Sports Coach

Description:

Sports Coach teaches sports skills to individuals and teams of all sporting abilities, training them on how to improve their performances. They help people to reach their full potential and take part safely in their chosen sport. A Coach’s job is usually structured around the coaching season

 

Facts:

Sports coaching involve developing the participant’s physical and psychological fitness. They determine the level of instruction required by observing how the individual or the team performs. The job titles reflect their sports (i.e. Hockey coach, football coach, swimming coach, rugby coach, or a basketball coach)

Personal Qualities:
  • Physically fit and healthy
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Dedicated, committed and enthusiastic
  • Self motivated and ability to motivate others.
A Typical Day:

A typical day for a Sport Coach worker might include

  • Planning training programmes
  • Administrative tasks including organising tours, controlling finances and making bookings
  • Direct the game plan and tactics
  • Prepare for competition tours and events
Entry Requirements

Anyone who works with children must pass the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) clearance checks.
To become a sport coach, one needs a coaching qualification that is recognised by the governing body for the particular sports that is of interest.

You can gain these qualifications either directly through the governing body oras part of a college/ university course that includes coaching.

Source: https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk and http://www.prospects.ac.uk