If you are sportive and want to pursue a career in your favorite sport, you need to obtain the relevant qualifications.
In fact, many institutions in Hong Kong are running the related courses, for example, the Hong Kong Institute of Education, the Vocational Training Council (VTC), the Hong Kong College of Technology and the Hong Kong Baptist University’s Yi Jin Diploma program. These courses are proved to be very popular. The VTC’s Higher Diploma in Sports Coaching is the most sought after among all the courses offered by VTC, which is evidenced by the fact that it achieved full enrollment in the morning when the results of the HKDSE are released.
Yannes has been enthusiastic about sports since her childhood. She is now a member of the Hong Kong dodgeball team, while studying the Higher Diploma in Management of Sports, Fitness and Health at the Hong Kong College of Technology. She said the courses are not easy, as the curriculum is advanced, and is taught in English. But she believes that she will move towards the goal of becoming a professional coach, as long as she makes an effort and is not afraid to come out of her comfort zone to overcome difficulties.
In addition to the technical aspects, social skills are also important as a coach. Joe Hung, director of coaching development for the Hong Kong Water Ski Association, noted that coaches must be adept in communication and expression, and with their knowledge and teaching experience accumulated through the years, it will not take a long time for them to become a competent coach.Interested in this industry?