The sports coordinator is an essential professional figure in all sectors where sports activities take place, from sports clubs, federations and associations to town halls, municipal sports schools and even active tourism companies. In fact, the growing interest in practicing sports has broadened the work horizon of the technicians in Socio-Sports Education and Animation, making this qualification one of the most demanded in Spain.
WHAT ARE THE FUNCTIONS OF A SPORTS COORDINATOR?
The functions of a sports coordinator vary according to the position they occupy. It is not the same to work as a sports coordinator in a professional category team than in a grassroots team, a school or a camp for children. However, in a general sense, the main tasks of a sports coordinator are:
1. ORGANIZE SPORTS ACTIVITIES
A sports coordinator can be in charge of organizing different types of sports activities, from tournaments and technical trainings to sporting events, guaranteeing the facilities, supplies, equipment and personnel necessary for them to take place. You also need to make sure you have the necessary permits and licenses .
2. PLAN THE SCHEDULES OF SPORTS ACTIVITIES
The sports coordinator is also in charge of determining the schedules of the games or other sporting events, for which he must take into account multiple factors such as the calendar of the facilities, the schedules of the teams and the rest periods , among others.
3. DEVELOP SPORTS PROGRAMS
The sports coordinators are part of the work team in charge of setting the objectives and drawing up the general and specific programs of the clubs, schools or other sports centers where they carry out their duties.
4. EVALUATE THE RESULTS
The sports coordinator must also monitor the fulfillment of the sport objectives and evaluate the results achieved, to reorient the original strategy if necessary. Therefore, you must analyze the critical incidents, write the corresponding reports and propose improvements .
5. FIND SPECIALIZED PERSONNEL
Another function of the sports coordinator is to find specialized support personnel or the most suitable coaches for the sports teams and activities to be carried out, ensuring that they have the necessary knowledge, experience and skills.
6. FACILITATE COMMUNICATION
The sports coordinator is responsible for maintaining fluid communication between the different actors , whether they are Sports Federations, coaches, Sports Boards or Sports Councils. He often acts as a mediator between coaches and higher levels to communicate problems, resolve conflicts and find a common working method. His is also the task of interacting with the parents of children and adolescents who participate in training or sports activities to solve any problems that may arise.
7. DISSEMINATE SPORTS ACTIVITIES
Among the functions of a sports coordinator is also to promote sports activities and events of interest through the appropriate means of communication . The ultimate goal is to encourage the practice of sport and involve as many people as possible.
In summary, the day to day of a sports coordinator is full of challenges, so this professional must have a solid training. You need good leadership and social skills, a passion for sports, as well as planning and organizational skills. You must also be able to troubleshoot and adapt quickly to changes.
With our Higher Technician in Education and Social Sports Animation program you will be able to develop all these skills. You will learn to manage, program and develop all kinds of social sports animation projects. And if you prefer to reconcile your studies with other activities, you can take our Senior Technician in Teaching and Social Sports Animation Online .