IGNITE Program

High-Level Development

for High-Level Athletes

The Canadian Sport Centre Atlantic IGNITE program aims to develop a select few of our athletes on a more individual level. Basketball Nova Scotia hand picks a small number of players to be invited to a program that is tailored to them, as developing high-level athletes. Not only will their basketball skills be honed through personal training sessions, but these athletes will be advised by nutritionists and mental coaches so that they can develop all aspects of being competitive athletes and students while striving to compete at higher levels.

2020-2021 IGNITE Athletes

Lauren Hainstock
Kentville, NS

Lauren is a superior athlete who strives to continuously better her skills as she pursues playing basketball at a higher level. She will graduate from Northeast King’s Education Centre in 2022. Lauren has attended many BNS camps and has been a big part of our Provincial Teams. Lauren was also named Second Team All-Star at the 2019 U15 Canadian National Championships.

Samantha Russell
Dartmouth, NS

Sami is a star competitor who is always looking to better her game any way she can. She attended Dartmouth High School and graduated this past year, moving on to play for Acadia University in the coming school year. Sami has been a part of many provincial teams and programs. In 2019, Sami was named Second Team All-Star at the U17 Canadian National Championships. She has also won two NSSAF D1 Provincial Championships in 2019 and 2020.

Braeden MacVicar
Port Williams, NS

Braeden is a high performance athlete who has played numerous years for our provincial programs and has continued to advance his skills and better himself every year. He attends Horton High School and will graduate in 2022. At the 2019 Canadian National Championships Braeden was named a First Team All-Star while playing on BNS’ U15 Provincial Team. Braeden was also selected to attend the Canada Basketball age group assignment in 2020.

Kaj MacVicar
Port Williams, NS

Kaj MacVicar is an elite athlete who has been a part of BNS’ programs and our provincial teams for many years. Kaj recently graduated from Horton High School and will be joining the Acadia Men’s Basketball team in the upcoming school year. Kaj was a member of our U15 Boys Provincial Team when they won a bronze medal at the 2018 Canadian National Championships.

For more information on the IGNITE Program visit the page CSCA website here.
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