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Career as a Sports Coach

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About Career as a Sports Coach

A Sports Coach teaches a particular sport either indoor or outdoor as well as general fitness of the body. A coach has to be specialized in a particular sport like baseball, tennis, cricket, badminton, chess, shooting, snooker, football, athletics, etc… Now, since the options are so many a sports coach can take a specialization in one or two sports since the learning and practice involved is very rigorous and takes up a lot of energy and hours. A sports person to become a coach/ trainer/ teacher has to have knowledge of the sport from lower level and have had practiced at that stage and then gradually grown to this level.

Career Prospects of Career as a Sports Coach

Being a nation full of avid sports fans and players, interest in watching sports and participating recreationally continues to expand at a rapid rate. Some amateur athletes dream of becoming paid professionals, such as players, coaches, or sports officials. Trained coaches are in demand at all the training centers set up by the Sports Authority of India (SAI) and by state and central sports bodies. Coaches can also find openings in sports clubs, schools and colleges and as in-house coaches for corporate sports teams. There is a growing demand for good professional coaches to coach kids of 5-18 years old. There are numerous after-school coaching sessions being run at various schools, stadium, playground to impart professional training in a sports of one's choice.

Skills & Education Required for Career as a Sports Coach

Course in degree programs include the following: exercise and sports science, physiology, kinesiology, nutrition and fitness, physical education, and sports medicine.

For sports instructors wanting to instruct tennis, golf, karate, or anything else, certification is highly recommended. Sometimes, an individual must be certified as well as 18 years old. Different certifying organizations particular to a sport have various requirements and training according to their expectations. One must participate in a clinic, camp, or school in order to certify.

 

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