Sports coaches, instructors and officials

Tasks and duties

  • Identifying strengths and weaknesses of athletes or teams
  • Planning, developing and implementing training and practice sessions
  • Developing, planning and co-ordinating competitive schedules and programs
  • 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 programs
  • 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

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