Coaches’ Wives Corner

coaches' wives corner

Whether you’re dating a coach, you’ve been married for a few decades, or you’re a newlywed, the coaches’ wives corner has content created for you. With over two decades of experience as a coach’s wife to draw from, I’m sharing my experiences with you with one goal of encouragement.

I’ve gathered the most popular content about the coaching life, including:

  • Advice from other coaches’ wives
  • Moving tips and tricks
  • Raising coaches’ kids

Every list in the coaches’ wives corner links to a blog post with advice for coaching families and those in and around the world of athletics.

Coaches’ Wives Corner Has Something for Everyone

The coaching life is unique. When coaches commit to leading a team, the career choice often means the coach’s entire family spends an incredible amount of time on the athletic field. Coaches’ kids grow up squeezing in time with their coach on the practice field, in between meetings, lifting, and practice. Families sacrifice financially, and they’re also asked to give up their privacy while enduring criticism from Monday morning quarterbacks and bleacher coaches.

Ideal Resources for the Athletic Spouse in Your Life

Find Your Identity in Christ
31 Days of Prayers for Your Children During a Move
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The Ultimate Moving Guide

Coaches’ kids are some of the most amazing people on the planet. They are resilient, compassionate, and adaptable. Coaches’ kids understand how to step back and consider the bigger picture when they face a difficult situation. Most coaches’ kids will move multiple times throughout their twelve years of schooling. Because of coaching transitions, many coaches’ kids will start over in new communities three, five, or more times. Each time they leave one location and start in another, the reason for their departure and arrival is announced on the nightly news and published in the local newspaper.

Have you checked out Coach Walk’s Corner?

Moving can be an overwhelming part of the coaching life for many wives. I’ve gathered advice from veteran wives about every aspect of moving. Packing, interviewing, hiring movers, settling into a new community, helping the kids adjust, and more are all covered here in coaches’ wives corner. Do you have a question about moving? Send us a note. If you’re curious, it’s likely someone else has the exact same question.

Without a doubt, the most challenging time of the year for coaches’ wives is the in-season. Coaches’ wives corner features strategies for how to simplify the season for every family member.

Lessons from the Sidelines front cover final

As the wife of a football coach, Beth Walker encourages women whose families are in the public eye to pursue their own callings even as they support their husbands’ careers and ministries. Through her personal stories as well as interviews with other women who are also living just outside their husbands’ limelight, Beth shows it’s possible to do both.