Sports coaching jobs are excellent ways to earn money and keep fit at the same time. It also gives many thousands of people a chance to earn a living doing what they love. This article looks at some of the sports coaching jobs available and then looks at the best places to find them.
What types of jobs are available?
Sports coaching can translate into a number of different job titles and job descriptions. A few of the more common sports coaching positions are listed and detailed below but there are many more out there and you should consult people in the industry to find out which ones would suit you.
Team sports coach
Team sports coaches are those who work with teams like football teams, rugby teams, tennis doubles, badminton doubles, volleyball teams, cricket teams etc. You will usually be in charge of a large group of people, so you should have confidence in your teaching ability and the ability to project your voice across the field so that everyone can hear you properly. Individual sports coach
Those who play sport singularly like tennis, badminton, squash, athletics or swimming often want to have their own sports coach to help them tune their techniques and improve their game. A sports coach will rarely find full-time employment from one athlete unless the athlete is very high up in the sporting industry, but having a number of clients can provide a nice income. In house sports coach
In house sports coaches are those employed by sports centres, schools and clubs to train the athletes who belong to the organisation. These positions are usually salaried and provide a lot more stability that the above two positions which tend to be self-employed.
Where can I find the jobs?
All of the above positions can be found by doing job searches online. Teaching positions and sports instructors positions are commonly advertised online to attract a wide variety of candidates.
The media, academic institutions and recruitment companies There will also be jobs advertised in local newspapers, especially if you are looking for jobs at local schools or universities. Some teaching vacancies will be advertised directly to sports recruitment companies who will then go and find people to fit the job description. Part-time work can often be found by contacting local sports clubs and teams to see if they need help. Author's advice Improve your chances of getting a full-time position by doing part-time work or voluntary work with teams. Many teams do not always have the funds to hire coaches in the beginning, so if you work for free and then build up their success, you might end up creating yourself a job.