WHAT DOES AN ADVENTURE SPORTS INSTRUCTOR DO?
Any talk of offbeat careers and we must mention a career as an Adventure Sports Instructor! Also called Outdoor Activities Instructors, these individuals have roles as exciting as the adventure sports industry itself!
So, Who Can Build a Career in Adventure Sports?
Well, do you have a passion for adventure sports? And a love for the outdoors? Perhaps an interest in guiding people? If yes, then you can consider a career as an outdoor activities’ instructor!
Though uncommon, it is a highly satisfying career field!
WHAT CHOICES DOES AN OUTDOOR INSTRUCTOR HAVE?
As an Outdoor Activities Instructor or Trainer, you have the choice of working in different areas of adventure sports activities.
And some of these include Rock Climbing, Scuba Diving, Surfing, Skiing, Hand Gliding, Water Skiing, Kayaking. As well as Mountain Biking, Bungee Jumping, and Mountaineering, among others.
ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF AN OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES INSTRUCTOR
As an outdoor activity’s instructor, your job is to plan and arrange Outdoor Sports activities for diverse groups of people. And this will depend on their age group as well as specific interests.
Since most adventure sports activities require professional supervision, the role of an instructor/trainer is especially important.
Here are some important responsibilities of an Adventure Sports Instructor:
The instructor must make sure all the equipment is in perfect working condition.
Especially in the case of water activities, the instructor should ensure the weather conditions will not interfere with the outdoor activities.
In addition, the Instructor must educate all team members about safety tips and precautions to be always followed.
WHAT ARE THE SKILLS OF A SUCCESSFUL ADVENTURE SPORTS INSTRUCTOR?
By now, you know that instructors have important responsibilities. Now, let’s look at some essential skills they must possess to succeed in this uncommon field.
- Well trained and experienced in adventure sports.
- Committed and goal-driven.
- Possessing effective communication skills.
- Ability to lead a team and keep them motivated.
- Highly responsible and dependable.
- Ability to train people.
- Trained to handle difficult and risky situations.
- Medical knowledge and skills to help people.
- Well informed and aware.
- Love for their job.
Training to be an Adventure Sports Instructor
To become a successful Adventure Sports instructor, you must be trained and certified from a reputed training institute.
In addition, you should have extensive knowledge and experience in a range of outdoor sports activities.
DID YOU KNOW? These days, summer camps and outdoor activity training centres are quite popular. Hence, instructors can find many opportunities to build a satisfying career in adventure sports.
Now let us look at some of the popular training institutes where you can get trained
- Nehru Institute of Mountaineering, Uttarakhand
- Amber Aviation
- Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Darjeeling
- Tenzing Norgay Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Jawahar Parbat, Darjeeling
- The National Institute of Water Sports in Panjim, Goa
- Regional Mountaineering Centre, McLeodganj
- Water Sports Centre, Bilaspur
If working as an outdoor sports instructor is your calling, prepare to get trained. Start by identifying your niche and build a fruitful career that you love!