The Northern Territory Institute of Sport (NTIS) is the Northern Territory Government’s Centre of Sporting Excellence for the identification, development and support of the Territory’s talented athletes and coaches.
The aim of the NTIS is to develop Territory athletes into champions.
This is achieved through:
- strong leadership;
- high quality, integrated coaching and support services; and
- an environment that optimises opportunities to achieve at the highest levels in sport and life.
The NTIS has three key performance indicators (KPIs):
- Improved NTIS athlete performance and achievements.
- NTIS athletes representing Australia.
- NTIS athletes competing in National leagues or professional competitions.
In line with the NTIS’ aim and KPIs, the NTIS provides priority support to athletes, and their coaches, with demonstrated capacity to perform and achieve at the highest level within their chosen sport.
The Territory Government considers NTIS scholarships an investment in Territory sport, with the purpose of achieving NTIS KPIs. Therefore, the NT Government, through the NTIS, assumes primary program development and management authority for all supported programs. This includes an emphasis on an in-house, multi-disciplined specialist team approach to servicing athletes.
The NTIS aim and KPIs are underpinned by three principles for success:
Exemplary standards - We set the bar higher than one might think is realistic. We do not tolerate excuses, delays or non-compliance. Our athletes consistently achieve success/perform at the highest level; they have a can do, winning attitude.
Quality personnel and practices - We work in a united fashion across disciplines (sharing ideas, thoughts and knowledge while challenging views and decisions in a constructive, concilliatory way, which respects expert opinion), think strategically and innovatively, and use sound planning and evaluation processes across all work areas.
Athlete focused, expert guided, coach managed systems - We apply a multi-disciplinary team approach that puts the athlete at the centre of work with integrated programs being specifically designed to meet each athlete's requirements.