Northern LYTES Youth
Sport Development Fund
We're passionate about linking youth to elite sport.
Connecting Yukon’s young athletes and coaches to Canada’s Olympic athletes and professional coaches is why Sport Yukon supported the Northern LYTES Sport Development Program. When experts come to the territory to host camps for our aspirational athletes and coaches, it provides a long-term impact in our sport and recreational communities. And that makes us feel inspired!
Northern LYTES was the brainchild of Yukon athlete and Canadian Olympic cyclist Zach Bell. Soon after the program launched, Yukon cross-country skier and Olympian Emily Nishikawa got in on the game.
Any sport organization inside the Sport Yukon family is eligible to apply for the program, which provides funds to cover travelling and certain camp costs.
Taking your game to the next level isn’t just about training and skill development – it is also about the self-promotion of your story.
Through the Northern LYTES Athlete’s Promotion Grant, Northern LYTES wants to become your first sponsor and help you build the confidence to approach prospective sponsors in the future.
Prospective recipients of the grant will use the story of their athletic journey to help promote Northern LYTES. Success as an athlete can be less about promoting yourself instead it’s an understanding of how your story and values enhances your target audiences and sponsors.
Recipients of the grant are generally awarded $1,000 (this can change based on the project) to offset costs associated with individual education or athletics.
Athletes will be asked to create a proposal geared toward spreading the word and driving applications for the Northern LYTES Programs.
Successful applicants will be asked to carry out their promotional plan and complete a report detailing the impact the grant had.
- Under 18 years old
- Yukon resident
- Member of a Sport Governing Body in good standing with Sport Yukon
October 14 is the application deadline for this fund.
Sport Organization Funding
Northern LYTES invites Yukon sport organizations in good standing with Sport Yukon to apply for funding to support camps and clinics involving Olympians, professional athletes and high-level coaches.
Northern LYTES may provide return airfare from any airport served by Air North, Yukon’s Airline, to a maximum of $1,000, for the visiting athlete or coach and up to $1,000 to cover certain camp costs.
APRIL 20 and October 14 are the two intake deadlines for this fund.
Camps supported to date include:
- Cross-country ski camp with three-time U.S. Olympian and head coach of the Canadian World Cup cross country ski team, Justin Wadworth
- Cycling camp with Canadian Olympian Denise Ramsden
- Physical literacy camp with Canadian Olympic medalist Tom Hall
- Basketball camp with Olympian Greg Francis and elite coach Dawn Smyth
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