Athletic Trainer

Athletic trainers support athletes to master skills and fulfill their potential.

$30,000 - $100,000+

Education Varies

Moderate Demand

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Ali Nizam

Skill Trainer & Co-Founder – Core Basketball

I am Filipino/Sri lankan, raised in the Philippines and immigrated to Canada in 1993. I have always wanted to be able to help others be successful and I have now found a way to do that while encorporating basketball the game I love. 

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 What is your educational background?
I was a person that had no direction, but was not afraid to try new things. I studied Early Childhood Education to begin and I still use most of the information learned in my current role while teaching new concepts to athletes. 

What are your daily responsibilities?
Preparing training activities for athletes. 
Provide 1on1 support for the athletes which includes nutrition advice and general mentorship. 

What hurdles did you face?
 I faced hurdles
all the time, there is always adversity but you need to block the noise and continue to do what im passionate about and enjoy the process.

What advice would you give to the 15 – 18 year old version of yourself?
Never stop improving and do everything with a purpose.

Core Responsibilities


Develop skill focused training programs


Coach clients on building self confidence and physichal/mental goal setting


Act as a mentor and someone for their clients to confide in. 

Typical Workplace


  • Most are self-employed
  • Team coaches employ trainers to support their team

Attributes & Abilities 

Creativity Skills
Athletic skills
Organized & detail-oriented
Communication skills
Collaborative Skills

Athletic Trainer

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