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Basketball coach resume - how to write, instructions



All basketball players reach a point in their lives when they finish professional careers. If an athlete has a proven reputation or professional achievements, he or she can start a successful coaching career. But still, there are plenty of people who want to work as a coach. Therefore, it is very important for every former basketball player to create a good professional resume that can be sent to all sports schools and academies.

Let's figure out how to create a great basketball coach resume.

Gather all the information you need

To do this, take a few hours and try to remember as much of your career details as possible

- What was your first basketball school?

- Who was your first coach?

- Which teams did you play for?

- Which teams did you coach?

Write everything down on a piece of paper and leave it for a few days. During this time, you will remember many other important details of your basketball past.

Do some analysis

Every resume should be prepared according to a job offer. You can't create one resume and just send it out to every possible basketball team. You need to find the organization's website, social media pages, articles, videos, and try to learn as much as possible about the history and background of the team or school. You can use all of this information to show that you are knowledgeable about the team's problems and prospects.

Find a good template

It's best not to invent something new, so just look for a sports resume template. There are many databases with good samples on the internet. You will have to pay for some of them, but this way you will save a lot of time and effort. 

Of course, if you have a lot of time, you can try to create a nice and logical resume in Google Docs by yourself. But don't go overboard with the design, because the experience is more important to an athlete than creativity.

Get Recommendations

A very good trick is to get a reference from your former colleagues. If you've already coached a basketball team, you can talk to its director or manager. Of course, it is important that you have a good relationship with them. Otherwise, a bad recommendation could ruin your coaching career. 

In the experience column of your resume include contact information of a person who can assure the recruiter of your professionalism and good qualities. In this way, you can very easily stand out from other applicants.

Write a cover letter

A cover letter can strengthen your application for a coaching position. There may not be enough space on your resume, and a separate letter is a perfect opportunity to talk about your motivation for working as a coach. Everyone has different goals and motivations so it's really important for the recruiter to know why you decided to apply for a coach position.

We hope that this article will be helpful for every emerging basketball coach.



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