Coach programs and scholarships

The Northern Territory Institute of Sport (NTIS) Coach Development Program (CDP) is for coaches who actively develop their skills to coach junior and youth athletes.

The CDP has four athlete development pillars, which are essential to training programs. These are designed to maximise the likelihood of athletes progressing along the sporting excellence pathway, as well as optimising their chances of having a lifelong involvement in sport.

The CDP is for all coaches from any level (Under 6s to Open), including volunteer mums, dads and teachers.

View the NTIS Coach Development Program (548.7 kb).

For more information contact your relevant region:

Tim Ellison, Athlete and Coach Development Manager, Darwin
Phone: (08) 8922 6821 

Chris Clarke, Athlete and Coach Development Coordinator, Alice Springs
Phone: (08) 8951 6423 

Coach scholarships

The NTIS uses an investment-based approach with its coaching scholarships.

Coach scholarships are awarded to coaches who show active engagement in the learning and integration of the CDP in their own programs.

If you are a scholarship coach, you must fill out the following documents and submit them to the NTIS:

As a coach you need to read and understand the following documents:

You should also complete anti-doping education through Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority eLearning.

Sport framework

The NTIS Sport Framework explains the tiering system used to classify sports at the NTIS as well as scholarship athletes.

This is useful in determining the level of funding and support services available for coaches, to assist them to develop athletes at all scholarship levels, as well as themselves.

Read the NTIS Sport Framework (447.6 kb).

Last updated: 04 May 2016