- leadership skills
- the ability to teach pupils how to do something
- patience and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations
- the ability to monitor your own performance and that of your colleagues
- excellent verbal communication skills
- knowledge of teaching and the ability to design courses
- to be thorough and pay attention to detail
- the ability to use your initiative
- the ability to motivate and manage staff
- to be able to carry out basic tasks on a computer or hand-held device
In this role you could:
- plan and run amateur, semi-professional or professional coaching sessions
- give feedback on performance and fitness
- discuss individual player and team tactics
- offer guidance on nutrition and injury prevention
- keep up to date with good coaching practice
- help players keep a positive mental attitude and self-discipline
You may need to wear a uniform.
You could work in the community, at a school, at a college, at a university or at a sports arena.
Your working environment may be outdoors in all weathers, physically demanding and you'll travel often.
As a community coach, with further training, you could move into sports development or youth work. As a coach with a professional team, you could move to a bigger or higher profile club.
You could also move into a specialist area like sports psychology or goalkeeping coaching.
The FA Licensed Coaches' Club offers continuing training and progression for coaches.