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Other Sports Coaches or Instructors coach, train and instruct sportspeople by analysing their performances and developing their abilities. Specialisations include basketball coach, cricket coach, football coach, sports trainer, and windsurfing instructor.


  • coaches, trains and instructs sportspeople by analysing performances and developing abilities
  • motivates sportspeople and supervises practice sessions
  • recruits players and other coaching staff
  • arranges entries into sporting competitions
  • promotes sports and skills development, and oversees the participation of young people in sport
  • officiates at sporting events to enforce rules
  • co-ordinates and directs sporting activities, and liaises with other officials to interpret and enforce rules and regulations relating to sport.


  • physically demanding
  • working outdoors.

To become an Other Sports Coach and Instructor

  • You need a high level of knowledge in your sport specialisation to work as an Other Sports Coach or Instructor. While formal qualifications aren't essential, a certificate III or IV in sport coaching may be useful. Courses are often available through the relevant sporting association.

    Find a Diploma or Certificate in Sport Coaching

Skills employers are looking for

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  • Building Relationships

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