3422-Sports Coaches, Instructors, Officials and Other Related Associate Professionals

Job Title: 

Sports Coaches, Instructors, Officials and Other Related Associate Professionals

Job Description: 

Sports coaches, instructors and officials work with amateur and professional sportspersons to enhance performance, encourage greater participation in sport, and organise and officiate in sporting events according to established rules.


Tasks include:

  • identifying strengths and weaknesses of athletes or teams
  • planning, developing and implementing training and practice sessions
  • developing, planning and co-ordinating competitive schedules and programmes
  • motivating and preparing athletes or teams for competitive events or games
  • formulating competitive strategy, developing game plans and directing athletes and players during games or athletic events
  • analysing and evaluating athletes' or teams' performances and modifying training programmes
  • monitoring and analysing technique and performance, and determining how future improvements can be made
  • officiating at sporting events or athletic competitions to maintain standards of play and to ensure that game rules and safety regulations are observed
  • recording lapsed time and keeping scores during events or competitions
  • judging the performance of competitors, awarding points, imposing penalties for infractions and determining results
  • compiling scores and other athletic records
Additional Notes: 

This unit group includes

Sports coach
Athletic coach
Golf teacher
Martial arts instructor
Fitness instructor
Adventure training instructor
Scuba diving instructor
Referee (sports)
Judge (sports)
Steward (race track)
Umpire (sports)

Specific Occupations: 

Sports coach

Martial arts instructor

Physical fitness instructor (including yoga instructor and aerobics instructor)

Sports official

Other related instructors and associate professionals (eg adventure training instructor and scuba diving instructor)

Source Of Info: 

Source: SINGAPORE STANDARD OCCUPATIONAL CLASSIFICATION 2015, Department of Statistics, Ministry of Trade & Industry, Republic of Singapore