To commemorate the "End of Season", Soccer Classroom is writing an article that reviews gift ideas for coaches and end of season parties. We asked our Soccer Classroom Facebook fans and got 39 responses (you can see them if you want) and ideas - they were awesome! I thought I would tap into this resource for more ideas and a few more in-depth questions: Coaching Gifts What are the best/most clever/useful/heartfelt gifts for a coach? How much would you expect players to contribute? Should it be based around level of play? Or how about time spent on the field (ie rec is on field 1-2/week whereas club is on field 3-6/week)? Should paid coaches receive end of year gifts? Or is their pay "good enough"? Should Assistant Coaches receive gifts? Team "Mom" or Team Manager? End of Season Party What are the best / most fun ideas for end of year parties? Should players receive trophies // recognition at end of year? What are your thoughts about parent/player games? Who should pay for the party? We invite any and all feedback you have for us (in addition to the prompting questions). I think people would find it helpful to know the parameters of what other teams are doing out there. Thanks!