mechanics, whole body coordination, neuromuscular activation, and sprint biomechanics. Off the track, Cody works as a Functional Rehabilitation Specialist educating clients on injury prevention and rehabilitation.

The team from Delta Gymnastics will be leading the sessions on Oct 2, Oct 23, Nov 13, and Dec 4. Delta Gymnastics has been involved with the IGNITE Program since 2010. Coach Michael Hood has played an instrumental role in developing the gymnastic curriculum with Canadian Sport Institute.

For eligibility inquiries and for registration, please contact Dana Henson at

For questions regarding session specifics and coaches, please feel free to contact Briana at