Wondering what to get that special soccer coach in your life?
This list of soccer coach gift ideas will make it easy for you to find and give something that fits their interests or helps them enjoy coaching life even more.
As a homeschool soccer mom to five boys, former player, and former coach, soccer coach gift ideas are close to my heart.
These extraordinary individuals often donate or give a lot of their time and energy to helping young athletes love the best game in the world 🙂
To help you select just the right present, check out these tips and ideas for soccer coach gift ideas.
And I’m sure all soccer coaches will agree: the best thank you is the one that comes directly from your player 🙂 I included ideas for DIY gifts that your player can make to express thanks and appreciation.
Tip: When picking out just the right soccer coach gift, you may want to make it a team effort. A donation of $5-$10 from each family goes a long way for a team of 10+ players. Send a group email or text (just make sure to not include the coach!) and take up a collection. When you are collecting money, have a card with you. Parents and players can sign when they’ve paid. Save yourself time and energy!
Soccer Coach Gift Ideas: Tips
When picking out one of these soccer coach gift ideas, make sure to consider your coach’s likes and interests. Do a bit of digging and find out your soccer coach’s favorite:
- Team: Are they a MLS (Major League Soccer) fan? Or maybe they prefer the Premier League?
- Brand: Popular brands for soccer include Adidas, Under Armour, Nike, Puma, and Diadora.
- Place to shop for sporting goods: Dicks Sporting Goods is common in our area. Amazon is another fabulous place to shop!
- Spot for Pre- or Post-Game snacks and drinks: Does your coach like to stop for coffee or a healthy snack? Maybe they like a specific sports drink? A gift card to a convenience store in your area can be fantastic!
- Place to stop for gas (especially if you’re on a travel team!)
If your soccer coach has a favorite team or player, they might love a T-shirt, scarf, hat, or a keychain. I love Tottenham Hotspurs so I’d love any of these gifts. (Sorry-couldn’t resist adding my favorite team.) Look for these type of items for YOUR soccer coach.
Tottenham Hotspur F.c. Scarf VtTottenham Hotspur Football Club Mens Team Striped Logo Athletic Heather T-Shirt Athletic Heather LargeTottenham Hotspur FC Bar ScarfTottenham Hotspur F.c. Tea Tub Mug Official Football Sports Christmas BirthdayTottenham Hotspur Spurs Football Crest Socks Black 6-11Tottenham Hotspur FC Navy CapTottenham Hotspur FC Authentic EPL Knit Hat TUNVTottenham Hotspur FC. Crest KeyringTottenham Hotspur FC Authentic EPL Knit Ski HatTottenham Hotspur Fc Fleece Blanket- New DesignTottenham Hotspur F.c. Gym Bag Sv Official Merchadise
And coaches get hungry, too. Practice nights are busy and they might have little time to prepare dinner. A gift card to somewhere like Panera Bread, Subway, or a pizza place is a wonderful gift.
Also, don’t forget your coach’s interests outside of soccer! Do they love to go to the movies? A movie gift card would be very welcome.
Or maybe they like to visit the local pub or brewery? Give a gift card so they can watch a match or two with some good food and drinks.
Amazon.com $25 Gift Card in a Gift Box Reveal (Classic Black Card Design)Starbucks Gift Card $25 – Packaging may varyAMC Theatre Gift Card $25Domino’s Pizza Gift Card $20Panera Bread Gift Card $25Subway Gift Cards, Multipack of 3 – $10
Soccer Coach Gift Ideas: Special Equipment & Gear
Find out if your coach would like specific equipment to use during practices or games. Ask about items like pop-up goals, ball bags, clipboard, or ball pump.
GoSports Portable Pop-Up Soccer Goal (Set of 2), Red/White, 4′PUGG 4 Foot Pop Up Soccer Goal – Portable Training Futsal Football Net – The Original Pickup Game Goal (Two Goals & Bag)Abco Tech Portable Soccer Goal Set for Training, Practice & Game – Pop-up Soccer Net – 2 Soccer Goals, 6 Disc Cones & 8 Spikes – Carry Bag – Easy to Assemble & Store – Be it Backyard or Public Fields
Fitdom Extra Heavy Duty Ball Mesh Bag (Black)Unlimited Potential Mesh Equipment Bag – Ball Bag – Soccer – Football – Basketball – Adjustable, Sliding Drawstring Cord Closure (Red, Large 12-16 Balls)adidas Team Stadium Ball Bag
Franklin Sports Ball Maintenance Kit: Pump, Needles & Pressure GaugeFitness Factor Small Dual Action Ball Pump – Air Pump for Inflatables with Needle for Basketball, Volleyball, Soccer, Football, and Sport Ball Inflation – 2 Additional Inflating NeedlesUnder Armour Dual Action Ball Pump, Extra Metal Inflation Needles
Another way to approach these soccer coach gift ideas is to consider what they need during practices and games. Umbrellas and raingear are great for wet weather. A hat and sunscreen are helpful to have for sunny and hot weather. A canopy works year round!
