Coaches and Scouts

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What do they do?

Instruct or coach groups or individuals in the fundamentals of sports for the primary purpose of competition. 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 certifications should be reported in the appropriate teaching category.

Also known as:

Baseball Coach, Baseball Scout, Basketball Coach, Cheerleading Coach, Coach, College Football Coach, Cross Country Coach, Equestrian Trainer, Field Hockey Coach, Football Coach, Golf Coach, Gymnastics Coach, Lacrosse Coach, Men's Basketball Coach, Recruiting Coordinator, Riding Coach, Riding Instructor, Soccer Coach, Softball Coach, Swim Coach, Tennis Coach, Track and Field Coach, Track Coach, Volleyball Coach

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Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Coaches and Scouts is projected to grow 12 percent from 2018 to 2028, faster than average compared to all occupations.

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Projected Employment

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Projected Employment Rankings For Virginia:

  • 12%

    Percent Change

    Ranks #24 in job growth rate
  • 1,280

    Annual Projected Job Openings

    Ranks #14 in net job growth

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Majors that prepare Coaches and Scouts:

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★ Number of granted degrees for degree type, Bachelors degree, is listed after the major.

Education Level

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree (2.6%)
  • Master's degree (23.6%)
  • Bachelor's degree (39.1%)
  • Associate's degree (5.6%)
  • Some college, no degree (18.2%)
  • High school diploma equivalent (9.8%)
  • Less than high school diploma (1.1%)

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Skills

People in this career often have these skills:

  • Instructing - Teaching others how to do something.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Learning Strategies - Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • 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.
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Knowledge

People in this career often know a lot about:

  • 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.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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Abilities

People in this career often have talent in:

  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Speech Recognition - The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
  • Speech Clarity - The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
  • 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.
  • 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).
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Activities: what you might do in a day

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Coordinate athletic or sporting events or activities.
  • Train others on performance techniques.
  • Coach others.
  • Select staff, team members, or performers.
  • Evaluate skills of athletes or performers.
  • Coordinate logistics for productions or events.
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This page includes data from:

O*NET OnLine Career data: O*NET 25.1 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (“USDOL/ETA”). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA

Occupation statistics: USDOL U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Employment Statistics

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