Athletic Coach

Professional Athletic Trainer

Minimum 12th pass

Preferably minimum experience of 4 years in the relevant field

The tasks an Athletic Coach is expected to perform include:

Providing training or coaching to athlete on the technique and rules of competitivetrack

Training the players in the activities of the team during field events such as sprints, shot-put, javelin throw, pole-vault, etc.

Preparing the schedule of field and track events

Explaining and instructing the fundamental skills and rules of event to individual or groups of athletes under training

Demonstrating the techniques of play by personal example

Paying specific attention to improving health and stamina of the players

Recommending and demonstrating various types of exercises and drills to the players

Assisting the players in their play sessions so as to help them acquire proficiency in the game

Accompanying the teams going out for competition

In-depth knowledge of all the rules and regulations related to events like shot-put, javelin throw, pole-vault, etc.

Proficient in playing the sport

Skilled in training other athletes

Skilled in handling and using the sports equipment

Skilled in bring out the best in each player and helping them exhibit their talent, prowess, skill, style, etc.

Skilled in keeping a track of all the upcoming track events

Knowledge of nutritional requirements of athletic players

Skilled in providing physical training to the athletes

In-depth knowledge of designing training schedules for the players

Not required

Good communication skills

Good interpersonal skills

Good leadership skills

Physically fit



Possess good stamina



It is not a desk job

Need to handle a team of players

Local travelling is a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs maybe available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Flexible working hours

Minimum 5 to 6 hours of practice everyday

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

This job is not considered hazardous or dangerous

Occupational hazards may include stiff back, joint pain and muscle injuries, if not taken care of

For freshers - INR 5,000 to INR 12,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Sports, Physical Education, Fitness & Leisure Industry in India

Sports from games and physical activity to organized competitive sport have an important role in all societies. For the individual, it enhances fitness, improves general health and enables a person to be self-confident. At the national level, sports and physical education contribute to economic and social growth, improve public health, and bring different communities together. In the recent years, India has hosted a large number of international events. Since Delhi hosted the Commonwealth Games in 2010, the prime focus of the government is on infrastructure development including transportation, power, etc. Sports retailing has boosted the manufacturing industry in countries like India and China which are global manufacturing hubs for sports products.

With increasing interest in all kinds of sports and youngsters opting for sports as a career option, the job of an Athletic Coach seems to have a great future. There are ample opportunities, starting from domestic tournaments to state level and national level tournaments and going on to international level. This indicates good job prospects for Athletic Coach in India.

Professional sports teams

Schools and colleges

Individual athletes

Cities and towns across India