Get your Girls on the Run
shirts, hats, water
bottles and more!
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!
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 August 26 or September 9 (from 12 to 5pm), plus an online training of an introduction of GOTR, our philosophies and information on the girls we serve.
Deadline for Fall 2017 coach applications: August 14, 2017 (for Aug 26 training) OR August 28, 2017 (for Sept 9 training)
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, August 26 or Saturday, September 9, come fill your box from 11:00am - 12:00pm to assemble your materials.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.