People who are handshake coaches find that it is a
direct and meaningful way to give back.
Charitable people provide enthusiastic support to many meaningful causes around the world. Unfortunately, they often do not have much time to give back directly to individuals that could benefit from their guidance. Handshake America addresses this issue by providing direct coaching opportunities of students without an overwhelming demand of time.
Be successful in their chosen field
Believe athletics teach valuable lessons
Donate or raise at least $1,000 for Handshake America
Serve as a Coach having an active interest in their student
Give their best efforts to attend all sessions
Be a good team member to other Coaches & Students
Each Handshake Coach has different experiences to recall when interacting with the students in the program and consequently each student-coach experience is different. The Handshake Coaches observe many “coachable moments” throughout the year and take advantage of these moments to give the students the best possible experience. The emphasis for each student is personalized and unique to allow the coaches to bring out the best that each student has to offer.
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2019 Coaches Corner
Preparation, Tips, Information, Resources
Making the First Call to Student: Notes, Conference Call Recording, Sample Student Packet
Columbus Kickoff (Session #1) RSVP: Click Here
Columbus Coaches Clinic Material: Click Here
Columbus Coach Checklist: Click Here
Columbus Coach Clinic Makeup Call: Click Here
One-on-One Material (Session #2): Click Here