The accolades and performances (the best medals tally ever) by Indian players and athletes in the just concluded Tokyo Olympics has ignited youth aspirations and an exploration for career options in the world of sports.
Apart from being a player, there are many options through which one can be part of this world and pursue a successful career.
A lot of people have been interested in one or more sports from the childhood; it is a passion for some from early years in life. But then, for some reason or the other they can pursue this passion further. Now the career options available can make up for that lost dream.
The society is changing. Gone are days when sports were considered as spoilsport to academics. Sports as an education discipline is being accepted widely and Fit India and other campaigns are helping it gain popularity in schools. Sports field has also evolved with time and nowadays, very often there are different games and tournaments held at local, national and international levels and increases scope for career options related with the game or the player. These can bring name and fame for you too.
Here are some of the hot career options:
Sports photographers capture memorable playing moments during the matches and events. The performances of the teams or an individual athlete/player during or after the event are very exciting. You have the option of working as a freelancer photographer or you can be a part of the team. You can make your photographs available to different publishers or newspapers.
Since it is an outdoor on the field job, you need to have passion along with the right training. To have the ability to make quick decisions and to sense an important moment before you capture it in your camera requires a quick mental and physical action. To have an inclination towards the game and knowledge is the also a requirement.
If you have the passion to write about a sports tournament or if you like to give commentary about the sport then, this place is definitely for you. For this you need to have good interviewing skills, ability to write a good article and to have good information about the sport.
Career in Sports Management:-
Those students who have a keen interest in entertainment along with the sport, they can definitely opt for this option. In today’s Times, a lot of big sports events are organised, where the sports manager plays an important role. Management of sponsorships, security and audience is included in sports management.
Career as a Fitness Expert:-
Sports person is no less than an athlete. He or she requires advice, training and equipment. Fitness centres or health clubs are coming up everywhere. As a fitness expert or coach, one can have a great career. In this fast moving world where everybody wants to be fit, a fitness expert can be a very good career option.
We all know that behind every good player is the hard work of a good coach. A good coach not only guides a player, but he actually becomes the sport for him.
He builds the training program according to the requirements of the player. You can take a degree in Sports Coaching, Sports Management or Sports Science. To become a good coach you will need a few good skills in your personality. You need to know how to build and implement a strategy. You need to know how to build a team and continuously keep motivating.
Career as a Commentator:-
If you have a passion for a game and for any reason if you are unable to be a successful player in that game, then a sports commentator is a very good career option for you. Not only in cricket but in a lot of other games also a sports commentator is needed and this career option has a lot of scope.