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Old 05-05-2023, 03:20 PM
 
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I'm asking because I'm thinking of making a career change to sports coaching...
Have you ever coached as a volunteer/parent?

Have you played any organized sports whatsoever?
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Old 05-05-2023, 05:48 PM
 
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there are lots of options:

1. a "travel team" coach which could be year-round.
2. a franchise coach. one example: https://www.amazingathletesfranchise.com/
3. or, out of the box idea, be a referee or umpire.
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Old 05-06-2023, 05:33 AM
 
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there are lots of options:

1. a "travel team" coach which could be year-round.
2. a franchise coach. one example: https://www.amazingathletesfranchise.com/
3. or, out of the box idea, be a referee or umpire.
So are you saying that travel team coaching jobs are easier to get? How come??
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Old 05-06-2023, 06:52 AM
 
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Unfortunately, the OP doesn't seem to have Van Gundy's or Reid's pedigree to qualify even as a graduate assistant coach.
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Have you ever coached as a volunteer/parent?

Have you played any organized sports whatsoever?
The way your question is phrased implies that you don't have any real background to start from.
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So are you saying that travel team coaching jobs are easier to get? How come??
There's just a lot of them. Even at the youth travel team level, most coaches who make any real level of income coaching have some sort of professional training and background. Soccer for example has a range of certifications to coach most anything beyond the volunteer level.

One option to break in is to become a volunteer assistant coach at some middle school or maybe high school. A lot of lesser sports in schools don't have paid coaches, except maybe a teacher who gets a bonus to coach. Around here a lot of teams don't even have that. That's one way to build some knowledge andd then grow to the level of maybe getting hired by some school and go from there.
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Old 05-06-2023, 08:09 AM
 
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Are there any sports that have coaching schools/training institutions/certifications other than the aforementioned soccer? It's surprising that they're not widespread...
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Old 05-06-2023, 08:25 AM
 
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Are there any sports that have coaching schools/training institutions/certifications other than the aforementioned soccer? It's surprising that they're not widespread...
This seems like it's just another one of your random no-effort career hunts.
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Old 05-06-2023, 09:01 AM
 
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This seems like it's just another one of your random no-effort career hunts.
Obviously I'm doing research about it but I wanted to ask on this thread too....this should have been obvious.
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Old 05-06-2023, 09:23 AM
 
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This seems like it's just another one of your random no-effort career hunts.
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Obviously I'm doing research about it but I wanted to ask on this thread too....this should have been obvious.
LOL, we all wanted super easy high paying jobs that require little to no work/intelligence. The great thing is the real world rarely lets that happen.
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Old 05-06-2023, 09:40 AM
 
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LOL, we all wanted super easy high paying jobs that require little to no work/intelligence. The great thing is the real world rarely lets that happen.
And obviously that's not what I mean...
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Old 05-09-2023, 01:25 PM
 
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How do things stand in the case of hockey (both ice and field)?
You're not going to land a coaching job in ice hockey without being at least mildly skilled at the sport. The coach is on the ice during practice with the players. The coach needs to be able to skate flawlessly. The coach needs to be able to shoot. The coach needs to be good on his edges. He has to be able to perform all of the drills that the players will be doing, efficiently.

This doesn't necessarily equate to having played "high level" as in AAA and beyond, but best believe one should hope to have played at the very least Bantam CC/BB or the American equivalent to that, which usually translates to one later going onto playing Juniors of some sort, or somewhere at the D3 college level. Or at least being good enough to play at that level in their younger years.

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