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.
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.
sport coach for performance
sports instruction practitioner
sport coach for participation
coach of sport
instructor in sport
sports coach for children
sports trainer for the elderly
coach in sports
children sports trainer
practitioner of sports coaching
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Skills & Competences