coach (someone) for (something)

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coach (someone) for (something)

To help someone to prepare for something. My daughter struggles with public speaking, so I coached her for the debate.
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coach someone for something

to train or drill someone in preparation for doing something. Elliott coached his roommate every night for the contest. Juan coached Alice for the play.
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It never made sense to me as a basketball coach that you recruit a kid for three or four years then basically only coach them for half a year.