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In our lives, there are many incredible people who inspire and mold our character and future. These mentors and leaders come in all shapes and forms, never failing to provide motivation and advice. For a great number of people, such inspiration comes in the form of a coach or trainer. Coaches are some of the wisest, most incredible people and have an immeasurable impact on the lives of all those they come in contact with. Being a coach, for any sport, at any level, is a daunting challenge and requires absolute commitment and dedication. All those who have been positively affected by a coach can be extremely thankful, here are just a few reasons to thank these incredible human beings...

Thank you...

For your time, commitment, and unwavering dedication to the sport and more importantly, to player development. You never fail to give your all, even when obligations to family, work, and other commitments remain prevalent. Your sacrifice does not go unnoticed, and you serve as an example of selflessness and passion, an example carried on by all those you have taught on an off the field. For your unfaltering commitment, I am thankful.

Thank you...

For showing me how to be a model citizen, member of the community, and teammate. The values and principles taught day in and day out have shown me how to be an effective and meaningful member of my community and work alongside others in all aspects of lives. The fundamentals you instilled in me have allowed for success and cooperation in all endeavors and for that, I am thankful.

Thank you...

For showing me the true meaning of leadership. On the field and off the field, you are the pinnacle of leadership and a true model for excellence. You have demonstrated the characteristics a true leader possesses and have shown me how to grow as a person and learn from each and every mistake, no matter how big that mistake might be. The leadership values I have been given have allowed me flourish in unthinkable ways and find success in all opportunities, to which I am so thankful.

Thank you...

For pushing me to best the best I can be, especially in those time when I was closest to giving up. At every turn, you wanted me to reach my fullest potential and exceed even my own expectations. In the moments I was close to the breaking point, close to quitting, you were there to pick me up, offering wise words and an invaluable lesson I still hold close to my heart today; in those moments and so many more, I was most thankful.

Thank you...

For making me the person I am today and showing me the true meaning of success. With every word spoken, I was altered and made a better, more successful person. Whether I made a serious mistake or saved the game in the final seconds, you were always there to show me where I could improve and how to achieve the next level of success. Your influence goes far beyond the field, extending into the classroom, relationships, and personal confidence. Without you, I would not be the person I am today and would never have achieved any success. For all this and so much more, I am forever thankful.

So he spent the next year writing one thank you note for each day -- to . days were confiscated by my parents, who did not trust us with them.

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Athletes get a lot of credit for the dedication, strength, & sacrifice that they show. And they fully deserve that credit! However, they are not the only ones showing dedication, strength, & sacrifice… this article is a "Thank You" to the parents of athletes who are the silent strength behind that success.


Thank you for the hours that you spend in the car driving to practices & competitions.

Thank you for washing loads of disgustingly sweaty laundry

Thank you for giving up your evenings & weekends

Thank you for giving up time that you could have used for your own interests

Thank you for spending your hard-earned money on your athlete’s dreams

Thank you for loving your athlete whether they won or lost

Thank you for managing schedules so that your athlete is always where they need to be

Thank you for being brave in the face of injuries & setbacks

Thank you for understanding that practices might come before family vacations

Thank you for your patience when practice runs long

Thank you for showing up to competitions, even when you are too nervous to actually watch

Thank you for encouraging your athlete to keep going when they needed the extra push

Thank you for the hours you have inevitably spent wondering what path is best for your athlete

Thank you for trusting your athlete’s coaches and your athlete themselves

Thank you for caring about your athlete’s happiness & well-being

Thank you for believing in your athletes

And ultimately… Thank you for your constant support

Through sports, YOU are providing your children with incredible life-lessons that will serve them well throughout the rest of their lives. Win or lose, they are building character directly because of your support & efforts.

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Write Your Teacher a Heartfelt Thank-You Note

Good teachers help guide us to develop our potentials and embrace our strengths. Express your gratitude for your teacher with a heartfelt thank-you note. And maybe give them an inexpensive yet thoughtful gift to show your appreciation.

