If you participated in organized sports at any time in your life, chances are you had at least one good coach — a man or woman who encouraged you to run, jump, swing, throw, swim or shoot. Someone who schooled you in the fundamentals or taught you a few new tricks, who pushed you to be a better competitor, either on or off the court.
Seven Days invites you to share your inspirational coaching stories. Tell us about your favorite coach — what did he or she teach you? What obstacles did his/her coaching help you overcome? We'll print the best reader-submitted stories in our Health and Fitness Issue on April 29.
Submit your story below. The deadline for entries is Friday, April 24, at 5 p.m.