birth­day gifts

What to give a coach for his birthday?

For sports peo­ple, reg­u­lar train­ing becomes an inte­gral part of life, and the coach, accord­ing­ly, is per­ceived almost as a mem­ber of the fam­i­ly. It is this per­son who is respon­si­ble for your phys­i­cal fit­ness and health, he helps you become bet­ter, which means that the birth­day of the coach can­not be ignored. At the same time, it is not always clear to the wards what to give the coach for his birth­day so that he is sat­is­fied.

Best Gifts

Coach­es are often giv­en even too banal things for their birth­day, because such spe­cial­ists are often skep­ti­cal about the upcom­ing hol­i­day — they say, equip­ment will be pre­sent­ed for the mil­lionth time. Some­times, hov­er, equip­ment can be use­ful, but you can use a slight­ly more cre­ative idea, even if you don’t know any­thing about the per­son­al­i­ty of the instruc­tor out­side of train­ing.


Even with­out real­ly know­ing the char­ac­ter of a per­son in every­day life, you can still give him some­thing for his birth­day that he will like and touch the strings of the soul. Let’s look at some pop­u­lar exam­ples.

  • Cup. In sports, of course, the main thing is not vic­to­ry, but par­tic­i­pa­tion, but at the same time, the sol­dier who does not dream of becom­ing a gen­er­al is bad. An ath­lete can objec­tive­ly look at his lev­el and not claim any seri­ous awards at all, but not a sin­gle such per­son would refuse to receive an award. Nat­u­ral­ly, you can­not replace a real one with a sou­venir cup, but with such a step you show that the coach is good, at least for you.

  • Apron “Apol­lo”. This is an ordi­nary kitchen apron, only with a print that turns any per­son dressed in it into a famous antique stat­ue. The god depict­ed by the sculp­tor has a por­ful and rather beau­ti­ful tor­so, which not every coach has yet. And so your instruc­tor, cook­ing at home, can look beau­ti­ful and at the same time fun.

  • Alarm clock in the form of a dumb­bell. This is the case when a sou­venir has min­i­mal prac­ti­cal func­tions. A sports instruc­tor most like­ly does not lack real dumb­bells, and no mat­ter how pleas­ant they are to him, it is hard­ly worth hand­ing the next batch. Anoth­er thing is if an alarm clock is built into the body of the appro­pri­ate form, because an active per­son is sim­ply oblig­ed to main­tain a dai­ly rou­tine.

  • Table pear. If an ordi­nary pear is a gift for a box­er, then this one will fit any­one. You can also prac­tice blows on it, even in your own office, hov­er, in gen­er­al, this acces­so­ry is more per­ceived as an anti-stress. It hap­pens that you get angry and want to break some­thing, but here there is an object at hand that just asks to be hit.
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  • Gift Cer­tifi­cate. This option is as ver­sa­tile and prac­ti­cal as mon­ey, hov­er, it does not look so banal. Sure­ly a sports per­son, which any coach should be, has needs for equip­ment, cloth­ing, sports nutri­tion, and so on. Hav­ing come to the store with a cer­tifi­cate, the train­er can choose for him­self every­thing that he needs for the spec­i­fied amount.


For a girl, choos­ing a gift is a lit­tle more dif­fi­cult — you need to show more del­i­ca­cy and tact, but this does not mean that the choice should be lim­it­ed to pure­ly bor­ing and bor­ing options. Be sure to con­sid­er the fol­low­ing solu­tions.

  • Trav­el bag. Almost any ath­lete or coach peri­od­i­cal­ly trav­els to com­pe­ti­tions, and if not, then in the mod­ern world it is dif­fi­cult to find a per­son, espe­cial­ly from among the active ones, who­ev­er trav­els at least occa­sion­al­ly. With a trav­el bag, all the nec­es­sary things will always be at hand, and for girls this is a great way to orga­nize their cos­met­ics on the road.
  • Hold­er for play­er or phone. Mod­ern gad­gets have made it pos­si­ble to make even an ordi­nary morn­ing run more tech­no­log­i­cal — why not cheer your­self up while run­ning with your favorite music. Anoth­er thing is that com­fort­able clothes are not always equipped with pock­ets where you can safe­ly hide the gad­get. Device man­u­fac­tur­ers have found a way out by start­ing to pro­duce spe­cial hold­ers — sep­a­rate pock­ets fixed direct­ly on the arm, so you can give them to a train­er.
  • Stat­uette. There are two sit­u­a­tions when such a gift is just what you need. The first is when your instruc­tor basi­cal­ly loves such dec­o­ra­tive ele­ments, and you just add a good copy to her col­lec­tion. The sec­ond is when she raised a real cham­pi­on from you, who achieved suc­cess and fame, then it’s not so much the form that mat­ters, but the “eter­ni­ty” and mem­o­rable nature of the hand­ed sou­venir.

