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Career and Education Opportunities for Athletic Scouts

In general, athletic scouts instruct or coach groups or individuals in the fundamentals of sports. They also demonstrate techniques and methods of participation.

Select a state from the map below to find education opportunities to begin your Athletic Scout career.


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Athletic Scout video from the State of New Jersey Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development

Athletic scouts formulate, organize, and conduct practice sessions. They also furnish training direction and motivation in order to ready athletes for games and/or tours. Equally important, athletic scouts have to keep abreast of changing rules and philosophies relevant to their sport. They are often called upon to adjust coaching techniques, on the basis of the strengths and weaknesses of athletes. They are expected to instruct individuals or groups in sports rules and performance principles, such as specific ways of moving the body or feet, to attain desired results. Finally, athletic scouts design and arrange competition schedules and programs.

Every day, athletic scouts are expected to be able to visualize how things come together and can be organized. They need to articulate ideas and problems.