“If you love sports and want to help people perform at their highest level, this could be just what you're looking for.”
Sports coaches teach sports skills to individuals and teams of all sporting abilities. They teach beginners to top international professionals. They help people to reach their full potential and take part safely in their chosen sport.
To become a sports coach, you will need to have a coaching qualification that is recognised by the governing body for your sport.
A sports coach needs to inspire confidence. They need to motivate their students. You will also need determination and patience. Having a sensitive and supportive approach is also important.
Skills you'll learn at South Devon College
planning training programmes
giving feedback on performance
monitoring the physical condition and mental attitude of those taking part
enthusiasm and motivational skills
communication and people skills
over 80% of culture, media and sports occupations will require qualifications at level 3 or above by 2020
99% of Sport and Adventure students moved forward into a positive destination including employment, apprenticeships and further study
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