Career as Sports Coach

Stream : Sports and Fitness
Sub Stream : Coach

With Indian sport women like Hima Das, PV sindhu, Geeta phogatetc winning medals at international platforms, and Indian sports athletes like Mikha singh, finally getting its long due recognition through Indian cinema and news, more and more youngsters and their parents drop the notion that only medicines, engineering and management can be a ladder to success. As a result,  a plethora of opportunities has been opened in this field, especially for the coaches and trainer. So if you aspire to be the next Mir Ranjan Negi read on-  

 

ROLE OF A SPORTS COACH- 

Though the basic description of work of a sports coach or trainer involves training and demonstrating the technique of the game, but the duties of the a coach isn't limited to that. As a sports coach you will be responsible to-

ROLE OF A SPORTS COACH

HOW TO BECOME A SPORTS COACH-

Qualification wise it is not as challenging to become a sports coach. All you need is a 10+2 degree from a recognized university with physical education as one of  the subject and a relevant knowledge about the sport you want to coach in. Sports persons usually take a specific sport and make it their area of expertise. Some of the popular sports in India are – Cricket, Football, Badminton, Boxing, Volleyball, Basketball, Archery, Shooting, Weightlifting, Wrestling, Swimming, Squash, Tennis, Hockey, Gymnastics etc. For upgrading your level knowledge and gaining a advantageous position in this field you can also take up degree, diploma and certification courses provided by sport institutes.

 

SCOPE OF SPORTS AS CAREER IN INDIA- 

With Indian football team and sports apart from cricket like hockey, badminton finally grabbing the attention of Indian audience, there is a growing demand for good professional coach, especially in school and colleges where there are after school coaching sessions being  run to impart professional training in a sports of one's choice. Also 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. 

 

SKILLS REQUIRED TO BE A SPORTS COACH-

While looking for a job, we search about the responsibilities, scope, qualification etc required for a particular. But we often forget the most important factors  i.e career interest, Aptitude and personality, needed to be considered, while applying for a job. 

Some of the basic aptitude, personality and interest required to succeed in this career are-

             INTEREST 

           APTITUDE 

             PERSONALITY

 Physical

  • This most important aspect you may be interested in a particular sports, but a to succeed in a particular area you need have the required physical fitness also interest in thing related to fitness.

 

Spontaneous

  • A Sports coach needs to have a quick thinking and decision-making skills.

 

  • You must learn how to not panic and take matters inhand in case of any injury or mishap .

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 Gregarious

  • There often more than one coach mentoring a team, as a individual you must be good at working as a team.

                 Social

  • This job title is also suitable for someone who is social which indicates that someone, who good at face to face interaction and also  who like  to assist others in their development.

 

 

Assertive

  •  To train a athlete is not a easy job, you face a disagreement on your method of training but  it is very essential for you to get  your point across.

 

  • You must  be determined, sometimes risk-taking and get what done what is needed.


THINK YOU POSSES THE ABOVE QUALITIES?

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COLLEGES -

  • Netaji Subhash National Institute of sport, Punjab.
  • Indira Gandhi institute of physical Education and sports science, New Delhi.
  • Institute of sports science & technology, Pune.
  • National Institute of sports, Patiala.
  • Lakshimibai National College for physical Education,Thiruvananthapuram.

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES  FOR SPORTS COACH -

 

 

                       CAREER OPPORTUNITIES FOR SPORTS COACH



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