Career as a Sports Coach
As i said the journey was tough. I had got couple of injuries and a feeling of realization that your body is not supporting for what you have to achieve. There comes a point where you have to make tough decisions but also you should be positive and mentally strong to tell yourself that this is not the end. This is where my new journey started of getting into the coaching activity. I thought of overcoming the problems I faced during my professional journey by taking coaching as my future career. I was deeply into tennis. By then, I had played professionally. To my surprise, I had developed liking towards correcting and advising my juniors. And thus, with complete awareness, I got into coaching.
Things have drastically changed in the past 5 to 6 years. Parents are very much inclined to enroll their kids into tennis. Earlier sports was considered only as a recreational activity but they are encouraging kids to go professionally in this sport. As many kids have been enrolling into tennis and also people are taking up this as a fitness activity, lawn tennis coaching has become a prime and a handsomely earning career option. Rather than getting into the same old conventional career options, this could be your choice!
People are acknowledging this field and giving it an importance if done with discipline, hard work, competent teaching skills, excellent output and proper knowledge. Coaches are earning handsomely and also getting high respect, same as or more than what conventional options must be giving.
Qualities one must have to be a Sports coach
Though coaching is not an easy job as its same as doing a business as an industrialist or working in an multinational company where you have to manage your subordinates your workers etc. In the coaching field you too need to have great management skills as you have to deal with various kind of parents having different nature. Kids are the vital part as they are the ones you need to work upon. When they take up the sport, you are not only molding them for that particular sport but also you are molding their character, mental behavior and also their personality. Basically along with their game, you are developing good human being. Sport teaches you lot of things which are directly related to LIFE. As a coach, you have to constantly keep upgrading the knowledge to be competent as kids start playing professionally at a very large scale.
The parent support
The ‘academic’ requirement
So in the end, I personally would aspire the candidates that please look up this as a positive career as it will take a bit time and patience which generally every field takes but in a longer period it is a huge success . Ignore people who have a negative approach and believe in yourself and think in a very different way that you are creating great human beings in the longer run. People will be convinced. Their perspective about sports and sports coaching as a profession will surely transform. Its kind of MBA or an Engineer running business in the sports field.