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Sports scouts

OaSIS code 53201.02

Sports scouts identify and recruit athletes for professional sports teams.

Overview

Also known as

  • Football scout
  • Hockey scout
  • Sports scout

Main duties

This group performs some or all of the following duties:

  • Identify and recruit developing athletes for professional sports teams
  • Observe and evaluate prospective athletes' skills and performance, and review their past records
  • File reports on scouting assessments and recommendations with professional team employers.

Additional information

No data has been provided for this section.

Similar occupations classified elsewhere

Exclusions:

  • Program leaders and instructors in recreation, sport and fitness (54100)
  • Athletes (53200)
  • Sports officials and referees (53202)

NOC hierarchy breakdown

NOC version

NOC 2021 Version 1.0

Broad occupational category

5 – Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport

TEER

3 – Occupations usually require a college diploma or apprenticeship training of less than two years; or more than six months of on-the-job training

Major group

53 – Occupations in art, culture and sport

Sub-major group

532 – Occupations in sports

Minor group

5320 – Athletes, coaches, referees and related occupations

Unit group

53201 – Coaches

Occupational profile

53201.02 – Sports scouts

Work characteristics

Work characteristics gathers the various components describing the work environment of each occupation, such as employers, work activities, and the work context. Each category displays up to 10 descriptors in descending order based, firstly, on their attributed ratings by the level of complexity (for Work Activities) or other measurement dimensions (for Work Context), and secondly, in alphabetical order. The whole list of descriptors and their ratings can be expanded at the bottom of each page.

Work Activities

Proficiency or complexity level
Coaching and Developing Others
4 - High Level
Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
4 - High Level
Providing Consultation and Advice
4 - High Level
Supervising Subordinates
4 - High Level
Team Building
4 - High Level

Work Context

Structural Job Characteristics

Structured versus Unstructured Work
Degree of freedom to determine tasks and priorities
3 - Moderate amount of freedom
Work Week Duration
Worked hours in a typical week
2 - Between 35 to 40 hours

Physical Work Environment

Physical Proximity
Physical distance from others
3 - Somewhat close (e.g. share office)

Physical Demands

Sitting
Duration
4 - More than half the time
Standing
Duration
2 - Less than half the time
Bending or Twisting the Body
Duration
2 - Less than half the time

Interpersonal Relations

Contact with Others
Frequency
3 - Once a week or more but not every day
Duration
4 - More than half the time
Work with Work Group or Team
Importance
4 - Highly important
Frequency
4 - Every day, a few times per day

Workplaces/employers

  • Professional sports organizations

Skills and abilities

This section displays the various competencies required for an occupation. Each category displays up to 10 descriptors in descending order based, firstly, on their attributed ratings by the level of proficiency (for Skills and Abilities) or importance (for Personal Attributes) and secondly, in alphabetical order. The whole list of descriptors and their ratings can be expanded at the bottom of each page.

Abilities

Proficiency or complexity level
Information Ordering
4 - High Level
Pattern Organization Speed
4 - High Level
Auditory Attention
3 - Moderate Level
Categorization Flexibility
3 - Moderate Level
Deductive Reasoning
3 - Moderate Level

Skills

Proficiency or complexity level
Evaluation
5 - Highest Level
Persuading
5 - Highest Level
Systems Analysis
5 - Highest Level
Coordinating
4 - High Level
Monitoring
4 - High Level

Personal Attributes

Importance
Active Learning
4 - Highly important
Adaptability
4 - Highly important
Analytical Thinking
4 - Highly important
Attention to Detail
4 - Highly important
Collaboration
4 - Highly important