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sports coach





Sports coaches provide instruction in the sport of their specialisation in a recreational context to non-age-specific and age specific participants. They identify already acquired skills and implement suitable training programmes for the groups or individuals they teach in order to develop participants' physical and psychological fitness. They create the most optimal environment for the growth of participant skills and enable them to maximise their performance, while fostering good sportsmanship and character in all participants. Sports coaches also track the participant progress and provide personalised instruction where needed. They supervise sports facilities and changing rooms and maintain uniforms and equipment.

Scope note

Includes people performing scouting and recruiting activities. Includes people performing instruction activities of non-team sports such as martial arts or yoga. Excludes sports instructor.

Alternative Labels

sport coach for performance

sports instruction practitioner

sport coach for participation

coach of sport

sport coach

sports instructor

instructor in sport

sports trainer

sports coach for children

sports trainer for the elderly

coach in sports

sports coach

children sports trainer

practitioner of sports coaching

Regulatory Aspect

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