Cheerleading coaches spend hours working with their girls and seldom ask for anything in return. The coach of your daughter’s squad is focused on making every girl on the squad a better cheerleader. In addition to writing new cheers, the coach is responsible for teaching the cheers to the girls, helping them strengthen their moves and even going with the girls on school sponsored trips. Show the coach how much she means to you and your daughter with specific gifts for cheerleading coaches.
Cheerleading coaches may not wear jewelry on the field, but that doesn’t mean they skip it all the time. During games and practices, jewelry is usually forbidden because it can get caught in their hair or caught on clothing when working with the cheerleaders. Take note of the way the coach dresses away from the field and look at her engagement ring or wedding ring, if she’s married. This tells you if she prefers flashy jewelry or simple jewelry and whether she likes gold or silver. Once you know that, look for cheerleading specific jewelry items. Number one coach pendants are popular, as are simple bands with cheerleading coach placed around it. Ask other parents to pool their money for more expensive items.
Personalized items are an easy way to show the cheerleading coach that you appreciate her efforts. The pieces are branded with her name or the name of the squad and school on the front. A tote bag is a good choice for coaches because it has space inside for carrying a clipboard, notes and extra pens. A travel case or travel kit is another idea, especially if the squad attends competitions. The kit includes the name of the squad on the outside and has space for toiletries inside.
If you’re at a loss, then consider giving the coach a gift card. Avoid sporting goods stores, as most schools give the squad a budget for equipment and clothing. Give her something she needs, like a gift card for gas, since she pays for her own gas every week. After a competition or another large event, treat the coach to a gift certificate from a day spa in your area. Buy her a full package, including a massage, manicure, pedicure, facial and any special treatments offered by the spa. She gets the chance to unwind and relax away from the squad.
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