Sign Language Dictionary

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Coach in Sign Language

Learn how to sign coach in ASL!

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

  • 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. Coach.