The Sports Institute Northern Ireland (SINI) is a partnership between Sport Northern Ireland and the University of Ulster. SINI works with athletes and coaches at the UU, Jordanstown and in three Performer Development Centres in Cookstown, Lisburn and West Belfast to improve athletic performance.
SINI provides services to three categories of athletes:
Athletes have access to the following support services:
Technical planning with the athlete and their coach to identify appropriate services, integrate these into the annual plan and ensure implementation against targets.
A service that enables each athlete to acquire the coping skills necessary for the performance environment, including how to minimise distractions and maximise performance under pressure.
Delivery of individualised sport specific programmes to develop robust athletes showing gains in the physical aspects necessary for competition at world level.
Services that ensure athletes reach and maintain optimum physical health and are able to perform effectively within the performance environment.
A range of sport science services that involve the profiling and monitoring of athlete performance. Information gathered enables prescription of specific individualised strategies that may include for example:
For more information please visit the SINI website.