What We Do

The NSW Institute of Sport (NSWIS) provides world leading coaching, performance support and daily training environments to support targeted athletes achieve podium performances.

Our experts work in collaboration with partners within the national sporting system to create and deliver high performance support services and environments to prepare athletes and coaches for international competition.

Athlete Wellbeing & Engagement

Our Athlete Wellbeing & Engagement team assists NSWIS athletes to make informed decisions that impact their performance in both sport and life.

By providing guidance, support, resources and education we aim to develop athletes who display the high performance behaviours required to successfully progress through the elite pathway.

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Our biomechanics experts measure and assess movements and forces in sport, providing feedback on the modifications needed to improve the technical component of performance.

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NSWIS coaches work towards success by developing their knowledge, experience, leadership skills and technical capability. NSWIS undertakes a partnered approach to the selection, development, performance management and succession of coaches, working in collaboration with sport program partners.

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Corporate & Communications

Our Corporate & Communications team are experts in the business of sport and have a wide range of experience and industry knowledge across areas such as finance, information technology, human resources and marketing & communications.

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NSWIS educates, guides and supports NSWIS athletes to develop nutrition strategies which complement high performance sport.

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Performance Analysis

The NSW Institute of Sport provides performance analysis services in order to monitor and develop the skills and performance of athletes. Our experts provide coaches and athletes with objective competition and training data, which can be used to examine and evaluate individual and team sport performance. Live video and statistical analysis provided to coaches and athletes during competition has the ability to impact the outcome.

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Performance Health

We continue to strengthen our medical team’s capacity to prevent injury and illness, which is designed to increase athlete availability to train and compete.

Dr Corey Cunningham is the Chief Medical Officer at NSWIS. Working alongside Dr Cunningham there is a team of experienced Sports Physicians available for NSWIS agreement holders throughout the week. Athletes can make appointments through our online booking system.

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Performance Psychology

NSWIS Performance Psychology assists athletes to develop the mental skills required to manage high intensity situations and deliver personal best performance on demand.

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NSWIS Physiologists quantify the physiological characteristics and monitor the training response of athletes. This information is used to help guide coaches in training prescription, identify areas for potential improvement and implement training interventions that will optimise performance.

These adaptations include aerobic and anaerobic capacity, speed, power, agility, flexibility and body composition. Additionally, NSWIS physiologists implement additive components to an athlete’s preparation, including the use of hypoxic training (artificial and real altitude) and specific programs to adapt to environmental conditions such as heat and humidity.

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Research Program

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Sport Management

Our High Performance Sport and Excellence team are experts in the management, co-ordination and administration of high performance sport programs and development program where we work with sport program partners and performance teams to ensure sport targets are achieved.

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Strength & Conditioning

Strength & conditioning experts at NSWIS focus on supporting and facilitating the training, preparation and competition of NSWIS athletes in a way that optimises performance and minimises the risk of injury.

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