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Become A Sports Instructor

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Working As A Sports Instructor

  • Performing General Physical Activities
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Performing for or Working Directly with the Public
  • Handling and Moving Objects
  • Outdoors/walking/standing

  • Make Decisions

  • $32,975

    Average Salary

What Does A Sports Instructor Do At The New York Foundling

* Assist the Athletic Director with developing and implementing age-appropriate sports/games activities for all Camp Felix campers (ages 8
* Lead cabin groups through daily athletic programming (3
* periods/day) including non-competitive, teambuilding activities in addition to competitive sports/games, with the support and assistance of the cabin counselors.
* Sports include: basketball, kickball, tennis, softball, football, and others.
* Assist with maintenance, clean up, and appropriate storage/handling of all sports equipment.
* Assist with preparations and implementation of special activities such as the camp Olympics, basketball tournaments, and camp-wide evening activities.
* Ensure all sporting equipment is well maintained and packed up for storage at the end of camp season, take inventory of all sporting equipment at the end of the camp season

What Does A Sports Instructor Do At YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago

* Plans and implements sports programs in accordance with the goals and policies of the YMCA.
* Coordinates activities which are culturally relevant and developmentally appropriate.
* Supervises a group of youth and/or adults to ensure their health and safety, and to provide for a positive experience for each person.
* Communicates with and maintains positive relationships with parents.
* Provides day-to-day guidance to staff and volunteers.
* Follows YMCA policies and procedures, including those related to medical and disciplinary situations, child abuse prevention and emergency procedures.
* Provides assistance to supervisor and may fill-in during temporary absences.
* Maintains sports equipment and notifies supervisor of equipment issues.
* Support the YMCA’s mission and center operations as needed.
* Child Abuse Prevention:
* Supports the YMCA’s commitment to child abuse prevention by:
* Reporting any items that may provide a health or safety hazard to staff, members or guests to your supervisor
* Following all policies and procedures related to keeping children safe in our facilities and programs, including those related to the monitoring and supervision of children
* Reporting any suspicious behavior and violation of policy and procedures to your supervisor

What Does A Sports Instructor Do At Good Shepherd Services

* Manage and prepare activities in all areas of the Sports/Physical Education.
* Conduct activities enriched with literacy, history and other related academic subjects when applicable.
* Conduct activities enriched with all aspects of Wellness and Nutrition.
* Develop and/or follow a sequenced sports/fitness curriculum to include competition and/or exhibition.
* Submit lesson/activity plans in advance
* Ensure students will be able to perform, compete or exhibit their skills in a culminating event.
* Plan and implement a culminating event/ project or Olympics.
* Attend trainings on physical education curricula and follow up with utilization of technical assistance
* Completes daily progress reports.
* Responsible for the setup, operation and clean up of activities and the organization, inventory and storing of relevant supplies and equipment.
* Attends all staff meetings and staff development trainings sessions, as specified.
* Guides program participants in examining choices, following directions and becoming involved in program activities.
* Perform other duties as assigned

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How To Become A Sports Instructor

The education and training required for fitness trainers and instructors varies by type of specialty, and employers often hire those with certification. Personal fitness trainers, group fitness instructors, and specialized fitness instructors each need different preparation. Requirements also vary by facility.


Almost all trainers and instructors have at least a high school diploma before entering the occupation. An increasing number of employers are requiring fitness workers, particularly personal trainers, to have an associate’s or bachelor’s degree related to a health or fitness field, such as exercise science, kinesiology, or physical education. Programs often include courses in nutrition, exercise techniques, biology, anatomy, and group fitness. Personal trainers also learn how to develop fitness programs for clients of all ages.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Employers prefer to hire fitness trainers and instructors who are certified. Many personal trainers must be certified before they begin working with clients or with members of a gym or other type of health club. Group fitness instructors can begin work without certification, but employers often encourage or require them to become certified. Most specialized fitness instructors receive certification for their preferred type of training, such as yoga or Pilates.

Many organizations offer certification. The National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA), part of the Institute for Credentialing Excellence, lists certifying organizations that are accredited.

All certification exams have a written part, and some also have a practical part. The exams measure the candidate’s knowledge of human physiology, understanding of proper exercise techniques, and ability to assess clients’ fitness levels and develop appropriate exercise programs. Many certifying organizations offer study materials to prepare for the exam, including books, webinars, other audio and visual materials, and exam preparation workshops and seminars.

Advanced certification requires an associate’s or bachelor’s degree in an exercise-related subject that includes more-specialized instruction, such as training athletes, working with people who are injured or ill, or advising clients on general health. For more information, see the profiles on athletic trainers and exercise physiologists.

Most trainers or instructors need certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automated external defibrillators before applying for certification in physical fitness.


After becoming a certified personal trainer, new trainers typically work alongside an experienced trainer before they are allowed to train clients alone.

Training for specialized fitness instructors can vary greatly. For example, the duration of programs for yoga instructors can range from a few days to more than 2 years. The Yoga Alliance offers several credentials that require a minimum of between 200 and 500 hours, with a specified number of hours in techniques, teaching methods, anatomy, physiology, philosophy, and other areas.

Important Qualities

Customer-service skills. Many fitness trainers and instructors must sell their services, motivating clients to hire them as personal trainers or to sign up for the classes they lead. Fitness trainers and instructors must therefore be polite, friendly, and encouraging, to maintain relationships with their clients.

