17 answers

Gift for Soccer Coach

We would like to give our son's soccer coach a gift for all his hard work this season. Does anyone have any good gift ideas for a male soccer coach? It can't be too expensive since it's just from our son, age six, and not the team.

1 mom found this helpful

What can I do next?

So What Happened?™

I certainly got a lot of great ideas from everyone - thanks! I ended up getting a gift card. But, I really liked the idea of the coaches name on the hat and will probably do that next season because I didn't have time to order it this time.

Featured Answers

When my husband coached his niece's team, he received a monogrammed cap one year that said "Coach Frank" and another year he received a monogrammed duffel bag with the team's name. These were nice and personal gifts.

More Answers

My husband is a baseball coach and he always appreciated a resteraunt gift cert. with a card from the child. It doesn't have to be much...even if it is 10.00. Every amount is appreciated. To him it was just saying thank you for your volunteer time and we appreciate you. Good Luck.

When my husband coached his niece's team, he received a monogrammed cap one year that said "Coach Frank" and another year he received a monogrammed duffel bag with the team's name. These were nice and personal gifts.

I'm a soccer and volleyball coach, and I've always loved personal letters or cards and a picture of the team that I didn't have made but was taken by a parent and framed. Starbuck's GC were always nice too. Of course, I'd show up w/ a Starbucks' cup in hand every practice so they knew it was right up my alley. Personal stuff is the best stuff.

My dad is a soccer coach for my younger sisters soccer team. He loves personalized notes from the child and/or gift cards. Starbucks is a great idea, or Krispy Creme Donuts.

I was thinking of getting a small soccer ball and having the team sign it... do you think this would be a good idea?

Hi T.,
Let me share this thought. My husband coached soccer for many years. We have four children and he coached softball as well.
The gifts that meant the most to him were personalized "kid" gifts - a signed photograph from the end of the season party, hats signed by the kids, a picture drawn on card stock by one of the team members and then signed by everyone on the team, a plain T-shirt signed by all the kids.
My husband passed away a few years ago, and the gifts displayed prominently at home and in his office were those I listed. He wore those hats everywhere. I found a stack of gift cards of various kinds in one of his drawers.
Just sharing my experience.

I have always thought that gifts from those that are benefitting seem most fitting. In otherwords, you might organize it, but have the kids do it!! One year, my daughter's soccer team did cut and tie fleece blankets for each of the coaches in the team colors (and there were 4 coaches). The girls loved getting together, chatting while cutting and tying. Then afterwards, I had the blankets embroidered with a soccer ball, team name and year. I thought I would see them on the sidelines the next year, but found the coaches loved them too much to get them dirty.

The next year we had a scrapbooking party. Each girl grabbed 3 sheets of scrapbook paper(1 for each coach), photos that I had printed of themselves, stickers, etc. Each also included a note of thanks to the coach. (Some even wrote on the entire back of the sheet.). Every girl's page was sooo different and unique to them. I then made up a few pages with misc. pics and a team pic on the from of the album. They were so moved they teared up.

This year I am stumped.... and it is their last year as a team. They are going off to high school. I am hopeful to figure out something before state playoffs.


Last season we gave our coach a gift card to Academy and he really enjoyed it. He said he would be able to go get more supplies for coaching.

1 / 3
Required Fields

Our records show that we already have a Mamapedia or Mamasource account created for you under the email address you entered.

Please enter your Mamapedia or Mamasource password to continue signing in.

Required Fields

, you’re almost done...

Since this is the first time you are logging in to Mamapedia with Facebook Connect, please provide the following information so you can participate in the Mamapedia community.

As a member, you’ll receive optional email newsletters and community updates sent to you from Mamapedia, and your email address will never be shared with third parties.

By clicking "Continue to Mamapedia", I agree to the Mamapedia Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.