Mark Robins says his Sky Blues side must learn from the experience of securing the first play-off finish in the club's history and take it forward after ending their league season with a goalless draw with Morecambe.
The draw means the Sky Blues finish sixth in SkyBet League Two.
"It was a rubbish game but in all fairness, it was what we expected," he said.
"We are pleased that we managed to do it. I am happy for the players because they are the first group of Coventry players to ever finish inside the play-off places of any division. So there's a step in the right direction.
"Now we have to learn from the experience going forward. The young players in their team have got to take this in their stride now going forward."
The Sky Blues will face Notts County in the first of a two-legged play-off semi-final at the Ricoh Arena on Saturday night before playing the second leg away at County's Meadow Lane six days later.
"We have just had the experience of a defeat at their place and of course we won the first game of the season here.
"The play-offs are always different though, and it is about how you handle the pressure of that."
He added: "This is a great experience for everybody. We need to make sure that we learn from it and we do all we can to get to Wembley. We are just two games away from that.
"The fans were brilliant again. We are so grateful of that. We were looking for a bit more courage from one or two of our players to go for the win but we were just a little too conservative. There was a to at stake.
"We have done what we needed to do and we are through to the play-offs."