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Tippiing Your Coaches

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 

Are there any rules of thumb or guidelines for tipping your racing coaches at the end of the season? This is my first year in the racing program. It was a five-day a week program, consisting of drills, gates, and free skiing. I typically attended  one two-hour session three days a week.

 

Thank you for any advice you might offer.

post #2 of 10

I have no idea about a cash tip, but nothing says "thank you" like a super-nice top-shelf bottle of the coach's favorite liquor.  Assuming that he drinks.  

post #3 of 10
My daughter worked three seasons as a race coach, got tips from a minority of the parents, but the ones who did tip tipped nicely. (That being said, WE never tipped... Didn't even occur to us!) I think one set of parents bought the coaches a case of beer. Her most memorable was probably the parent who, at a race, got a load of his son's time, and ran over to her in his ski boots and handed her a fifty.
post #4 of 10

It's common for sports league team parents to chip in on a gift card for the coach to be presented last game of the season.  I also try to get the scout leader something like pay for his meal at an event or a simple gift card at least once a year.

post #5 of 10
I got several $50 Starbucks cards this season... Wish they were amazon cards, but not complaining... Free Beans is good beans. The best was $5 dollar card and a great thank you card hand made by one of my rock star 11 year olds. I'm pretty sure she bought the gift card herself. The letters and notes are always welcome.smile.gif
post #6 of 10

What would Dan do?

post #7 of 10
Thread Starter 

Ask for a discount because he didn't win any races. Big help you are.

post #8 of 10
How about promising him a free night at the JW Marriott in Century City? You could always renege.
post #9 of 10
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Originally Posted by Bob Lee View Post
 

I have no idea about a cash tip, but nothing says "thank you" like a super-nice top-shelf bottle of the coach's favorite liquor.  Assuming that he drinks.  

Especially because the thread title kinda looks like "Tippling Your Coaches."

post #10 of 10
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Originally Posted by segbrown View Post

Especially because the thread title kinda looks like "Tippling Your Coaches."
That would actually be appropriate if the coach were anything like a certain mutual friend of eluna's and mine.
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