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Career Details :: Coaches and Scouts
Instruct or coach groups or individuals in the fundamentals of sports. 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 degrees should be reported in the appropriate teaching category.
Extensive skill, knowledge, and experience are needed for these occupations. Many require more than five years of experience. For example, surgeons must complete four years of college and an additional five to seven years of specialized medical training to be able to do their job.
A bachelor's degree is the minimum formal education required for these occupations. However, many also require graduate school. For example, they may require a master's degree, and some require a Ph.D., M.D., or J.D. (law degree).
Employees may need some on-the-job training, but most of these occupations assume that the person will already have the required skills, knowledge, work-related experience, and/or training.
- Analyzes athletes' performance and reviews game statistics or records to determine fitness and potential for professional sports.
- Evaluates team and opposition capabilities to develop and plan game strategy.
- Evaluates athletes' skills and discusses or recommends acquisition, trade, or position assignment of players.
- Negotiates with professional athletes or representatives to obtain services and arrange contracts.
- Prepares scouting reports detailing information, such as selection or rejection of athletes and locations identified for future recruitment.
- Instructs athletes, individually or in groups, demonstrating sport techniques and game strategies.
- Plans and directs physical conditioning program for athletes to achieve maximum athletic performance.
- Observes athletes to determine areas of deficiency and need for individual or team improvement.
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General Work Activities
- Coaching and Developing Others
- Getting Information Needed to Do the Job
- Communicating With Other Workers
- Judging Qualities of Things, Service, People
- Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
- Management of Personnel Resources
- Identification of Key Causes
- Judgment and Decision Making
Frequent Work Context
- Job-Required Social Interaction
- Supervise, Coach, Train Others
- Objective or Subjective Information
- Responsible for Others' Health & Safety
- Responsibility for Outcomes and Results