Professional sportspeople earn all or part of their living through participating in sporting events, either as individuals or as members of a team.
Duties & Tasks
Professional sportspeople may perform the following tasks:maintain a high degree of expertise in their particular sport
attend regular practice sessions and undertake private training to maintain the required standard of fitness
take part in scheduled sporting competitions
repair sporting equipment or organise its repair
undertake sports promotional activities, demonstrations and television appearances
coach individuals, groups and/or teams by demonstrating techniques and supervising practice.
Most sportspeople compete as amateurs (unpaid) until they reach a sufficiently high standard to be offered payment for their performance.
dedicated to attaining and maintaining a high standard of skill and endurance in a particular sport
good communication skills for promotional work
willing to travel.