Coach development

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 January to December and include financial support.

Current Coach Scholarship holders

Below are the 2021 Coach Scholarship holders.

Steven Raymond

AFL

Nhulunbuy

Jess Brewster

Athletics

Darwin

Nicole Simmonds

Athletics

Katherine

Ian Gudgeon

Athletics

Katherine

Vincent Propsting

Basketball

Katherine

Nicole Thomson

BMX

Katherine

Marlie Dawes

Cricket

Alice Springs

Bronte Stray

Cricket

Alice Springs

Melissa Campbell

Cricket

Darwin

Adrian Gallagher

Cricket

Darwin

Coen McKinnon

Cricket

Darwin

Martin Hidalgo (Castro)

Football

Alice Springs

Alexandra Fulton

Football

Darwin

Louis Buntin

Football

Darwin

David Do

Football

Darwin

Esther Rika

Golf

Nhulunbuy

Jonetani Rika

Golf

Nhulunbuy

Monica Henry

Hockey

Katherine

Matt Roberts

Rugby League

Alice Springs

Alysia  Bader

Rugby League

Katherine

Jamie Liddicoat

Rugby Union

Darwin

Ali  Snowden

Rugby Union

Nhulunbuy

Joshua Donovan

Rugby Union

Nhulunbuy

Tim East

Touch Football

Katherine

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.

More information

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

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

Anthony Judd
Phone: (08) 8922 6831
Email: tony.judd@nt.gov.au


Last updated: 21 April 2021

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