Career outlook for sports coach
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Currently employed in Scotland
What's it like?
You would help people to reach their full sporting potential and take part safely in their chosen sport.
Your work would depend on who you are coaching, and the type of sport you are coaching. You could coach anyone, from beginners to international professionals.
If you were working with schools and community groups you would:
- 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
Working with young people involved in competitive sport, you would:
- Design training programmes
- Work on developing more advanced techniques
- Develop teamwork skills
- Give support at events and competitions
- Keep performance records
- Give advice on how lifestyle choices can affect performance
When coaching at national or international level you would:
- Design innovative training programmes
- Check on the physical and mental condition of the people you coach
- Help people do their very best in competitions
- Work with experts such as sports scientists, nutritionists, physiotherapists and programme managers
- Mentor other coaches
- Market and promote your coaching services, if you are self-employed
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