Sports Coach

Sports Teacher

Sports Instructor

Minimum Class XII

Certified training for Lifeguard (programme aligned to SPF/Q1101 released by Sports, Physical Education, Fitness & Leisure Sector Skill Council)

Participation in district/state level in any sport, and basic knowledge of 2-3 other sports

The tasks a Sports Coach is expected to perform include:

Directing, instructing and providing training in all the operations that need to be done by a sports team or individual sportspeople

Planning, preparing schedules and activities of the team

Delivering the required instructions about the game to all the players

Monitoring all the coaching programmes and sessions of the team

Analyzing the participants current and potential performance, needs and aspirations

Planning coaching programmes and sessions

Setting the programme goals that are in accordance with the performance factors and participantneeds

Designing and planning the coaching programmes to achieve the programme goals

Planning the resources needed for coaching programmes

Producing a series of coaching sessions to meet the individual participantneeds and demands

Conducting the evaluation of coaching sessions in the best way possible

Following all the organizational procedures with respect to security, materials handling and accidents

Basic knowledge of 2?3 other sports

Thorough knowledge of all the rules and regulations related to the game

Proficiency in preparing the players to take part in various competitive games

Ability to play the sport at a basic required level

Knowledge of the various techniques of the sport

Basic knowledge of training curriculum

Ability to provide structured trainings, according to the requirements of the sports players

Knowledge of basic first aid techniques, anatomy and physiology

Ability to assess physical abilities and fitness requirements of different players

Proficiency in injury management

Ability to analyze the technical and tactical aspect of the performance of each player

Ability to analyze the physical condition and mental skills of the player, and help them in the best way possible

Training in fitness/sports training

Good communication skills

Good interpersonal skills

Good leadership skills

Physically fit



Good stamina



It is not a desk job

Need to handle a team

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 8 hours of practise sessions 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 12,500 to INR 25,000 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, sport 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 a Sports 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. The career of any person related to sports in India such as a Sports Coach is a promising one as professional sports and sports bodies/clubs are on a rise.

Professional sports teams

National and state teams

Schools and colleges

Cities and towns across India