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Coaches and Scouts

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CompGeo Occupation Group: Travel/Entrtnmt/Lodging/Restaurant
Job Family: Sports
Benchmark Title: Coaches and Scouts
 
Summary Job Description Tasks
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 reported in the appropriate teaching category. Plan, organize, and conduct practice sessions.
 
Provide training direction, encouragement, and motivation in order to prepare athletes for games, competitive events, and/or tours.
 
Identify and recruit potential athletes, arranging and offering incentives such as athletic scholarships.
 
Plan strategies and choose team members for individual games or sports seasons.
 
Plan and direct physical conditioning programs that will enable athletes to achieve maximum performance.
 
Adjust coaching techniques, based on the strengths and weaknesses of athletes.
 
File scouting reports that detail player assessments, provide recommendations on athlete recruitment, and identify locations and individuals to be targeted for future recruitment efforts.
 
Keep records of athlete, team, and opposing team performance.
 
Instruct individuals or groups in sports rules, game strategies, and performance principles, such as specific ways of moving the body, hands, or feet, to achieve desired results.
 
Analyze the strengths and weaknesses of opposing teams to develop game strategies.
 
Evaluate athletes' skills and review performance records to determine their fitness and potential in a particular area of athletics.
 
Keep abreast of changing rules, techniques, technologies, and philosophies relevant to their sport.
 
Monitor athletes' use of equipment to ensure safe and proper use.
 
Develop and arrange competition schedules and programs.
 
Explain and enforce safety rules and regulations.
 
Serve as organizer, leader, instructor, or referee for outdoor and indoor games, such as volleyball, football, and soccer.
 
Explain and demonstrate the use of sports and training equipment, such as trampolines or weights.
 
Perform activities that support a team or a specific sport, such as meeting with media representatives and appearing at fundraising events.
 
Arrange and conduct sports-related activities, such as training camps, skill-improvement courses, clinics, and pre-season try-outs.
 
Select, acquire, store, and issue equipment and other materials as necessary.
 
Negotiate with professional athletes or their representatives to obtain services and arrange contracts.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Travel/Entrtnmt/Lodging/Restaurant
Job Family: Sports
Benchmark Title: Coaches and Scouts
 
Important Knowledge Competencies Competency Description
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 effects.
 
Psychology Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.
 
Customer and Personal Service Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
 
Administration and Management Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
 
English Language Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
 
Sales and Marketing Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.
 
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.
 
Clerical Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
 
Sociology and Anthropology Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.
 
Therapy and Counseling Knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and for career counseling and guidance.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Travel/Entrtnmt/Lodging/Restaurant
Job Family: Sports
Benchmark Title: Coaches and Scouts
 
Important Skill Competencies Competency Description
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
Social Perceptiveness Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
 
Persuasion Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
 
Complex Problem Solving Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
 
Systems Analysis Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
 
Systems Evaluation Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.
 
Time Management Managing one's own time and the time of others.
 
Negotiation Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
 
Service Orientation Actively looking for ways to help people.
 
Active Learning Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
 
Reading Comprehension Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
 
Writing Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
 
Management of Material Resources Obtaining and seeing to the appropriate use of equipment, facilities, and materials needed to do certain work.
 
Operations Analysis Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.
 
Quality Control Analysis Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Travel/Entrtnmt/Lodging/Restaurant
Job Family: Sports
Benchmark Title: Coaches and Scouts
 
Important Ability Competencies Competency Description
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.
 
Inductive Reasoning The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
 
Oral Comprehension The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
 
Problem Sensitivity The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
 
Speech Recognition The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
 
Written Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
 
Fluency of Ideas The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity).
 
Originality The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem.
 
Near Vision The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
 
Category Flexibility The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
 
Visualization The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
 
Information Ordering The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
 
Written Comprehension The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
 
Selective Attention The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
 
Memorization The ability to remember information such as words, numbers, pictures, and procedures.
 
Time Sharing The ability to shift back and forth between two or more activities or sources of information (such as speech, sounds, touch, or other sources).
 
Far Vision The ability to see details at a distance.
 
Flexibility of Closure The ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material.
 
Multilimb Coordination The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.
 
Speed of Closure The ability to quickly make sense of, combine, and organize information into meaningful patterns.
 
Arm-Hand Steadiness The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
 
Static Strength The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects.
 
Trunk Strength The ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without 'giving out' or fatiguing.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Travel/Entrtnmt/Lodging/Restaurant
Job Family: Sports
Benchmark Title: Coaches and Scouts
 
Prerequisite Qualification Category Education and Experience Level
Required Level of Education Bachelor's Degree
 
Related Work Experience Over 4 years, up to and including 6 years
 
On-Site or In-Plant Training None
 
Required Level of Education Master's Degree
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Travel/Entrtnmt/Lodging/Restaurant
Job Family: Sports
Benchmark Title: Coaches and Scouts
 
Alternate Job Title(s)
Athletic Coach
Athletic Director
Athletic Instructor
Athletic Scout
Athletics Teacher
Baseball Club Manager
Baseball Coach
Baseball Scout
Basketball Coach
Bowling Teacher
Boxing Trainer
Cheerleading Coach
Coach
College Basketball Coach
College Coach
College Football Coach
Cross Country/Track and Field Coach
Director of Athletics
Director of Physical Education
Diving Coach
Diving Instructor
Equestrian Trainer
Field Hockey and Lacrosse Coach
Football Coach
Golf Coach
Golf Instructor
Golf Teacher
Gymnasium Teacher
Gymnastic Coach
Gymnastic Teacher
Gymnastics Coach
Head Coach
High School Football Coach
Hockey Scout
Horse Trainer
Ice Hockey Coach
Ice Skating Coach
Ice Skating Teacher
Judo Teacher
Karate Instructor
Karate Teacher
Martial Arts Instructor
Physical Director
Physical Education Teacher
Pitching Coach
Professional Athletes Coach
Professional Sports Scout
Racehorse Trainer
Recruiting Coordinator
Riding Coach
Riding Instructor
Riding Teacher
Scuba Diving Teacher
Scuba Instructor
Ski Instructer
Skiing Teacher
Skin Diving Teacher
Soccer Coach
Softball Coach
Sports Recruiter
Sports Teacher
Strength and Conditioning Coach
Swim Coach
Swim Instructor
Swimming Coach
Swimming Instructor
Swimming Teacher
Teacher
Tennis Coach
Tennis Instructor
Volleyball Coach
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Travel/Entrtnmt/Lodging/Restaurant
Job Family: Sports
Benchmark Title: Coaches and Scouts
 
 
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