At the core of any sport is perseverance and the hope that is felt from the beginning of a game to the end. However, if you’ve ever played a sport, you know that those feelings can easily be challenged during a difficult game, and that’s why a good coach is a necessity. In addition to teaching their players about the game, coaches also support them and push them to do better. When the season is over, it can be hard to find a way to express your appreciation for all the hard work your coach has done. If you’re looking for a great, more personalized gift for your coach, check out some of the ideas listed below.
DIY Team Shirt
While all teams have some sort of jersey or uniform, it’s likely that your coach wears something different. Consider giving your coach his or her own shirt so he or she can show off. If you don’t already have a team picture, look into having a professional photographer help you create a high-quality image. Once you have your photo, finish the gift by locating a place either online or locally where you can have your photo printed onto a shirt in your coach’s size. If you want to make your coach’s shirt more special, have the entire team sign their name and number on the back of the shirt. Make sure to use a fabric pen to reduce the chances of washing out the signatures.
If you want to give your coach something more sentimental, frame a picture of them from the season so they can always look back on that moment with their team. Hiring a professional photographer who has worked in sports photography is your best chance at capturing a good shot of your coach in action. Ask the photographer if they have experience taking photos from a distance or if they have a telephoto lens if you want to keep the picture a secret. In addition, have the team either write a letter to accompany the photo or write a message on the frame so you can let your coach know how important they are to you.
Personalized Water Bottle
Although your coach may spend a lot of time on the sidelines, they still work up a sweat and need to stay hydrated just like the players. A personalized water bottle is perfect for the more utilitarian coach as they can put their team spirit on display while simultaneously quenching their thirst. Look for businesses that will let you customize a water bottle with your team colors, mascot or your coach’s name so their team pride is indisputable during the next away-game.
Coaches have a special bond with their team that continues long after the season is over, and it’s important to recognize all the hard work they do for their teams. At the end of the day, coaches stand by their team whether they have won or lost, and games wouldn’t be the same without them.