Sports Coaching Jobs

Inspire tomorrow's sports stars today.

Harness your passion for sports to guide, teach, and inspire others to take up sport at summer camp.

Sports Coaching Abroad Overview

Travel Level

Beginners - Experienced

Job Examples

Soccer coach, lifeguard, ski instructor


USA, Canada, and China

Age Range


Sports Coaching Jobs Abroad Guide

Become the positive role model that future sports stars need by embracing the opportunity to teach sports coaching abroad at a summer camp.

Your passion for sports will create unforgettable experiences for campers and contribute to their personal growth during an important time in their lives. It fosters crucial character skills that extend beyond the playing field and shape their future success in sports and life.

A sports coaching qualification is a bonus but not required. The only requirement is that you're ready to show up each day to be the shining light that inspires them to go further and fulfil their true sporting potential.

Which sports are popular to coach abroad?

Sports coaching abroad has become massively popular with overseas staff and locals. With popular sports such as football (or soccer in the States), basketball, netball, baseball, tennis, golf, and more all needing coaches, there's something for every sports fan.

Is it hard to get a sports coaching job abroad?

Sports coaching jobs abroad require a particular experience for you to be allowed to lead. It also depends on the specific sport or hobby you wish to lead. If it requires technical understanding, such as golf, you must display it in the application process.

Which countries can I get a sports coaching job?

Sports coaching jobs abroad are in areas with a demand for that sport. Often, that revolves around summer camp, as many younger children want to be taught sports daily, so countries with summer camps will be your go-to destinations.

Can I coach sports abroad?

If you're experienced in a particular sport, activity, or hobby, we guarantee an opportunity to teach sports coaching abroad. Sports coaching jobs abroad are the perfect opportunity to spend your day-to-day doing something you love while inspiring the next generation of sports stars.


What types of sports coaching roles are there?

Sports coaching is not just limited to the major sports.

Although summer camps will always be on the look out for mainstream sports coaches, there are dozens and dozens of other sports which need passionate leaders.

Mainstream sports that are recruited for at most camps are:

  • Football (soccer)
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Netball
  • Tennis
  • Athletics

Examples of other sports include:

  • Archery
  • Watersports
  • Fencing
  • Golf
  • Skateboarding
  • And much more
Do I need to have experience in coaching sport?

Sports coaching requires some form of background or experience within your chosen field.

This does not mean you have to have a high level of formal education, but it is important to pass on the correct, safe, and focused knowledge of your chosen sport or activity.

You may have experience leading a children's netball team, or you could be a fully fledged Level 2 football coach.

An involvement within your sport is vital to show that you can help lead a group of children to having a great time.

Where can I work as a sports coach?

Sport is a universally connecting activity, which brings people together all around the world.

The summer months tend to be an ideal time for sports coaches to be recruited, as summer camps all around the world are looking for key staff to guide children during their holidays.

Where you work can be very dependent on what you would like to do in your sports coaching role.

The likes of summer camp in America have a huge range of sports, from the home sports of basketball, baseball and more, through to the likes of soccer, golf, and tennis.

Summer camps in Canada and summer camps in China also need staff for a wide range of sports, with dozens and dozens of different activity roles available.