Features of sporting equipment

Description

Types of sporting, fitness and recreational equipment and sporting supplies and their characteristics.

Alternative labels

features of sports equipment
feature of sports equipment
features of sporting apparatus
features of sporting devices
feature of sporting equipment
features of sporting machinery
features of sporting machines

Skill type

knowledge

Skill reusability level

sector-specific

Relationships with occupations

Essential knowledge

Features of sporting equipment is an essential knowledge of the following occupations:

Sporting accessories specialised seller: Sporting accessories specialised sellers sell sports goods, fishing gear, camping goods, boats and bicycles in specialised shops.
Sports equipment repair technician: Sports equipment repair technicians maintain and repair recreational sports equipment such as tennis rackets, archery tools and camping equipment. They use specialised hand tools or mechanical tools to restore damaged parts.
Sporting and outdoor accessories shop manager: Sporting accessories shop managers assume responsibility for the activities and staff in specialised shops. They manage employees, monitor the sales of the store, manage budgets and order supplies when a product is out of supply and perform administrative duties if required.

Optional knowledge

Features of sporting equipment is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this knowledge may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Activity leader: Activity leaders provide recreational services to people and children on vacation. They organise activities such as games for children, sport competitions, cycling tours, shows and museum visits. Recreational animators also advertise their activities, manage the available budget for each event and consult their colleagues. 
Football coach: Football coaches train amateur or professional football teams of either youths or adults. Football coaches develop and execute training plans and improve or maintain their players physical condition, football technique and tactical abilities. They prepare their team for competitions and choose the line-up and tactics for a game. During a game coaches may give instructions from the sidelines and are in charge of substituting players. 
Sports coach: Sports coaches provide instruction in the sport of their specialisation in a recreational context to non-age-specific and age specific participants. They identify already acquired skills and implement suitable training programmes for the groups or individuals they teach in order to develop participants’ physical and psychological fitness. They create the most optimal environment for the growth of participant skills and enable them to maximise their performance, while fostering good sportsmanship and character in all participants. Sports coaches also track the participant progress and provide personalised instruction where needed. They supervise sports facilities and changing rooms and maintain uniforms and equipment.
Production supervisor: Production supervisors coordinate, plan and direct manufacturing and production processes. They are responsible for reviewing production schedules or orders as well as dealing with staff in these production areas.
Specialised seller: Specialised sellers sell goods in specialised shops.
Secondary school teacher: Secondary school teachers provide education to students, commonly children and young adults, in a secondary school setting. They are usually specialist subject teachers, who instruct in their own field of study. They prepare lesson plans and materials, monitor the students’ progress, assist individually when necessary and evaluate their knowledge and performance through assignments, tests and examinations.
Consumer goods inspector: Consumer goods inspectors evaluate assembled parts of consumer goods and products for compliance with specifications and defects in-line with clients’ requirements and organisational policies. Consumer goods inspectors provide results and findings for reports. Inspected defects can be identified as being cracks, scratches, errors in sanding, and defects of moving parts.
Snowboard instructor: Snowboard instructors teach groups or individuals how to ride a snowboard. They instruct students of all ages and skill level individually or in groups. Snowboard instructors teach basic and advanced techniques of snowboarding by demonstrating exercises and giving feedback to students. They give advice on safety and on snowboarding equipment.
Ski instructor: Ski instructors teach individuals or groups to ski and advanced skiing techniques. They advise their students on the choice of equipment, instruct skiers in alpine safety rules and plan and prepare ski instruction. Ski instructors demonstrate exercises and techniques during ski lessons and give feedback to their students on how to improve their level.
Physical education teacher secondary school: Physical education teachers at secondary schools provide education to students, commonly children and young adults, in a secondary school setting. They are usually subject teachers, specialised and instructing in their own field of study, physical education . They prepare lesson plans and materials, monitor the students’ progress, assist individually when necessary, and evaluate the students’ knowledge and performance on the subject of physical education through practical, usually physical, tests and examinations.
Hawker: Hawkers sell goods and services on established routes, street and market locations.
Market vendor: Market vendors sell products such as fruit, vegetables and household products on organised outdoor or indoor market places. They use sales techniques to recommend their goods to passersby.
Physical education vocational teacher: Physical education vocational teachers instruct students in their specialised field of study, physical education, which is predominantly practical in nature. They provide theoretical instruction in service of the practical skills and techniques the students must subsequently master for a physical education-related profession, such as health specialist or outdoor activities organiser. They induce students in the convenient social frameworks of their field of study and teach the appropriate attitudes and values. Physical education vocational teachers monitor the students’ progress, assist individually when necessary, and evaluate their knowledge and performance on the subject of physical education through assignments, tests and examinations.

 


 

References

  1. Features of sporting equipment – ESCO

 

Last updated on September 20, 2022

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