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Coaches and Scouts

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.

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    Work Activities

    Work Activities

    • 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.
    • Instruct individuals or groups in sports rules, game strategies, and performance principles, such as specific ways of moving the body, hands, or feet, to achieve desired results.
    • Plan strategies and choose team members for individual games or sports seasons.
    • Counsel student athletes on academic, athletic, and personal issues.
    • Analyze the strengths and weaknesses of opposing teams to develop game strategies.
    • Coordinate travel arrangements and travel with team to away contests.
    • Plan and direct physical conditioning programs that will enable athletes to achieve maximum performance.
    • Evaluate athletes' skills and review performance records to determine their fitness and potential in a particular area of athletics.
    • Explain and enforce safety rules and regulations.
    • Keep abreast of changing rules, techniques, technologies, and philosophies relevant to their sport.
    • Hire, supervise, and work with extended coaching staff.
    • Serve as organizer, leader, instructor, or referee for outdoor and indoor games, such as volleyball, football, and soccer.
    • Teach instructional courses and advise students.
    • Contact the parents of players to provide information and answer questions.
    • Develop and arrange competition schedules and programs.
    • Oversee the development and management of the sports program budget and fundraising activities.
    • Keep and review paper, computerized, and video records of athlete, team, and opposing team performance.
    • File scouting reports that detail player assessments, provide recommendations on athlete recruitment, and identify locations and individuals to be targeted for future recruitment efforts.
    • Arrange and conduct sports-related activities, such as training camps, skill-improvement courses, clinics, and pre-season try-outs.
    • Explain and demonstrate the use of sports and training equipment, such as trampolines or weights.
    • Select, acquire, store, and issue equipment and other materials as necessary.
    • Perform activities that support a team or a specific sport, such as participating in community outreach activities, meeting with media representatives, and appearing at fundraising events.
    • Negotiate with professional athletes or their representatives to obtain services and arrange contracts.

    Skills

    • Instructing

      Teaching others how to do something.

    • Speaking

      Talking to others to convey information effectively.

    • Learning Strategies

      Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.

    WorkKeys®

    Applied Math
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    Workplace Documents
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    Graphic Literacy
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    Abilities

    • Oral Expression

      The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

    • Oral Comprehension

      The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

    • Speech Clarity

      The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.

    Knowledge

    • Education and Training

      Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

    • English Language

      Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

    • Administration and Management

      Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.

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    Pay

    • Ohio Annual Salary 26800/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Typical Hourly Wage

    Ohio Employment Trends

    • Currently Employed 13,500
    • Yearly Projected Openings 2,060

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    Personality

    Social: 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

    Tools

    • Ice skates
    • Digital video disk players or recorders
    • Digital camcorders or video cameras
    • Basketballs
    • Baseball gloves

    Technology

    • Word processing software
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    • Multi-media educational software
    • Desktop communications software
    • Analytical or scientific software

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