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Sports Development Officer

Sports Development Officers promote sports and skills development, and oversee the participation of young people and other special groups in sport.

Overview

Sports Development Officers promote sports and skills development, and oversee the participation of young people and other special groups in sport.

Day-to-day

  • coaches, trains and instructs sportspersons by analysing performances and developing abilities
  • plans and directs game strategies, develops play patterns and analyses game progress
  • motivates Sportspersons and supervises practice sessions
  • recruits players and other coaching staff
  • arranges entries into sporting competitions
  • promotes sports and skills development as well as overseeing the participation of young people in sport
  • officiates at sporting events to enforce rules and regulations, liaising with other officials when necessary
  • co-ordinates and directs swimming activities.

Considerations

  • physically demanding
  • working outdoors.

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To become a Sports Development Officer

  • You usually need a formal qualification in sport development, sports science or sport and recreation to work as a Sports Development Officer. University and Vocational Education and Training (VET) are both common study pathways.

    Take a Certificate IV in Sport Development

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