Community Helpers: Coaches

Contributor: Samantha Penna. Lesson ID: 11559

Have you ever watched a sport being played? Do the players just go out and do what they want? They have coaches who tell them what to do and encourage them to play better! They're not just for sports!


People and Their Environment

Social Studies
learning style
Kinesthetic, Visual
personality style
Grade Level
PreK/K, Primary (K-2)
Lesson Type
Quick Query

Lesson Plan - Get It!

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There is a very special community helper that teaches and mentors children. This community helper teaches kids like you how to play sports, sing, dance, create art, play instruments, and so much more! Do you know who this community helper is?

Coaches are wonderful community helpers.

  • Do you know what a coach does?

Share your answer with your parent or teacher.

basketball team

Coaches teach, train, and encourage their students. They teach their students how to succeed at many different activities like sports, music, art, and academics.

There are many different types of coaches.

  • Can you think of some sports or activities that need coaches for their teams, or individuals who need coaches?

Tell your parent or teacher.

sporting equipment

There are many sports that need coaches. Ask your parent or teacher to read aloud the list of sports that have coaches:

  • soccer
  • cheerleading
  • baseball
  • football
  • gymnastics
  • basketball
  • volleyball
  • hockey

All of these sports and many more can be taught with the help of a coach. It is a coach's job to teach the players the sport, train the players, and encourage the players.

  • Can you think of some other sports that were not on the list?

Share your answers with your parent or teacher.

  • Have you ever worked with a coach before?
  • What sport were you playing?

Share your answer with your parent or teacher.

different sports

A good coach will teach his or her players how to follow the rules of a sport. A great coach always encourages players to work hard, work as a team, and stay positive. Even though sports can be hard, a coach will always be there to help you overcome any challenges you face.

soccer team

Coaches don't just train players for sports — they can also coach students in different educational activities. There are reading, math, science, and many more educational coaches that help students succeed in school and educational competitions.

  • Did you know coaches can teach music, too?

There are coaches that can help you learn to sing, dance, and play instruments.

violin teacher

You learned about the amazing community helpers, coaches.

  • What are some ways coaches help children and adults in your community?

Share your answer with your parent or teacher, then move on to the Got It? section to answer some questions.

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