Coaches are influential forces in the development of athletes' potential within favourable sports environments. This is because coaches are ideally expected to guide athletes to achieve levels of performance to degrees that they may not realize if they are left on their own. However, in order for all athlete to gain from the work of his/her coach, there must be a healthy relationship between them. The coach should cultivate a relationship that makes his/her compatible to his/her athlete. Due to the uniqueness of each coach and athlete, such a compatible relationship call be elusive in being realized. The question of what call be described as an 'ideal' coach-athlete relationship call be a complex phenomenon that needs to be explored. This paper therefore, reviews information that may guide coaches in establishing healthy relationships with their individual athletes.