Signing Time Dictionary

We are committed to providing resources for parents who value signing with their children. Our sign language dictionary includes over 400 common signs including the top starter sings for your baby. For each word, there is a video, diagram, and teaching notes to make learning new signs easy. Many of our signs include free downloadable ASL Flashcards to help reinforce the signs taught in our series.

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Coach in Sign Language

Learn how to sign coach in ASL (American Sign Language)!

1. Bring one hand up to the same shoulder and tap your fingers a couple of times on the shoulder.
2. This sign looks like a little like you’re showing a football shoulder pad – and football players have a coach! Use this visual to help you remember the sign.

Teaching Tips – to learn how to sign coach in ASL

  • Watch a favorite pro sports team play a game on television (or live!) and have fun picking out when the coach can be seen. Be sure to use the sign!
  • Make playground games educational (occasionally – there’s value in free play too!) by assigning rolls. One child can be the coach and can practice encouraging and directing their peers in a positive manner and then switch rolls.


Coach. Tap your fingers on your shoulder. Coach! Because the coach is in charge. Sign coach.

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