HEAD BASEBALL COACH APPRECIATION IDEAS THAT REQUIRE NO DONATION:
- Give them the day off from coaching practice. Put the assistant coaches in charge. In fact, let the parents run practice. The coach can actually sit back and observe everyone because they are not focused on one particular drill.
- Take over their assigned snack stand shift. Most programs today require coaches and families to donate their time by taking a few shifts in the snack stand. The coaches do enough, show your appreciation by taking that commitment off their plate.
- Give them the day off from field preparation. Show up early to drag the field. Volunteer to chalk the lines. Ask to keep score. Little things like that really make a big difference! Not only will it benefit your head baseball coach, but the parents can get a real feel for how much work goes into a baseball season.
HEAD BASEBALL COACH APPRECIATION IDEAS THAT REQUIRE SOME DONATION:
- Give them a gift card to their favorite restaurant. Have one parent or player act as “spy”, and casually ask the coach about their favorite place to eat. Designate one parent to be in charge of getting the card. Give it to the coach after the second game.
- Give them a gift card to a sporting goods store. A lot of time coaches spend their own resources to buy equipment for the team. Getting them a gift card to a sporting good store allows them to by something they want for themselves.
- Bring them their favorite drink. During fall baseball when it is super cold outside, bringing a warm drink will certainly make the coach’s job much more comfortable! It’s not easy to be a head baseball coach when you are freezing your buns off.
- Get a gift basket for the coach’s spouse. They sacrifice a lot of time with their husband/wife so they can coach baseball. Show them how much it is appreciated.
And, of course, you can’t discuss a baseball season without talking about the season ending. Whether your season ends early, or you make it all the way to the end and win a championship, the appreciation continues on.
END OF SEASON HEAD BASEBALL COACH GIFT IDEAS:
- Get a t-shirt from your organization’s spirit sale. Have each player and parents sign the t-shirt and present it during the last game of the season.
- Get a team photo to frame. Again, have everyone sign it and then have it framed. Most coaches really appreciate having the photo as a lasting memory.
- Get a good pen, and have it engraved. Most coaches appreciate a writing utensil that is not used to keep score with. Another lasting memory that can be used for years to come.
So these are just a few ways you can show your appreciation for your child’s head baseball coach. They give their heart and soul to the team, so showing them how much you care is a wonderful thing to do.