How to write a thank-you note to a teacher:

From an elementary student:

  • I am lucky to have the best teacher in this world. Wherever I may go in my life, I will always remember that I had an excellent guide in the form of a teacher, You.
    • Thank you for your guidance, friendship, and even for your discipline. I learned that I am strongest when I recognize what yet is weak and how I might best develop those parts of my character. Thank you for taking the time to be my friend. (Maybe not from a five-year-old, unless the child is a precocious specimen successfully shaped by this remarkable teacher’s effective teaching method.)
    • Thank you for creating an environment of enthusiasm for learning, appreciation for growing, and room for making mistakes along the way. I am grateful to have you as a guide, leading by example.
    • Thank you for sharing your gift of teaching with us!
    • You are not only our teacher, you are our friend, authority and guide, all rolled into one person. We will always be grateful to you for your support and kindness.
    • I may not always say it, but I mean it whenever I say it. Thank You, Teacher, for all the extra efforts you make to help us grow, and the challenges you encourage us to face to help us become who we are.

Notes from Student to Teacher

Dear Mr. Thompson,
When I first saw you walk into our classroom, I saw the kind of person I was proud to call my teacher. Every day you came to school with a smile on your face and a kind word for all of your students. That means a lot. Your love of learning ignited our own curiosity and made learning much more fun! You taught us all to appreciate clarity of mind through proper writing form and how to pay attention to the bigger picture. You will never know how much your guidance has helped me, but I wanted you to know that you have made a big difference in my life.
My thanks always,

Fill-in-the-blank Thank You Message to Teacher

Dear _____,
I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for being such a wonderful teacher. In your class I learned _________________.
You are very special because __________________________. I will always remember ___________________.
One day I know I’ll look back and remember ______________________. You will always have a special fan … that’s me!

Appreciation Notes from a Parent to a Teacher

Dear Beatrice,
Thank you for helping to make kindergarten such a positive experience for Billy. With all of your patience, creativity, and love, Billy has achieved a lot this year. He has started off on the right foot by having you as his teacher.
Thank you, Beatrice. You have made a great difference for all of our children. Because you care so much about them, you have directed them to trust themselves in all that they do and to become all that they dream.
With sincerest appreciation,
Dre Tristan

Teacher Thank-You Poems

As teachers go
You are the best.
You shine above
All the rest.
So accept my thanks
For all you do
I’m very lucky
As my Teacher is you.

How can I thank you?
Let me count the ways.
Thank you for the 200
very special days!

An apple for our teacher
Would never be enough,
For teaching us about the world
And lots of other stuff.

Other Ways to Say Thanks

Make a list of all that your teacher taught you and/or what you learned through your teacher’s example. Make a book or scroll letter that lists them: “FORTY THINGS I LEARNED FROM MR. SCOTCH”.

Words to Thank a Teacher From Parents: To a Coach or Sports Mentor /Teacher

Dear Coach Jackson,

We want to express our thanks for making our son, Tim Findley, feel a part of the volleyball team this year. If you recall, Tim transferred into the district in late October just after you had officially ended try-outs. You agreed to make an exception and let him try-out for the team the following week, and fortunately, you selected him for the starting line-up. That exception, in itself, could have created jealousies among other students.

We, as well as Tim, feared that might be the case. But as the season began, you planned some very important team-building, “bonding” experiences for the boys as you traveled to various tournaments to scout the opposition. Those trips especially gave the team members a chance to get to know Tim quickly one on one off the court. Those opportunities made the transition much easier for him in the new school.

And by the way, I might add that his grades have reflected a comfortable adjustment as well.

As you may have guessed, changing schools in the middle of the year is never a good situation for any student, but for an athlete, it can be disastrous. Such was not the case for Tim this year, thanks to you. We do appreciate your constant encouragement, your competent coaching, and your efforts to see that the college scouts take a look at your athletes. What more could parents ask?


