Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Sports Instructors industry has grown steadily over the past five years. Rising discretionary income over the past five years has resulted in consumers becoming more comfortable spending their income on non-essential products and services such as sporting lessons, although some of this extra income has been put towards payment for substitute forms of exercise. Strong competition from gyms, fitness centres and general fitness activities such as walking and running has limited revenue growth to a forecast compound annual rate of 1.0% over the five years through 2014-15, to reach $813.0 million. Similarly, growth of 0.9% is forecast for the current year... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter
Barriers to entry in the Sports Instructors industry are typically low. Instructors are usually able to enter the market by taking a low level coaching course and then seeking a job working for a coaching company or freelancing. Many individuals in this industry work only in a part-time capacity in order to complement their full time work or study. Most low level coaching courses do not take more than a couple of days and are therefore relatively easy to achieve accreditation.
Although gaining qualifications and entering the industry is relatively simple, there can be difficulties in finding facilities to use. Within individual sports such as tennis and golf, clubs will generally have existing sports instructors and be adverse to hiring new instructors... purchase to read more