Coach - Indiana Regions Overview:
The graph above shows that there were
1,838 job postings for the occupation of Coach in Indiana during 2013 and 2014. The vertical bar chart shows which regions had the most demand for Coach. These numbers represent current demand as advertised in online job postings and do not necessarily indicate projected job growth in the future. Nevertheless, these numbers are a valid barometer for gauging recent job demand statewide and regionally in Indiana.
What Coach Do:
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.
Common Job Activities:
- Monitor the academic eligibility of student athletes.
- 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 safety rules and regulations.
- Plan and direct physical conditioning programs that will enable athletes to achieve maximum 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.
- Teach instructional courses and advise students.
- Evaluate athletes' skills and review performance records to determine their fitness and potential in a particular area of athletics.
- Monitor athletes' use of equipment to ensure safe and proper use.
- Identify and recruit potential athletes by sending recruitment letters, meeting with recruits, and arranging and offering incentives, such as athletic scholarships.
- 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 abreast of changing rules, techniques, technologies, and philosophies relevant to their sport.
- Develop and arrange competition schedules and programs.
- Plan strategies and choose team members for individual games or sports seasons.
- Analyze the strengths and weaknesses of opposing teams to develop game strategies.
- Coordinate travel arrangements and travel with team to away contests.
- Contact the parents of players to provide information and answer questions.
- Explain and demonstrate the use of sports and training equipment, such as trampolines or weights.
- Oversee the development and management of the sports program budget and fundraising activities.
- Arrange and conduct sports-related activities, such as training camps, skill-improvement courses, clinics, and pre-season try-outs.
- Hire, supervise, and work with extended coaching staff.
- Keep and review paper, computerized, and video records of athlete, team, and opposing team performance.
- Counsel student athletes on academic, athletic, and personal issues.
- Select, acquire, store, and issue equipment and other materials as necessary.
- Serve as organizer, leader, instructor, or referee for outdoor and indoor games, such as volleyball, football, and soccer.
- Perform activities that support a team or a specific sport, such as participating in community outreach activities, meeting with media representatives, and appearing at fundraising events.
- Negotiate with professional athletes or their representatives to obtain services and arrange contracts.
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