Northern LYTES Youth Sport Development Program

Sport Yukon is pleased to announce the creation of the Northern LYTES (Linking Youth to Elite Sport) Sport Development Program, in partnership with Air North, Yukon’s Airline, and Team SmartStop.Northern_LYTES

Initiated by Yukon athlete and Canadian Olympic cyclist Zach Bell, the program provides opportunities for young athletes and coaches in the territory to access training from Canada’s Olympic athletes and professional coaches, by bringing those experts to the Yukon to host camps.

After the initial announcement, Yukon cross-country skier and Olympian Emily Nishikawa reached out to offer her support in building the program.  The connections and resources Zach and Emily can bring together cover both summer and winter sports.

Any sport organization under the Sport Yukon umbrella is eligible to apply for the program. Ideally, camps or training opportunities will engage the territory’s rural communities in some way.

More information on the program and online applications can be found below:

Northern LYTES Youth Sport Development Program Information

Northern LYTES Youth Sport Development Program Application