One of my buddies is considering getting into sports coaching. He has a great wrestling background and a degree in education. I've seen him in action enough to know he could be a really topnotch pro so I'm encouraging him.
Those of you in the business (and I mean that as doing it professionally as your primary source of income) what advice should I pass along to him? He is planning on getting a kinesiology degree. I suggested taking as many classes for physical therapy as he can get. I figure that one of the niches in the industry would be helping athletes who have been rehabbed post injury get back into playing form. I think he'd be stellar at this.
Here is a list of questions for y'all
What is your primary focus? Is it better to specialize in a sport or thing. E.g. Football vs. types of agility or strength training?
What part of the industry provides the most income for you? Hands on? Lectures? Webinars? Books? Certifications? What is your business model?
What part of the industry is a dead end? (I suspect that the usual one on one fitness training you see at gyms is simply not sufficient for a career, but what do I know).
What do you see is the most vital skill set that you need? I mean, whom do you call in on a regular basis? Chiropractors, physical therapists, movement analysts (or whatever they are called officially), masseuses?
Thanks in Advance!