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 sportattend regular practice sessions and undertake private training to maintain the required standard of fitnesstake part in scheduled sporting competitionsrepair sporting equipment or organise its repairundertake sports promotional activities, demonstrations and television appearancescoach 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.
- physically fit 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.