Communication skills. Fitness trainers and instructors must be able to clearly explain or demonstrate exercises to clients.

Listening skills. Fitness trainers and instructors must be able to listen carefully to what clients tell them in order to determine the clients’ fitness levels and desired fitness goals.

Motivational skills. Getting fit and staying fit takes a lot of work for many clients. To keep clients coming back for more classes or to continue personal training, fitness trainers and instructors must keep their clients motivated.

Physical fitness. Fitness trainers and instructors need to be physically fit because their job requires a considerable amount of exercise. Group instructors often participate in classes, and personal trainers often need to demonstrate exercises to their clients.

Problem-solving skills. Fitness trainers and instructors must evaluate each client’s level of fitness and create an appropriate fitness plan to meet the client’s individual needs.


Fitness trainers and instructors who are interested in management positions should get a bachelor’s degree in exercise science, physical education, kinesiology, or a related subject. Experience often is required in order for a trainer or instructor to advance to a management position in a health club or fitness center. Many organizations prefer a master’s degree for certain positions.

Personal trainers may eventually advance to a head trainer position and become responsible for hiring and overseeing the personal training staff or for bringing in new personal training clients. Head trainers also are responsible for procuring athletic equipment, such as weights or fitness machines. Some fitness trainers and instructors go into business for themselves and open their own fitness centers.

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Sports Instructor Demographics


  • Male

  • Female

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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

  • Unknown

  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • German

  • Italian

  • French

  • Russian

  • Arabic

  • Portuguese

  • Bulgarian

  • Hungarian

  • Chinese

  • Turkish

  • Hebrew

  • Japanese

  • Greek

  • Tagalog

  • Mandarin

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Real Sports Instructor Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Instructor, Sports The Country Club MA Sep 20, 2012 $67,828
Sports Instructor Wideworld Sport Center Ann Arbor, MI Dec 20, 2010 $62,000
Instructor, Sports Peak Investment Group Inc. DBA Kite Gear Boat (KGB CA Apr 01, 2011 $52,175
Snow Sports Instructor Boyne USA, Inc. Harbor Springs, MI Dec 27, 2016 $50,860
Instructor, Sports Telluride Ski and Golf, LLC DBA Telluride Ski and CO Nov 19, 2012 $50,526
Physical Fitness/Sports Instructor GSM at West Rock, LLC Bardonia, NY Aug 26, 2013 $50,000
Instructor, Sports ASC Utah DBA Canyons Resort UT Dec 15, 2012 $46,081
Physical Fitness/Sports Instructor GSM at West Rock, LLC Bardonia, NY Aug 25, 2016 $44,474
Instructor, Sports Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, LLC CA Dec 11, 2011 $44,453
Instructor, Sports TSG Ski and Golf, LLC CO Nov 21, 2011 $44,390
Instructor, Sports Uk International Soccer Camps, Inc. CA Feb 15, 2012 $43,869
Instructor, Sports TSG Ski and Golf, LLC DBA Telluride Ski and Golf CO Nov 19, 2012 $43,451
Instructor, Sports New Jersey Premier Soccer, LLC NJ Aug 01, 2012 $41,239
Instructor, Sports Sierra-at-Tahoe Ski Resort CA Nov 22, 2012 $40,196
Instructor, Sports Massachusetts Premier Soccer, LLC. MA Apr 01, 2011 $34,644
Instructor, Sports Soccer Centers LLC NJ Feb 20, 2012 $34,331
Sports Instructor U.K. Elite Soccer, Inc. Ellicott City, MD Sep 10, 2012 $34,273 -
Snow Sports Instructor Senior Mammoth Mountain Ski Area LLC Mammoth Lakes, CA Dec 10, 2015 $33,747
Sports Instructor Beyond Pacific, LLC. White Plains, NY Sep 10, 2014 $33,392
Snow Sports Instructor Mammoth Mountain Ski Area LLC CA Dec 13, 2013 $32,975
Snow Sports Instructor Boyne USA, Inc. MI Dec 01, 2013 $32,244
Instructor, Sports Lee Mount Vernon Sports Club Alexandria, VA Aug 01, 2012 $31,305
Sports Instructor U.K. Elite Soccer, Inc. Cedarville, NJ Sep 09, 2012 $28,797 -
Instructor, Sports Soccer Centers LLC NJ Oct 10, 2011 $28,175
Instructor, Sports Vail Corporation CO Dec 15, 2010 $26,985
Instructor, Sports Snowbird Corporation UT Nov 01, 2012 $26,943
Sports Instructor U.K. Elite Soccer, Inc. Cedarville, NJ Oct 01, 2009 $26,583 -
Snow Sports Instructor Junior Mammoth Mountain Ski Area LLC CA Dec 12, 2014 $26,088

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Top Skills for A Sports Instructor


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Top Sports Instructor Skills

  1. Soccer
  2. Safety Standards
  3. Sports Classes
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Designed daily programs and planned schedules for children ages 5-13 - Instructed variety of sports ranging from tennis to soccer
  • Deal with direct service, responsible for teaching sports classes and coaching teams.
  • Developed weekly lesson plans that encouraged enthusiastic involvement and encouraged team work and camaraderie among campers as well as counselors.
  • Plan and coordinate youth sports activities and recreation programs.
  • Supervised and instructed 5th through 8th grade students who attended a volleyball camp.

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