Three tips when writing a thank you note to a football coach are to keep it short, write it by hand, and mail it to the coach's home or office if possible. Give examples of how the coach inspired you or your child, ways their training impacted performance, and how they helped motivate you or your child to reach, set and achieve goals. Personalize the note by citing specific incidents, techniques and memorable words of inspiration or encouragement.
Coaches are busy people, so it's best to keep a note to one or two paragraphs. Although it may be easier to write a text or email, a handwritten note is more personal and shows you took the time to consider your words. Mailing the note to the coach is unusual and is likely to come as a pleasant surprise after a long day.
When you are writing the thank you note, speak directly from the heart. Keep your tone informal, but remember to use proper grammar and spelling. Recall specific ways the coach changed your life or the life of your child. Examples are memorable words of encouragement from the coach, times he or she helped with college recruiters, ways they pushed for excellence, a comforting word or gesture when you or your child fell short, and lessons he or she taught about the power of perseverance.