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Finding Sports Jobs Without Being An Athlete

Published: Tuesday 7th July 2015

Referee on the field with a flag by his side

With Wimbledon and the Tour de France currently kicking off this summer’s busy sporting calendar, this provides a great opportunity to focus on the sporting stars of our time. But what if you would like to be surrounded by sports all day, every day, but have missed out on your chance to become a competing athlete?

There are many jobs and careers for you to consider, some of which we have listed below.

Physical Therapist

Physical therapists provide services that help clients recover and get back to their old fitness when injuries or disease arise. Therapists can help to restore or improve an athlete’s mobility. They can relieve pain and work towards limiting permanent physical disabilities. They work closely with patients and clients to restore, maintain and promote their overall fitness and wellness.

Sports and Exercise Psychologist

Sport and exercise psychologists manage the behaviours, mental health and well-being of sporting individuals, as well as teams. Sport psychologists work with athletes and sport teams, often those who compete at a high level. Their job is to help them deal psychologically with the demands of their particular sport and to improve their personal development and performance. Exercise psychologists work with anybody with an interest in exercise to increase motivation and participation. By focusing on the physical and psychosocial benefits that exercise can offer, this can help to encourage a healthier lifestyle.

</pSport Statistician

For those of you who like numbers as much as they like sports, a career as a statistician could be a good career choice. Statisticians create and manage experiments and surveys to collect data, which they then process and analyse in context. They are mostly interested in looking for patterns that can help to make important decisions. Once the data has been analysed, the findings are translated into a recommended strategy.

Sporting event coordinator

A sports events coordinator is in charge of organising everything to do with a sporting event. They work with teams and committees to manage the event in the most effective way, whether it is a large event like the Olympic Games or a small event like a local sports day.

Sports Agent

A sports agent is the person who places a sportsperson into a team, club or organisation. Anybody in this role would be expected to handle the negotiations and paperwork for new opportunities in the career of a sportsperson. The agent will also manage their career in terms of handling marketing and endorsement activities, and act as a spokesperson when their clients wished to address the media.

Sports Photographer

Sports photographers take photographs for publication at any type of sporting event. In order to deal with the fast movements of their subjects, most photographers use specialised photography equipment. The pictures that sports photographers take can be used in different types of media.

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