Coaches & Scouts
By : Angel Zeckreias
5 Tasks/Job duties that are commonly performed in this career:
- Provide training direction, encouragement, motivation, and nutritional advice to prepare athletes for games, competitive events, or tours.
- Plan, organize, and conduct practice sessions.
- Explain and enforce safely rules and regulations.
- Plan and direct conditioning programs that will enable athletes to achieve maximum performance.
- Instruct individuals or groups in sports rules, games strategies, and performance principles, such as specific ways of moving the body, hands, or feet, to achieve desired results.
5 skills that would be need for this career:
· Instructing- Teaching others how to do something.
· Speaking- Talking to others to convey information effectively.
· Management of Personnel Resources- Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
· Monitoring- Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
· Judgment and Decision Making- Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
5 items that would describe parts of the Working Conditions/Work Environment/Work Context:
· Contact With Others- How much does this job require the worker to be in contact with others (face to face, by telephone, or otherwise) in order to perform it?
· Telephone- How often do you have telephone conversations in this job?
· Work With Work Group or Team- How important is it to work with others in a group or team in this job?
· Face to Face Discussions- How often do you have to have face-to-face discussions with individuals or teams in this job?
· Level of Competition- To what extent does this job require the worker to compete or to be aware or competitive pressures?
Description of Education needed for this career:
Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor’s degree, but some do not. A considerable amount of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, an accountant must complete four years of college and work for several years in accounting to be considered qualified.
5 intersts that would be helpful if you were going into this career:
· Oral Expression- the ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
· Speech Clarity- The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
· Deductive Reasoning- The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
5 Values that fit with this Career choice:
Achievement — Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment. Corresponding needs are Ability Utilization and Achievement.
Relationships — Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment. Corresponding needs are Co-workers, Moral Values and Social Service.
Independence — Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions. Corresponding needs are Creativity, Responsibility and Autonomy.
Personnel and Human Resources — Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems.
Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.