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Coaching a Girls on the Run (3rd-5th grade) or Heart & Sole (6th-8th grade) team is rewarding! Girls in your community can benefit from your passion and desire to mentor them. Coaches commit to serving two days a week (1.5 hours per day) for 10 weeks. We provide the training, curriculum, materials, and the site. You and your fellow coaches provide the inspiration. At the end of the 10-week season all of our teams complete a 5k together, and the girls on your team will know that they can do more than they ever thought they could – because of you.

Coaching only requires heart, dedication, and kindness. It doesn't require being a runner.

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Coach Overview

Girls aren't the only ones to reap the benefits of this award-winning program. Coaches consistently say that they learned as much from participating as the girls did. Additonally, coaching can provide sought-after experience and skills like the following:

  • Leadership experience by delivering our research- and evidence-based, physical activity-based positive youth development (PA-PYD) curriculum.
  • Coaching and mentoring impact while equipping girls with life skills to prevent unhealthy and risky behavior
  • Program and project management skills while developing and enhancing girls’ social, psychological and physical competencies to successfully navigate life experiences
  • Team-building and collaboration with a diverse group of women and girlsLong term volunteer and community commitment

The fall season runs the week of Sept. 25th to Dec. 7th, so contact us soon!

Team days and times vary depending on the site locations. 

COACHING REQUIREMENTS

  • Ability to work as a team and think on your feet.
  • Possess strong communication, organizational, conflict resolution and problem solving skills.
  • Successful completion of a background check and CPR/First Aid certification. (Paid for and provided by GOTR)
  • Coaches are expected to be at each session but may not miss more than three sessions.
  • Coaches must attend GOTR Coach Training and the end-of-season 5K.
  • All GOTR Coaches must be women at least 18 years old and available for BOTH sessions per week. 

WE NEED YOU! COACHES NEEDED AT EACH OF THESE SITES IN ORDER TO OPEN FOR THE FALL 2017 SEASON (Sept. 25-Dec. 7):
Durham County

Research Triangle Charter Academy (Durham) M/W 3:45pm to 5:00pm

Orange County

Carolina Friends School (Durham) M/W 3:30pm to 4:45pm

Scroggs Elementary (CHCCS) M/Th 2:45pm to 4:00pm

St. Thomas More Catholic School (Chapel Hill) M/W 3:15pm to 4:30pm

Wake County

Highcroft Drive Elementary (WCPSS) T/Th 4:00pm to 5:15pm

Holly Ridge Elementary (WCPSS) M/W 4:00pm to 5:15pm

Leesville Road Elementary (WCPSS) T/Th 4:00pm to 5:15pm

Jeffreys Grove Elementary (WCPSS) M/W 4:15pm to 5:30pm

St. Mary Magdalene Catholic School (Apex) M/W 3:15pm to 4:30pm

Returning Coach Overview

Girls aren't the only ones to reap the benefits of this award-winning program. Coaches consistently say that they learned as much from participating as the girls did. Additonally, coaching can provide sought-after experience and skills like the following:

  • Leadership experience by delivering our research- and evidence-based, physical activity-based positive youth development (PA-PYD) curriculum.
  • Coaching and mentoring impact while equipping girls with life skills to prevent unhealthy and risky behavior
  • Program and project management skills while developing and enhancing girls’ social, psychological and physical competencies to successfully navigate life experiences
  • Team-building and collaboration with a diverse group of women and girlsLong term volunteer and community commitment

The fall season runs the week of Sept. 25th to Dec. 7th, so contact us soon!

Team days and times vary depending on the site locations. 

COACHING REQUIREMENTS

  • Ability to work as a team and think on your feet.
  • Possess strong communication, organizational, conflict resolution and problem solving skills.
  • Successful completion of a background check and CPR/First Aid certification. (Paid for and provided by GOTR)
  • Coaches are expected to be at each session but may not miss more than three sessions.
  • Coaches must attend GOTR Coach Training and the end-of-season 5K.
  • All GOTR Coaches must be women at least 18 years old and available for BOTH sessions per week. 

We need you! Only one additional coach needed at each of these sites in order to open for the fall 2017 season:

WAKE COUNTY

Aversboro Elementary T/Th 3:45-5 p.m. 
Hilburn Academy Heart & Sole (6-8th grades) T/Th 3:30-4:45 p.m.
Our Lady of Lourdes M/W 4-5:15 p.m.
Pleasant Union Elementary T/Th 4-5:15 p.m.
Turner Creek Elementary M/W 4-5:15 p.m.

ORANGE COUNTY

Rashkis Elementary T/Th 2:45-4 p.m.
 

DURHAM COUNTY

George Watts Montessori Magnet T/Th 2:45-4

Duke School  Mon/Thurs 3:30-4:45

Junior Coach Overview

The Junior Coach is a volunteer position for high school students to assist the Coaches at a Girls on the Run program site. The position entails approximately 1.5-3 hours per week for a 10-week commitment.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Junior Coach must be 16-18 years old
  • Must be a high school student
  • Complete four online training modules (less than two hours) and attend coach training
  • Able to attend practices twice per week
  • Have fun!
  • Former GOTR and Heart & Sole participants are encouraged to apply

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Serve as a role model for program participants
  • Assist with setting up and breaking down of games and lessons
  • Provide one-on-one attention to 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

Coach Application

Coach Application 2

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to come up with the weekly lessons?

No! All coaches are trained in how to administer our unique, research-based curriculum. You'll have lesson plans for every time your team meets.

When and where is coach training?

Sept. 9, 2017 from 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Triangle Presbyterian Church in Durham

Can I choose the site where I coach?

Coaches may indicate a preference for the site at which they want to coach. If coaches don't have a preference, we'll assign them to a location in need of volunteers. 

Do I need to be a runner to coach?

No! We simply require that you commit to having a healthy lifestyle and be a role model for your team. We encourage all coaches to walk, skip or run with their team.

Is there an age requirement?

Coaches must be at least 18 years old, but there's no age limit! We encourage active women, even those over 50, to serve as role models.

Will I be reimbursed for coaching expenses?

Each team receives a site allowance of up to $40. Coaches must submit all receipts related to program expenses at the end of the season and will be reimbursed for an amount not to exceed $40.

GOTR Triangle
1415 West Hwy 54
Suite 211
Durham, NC 27707

(919) 401-6307

info@gotrtriangle.org