GOTR Coach

We've added a New Coach Training date for the Spring 2017 season!  Apply by January 27 to attend the February 4 training.

 

What It Means to Be a Coach

Our program would not be possible without the amazing volunteers who donate their time and talent. Volunteer coaches work directly with girls to deliver the Girls on the Run (3rd-5th grade) and Heart & Sole (6th-8th grade) programs.

Teams meet right after school, roughly 3pm to 5pm, for 90 minutes, twice a week for 10 weeks. Our Locations page can tell you exactly where and when.

Coaches lead the girls through fun and active lessons while helping them prepare for the 5k run/walk at the end of the season. You can help educate and prepare girls for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living!

New Coach Application

Returning Coach/Team Adelaide Commitment

How Do I Become a Coach?

1) Read through the coach job descriptions and find out which role would be a good fit for you.

2) Complete the coach application and background check.

3) Talk with us--tell us about yourself and let's assign you to a site!

4) Attend coaches training on January 21 or February 4, plus an online training of an introduction of GOTR, our philosophies and information on the girls we serve.

Coach Requirements:

  • ALL new coaches must attend a one-day training facilitated by Girls on the Run of Bexar County
  • It is strongly encouraged that all coaches be CPR/FA certified. At least one coach per team MUST be CPR/FA certified. Please visit the American Red Cross or another reputable organization to schedule a certification course
  • All coaches must attend a midseason meeting on March 23, 2017
  • All coaches must attend the end-of-the-season 5k event on Sunday, May 7, 2017

General Volunteer Requirements:

  • Be drug and tobacco free
  • Complete a Volunteer Application
  • Pass a criminal background check
  • Have a positive and encouraging attitude

 

Coach Application and Commitment:

Thinking about coaching?  If you're a first-time coach, you can apply for the Spring 2017 season here:

 New Coach Application

Deadline for Spring 2017 coach applications: January 27, 2017

Loved coaching and want to do it again? We'd love to have you!  Experienced coaches submit your Spring 2017 commitment here:

Returning Coach Commitment 

 

Coach Box Assembly:

This season, coaches get to assemble their own boxes!  

A coach box is a plastic tub that contains all the materials your coaching team will need for the season, including lesson materials, cones, balls, first aid kits, water bottles,  and more.  

Coach box assembly will be a part of coach training day.  On Saturday, January 21 or Saturday, February 4, come fill your box from 11:00am - 12:00pm to assemble your materials. 

 

Team Adelaide 

The purpose of Team Adelaide is to support coaches by developing mentor relationships with your assigned coaching team, mediating as necessary, maintaining program quality and integrity, and ensuring that the sites possess adequate supplies, materials, and safety standards. Team Adelaide Coach Mentor positions are open only to experienced coaches. To apply, please complete the Returning Coach / Team Adelaide commitment. 

Team Adelaide Coach Mentors are required to conduct 2-3 site visits to their assigned team and perform related tasks (mandatory training, surveys, emails, midseason meeting). Additionally, Team Adelaide members will conduct weekly phone calls. Team Adelaide requires a commitment of approximately 10-15 hours for the entire season.

Team Adelaide Commitment

 

Head Coach

The Head Coach leads a team of coaches in facilitating the Girls on the Run or Heart & Sole curriculum to program participants. This position works closely with Team Adelaide and the Bexar County Council Director and entails approximately 4-6 hours per week. The Head Coach must be female and at least 21 years old.  

Assistant Coach

The Assistant Coach(es) assists the Head Coach in facilitating the program. The position entails approximately 2-6 hours per week. Assistant Coaches can choose to attend both program sessions per week OR commit to only one day a week. We ask each Assistant Coach to determine which schedule works best for them and to maintain that schedule throughout the program for consistency on behalf of the girls and the coaching team. Assistant Coaches can be male or female and must be at least 18 years old.

Junior Coach

The Junior Coach assists the Head and Assistant Coaches in facilitating the program. The position entails approximately 1.5-3 hours per week. Junior Coaches can choose to attend both program sessions per week OR commit to only one day a week. We ask each Junior Coach to determine which schedule works best for them and to maintain that schedule throughout the program for consistency on behalf of the girls and the coaching team. While the Junior Coach is not responsible for facilitating the Girls on the Run curriculum, they are there to support the Head and Assistant Coaches and program participants in many ways. Junior Coaches can be male or female and are 15 to 17 years old.

Substitute Coach

The Substitute Coach assists the Head Coach(s) or Assistant Coach(s) at a Girls on the Run program site. The position entails approximately 2 hours on various weekdays during the season. Substitute Coaches are often called in at the last minute, only hours before the session begins. While the Substitute Coach is not primarily responsible for facilitating the Girls on the Run curriculum, they are there to support the Head Coach or Assistant Coach and program participants. Substitute Coaches can be male or female and must be at least 18 years old.



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