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 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.

COACHING REQUIREMENTS:

  • 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

Spring 2017 SEASON AT A GLANCE:

  • Coach training, Saturday January 14, 2017 8:30am - 1:30pm
  • Season begins January 30th
  • Season ends April 29th
  • 5K will be held the Saturday, April 29, 2017 at AC Steere Park.
  • For a full list of practice times and sites, see this list.

WE ARE ACCEPTING COACH APPLICATIONS FOR THE Spring 2017 SEASON:

Apply to be a coach here!