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We welcome enthusiastic, dedicated and positive volunteers who are committed to empowering girls with valuable life lessons. Coaches are parents, teachers, school administrators, college students and other community members who are committed to developing and celebrating our girls.

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Coach Overview

The coach is a volunteer position that works with a team of coaches to facilitate the Girls on the Run (or Heart & Sole) curriculum to program participants. Each team is led by 2-4 coaches, one of which is CPR/First Aid Certified. Coaches can be female or male. This position is a commitment of approximately 2-4 hours per week for the duration of our 10-week program season.

 

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Must consent to and complete a background check
  • Attend Girls on the Run coach training (both online and in-person)
  • Attend 1-2 practices per week
  • Have fun!

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Serve as a role model for program participants
  • Prepare, organize and supervise weekly lessons (curriculum provided)
  • Collaborate with other coaches for successful lesson delivery
  • Facilitate communication with parents/guardians of program participants
  • Participate in the Girls on the Run 5K

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 1.5-3 hours per week for a 10-week commitment.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Must consent to and complete a background check
  • Attend Girls on the Run coach training
  • Able to attend practices once or 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

Junior Coach Overview

The Junior Coach is a volunteer position for high school students to assist the Head and Assistant 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
  • Attend Girls on the Run coach training
  • Able to attend practices once or twice per week
  • Have fun!

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

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Frequently Asked Questions

When and where is coach training?

There will be two coach training sessions (listed below). Please select the session you’ll be attending within your coach application form.

 

Sept 9th, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. -2:00 p.m.

Girls on the Run Classroom 

190 S. Oakland Gastonia, NC 28052

 

Sept 12th, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. - 9:00pm

Girls on the Run Classroom 

190 S. Oakland Gastonia, NC 28052

 

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.

Girls on the Run of Gaston County
214 East Franklin Blvd.
Gastonia, NC 28052

(704) 461-1140

info@gotrgaston.org