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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 for the primary purpose of competition. 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 certifications should be reported in the appropriate teaching category.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Baseball Coach
  • Basketball Coach
  • Coach
  • Cross Country Coach
  • Football Coach
  • Gymnastics Coach
  • Soccer Coach
  • Softball Coach
  • Track and Field Coach
  • Volleyball Coach

SOC Occupation Groups

Related Occupations


  • 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

  • Command Fitness Leader (CFL) (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Drill Instructor (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Education And Training (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Education And Training Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Education And Training Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Education And Training Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Education and Training Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Education And Training Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Force Fitness Instructor (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Force Fitness Instructor Officer (Marine Corps - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Marine Combat Instructor (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Physical Training Officer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Special Reconnaissance (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Special Reconnaissance Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Special Reconnaissance Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Special Reconnaissance Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Special Reconnaissance Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Special Reconnaissance Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Tactical Air Control Party (TACP) (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Tactical Air Control Party (TACP) Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Tactical Air Control Party (TACP) Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Tactical Air Control Party (TACP) Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Tactical Air Control Party (TACP) Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Tactical Air Control Party (TACP) Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Talent Acquisition (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Talent Acquisition Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Talent Acquisition Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Talent Acquisition Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Talent Acquisition Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Talent Acquisition Manager (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Talent Acquisition Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

No information available.

DOT Crosswalk Titles

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