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Warm-up your spirit fingers, lace up your sneakers and inspire a group of girls to be strong, healthy, and confident. Each season Girls on the Run has a vibrant group of coaches that volunteer their time to guide and mentor girls to express joy, optimism, and gratitude through their thoughts, words, and actions. Teams of volunteer coaches teach the Girls on the Run curriculum to girls on their team over the course of 10 weeks. Are you ready to make a difference and encourage girls to realize their full potential?

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Head Coach Overview

The Head Coach is a volunteer position that works with a team of coaches to facilitate the Girls on the Run curriculum to program participants. This position entails approximately six hours per week for a 10-week commitment.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Head coach must be a woman
  • Must be at least 21 years old
  • CPR and First Aid certified
  • Must consent to, complete, and pass a background check
  • Attend Girls on the Run coach training
  • Attend all (two) practices per week for a weekly time commitment of approximately 6 hours
  • Have fun!

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Serve as a role model for program participants
  • Prepare, organize and supervise weekly lessons, including snacks
  • Collaborate with other coaches for successful lesson delivery
  • Facilitate communication with parents/guardians of program participants
  • Participate in the Girls on the Run 5K
  • Plan and coordinate your team’s end of season party

Assistant Coach Overview

The Assistant Coach supports the Head Coach at a Girls on the Run program site while serving as a role model and mentor for program participants. The position entails approximately 4 hours per week for a 10-week commitment.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Female or male, at least 18 years old
  • CPR and First Aid certified
  • Must consent to, complete, and pass a background check
  • Attend Girls on the Run coach training
  • Able to attend practices twice per week
  • Have fun!

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Serve as a role model for program participants
  • Assist with all aspects of the facilitation of weekly lessons
  • Collaborate with other coaches for successful lesson delivery
  • Participate in games and workouts with the girls
  • Participate in the Girls on the Run 5K

 

Substitute Coach Overview

The Substitute Coach is a volunteer position for those who are only able to coach once a week. You may coach at a number of sites on one day of the week.  The position entails approximately 3 hours per week for a 10-week commitment.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Attend Girls on the Run coach training
  • Able to attend practices once per week as a substitute coach, or as a site visit observer
  • Have fun!

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Serve as a role model for program participants
  • Participate in games and workouts with the girls
  • Lead an activity with assistance and supervision of the Head Coach if desired
  • Participate in the Girls on the Run 5K

Frequently Asked Questions

WHO CAN COACH?

Women and men over 18 who have successfully passed a background check.

CAN I CHOOSE THE SITE WHERE I COACH?

Coaches may indicate a preference for the site at which they would like to coach. If coaches do not have a preference, we will assign them to a location in need of volunteers.

WILL I BE REIMBURSED FOR COACHING EXPENSES?

Each team receives a site allowance for snacks and their Community Impact Project. We are unable to reimburse any additional costs.

DO COACHES HAVE TO BE RUNNERS?

No! Coaches do not need to be runners; they just need to be individuals that want to be a positive influence and enjoys physical exercise.

COACH APPLICATION

Northern Arizona
Physical Address: 2920 N. 4th Street, Flagstaff AZ 86004
Mailing Address: PO Box 3630, Flagstaff AZ 86003

(928) 522-9452

info@gotrna.org