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High Performance Coach Courses

A High Performance Coach provides specialised training for sportspeople and teams. You might develop techniques for improving individual performances or devise new strategies for boosting team goals. A High Performance Coach, or Athlete Coach, might work on player motivation, fitness, skills or teamwork. You might help sportspeople recover from injury or deal with other personal issues.

High Performance Coaches should have excellent leadership skills and be able to motivate sportspeople. Communication skills are essential and you’ll need to be able to understand individual needs and concerns. High Performance Coaches need good problem solving abilities and it’s important that you can be flexible with a range of coaching strategies.

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Popular High Performance Coach Courses

There is one course available for people who want to become a High Performance Coach.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a High Performance Coach earn?

In Australia, a full time High Performance Coach generally earns $1,350 per week ($70,200 annual salary) before tax. This is a median figure for full-time employees and should be considered a guide only. As you gain more experience you can expect a potentially higher salary than people who are new to the industry.

What are the job opportunities for a High Performance Coach?

The number of people employed in this industry has grown strongly in recent years. There are currently 59,700 people working in a coaching role in Australia compared to 42,200 five years ago. High Performance Coaches may find work across all regions of Australia.

Source: Australian Government Labour Market Insights

How do I become a High Performance Coach?

A Diploma of Sport Development is an ideal qualification if you’re planning a career as a High Performance Coach. You’ll learn the principles of sports psychology and explore a range of strategies to develop athlete performance. You could also consider a Diploma of Sport.

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Job Pathways

Here are some potential career pathways within sport coaching. Click on an occupation to learn more about the role and the qualifications that can help you get started in this industry.