Career, Scope and Opportunities in Sports Coaching

By | October 13, 2020
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Sports Coaching

A Sports Coach is a person who directs, gives instructions and training of sports to the team or to the sports person. The staff includes coordinators, strength and fitness specialists, and trainers. Love for sports is universal. Coach plays an important role in ensuring safety for teenage athletes.

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Key Success

To be successful in Sports Industry you should have/ develop:

  •   Quick Learner
  •   Athletic built and veteran player
  •   Great Communicator with Teaching Skills
  •   Thourough knowledge about the sport
  •   A Good Motivator

Scope and opportunities

A career in coaching is rapidly growing. Special coaches are required for each game and athletic event. More and more parents are inclined towards sending their children to learn some form of sports, so also all schools are participating in certain sports on Zilha level to Nationals; they also need qualified sports coach.

Lifestyle & Social Status

  • It’s an outdoor activity
  • In the initial year you have to struggle till your name is established, if you want to be a personal coach.
  • The coach need to travel with the students for various tournaments within the country as well as outside the country.
  • A coach has a relaxed and healthy life style.

Job Profile / Tasks

Sport Coach examines and selects potential players, instructs the rules of the games, illustrates the techniques of the play, keenly observe players movements in action and offer helpful tips and useful methods. They accompany their players during tournaments and give the necessary guidance as well as boost the players.

  • As a coach one has to observe the students development in the sport.
  • The lessons or rather workouts need to be planned depending on the student’s progress.
  • The coach needs to monitor the student’s fitness
  • The workout needs to be designed depending on the player’s stamina.


  • Several years of experience and training
  • Patience, perseverance and a sporting spirit
  • Communication and business skills
  • Psychomotor and physical conditioning
  • Understanding of how the mind and body works
  • Good organizational skills

Work Value

  • Born Motivator
  • Love outdoor activity
  • Love to create winners

Employability Scale

Sport Coach earns as per the sport and the level. Initially, a coach earns between Rs. 7,000/- to Rs. 12,000/- PM and with the growing experience and up gradation a coach earns between Rs. 35,000/- to Rs. 50,000/- other than the tournaments.  The Personal coach’s fees and expenses differ depending on the sports & his reputation.

Course Description

To start a career in coaching, one must be equipped with the right educational and training background. Nowadays, there are several institutions in India that offers such courses/degree.

Some of the institutions that specifically offer a Diploma in Coaching are:

  • Netaji Subhash National Institute of Sports, Montibagh, Patiala Punjab
  • National Sports East Centre, Salt Lake City, Sector-III, Calcutta, West Bengal
  • National Sports West Centre, Sports Complex. Sector-15, Gandhinagar, Gujarat

To do a course from any of the above institutes one must be a graduate in any field and one must have participated at the national level in the sport in which they want to take up coaching.

Course Options Sports Coaching
Academic Eligibility National level players with any graduation
Fees Rs. 50K per annum
Expenditure in Metro and Tier-1 Rs. 2lakhs to Rs. 2.5lakhs
Expenditure in Tier-2 Rs. 1.75lakhs to Rs. 2lakhs
Duration 1 Year
Mode Full time residential
Approved   Sports Authority of India
Affiliation   Government of India
Entrance Exam  
Education Loan  

Career prospect

  1. Sport club manager
  2. Sport event manager
  3. Athletic director
  4. Sports manager

Places where Sports Coach required:

  1. Health clubs
  2. Sports club
  3. Ministry of sports
  4. Stadium staff
  5. Gymnasium
  6. Corporate teams
  7. Health & sports related organization

Entrance Exam

  • Not Available

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