One of our new favorites is this puffy blanket from Sorison Outdoors. It is amazing for keeping you warm and dry! Your coach would love to have this blanket on the sideline 🙂
SKLZ Super-Brella-BlueSport-Brella Versa-Brella 4-Way Swiveling Sun Umbrella (Midnight Blue)EEZ-Y Compact Travel Umbrella w/Windproof Double Canopy Construction – Auto Open/Close ButtonCROWN SHADES Patented 10ft x 10ft Outdoor Pop up Portable Shade Instant Folding Canopy with Carry Bag, BlueQuik Shade GO Hybrid Compact Slant Leg Backpack Canopy, Blue, 7 x 7-FootQuik Shade Expedition 10 x 10 ft. Slant Leg Canopy, GreenColumbia Men’s Watertight II Front-Zip Hooded Rain Jacket,Black,LargeMarmot PreCip Men’s Lightweight Waterproof Rain JacketTerra Hiker Rain Poncho, Waterproof Raincoat with Hoods for Outdoor ActivitiesBanana Boat Sunscreen Sport Performance Broad Spectrum Sunscreen Spray, SPF 30, 6 ounces (Pack of 2)Coppertone SPORT Continuous Sunscreen Spray Broad Spectrum SPF 50 Multipack (5.5 Ounce Bottle, Pack of 3)Blue Lizard Australian Sunscreen – Water Resistant Sport Sunscreen SPF 30+ Broad Spectrum UVA/UVB Protection – 5 oz BottleFunny Guy Mugs Best Coach Ever Ceramic Coffee Mug, White, 11-Ounce3dRose mug_216410_4 I’m a soccer coach, what’s your super power – Two Tone Black Mug, 11ozCOACH GIFT ~ Engraved “World’s Greatest Coach” Stainless Steel Tumbler Vacuum Insulated Large Travel Coffee Mug Hot & Cold Drinks Baseball Football Soccer Birthday Christmas (Navy Blue, 20 oz)Travel Mug – Soccer Coach – Personalized Engraving Included (Light Brown)Commuter Travel Mug, Soccer Coach, Personalized Engraving IncludedContigo AUTOSEAL West Loop Stainless Steel Travel Mug, 16 oz, Stainless SteelAtlin Tumbler [30 oz. Double Wall Stainless Steel Vacuum Insulation] Travel Mug [Crystal Clear Lid] Water Coffee Cup [Straw Included]For Home,Office,School – Works Great for Ice Drink, Hot BeverageYETI Rambler 20 oz Stainless Steel Vacuum Insulated Tumbler with Lid (Stainless Steel)Under Armour Sideline 64 Ounce Water Bottle, Blue JetGatorade 32 Oz Squeeze Water Sports Bottle -Pack of 2 – New Easy Grip DesignHydro Flask 24 oz Double Wall Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel Leak Proof Sports Water Bottle, Standard Mouth with BPA Free Flex Cap, PacificColeman 5693A703G Jug 1/2Gal Bail
Homemade Soccer Coach Gift Ideas
Sure, you can go out and spend money on a gift. But, sometimes the budget is tight. Or maybe your soccer player likes to be creative 🙂
Encourage your soccer player to make a card for their coach. They can include special memories from the season. DIY cards are an extra special treat that coaches treasure.
Another affordable idea is a team picture in a special frame. The team can sign their names to customize and add a personal touch.
Do you or your kids like to bake? A batch of yummy cookies or other sweet treat is another fabulous way to give your soccer coach a personal gift.
To combine some of these soccer coach gift ideas, make a gift basket! Pick out a few items that your coach will love for the ultimate combination of soccer coach gift ideas.
Do you have a special soccer coach in your life?
What do you think they would appreciate the most for an end of season gift?