Coach development and scholarships

The NTIS Coach Development Program (CDP) is focused on enhancing the quality of coaching by developing, supporting and challenging coaches to improve their knowledge and skills to provide positive and effective sport experiences for all participants and reduce the current high drop-out rates in sport.

The Coach Development Program is tailored to all levels and provides mentoring/coaching by some of Australia’s most influential, experienced and qualified sport personnel who openly engage in observation and practise with coaches and athletes in a highly supportive environment. The program is designed to encourage participants to apply and align their own learning, theories and methods with the program’s 5 pillars of athletic development: Guiding the Journey; Skill Mastery; Mental Toughness; Physical Competence; and Running Technique and Speed. 

Coaches of junior and teenage athletes (6 to 19 years of age) from every sport across the Northern Territory are invited to actively develop their knowledge, skills and experience. Involvement is also open to sports administrators, teachers, parents, and other family members.

Coach Scholarships

NTIS Coach Scholarships are awarded to coaches (or administrators, teachers, parents) by agreement with NTIS staff for continued ongoing learning and engagement in the NTIS Coach Development Program. It requires additional accountabilities and expectations.

To aid the development of the coach an individual coach learning agreement will be prepared.

Note: coach scholarships are not exclusively awarded to those working with academy or state representative level athletes and teams. Scholarships run from July 1 to June 30 and include financial support.

Current Coach Scholarship holders

Below are the 2017-18 Coach Scholarship holders.

Paul (Pav) Markou

AFL

Katherine

Suzanne Mullen

Athletics

Darwin

Callum Hooley

Baseball

Darwin

Dan Sivan

Basketball

Darwin

Chad Keightley

Basketball

Darwin

Murali Varatharajan

Cricket

Darwin

Adam Trunks

Cricket

Darwin

Bronte Stray

Cricket

Alice Springs

Andrew Savvas

Football

Darwin

Angelo Theodorkopoulos

Football

Darwin

Shaun Hodor

Football

Darwin

Verena Mac

Football

Darwin

Yianni Stefanidakis

Football

Darwin

Urs Marzohl

Football

Alice Springs

Conan Robertson

Football

Alice Springs

Mitchel Thomason

Golf

Darwin

Esther Rika

Golf

Gove

Jonny Rika

Golf

Gove

Susie Cullen

Golf

Groote Island

Craig White

Hockey

Darwin

Carol Mackrow

Hockey

Darwin

Chantrelle Carey

Hockey

Darwin

Stephen Shields

Hockey

Alice Springs

Bradley Fong

Judo

Darwin

Peta Trahair

Netball

Darwin

Sharon Freeman

Netball

Darwin

Cheryl Talbot

Netball

Alice Springs

Kerry Thompson

Netball

Alice Springs

Lauren Wapling

Netball

Alice Springs

Leanne Bugg

Netball

Katherine

Jason Stoddard

Rugby League

Darwin

Simon Stothers

Rugby League

Katherine

Jody (Skip) Hall

Surf Lifesaving

Darwin

Chantelle Shaw

Touch Football

Darwin

Leslee Reif

Triathlon

Darwin

Trevor Krikke

Triathlon/Swimming

Alice Springs

Tori Krikke

Triathlon/Swimming

Alice Springs

Megan Pickering

Triathlon

Katherine

Carolyn Knutsen

Volleyball

Darwin

Other programs and services

In addition to the NTIS Coach Development Program and NTIS Coaching Scholarships, the NTIS coordinates a number of programs, and services to:

  • Support NT Peak Sporting Bodies (PSB's) to facilitate the development of NT Coaches through best practice processes & opportunities to perform at all levels of the sport pathway (from beginner to elite)
  • Promote achievement as well as the importance and value of coaching to the greater community
  • Develop coach developers / mentors / coordinators
  • Establish coaching networks across the NT.

Workshops and practical seminars

The NTIS runs workshops to support the development of coaches at all levels (beginner to elite). The workshops cover a variety of topics aligned to five key athlete development pillars within the NTIS Coach Development Program (CDP):

  1. Holistic Athlete Development;
  2. Guiding the Journey;
  3. Skill Mastery; 
  4. Confidence and Resilience; and
  5. Physical Competency.

The 16 workshops are run at multiple times so that interested coaches have a greater choice of dates to attend.

There are also 2 different CDP practical sessions available to interested coaches that are run over 8 week blocks.

Workshops and practical sessions are provided free of charge.

Registration is essential. Use the workshops and practical sessions (152.8 kb) spreadsheet to register.

More information

For more information on how to be involved in the Coach Development and Coach Scholarship programs contact:

NT Top End 

Peter Gahan
Phone: (08) 8922 6826
Email: peter.gahan@nt.gov.au

Alice Springs

Chris Clarke
Phone: (08) 8951 6423
Email: christopher.clarke@nt.gov.au

Last updated: 01 December 2017