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Coaches and Scouts - 27-2022.00

O*NET-SOC Description

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.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Coach
  • Basketball Coach
  • Football Coach
  • Baseball Coach
  • Assistant Coach
  • Assistant Basketball Coach
  • Cross Country/Track and Field Coach
  • Volleyball Coach
  • Assistant Football Coach
  • Director of Athletics

SOC Occupation Groups

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Tasks

  • Adjust coaching techniques, based on the strengths and weaknesses of athletes.
  • Analyze the strengths and weaknesses of opposing teams to develop game strategies.
  • Arrange and conduct sports-related activities, such as training camps, skill-improvement courses, clinics, and pre-season try-outs.
  • Contact the parents of players to provide information and answer questions.
  • Coordinate travel arrangements and travel with team to away contests.
  • Counsel student athletes on academic, athletic, and personal issues.
  • Develop and arrange competition schedules and programs.
  • Evaluate athletes' skills and review performance records to determine their fitness and potential in a particular area of athletics.
  • Explain and demonstrate the use of sports and training equipment, such as trampolines or weights.
  • Explain and enforce safety rules and regulations.
  • File scouting reports that detail player assessments, provide recommendations on athlete recruitment, and identify locations and individuals to be targeted for future recruitment efforts.
  • Hire, supervise, and work with extended coaching staff.
  • Identify and recruit potential athletes by sending recruitment letters, meeting with recruits, and arranging and offering incentives, such as athletic scholarships.
  • Instruct individuals or groups in sports rules, game strategies, and performance principles, such as specific ways of moving the body, hands, or feet, to achieve desired results.
  • Keep abreast of changing rules, techniques, technologies, and philosophies relevant to their sport.
  • Keep and review paper, computerized, and video records of athlete, team, and opposing team performance.
  • Monitor athletes' use of equipment to ensure safe and proper use.
  • Monitor the academic eligibility of student athletes.
  • Negotiate with professional athletes or their representatives to obtain services and arrange contracts.
  • Oversee the development and management of the sports program budget and fundraising activities.
  • Perform activities that support a team or a specific sport, such as participating in community outreach activities, meeting with media representatives, and appearing at fundraising events.
  • Plan and direct physical conditioning programs that will enable athletes to achieve maximum performance.
  • Plan strategies and choose team members for individual games or sports seasons.
  • Plan, organize, and conduct practice sessions.
  • Provide training direction, encouragement, motivation, and nutritional advice to prepare athletes for games, competitive events, or tours.
  • Select, acquire, store, and issue equipment and other materials as necessary.
  • Serve as organizer, leader, instructor, or referee for outdoor and indoor games, such as volleyball, football, and soccer.
  • Teach instructional courses and advise students.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Coach others.
  • Coordinate athletic or sporting events or activities.
  • Coordinate logistics for productions or events.
  • Evaluate skills of athletes or performers.
  • Maintain inventories of materials, equipment, or products.
  • Maintain knowledge of laws or regulations.
  • Maintain records, documents, or other files.
  • Manage operations of artistic or entertainment departments or organizations.
  • Negotiate for services.
  • Promote products, activities, or organizations.
  • Provide educational information to the public.
  • Select materials or props.
  • Select staff, team members, or performers.
  • Train others on performance techniques.

Military Crosswalk Titles

No information available.

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

No information available.

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Coach, Professional Athletes
  • Head Coach
  • Scout, Professional Sports