Sports Coach

Barrett Paul


Sports coaches help players in sports work to playing to their best abilities. Sports coaches bring out ability by knowing requirements and planning and applying training programs. Coaches also need to know their ethical and legal obligations to their players. Sports coaches are in charge of team and help guide a team of players to victory.

Certifications Necessary

Need to be a PCC (professional certified coach)

There are 3 different paths with different requirements to become a PCC

Daily Activities

-producing personalized training programs

-evaluating performance and providing suitable feedback, balancing criticism with positivity and motivation

-developing knowledge and understanding of fitness, injury, sports psychology, nutrition and sports science

-planning and running programs of activities for groups and individuals

Education Requirements

For those with a desire to coach athletes, becoming a trained sports coach offers a solid employment opportunity. There are several education options at both the bachelor's and master's degree levels.

Average Income

Sports coaches take home an average of $37,610 a year. The median annual salary for sports coaches are about $29,150. The best-paid 10 percent in the field make $66,830, while the bottom 10 percent make approximately $17,340.

Necessary Skills

The most important attribute of any coach is that they want to help the person or people they are coaching to learn. A good coach doesn't see themselves as an expert able to fix all problems and having all the answers. Instead, they see themselves as supporting the process of learning. Also to know about the sport they are coaching.


Coaches are always seen on the sideline of a sport in a game and also work wherever players practice. They also might have an office for other coaching needs.

3 Fun Facts

1. the highest paid college football coach makes $7.09 million (Nick Saban for Alabama)

2. a popular video game called madden is named after a great NFL coach (John Madden)

3. the heisman award for college football is named after a great coach (John Heisman)

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