Bill and Bob

To a Child’s Private Instructor / Tutor

Dear Michael,

Bruce has been taking swim lessons for three years, but it wasn’t until he enrolled in your class that he finally conquered his fear of water. I really appreciate your being so patient with him and working so hard to boost his confidence. The additional instruction you gave him after class really made a difference. Bruce is already looking forward to taking your Level 4 class next summer.



To Child’s Teacher

Dear Ms. Philly:

We so much appreciate the special attention you have given to Kelly while he has been hospitalized off and on throughout the year. As you know, such extended absences can play havoc with a child’s relationships with other students, and you have been particularly sensitive to making Kelly feel a part of the group when he was able to be in class.

Specifically, I want to thankyou for the several occasions when you gave the other children time to make cards and write notes to Kelly. Not only were you teaching your fourth-graders writing skills, you were teaching them to care about other people. That, I’m sure, is a direct reflection of your own personal commitment to your students.

And what a wonderful idea to record their class parties and special days to send home for Kelly. Although he sometimes watched through tears of disappointment that he could not be part of the festivities, those tapes kept him in touch with his friends during a very difficult time.

I’m sure teachers hear complaints from time to time, but I wanted you to know that we in our household and neighbourhood are certainly singing your praises. Thankyou so much for your dedication.


Helen and Bob

Looking for a Gift to Show your Teacher Some Appreciation?

An apple works, or paying attention in class also provides a teacher with a special tingly. Give your teacher something practical and thoughtful — a simple lined journal with a funny cover on the front will bring a smile to your fav teacher’s face. Write a special note on the inside cover, perhaps.

If you have a few teachers on your list, a more frugal option is to buy a stack of blank thank-you notes and write each teacher a personalized message. Also appreciated.

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What to Write in a Thank You Card

As another youth sports season comes to an end, the topic of how to thank your coach arises. And it’s an important one.

I’ve learned from my high school-aged son that any material form of a thank-you is a big “no-no” on the high school sports scene. Not from an individual player, since generally a team gift is given. But that doesn’t mean, as a parent, you shouldn’t email, call or thank the high school coach in person. After all, they might have spent more time with your child this past season than you have. And even though most are paid, trust me from experience, the per-hour rate can be calculated using coins.

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At the youth sports level, the etiquette is a little different. Those coaches usually are not paid at all, and in fact typically head coaches spend their own money on something for the team at some point during the season. Whether it’s buying snacks, extra equipment or hosting the team party, the head coach generally dips into their wallet for the team’s sake. So a material thank-you at the end of the season goes a long way. Even if you weren’t thrilled with your child’s coach, that person still put in many hours that other parents weren’t willing to sacrifice.

Usually the team parent organizes the gifts for the coaching staff – don’t forget your assistants – but if not, a parent should step forward and offer to do it. One of the best gifts is a gift card to go out to dinner at a favorite restaurant. This allows the coach to enjoy something other than a concession stand hot dog, and also treat a significant other to dinner. Usually, that significant other is instrumental in a successful season, whether it’s making the contacts for rainouts, pulling extra duties at home or tending to the concession stand on the night someone doesn’t show up.

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At the very least, have your child buy a card for each coach. I always did this in addition to the team gift. It was a good lesson for my son to learn about saying thanks and to be honest, as a head coach myself, a hand-written card from a player means as much as any material gift. 

The cost of the gift really doesn’t matter. To borrow an old saying, it’s the thought that counts. And it really is. Youth sports coaches don’t volunteer because of the possibility of a gift at the end of the season. They volunteer because they enjoy teaching kids how to play sports.

But they still need to be thanked.

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Jon Buzby has been involved in and writing about youth sports for the past 30 years, originally as a coach and board member with his now-adult son and most recently "just as a dad" with his 8- and 10-year-old sons. Jon is an award-winning writer and his latest book, “Coaching Kids Made Easier,” is available on Amazon. Send comments or future blog topics you'd like to see to [email protected] and follow him @YouthSportsBuzz on Twitter.

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