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Coaches

OaSIS code 53201.01

Coaches prepare and train individual athletes or teams for competitive events.

Overview

Also known as

  • Coach
  • Hockey coach
  • National team coach
  • Soccer coach
  • Volleyball coach

Main duties

This group performs some or all of the following duties:

  • Identify strengths and weaknesses of athletes or teams
  • Plan, develop and implement training and practice sessions
  • Nurture and develop athletes' potential skills and abilities
  • Develop, plan and coordinate competitive schedules and programs
  • Motivate and prepare athletes or teams for competitive events or games
  • Formulate competitive strategies, develop game plans and direct athletes and players during games or athletic events
  • Analyse and evaluate athletes' or teams' performances and modify training programs.

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)
  • Athletic therapist (in 31204.01 Recreational therapists)

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

53201.01 – Coaches

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
5 - Highest Level
Developing Objectives and Strategies
5 - Highest Level
Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
4 - High Level
Providing Consultation and Advice
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
4 - High 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
4 - Close (at arm’s length)

Physical Demands

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

Interpersonal Relations

Contact with Others
Frequency
4 - Every day, a few times per 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

  • National and provincial sports organizations
  • Professional and amateur sports teams
  • Self-employment
  • Sports clubs and universities

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
Fluency of Ideas
4 - High Level
Gross Body Equilibrium
4 - High Level
Information Ordering
4 - High Level
Memorizing
4 - High Level
Multitasking
4 - High Level

Skills

Proficiency or complexity level
Evaluation
5 - Highest Level
Instructing
5 - Highest Level
Learning and Teaching Strategies
5 - Highest Level
Management of Personnel Resources
5 - Highest Level
Persuading
5 - Highest Level

Personal Attributes

Importance
Leadership
5 - Extremely important
Service Orientation
5 - Extremely important
Active Learning
4 - Highly important
Adaptability
4 - Highly important
Analytical Thinking
4 - Highly important