Coaches

Coaches

NOC
5252

Prepare and train individual athletes or teams for competitive events. This occupational group also includes sports scouts, who identify and recruit athletes for professional sports teams.

Quick facts

3 Year Outlook

Undetermined
Undetermined

3 Year Job Openings

6
 

Median Hourly Wage

$15.00
$11.70
Low
$26.44
High

Median Salary

$31,429
 

Typically Required

College or apprenticeship

Employed

92
 

% Working Full Time

73%
 

% Working Full Year

64%
 
Job details

Full NOC Description

Coaches prepare and train individual athletes or teams for competitive events. They are employed by national and provincial sports organizations, professional and amateur sports teams, sports clubs and universities or they may be self-employed. This unit group also includes sports scouts who identify and recruit athletes for professional sports teams. They are employed by professional sports organizations.

Main Duties

Coaches and sports scouts perform some or all of the following duties:
Coaches

  • 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 co-ordinate 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.

Sports scouts

  • 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.

Also Known As

  • coach
  • figure skating coach
  • football scout
  • gymnastics coach
  • head coach
  • hockey coach
  • hockey scout
  • national team coach
  • soccer coach
  • sports scout
  • swimming coach
  • volleyball coach
Requirements

Employment Requirements

Coaches

  • Completion of the National Coaching Certificate program is usually required for individual and team sports coaches in all sports.
  • National Coaching Certificate Level 3 is usually required for provincial coaches.
  • National Coaching Certificate Level 4 is usually required for coaches of national team athletes.
  • A degree in physical education may be required.
  • Experience in and technical knowledge of the sport is required.

Sports scouts

  • Experience in and technical knowledge of the sport is required.

Provincial Regulation

Not Provincially Regulated

Employment by Sex

The following graph shows the percentage of men and women working in this occupation in New Brunswick.

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52.2%
Female
47.8%
Male
Employment by age

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by age group.

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0.0%
15-24
21.7%
25-34
34.8%
35-44
13.0%
45-54
21.7%
55-64
8.7%
65+
Employment by highest level of education

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by highest level of education achieved.

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0.0%
No Certificate, Diploma or Degree
16.7%
High School, Diploma or Equivalent
8.3%
Apprenticeship or Trades Certificate or Diploma
16.7%
College or University Below Bachelor Level
58.3%
University - Bachelor Level or Above
Employment by Industry

The following graph shows the industry groups in which the largest shares of persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick are employed. Small percentages for all top three industry groups may suggest employment for this occupation is widely distributed amongst many industry groups.

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56.5%
Educational services
17.4%
Arts, entertainment and recreation
8.7%
Finance and insurance
17.4%
All Other Industries
Employment by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons employed in this occupation in New Brunswick by which economic region they reside in.

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17.40%
Northeast
30.40%
Southeast
13.00%
Southwest
30.40%
Central
8.70%
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Annual Median Salary by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

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N/A
Northeast
$22,266
Southeast
N/A
Southwest
$41,643
Central
N/A
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Hourly Median Wages by Economic Regions

The following represents the median hourly wage of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

No Data Available
Salary

This following represents the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation compared to the median salary of workers employed in this occupation that work full-time year-round.

All Workers Employed in this Occupation

$31,429

Workers Employed Full-time, Full-year

$41,678

This following represents the median salary of persons employed in this occupation across each of the Atlantic Provinces and nationally.

New Brunswick

$31,429

Newfoundland

$9,531

Prince Edward Island

N/A

Nova Scotia

$25,146

Canada

$21,869
Employment Outlook

The following represents the number of job openings that are expected to occur in this occupation over the next three and ten years respectively, broken down by openings expected to result from growth (“new jobs”) and openings expected to result from attrition (death and retirements).

Three Year Outlook

Total Openings: 3 Year

6
 

New Jobs: 3 Year

0
 

Retirements/Deaths: 3 Year

6
 

Ten Year Outlook

Total Openings: 10 Year

21
 

New Jobs: 10 Year

-1
 

Retirements/Deaths: 10 Year

20