“Coaches are highly qualified teachers — in highly specialized fields. But more than that, they are friends and counselors who help to instill in their charges important attitudes that will serve them all their lives. For a coach can help to teach a student the value of teamwork, discipline, and a healthy attitude toward competition. A coach can help a young person learn how to win gracefully and how to grow from defeat. A coach can help build that moral fiber on which our future as a Nation depends.”

- President Richard Nixon

Friday, October 6, 2022

Welcome to National Coaches Day, a special occasion to honor and appreciate the invaluable contributions of coaches in youth sports. National Coaches Day holds historical significance as it was officially recognized by President Richard Nixon in 1972. This recognition highlights the profound impact that coaches have on the lives of their players, shaping their character, instilling discipline, and fostering a love for the game.

On this day, we ask you to show your gratitude to coaches who dedicate their time, energy, and expertise to nurturing young talents and helping them reach their full potential by posting photos of them on social media and sharing stories, memories or what you appreciate about them with the hashtags #NationalYouthSports Week #NationalCoachesDay.

Coaches are instrumental in providing guidance, support and mentorship. Their commitment to fostering growth, building confidence, and instilling a lifelong passion for sports is immeasurable.

We celebrate National Coaches Day by shining a spotlight on the exceptional coaches who dedicate themselves to youth sports. Let’s praise the transformative power of coaches and their invaluable role in shaping the lives of young athletes. To all coaches, we thank you for your passion, guidance, and commitment to nurturing the next generation of adults.

Happy National Coaches Day!