SPLISS assesses and advises elite sport policy-makers on optimising their elite sport systems. Thus, we offer our expertise to countries that wish to evaluate and improve their nations’ elite sport system and climate. We make the potential improvements visible using our unique SPLISS methodology. The results will increase insights into the effectiveness and efficiency of a nation’s elite sport policies, benchmarked against different nations.
Optimising elite sport systems
WHAT IS SPLISS?
SPLISS (Sports Policy factors Leading to International Sporting Success) is a network for international comparative studies on high performance sport which has the aim to coordinate, develop and share expertise in innovative high performance sport research at the policy level.
The mission of the SPLISS consortium group is “to create a sustainable international network that coordinates research and develops and shares expertise on innovative high performance sport at the meso-level (policy level), in cooperation with policy makers, NOCs, national and international organisations, and researchers worldwide”.
WHAT SERVICES DOES SPLISS OFFER?
SPLISS has more than 15 years of experience in benchmarking elite sport systems.
A SPLISS benchmark increases insights into the effectiveness and efficiency of a nation’s elite sport policies compared to more than 17 other nations. It makes use of the experience developed during several benchmark studies (see SPLISS 1.0 and SPLISS 2.0) and takes place at the ‘overall’ or national sport policy level.
Key questions are:
Why do some countries win more medals than others? How much do countries invest in elite sport?
How do nations prioritize their elite sport investment decisions?Tell me more!
A SPLISS assessment evaluates a nations elite sport system and climate.
SPLISS assessments are characterised by four elements:
1: SPLISS model & its critical success factors
2: Involvement of elite athletes, coaches and performance directors
3: SPLISS Scoring system
4: Collaboration with a local partner/researcher
Key questions are:
What makes an elite sport policy effective and efficient?
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How can nations improve their chances of winning medals in international sport?
An Elite Sport Societal Outcomes (ESSO) study addresses the question ‘What positive and negative outcomes does elite sport lead to for society and for your nation?’ In other words, in what way are successful athletes as role models, elite sport events and all stakeholders involved with elite sport able to inspire a nation towards positive benefits?
Key questions are:
Does elite sport success increase our population’s national pride, happiness, national bonding, well-being… or not?
Are your national athletes as role models inspiring youngsters to participate in sport?Tell me more!
WHAT RESEARCH TOPICS DOES SPLISS COVER?
SPLISS has developed and shared innovative research for more than 15 years about elite sport policies in the following topics:
SPLISS Overall Comparing national elite sport policies
SPLISS Impact Addressing how elite sport impacts upon society
Sport Specific Examining elite sport policies in specific sports
Para-SPLISS Paralympic athletes pathways and policies
Since more than 15 years an international group of researchers joined forces to develop theories and methods on the Sports Policy factors Leading to International Sporting Success (SPLISS).
Two large-scale international SPLISS-projects were conducted that identified, compared and contrasted elite sport policies and strategies in place for the Olympic Games and other events in 15 distinct nations.
With input from over 50 researchers and over 30 policy makers worldwide and the views of over 3000 elite athletes, 1300 high performance coaches and 240 performance directors, this work is the largest benchmarking study of national elite sport policies ever conducted.