  • Ban­dages for warm­ing joints. Sports are fraught with cer­tain prob­lems with the joints, caused either by insuf­fi­cient warm-up and warm-up, or by too sud­den move­ment, or by insuf­fi­cient blood cir­cu­la­tion. Spe­cial­ly designed dress­ings solve most of the prob­lems described, because pro­fes­sion­als often deal with them with­out fail.
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Such a gift is a man­i­fes­ta­tion of care for your favorite coach.

  • Por­trait. Any girl, espe­cial­ly a beau­ti­ful one, will be pleased that her por­trait was drawn by hand — this is always val­ued much more than the most beau­ti­ful pho­to­graph in an expen­sive frame. It is not so impor­tant that the mas­ter paint­ed the image for mon­ey, spe­cial­ly com­mis­sioned by the wards. As an artist can admire the beau­ty and smart­ness of an ath­lete, so she can admire the skill of the artist.

How to choose the right present?

The dif­fi­cul­ty in choos­ing a present often lies in the fact that his wards see the coach only in train­ing, so they can­not draw rea­son­able con­clu­sions about any of his oth­er hob­bies. At the same time, peo­ple rarely come to such a pro­fes­sion by chance — usu­al­ly this is a con­scious choice, there­fore, for sure, what this per­son teach­es you is also impor­tant for him.

  • A fit­ness train­er needs to reg­u­lar­ly update equip­ment both for his gym and for him­self. Fit­ness dumb­bells and fit­ness balls, as ll as skip­ping ropes and oth­er sports tri­fles, are a use­ful gift for such a spe­cial­ist.
  • The same applies to coach­es in team sports with a ball (foot­ball, vol­ley­ball, bas­ket­ball) - even if a per­son already has the main pro­jec­tile, soon­er or lat­er it will become unus­able, and the one you donat­ed may be even bet­ter. Foot­ball coach­es are often giv­en the uni­form of their favorite team, and it is often bet­ter not to choose a famous play­er, but to put the name of the birth­day per­son on the kit.
  • It is even eas­i­er for a hock­ey coach to choose a gift — equip­ment for this sport involves many details that can be pre­sent­ed.

The form, by the way, does not hurt here either — it is more dif­fi­cult to find than a foot­ball one, but this makes the present more valu­able.

  • A coach in a typ­i­cal “rock­ing chair” is usu­al­ly him­self fond of exer­cis­es with “iron”, it should be borne in mind that such a per­son usu­al­ly keeps him­self in very good shape, since he is in the gym every day. There­fore, the same expander is cho­sen only with increased rigid­i­ty. You can donate the “iron” itself in the form of dumb­bells or bar­bells with pan­cakes, but let’s be hon­est – there is hard­ly an urgent need for this. Anoth­er thing is if you present a cer­tifi­cate to a sports nutri­tion store — that’s what will be appre­ci­at­ed.
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  • A box­ing instruc­tor often receives a pear as a gift, but that’s all, as in the case of a “rock­ing chair” train­er who is giv­en dumb­bells — objec­tive­ly, the birth­day boy is unlike­ly to need it. Gloves that ar out faster are much more suit­able for the role of a gift.

  • Dance instruc­tor in great need in com­fort­able yet irre­sistible look­ing shoes - this is a good gift, but there is a risk of not guess­ing with the size. But por­ful speak­ers, which will be use­ful both for class­es and for leisure, will def­i­nite­ly not inter­fere.

  • swim­ming coach shoes are also use­ful, and as an alter­na­tive, a life buoy is suit­able.

How to arrange and present?

The unspo­ken rules for pre­sent­ing a gift to a coach depend on the form in which typ­i­cal class­es take place. Most often, there are 3 main ways to orga­nize the train­ing process.

  • Class­es are held for a group of chil­dren. Kids can give the coach their own draw­ings, but you should not expect that a small ath­lete will also be a good artist, and a spe­cial­ist hard­ly needs a dozen chil­dren’s annu­al attempts to por­tray some­thing intel­li­gi­ble. In this sit­u­a­tion, as a rule, the par­ents of those involved sim­ply agree among them­selves and give some­thing com­mon and rel­a­tive­ly expen­sive.
  • Adult class­es. Adults do not go in for sports as often as chil­dren, but their approach is more thor­ough, because the deci­sion to sign up for train­ing is per­son­al and quite con­scious. In addi­tion, an adult almost always pro­vides for him­self, so he can choose from a wider range of gifts. If the cho­sen sport is also a team sport, then the present must be giv­en one from the whole team, but in any oth­er class­es with an estab­lished group com­po­si­tion, this option is quite accept­able.
  • Indi­vid­ual train­ing. If a spe­cial­ist con­ducts class­es for one par­tic­u­lar ath­lete who is not involved in a group, then this does not always result in an expen­sive gift — every­one under­stands that one per­son can­not give as much as a whole team would give. At the same time, a very expen­sive gift can also be mis­un­der­stood, espe­cial­ly if the instruc­tor and his ward are of dif­fer­ent sex­es.

When choos­ing a gift, avoid mis­in­ter­pre­ta­tions — do not give the impres­sion that you are not against a seri­ous devel­op­ment of rela­tions in a non-sport­ing plane.

An exam­ple of a clip as a gift to a coach, see below.