How to Make a Basketball Resume

By J. Johnson; Updated July 05, 2017
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Creating a resume that includes your professional and educational experience relating to sports, coaching, and the game of basketball is necessary if you want to obtain a position that also relates to basketball. Some examples include the coach of a high school or college basketball team or a position within a school or community center's athletic program.

Type your name and contact information at the top of the resume. Your contact information should include your home address, phone number, and email address.

Create an objective for your basketball resume. Your objective should clearly state the type of position you're trying to obtain, such as "To obtain a position as a college basketball coach."

Add a section that summarizes your qualifications, such as "Professional Qualifications" or "Summary of Qualifications." This section should be two or three lines long, and it should briefly describe your experience, such as the number of years you've been coaching basketball, number of basketball teams you've coached, and any tournaments or championships teams you've coached have won.

List your professional experience. This should include the name and location of the basketball programs you've coached, your title, and your dates of employment. You can also include other professional positions that relate to the type of job you're applying for, such as working in an athletic department.

Create a section for your education and training. Include the college you attended and degree you received, along with any relevant licenses or certifications. If you played on your college's basketball team, include that information in this section. Safety training, such as first aid, can also be included.

Include any special recognitions, honors, or awards you've received as a basketball coach or while working with a team in the last section of your basketball resume.

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J. Johnson has been completing freelance writing work since September 2009. Her work includes writing website content and small client projects. Johnson holds a degree in English from North Carolina State University.