career as basketball coach

by:stephanie kaisha

job description!

Coach:Instruct or coach groups or individuals in the fundamentals of sports. 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 degrees should be report.

Education and Training — Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training.


Skills

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.


Learning Strategies — Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.


Active Listening — Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.


Complex Problem Solving — Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.


Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.


Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.


ENVIROMENT

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 of competitive pressures?

Structured versus Unstructured Work — To what extent is this job structured for the worker, rather than allowing the worker to determine tasks, priorities, and goals?

Freedom to Make Decisions — How much decision making freedom, without supervision, does the job offer?

Electronic Mail — How often do you use electronic mail in this job?

Frequency of Conflict Situations — How often are there conflict situations the employee has to face in this job?

Coordinate or Lead Others — How important is it to coordinate or lead others in accomplishing work activities in this job?





EMPLOYMENT OUTLOOK


Median wages (2012)

$28,360 annual


Employment (2010)

243,000 employees


Projected growth (2010-2020)

Much faster than average (29% or higher)