GOTR Coach

Teams of 3-5 volunteer coaches facilitate our easy to follow curriculum with groups of 8-15 girls over the course of the season. Amidst the conversation, laughter, hugs and energy awards, you will witness transformational change in the girls and don’t be surprised if you realize that you are positively changing as well! Coaches are not required to be runners; they simply must be passionate about the mission of Girls on the Run, committed to working with a group of girls and able to bring energy and joy to each practice.

Each site must have at least one (1) Head Coach and one (1) to four (4) Assistant Coaches. Head coaches are the leaders for their team, but all coaches share in the leading of the lessons. Our program meets twice a week for one hour and fifteen minutes over the course of 10 weeks. Coaches are also required to attend a one-day training session where they learn the curriculum and the tools they need to be a successful coach as well as obtain CPR and First Aid certifications (training provided by GOTR Shreveport Council).

Overall, the time commitment for coaches is about 5-6 hours each week for the season. This includes travel and preparation time and meeting with the group twice a week for one hour each time. Coaches also attend the end-of-the-season 5k race to encourage participants through the most inspiring day of the season.

Finally, consistency is extremely important to providing the best possible experience for all girls, so all coaches are required to attend practices for the entire 10-week season. We ask that you truly consider the requirements listed below prior to making the commitment to be a coach mentor to a team of young girls.


  • Ages 18+ are eligible to coach
  • Must be available 1 -2 afternoons each week 
  • Must submit background check
  • Must be passionate about the Girls on the Run mission
  • Must attend coach training and obtain CPR and First Aid certifications.
  • Must attend end-of-season celebratory 5K


  • Coach training, Saturday, January 27th or Sunday, January 28th
  • Our 10 week Spring season begins January 31st for sites with Monday practices and begins February 6th for sites with Tuesday practices.. 
  • 5K will be held the Saturday, May 5, 2018 at AC Steere Park.
  • For a full list of practice times and sites, see this list.


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