|Introduction to sports coaching jobs|
|Are you a sports fan or do you take part in a particular sport? Why not take that a step further by qualifying as a coach to help others, make some money, and further your career?
Whether you are looking to just get involved in doing some voluntary work in your local community or you are looking for some paid part time work that could eventually become a full time career, sports coaching could be a very rewarding option. It is the type of role that can suit students and school leavers alike and, the good news is, sport is increasingly popular throughout the United Kingdom so there is a lot of demand for people who want to do sports coaching jobs.
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|What is a sports coach?|
|Sports coach jobs can be hugely varied but there are some aspects of sports coaching jobs that are similar whichever type of sport you choose to specialise in.
Sports coaches teach people of all ages and abilities, from school children right up to those in older age. If someone wants to get involved in a sport, you could be their coach, teaching them the different skills of that particular sport. Sports coach job could see you teaching individuals, small groups or whole teams, depending on the nature of your sport. And, depending on your sports coaching qualifications and how far you want to take your sports coaching career, you could be working with complete beginners, teaching them the basics, or you could be right up there, coaching at international level.
Sports coaching jobs mean you will help people in their chosen sport so that they can enjoy it safely and reach their full potential through your coaching. Sports coaching jobs could really suit students and school leavers because many sports coaches work part time hours d a lot of that work is unpaid. It can be a great way to get some practical work experience. Lots of sports coaching jobs are also seasonal roles, again, suiting students who have commitments in term time.
Of course, if you want to make a career out of this and really develop your sports coaching skills and qualifications, you could reach the highest level and start to earn six figure sums!
|How to become a sports coach|
|So, if all of that sounds exciting and tempting, let’s take a look at how you go about becoming a sports coach.
Sports coaching qualifications
To work as a sports coach, you must have the relevant industry-recognised sports coaching qualifications. These sports coaching qualifications are awarded by the NGB (National Governing Body) and there is a variety of ways you can earn these qualifications. As you progress in your career, you will increase the levels and, for reference, the NGB sports coaching qualifications are roughly equivalent to NVQ Levels 1-4.
There are different ways of going about achieving your sports coaching qualifications:
Depending on the sport you want to work in, competition for spaces on sports coaching courses and sports coaching jobs will vary greatly. For sports like football, for example, because the sport is so popular, you might find stiff competition. But, if your interest is fencing or table tennis, then you might not face as much competition.
The best way to get roles and demonstrate your commitment to your chosen sport is to do voluntary sports coaching. If you already have an interest in a particular sport, chances are you are involved with your local sports club in some way. Why not volunteer with them by helping out the senior coaches, perhaps working with the younger members of the club.
To work as an assistant coach, you need to be at least 16 years of age and anyone who works with children will need to have a Disclosure and Barring Service check.
As well as demonstrating your commitment to your sport, doing voluntary work to get work experience in sports coaching will also give you the opportunity to work out whether coaching and teaching really is the role or you.
Depending on how far you want to take your sports coaching career, once you have a lot of experience, you will have also built up a reputation. If you have had a lot of successes with your teams or individuals, rather than going out to look for sports coaching jobs, you may be approached directly by teams or individuals to go and work for them.
|What are the duties of a sports coach?|
|So, you love your sports and you think you might like to do part time work, seasonal jobs or even graduate careers in sports coaching. What would your duties be as a sports coach? These will obviously vary, depending on the types of sports you are coaching but there are general duties that all sports coaches carry out. Let’s take a look at some of those duties:
|Where Do Sports Coaches Work?|
|So, now you have a general idea about what sports coach jobs involve, let’s look at some of the places where you might work. Even as a student or school leaver, you could still work in many of the places listed below.
|What Type Of Person Becomes A Sports Coach?|
|Even if you have an aptitude for a particular sport and a passion for it, not all sports people are cut out to do sports coaching jobs There are certain qualities that you need to have that will make sports coaching rewarding for you and for the people you are coaching. Would you be good at sports coaching do you think? Take a look at the qualities below to see if you match them.
|Future Progress In Sports Coaching And Development|
|As a student or school leaver, if you have done sports coaching roles in any capacity and you think you could make a career from it, you could continue your development by doing a university degree. It is also possible to do postgraduate study in the form of an MSc in Coaching Studies.
Take a look at E4S student jobs and other roles to see if there is anything suitable for you in sports coaching or other related jobs.