Profession professional athlete

Professional athletes compete in sports and athletic events. They train on a regular basis and exercise with professional coaches and trainers. Building up the necessary skills needs natural talent as well as planning and endurance to get through the needed training programmes.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Enterprising

Skills

  • Ensure health, safety and security measures

    Take responsibility for health, safety and security measures in the workplace including posture the body well, safely operate tools and machinery, and wear the right clothes and protection for the climate. Apply health and safety standards. Adhere strictly to the site safety rules and systems and equipment operational procedures.

  • Apply sport games rules

    Develop and sustain the ability to apply rules, within the spirit of the sport activity and competition, and in a professional and respectful manner.

  • Implement relevant tactical skills to perform at the highest level in sport

    Identify the tactical demands of your sport and work with the coaching and supporting team (e.g. coaches, physiotherapist, nutritionist, psychologist) to implement an adapted programme to achieve the targeted highest level performance.

  • Manage sporting career

    Consider all career routes and identify short, medium and long term goals for the career. Review and update the career plan.

  • Work to develop physical ability to perform at the highest level in sport

    Identify the necessary level of fitness, understand the nutritional strategy and work with coaching/supporting team (e.g. coaches, physiotherapist, nutritionist, psychologist) to implement an adapted medical, physical and nutritional programme to achieve the targeted highest level performance.

  • Assess performance in sport events

    Assess performance following sport events and competitions, identify strengths and weaknesses, provide feedback to the coaching and supporting team, and make suggestions or adjustments to improve future performance.

  • Participate in sport events

    Participate in sport events or competitions according to established rules and regulations to apply technical, physical and mental abilities.

  • Develop strong attitudes in sports

    Identify and understand the emotional demands, the necessary attitudes and mental skills and work with supporting team (including for example coaches, physiotherapist, nutritionist, psychologist) to implement an adapted programme to achieve the targeted highest level performance.

  • Adapt lifestyle to perform at the highest level in sport

    Plan and manage effectively sporting commitments (e.g. time for training, competition) versus leisure time to create the conditions to perform as a player/athlete at the highest sport level.

  • Implement relevant technical skills to perform at the highest level in sport

    Identify the technical demands and work with coaching/supporting team (e.g. coaches, physiotherapist, nutritionist, psychologist) to implement an adapted programme to achieve the targeted highest level performance.

Optional knowledge and skills

set up effective working relationships with other sports players manage personal finances preserve health and safety of others communicate with media

Common job titles

  • Paf assistant
  • Associate director
  • Director of player personnel, men's basketball, intercollegiate athletics
  • Recruiting assistant
  • Assistant coordinator - operations/events
  • Sports marketing rep -orlando
  • Speed and strength coach
  • Director of player personell/recruitment intern
  • Fan happiness associate (remote)
  • Professional sports drug test collector