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Become a qualified sports coach

Sports coach jobs appear to be glamorous but they can be late nights in the rain with no thanks from your clients. Due to the increased interest in sports and media money poured into specifically football means there has been more money spent on developing coaching, however there are few top level jobs and there is fierce competition. You will need a coaching qualification which there are hundred of.

Leading sports coaching jobs

However to get a good sports coaching job you will need to have a host of vocational qualification, a degree, a masters and possibly a PHD, attend lectures worldwide (often self funded) and work with a number of professional colleagues such as doctors, nutritionists and masseurs. To find out the applicable qualifications for the sport you want to coach the governing body for your preferred sport is a good starting point as is uksport.gov.uk. Also in sports coaching you will need to decide the age range you want to work with younger roles can blur very nicely with sports development job role definitions. You should see www.bases.org as well as CoachWise .

University

Many universities work with sports teams at the highest level, in particular where masters and PHD’s are targeted at specific sports or industries. You can see some of the extreme reaches of sports science through bodies like www.sports-engineering.co.uk

You may well want to train in sailing, diving or winsurfing we recommend flying fish online. To find out more about the sailing industry including windsurfing see the Royal Yachting Association.

PT on the Net

Some of the leading authorities in sports and fitness from the UK, America and Australia all write for www.ptonthenet.com,which helps you keep ahead of trends and is important for your professional development. And last but not least you should refer to sites such as UK Sport and Sport England as another part of your continued development.

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