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Sports Players

Professional sportsmen and women train and compete, either individually or as part of a team, in their chosen sport for financial gain.


Median Salary

New workers start around £16,637. Normal pay is £25,204 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £46,278.

Daily Tasks

  • Discusses performance problems with coaches, physiotherapists, dieticians and doctors.
  • Maintains clothing and other specialised sporting equipment.
  • Builds stamina, physical strength and agility through running, fitness exercises and weight training.
  • Attends training sessions to develop skills and practice individual or team moves and tactics.
  • Participates in exhibitions, pre-qualifying events, tournaments and competitions.

Skills employers are asking for

  • Active Learning
  • Learning Strategies
  • Critical Thinking
  • Monitoring
  • Speaking
  • Active Listening
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Writing

Related Courses

FdSc Physical Education and Sports Coaching

Are you passionate about sport? This degree will help you pursue your passion as a career and gain the skills employers are looking for.

Length: 2 years
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 9th September 2024
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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