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Sports Coach

I would like to be a sports coach in the future.

You can get into this job through:

  • a university course
  • a college course
  • an apprenticeship
  • working towards this role
  • volunteering

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The skills I need to be a sports coach are: leadership skills the ability to teach pupils how to do something patience and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations the ability to monitor your own performance and that of your colleagues excellent verbal communication skills knowledge of teaching and the ability to design courses to be thorough and pay attention to detail the ability to use your initiative

Day-to-day tasks If you're working with schools and community groups, you'll: plan fun, engaging coaching activities, sessions and programmes in a safe environment give feedback on performance and help to improve technique work with young people, schools, community groups and sports organisations to promote the sport If you're working with young people involved in competitive sport, you'll: design basic training programmes work on developing more advanced techniques and tactics support performers at events and competitions If coaching at national or international level you'll: design challenging and varied training programmes monitor the physical condition and mental attitude of the people you coach work with experts in sport like sports scientists, nutritionists, physiotherapists and programme managers mentor other coaches