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Sports Development Officer

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At a Glance... header image

Promote access to sport and physical activity for people of all ages and abilities. Often organise projects, classes, programmes, coaching, club development and training for those who want to participate.


Tasks & Activitiesheader image

The following is a list of the most commonly reported tasks and activities for this occupation

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Provide training direction, encouragement, motivation, and nutritional advice to prepare athletes for games, competitive events, or tours.

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Plan, organize, and conduct practice sessions.

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Explain and enforce safety rules and regulations.

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Plan and direct physical conditioning programs that will enable athletes to achieve maximum performance.

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Instruct individuals or groups in sports rules, game strategies, and performance principles, such as specific ways of moving the body, hands, or feet, to achieve desired results.

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Teach instructional courses and advise students.

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Evaluate athletes' skills and review performance records to determine their fitness and potential in a particular area of athletics.

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Monitor athletes' use of equipment to ensure safe and proper use.

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Adjust coaching techniques, based on the strengths and weaknesses of athletes.

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Keep abreast of changing rules, techniques, technologies, and philosophies relevant to their sport.

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The following is a list of the most commonly reported work activities in this occupation.

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Performing General Physical Activities:  Performing physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials.

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Coaching and Developing Others:  Identifying the developmental needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or otherwise helping others to improve their knowledge or skills.

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Training and Teaching Others:  Identifying the educational needs of others, developing formal educational or training programs or classes, and teaching or instructing others.

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Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work:  Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.

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Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships:  Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.

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Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others:  Getting members of a group to work together to accomplish tasks.

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Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events:  Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events.

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Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating with Others:  Handling complaints, settling disputes, and resolving grievances and conflicts, or otherwise negotiating with others.

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Scheduling Work and Activities:  Scheduling events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others.

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Judging the Qualities of Things, Services, or People:  Assessing the value, importance, or quality of things or people.


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The following is a list of the five most commonly reported knowledge areas for this occupation.

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Education and Training:  Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

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Customer and Personal Service:  Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

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English Language:  Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

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Psychology:  Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.

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Administration and Management:  Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.


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The following is a list of the most commonly reported skills used in this occupation.

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Monitoring:   Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

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Instructing:   Teaching others how to do something.

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Management of Personnel Resources:   Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.

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Systems Evaluation:   Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.

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Critical Thinking:   Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

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Judgment and Decision Making:   Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.

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Speaking:   Talking to others to convey information effectively.

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Social Perceptiveness:   Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.

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Persuasion:   Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.

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Coordination:   Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.

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Organisation: Irish Sports Council
  Address: Top Floor, Block A, Westend Office Park, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15
  Tel: (01) 8608800
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