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Coaches & Scouts

Also called: Coach, Basketball Coach, Football Coach, Baseball Coach

What they do:
Instruct or coach groups or individuals in the fundamentals of sports. Demonstrate techniques and methods of participation. May evaluate athletes' strengths and weaknesses as possible recruits or to improve the athletes' technique to prepare them for competition. Those required to hold teaching degrees should be reported in the appropriate teaching category.
On the job, you would:
  • Provide training direction, encouragement, motivation, and nutritional advice to prepare athletes for games, competitive events, or tours.
  • Plan, organize, and conduct practice sessions.
  • Explain and enforce safety rules and regulations.

Knowledge

Education and Training
  • teaching and course design
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Business
  • customer service
  • management
Math and Science
  • psychology

Skills

Basic Skills
  • talking to others
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
Social
  • teaching people how to do something
  • changing what is done based on other people's actions

Abilities

Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • use rules to solve problems

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include helping people, teaching, and talking.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Leadership
  • Dependability
  • Integrity
  • Self Control
  • Attention to Detail
  • Initiative

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Analytical or scientific software
  • Motion analysis software
  • Statistical software
Video creation and editing software
  • Video editing software
  • YouTube
Data base user interface and query software
  • Online registration software
  • Performance database software

Education

Education: (rated 4 of 5)
bachelor's degree or
associate's degree
usually needed

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Job Outlook

Bright Outlook
New job opportunities are very likely in the future.
Salary
$28,360
per year, on average
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