Coaches & Scouts

Also called: Basketball Coach, Coach, Football Coach, Track and Field Coach,



What they do:
Instruct or coach groups or individuals in the fundamentals of sports for the primary purpose of competition. 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 certifications should be reported in the appropriate teaching category.
On the job, you would:
  • Plan, organize, and conduct practice sessions.
  • Provide training direction, encouragement, motivation, and nutritional advice to prepare athletes for games, competitive events, or tours.
  • Adjust coaching techniques, based on the strengths and weaknesses of athletes.

Knowledge

Education and Training
  • teaching and course design
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Business
  • management
  • customer service
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
Social
  • teaching people how to do something
  • understanding people's reactions
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilities

Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
Ideas and Logic
  • create new and original ideas
  • order or arrange things
Attention
  • pay attention to something without being distracted

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include helping people, teaching, and talking.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Dependability
  • Leadership
  • Integrity
  • Cooperation
  • Self Control
  • Concern for Others

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Video creation and editing software
  • Flipgrid
  • YouTube
Desktop communications software
  • Edmodo
  • ParentSquare
Word processing software
  • Google Docs
  • Microsoft Word

Education

Education: (rated 4 of 5)
  • bachelor's degree
  • master's degree
usually needed

Job Outlook

Bright Outlook
New job opportunities are very likely in the future.
Salary
$34,840
$19,040
$78,890

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What they do:
Instruct or coach groups or individuals in the fundamentals of sports for the primary purpose of competition. 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 certifications should be reported in the appropriate teaching category.

On the job, you would:
  • Plan, organize, and conduct practice sessions.
  • Provide training direction, encouragement, motivation, and nutritional advice to prepare athletes for games, competitive events, or tours.
  • Adjust coaching techniques, based on the strengths and weaknesses of athletes.

KNOWLEDGE

Education and Training
  • teaching and course design
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Business
  • management
  • customer service
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
Social
  • teaching people how to do something
  • understanding people's reactions
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

ABILITIES

Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
Ideas and Logic
  • create new and original ideas
  • order or arrange things
Attention
  • pay attention to something without being distracted

PERSONALITY

People interested in this work like activities that include helping people, teaching, and talking.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Dependability
  • Leadership
  • Integrity
  • Cooperation
  • Self Control
  • Concern for Others

TECHNOLOGY

You might use software like this on the job:

Video creation and editing software
  • Flipgrid
  • YouTube
Desktop communications software
  • Edmodo
  • ParentSquare
Word processing software
  • Google Docs
  • Microsoft Word

EDUCATION

Education: (rated 4 of 5)
  • bachelor's degree
  • master's degree
usually needed

JOB OUTLOOK

Bright Outlook
New job opportunities are very likely in the future.
Salary
$34,840
$19,040
$78,890

EXPLORE MORE