Becoming a Sports Development Officer
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Becoming a Sports Development Officer

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Promotes sports and skills development, and oversees the participation of young people and other special groups in sport. Registration or licensing is required.
Training time 1 year
Average pay $53,207
Employment prospects Moderate
Employment size 300

What does a Sports Development Officer do?

  • coaching, training and instructing sportspersons by analysing performances and developing abilities
  • planning and directing game strategies, developing play patterns and analysing game progress
  • motivating Sportspersons and supervising practice sessions
  • recruiting players and other coaching staff
  • arranging entries into sporting competitions
  • promoting sports and skills development, and overseeing the participation of young people in sport
  • officiating at sporting events to enforce rules