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The tools or equipment you may need to supply your sports coach can vary from Tasker to Tasker and depending on the nature of your contract. If you hire them for your school, they will need their own office, complete with a desk, computer and support staff. But if you’re hiring a sports coach for private lessons, it’s unlikely that you’ll have to supply any tools or equipment. 

Depending on what you hired a sports coach for, the service can last a few weeks to an entire season for the sport they’re supposed to instruct you or your team in. This can also depend on the scope and difficulty of achieving your goals. Note that a private lesson can involve several weeks of sessions that last 30 minutes to an hour, while hiring a sports coach for your school can be a daily nine-to-fiver lasting an entire season. 

The ideal sports coach should have a degree in sports medicine, nutrition and fitness, kinesiology, physical education, or other sport-related disciplines. They should have experience teaching all the rules, standards, techniques and principles of the sport. Apart from all these, they should be good mentors who are optimistic, practice good sportsmanship, discipline, and motivate people. If you’re looking for a Tasker to coach sports in your school, they should also know how to interact with kids.  

Sports coaches need coaching qualifications recognised by the association, federation or governing body of the sport they want to teach. While these are the minimum qualifications for most sports, a sports coach would be better skilled and appear more credible if they have a degree in a sports-related science degree or discipline. It can also help if a sports coach pursues higher education and acquires a master’s degree in their chosen sport. 

That may depend on the type of sport the coach works in and on state laws and regulations on sports coaches. Some states may require first aid training as a mandatory skill for a coach, apart from their sport’s governing body’s coaching qualifications. Most coaching organisations of outdoor sports need their coaches to have the knowledge to prevent or treat heat illness and physical injuries. 

Scale is the key difference between them. A trainer is focused on teaching or improving the performance of a small group or one athlete. Meanwhile, a coach is more concerned with enhancing individual team members’ performance to boost their overall performance. Even though they have subtle differences, It’s not uncommon to see a coach and a trainer work together for and on the same team. 

What do sports coach services include?

Sports coach services include all the activities and tasks necessary to teach you or your team all about the sport you want to learn and excel in. Your sports coach Tasker can teach you all the rules, techniques, strategies and principles for excellent performance. 

They can even take steps to help improve your entire team’s skills if necessary. Upon request, some Taskers can also supervise your team during games and give them motivation and guidance.  

Discussing objectives

Your hired sports coach Tasker can help you plan your sports objectives for you or your team. Do you want to learn the sport for fun or fitness? Do you want to become a professional athlete in the sport you chose? Your Tasker can adjust their training style and regimen to fit your goals. 

If you hire them to train a team, they can discuss timetables with you and agree on how much time they can spend assembling your team and preparing them for competition. 

Recruiting team members

Your Tasker can conduct recruitment activities in case they are coaching for your team. They can screen and test potential candidates, making sure recruits meet the minimum standard physical requirements. They may request the assistance of your school nurse or a medical professional to do physical exams on each potential recruit. Your Tasker can then begin training sessions for the team once it’s assembled.  

Training and fitness programs

Your Tasker can provide the necessary training drills, performance-enhancing workouts and diet programs as required. They can supervise the training and monitor each team member’s progress in terms of speed and quality of performance. You may want to hire a separate service to help you stick to your recommended diet. You can take this a step further and have someone prepare healthy meals

Assessing performance and coaching at games

Towards the end of the service and once you or your team have absorbed all of the sport’s principles and techniques, your Tasker can conduct a practice game. They can use this to assess your or your team’s performance and pinpoint areas that need improvement. Your Tasker may take a video for review later.  

They can assess your performance, provide feedback, redo some lessons or even recommend taking a specialised workout program if they think this can improve your performance. This process can continue until you are both satisfied with your latest assessment, and your Tasker believes you’ve achieved your goals. Once you or your team have completed training, some Taskers can attend your competitions. They can continue to provide support and guidance to help you or your team win games.

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