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Sports Instructors and Coaches
Sports instructors demonstrate and explain the skills and rules of particular sports, like golf or tennis, to individuals or groups. They help beginners learn basic rules, stances, grips, movements, and techniques of a game. Sports instructors often help experienced athletes to sharpen their skills.
Coaches work with a single, organized team or individual, teaching the skills associated with that sport. A head coach, or manager, prepares her or his team for competition. During the competition, he or she continues to give instruction from a vantage point near the court or playing field.
Approximately 206,080 coaches and scouts are employed in the United States.