Coaches jobs in Canada

Salary

45 350 $
This salary is an average estimate between all available diplomas degrees related to this career. Click here to get an overview of salary depending of diploma.
No certificate, diploma or degree : 39 790 $
High school diploma or equivalent : 49 720 $
Postsecondary certificate or diploma below bachelor level : 39 520 $
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above : 47 850 $

Career's stability

Stable
The career's stability is based on the employment projection for that working area for the year 2022.

Employment requirements

  • Completion of the National Coaching Certificate program is usually required for individual and team sports coaches in all sports.
  • National Coaching Certificate Level 3 is usually required for provincial coaches.
  • National Coaching Certificate Level 4 is usually required for coaches of national team athletes.
  • A degree in physical education may be required.
  • Experience in and technical knowledge of the sport is required.
  • Experience in and technical knowledge of the sport is required.

Job overview

Coaches prepare and train individual athletes or teams for competitive events. They are employed by national and provincial sports organizations, professional and amateur sports teams, sports clubs and universities or they may be self-employed. This unit group also includes sports scouts who identify and recruit athletes for professional sports teams. They are employed by professional sports organizations.

Main duties

  • Identify strengths and weaknesses of athletes or teams
  • Plan, develop and implement training and practice sessions
  • Nurture and develop athletes' potential skills and abilities
  • Develop, plan and co-ordinate competitive schedules and programs
  • Motivate and prepare athletes or teams for competitive events or games
  • Formulate competitive strategies, develop game plans and direct athletes and players during games or athletic events
  • Analyse and evaluate athletes' or teams' performances and modify training programs.
  • Identify and recruit developing athletes for professional sports teams
  • Observe and evaluate prospective athletes' skills and performance, and review their past records
  • File reports on scouting assessments and recommendations with professional team employers.

Illustrative example(s)

  • coach
  • figure skating coach
  • football scout
  • gymnastics coach
  • head coach
  • hockey coach
  • hockey scout
  • national team coach
  • soccer coach
  • sports scout
  • swimming coach
  • volleyball coach

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