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Our Girls on the Run Sonoma County coaches are a dynamic group of enthusiastic, passionate women, including: mothers (of girls and boys), non-mothers, athletes, runners and non-runners, administrators, teachers and any kind-hearted, encouraging woman who is willing to share four hours of her week with a small team of girls.

No experience necessary: we provide full training and all lesson plans and materials to ensure your season as a coach is successful!

 

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Coach Overview

Coaching for Girls on the Run Sonoma County is a volunteer role that partners with a team of coaches to facilitate, motivate and mentor young girls using the research proven curriculum. As a coach, you commit to 1-2 days/week for 10 weeks (4 hours/week). At least one coach must be CPR/first aid certified. You don't have to be a runner to be a positive & healthy role model to inspire a young girl to believe in herself and her dreams.

No training required

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18 years old (women and men are encouraged to apply!)
  • CPR and First Aid certified (at least one coach per team)
  • Must consent to and complete a background check
  • New coaches much complete online training (approximately 1 hour) and attend in-person Girls on the Run coach training (approximately 4-5 hours)
  • Attend all (two) practices per week for a weekly time commitment of approximately 4 hours
  • Have fun!

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Serve as a role model for program participants, encourage, mentor and enthusiastically motivate girls
  • Prepare, organize and supervise weekly lessons
  • Collaborate with other coaches for successful lesson delivery
  • Keep it fun and positive using GOTR group management and facilitation skills
  • Set up and break down activities, games and lessons
  • Coordinate the girls' facilitation of the community impact project
  • Facilitate communication with parents/guardians of program participants
  • Serve as a champion for the Girls on the Run program, support girl'shealthy empowerment and have some fun
  • 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 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

Frequently Asked Questions

When and where is coach training?

There are two options for Coach Training for Fall 2017: August 19 or August 26. Both sessions will be held at the Sonoma County Y from 10am - 3:30pm. For any other questions, please contact Michi at michi.termo@gotrsonomacounty.org 

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.

What if my daughter is participating?

Volunteering to be a coach is greatly appreciated and your daughter's participant fee will be waived for you volunteering. If you coach two days, the full fee is waived; if you coach one day, half the fee is waived.

Will I be reimbursed for coaching expenses?

Each team receives a site allowance. 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 the site allowance.

Girls on the Run of Sonoma County
PO Box 9036
Santa Rosa, CA 95405

info@gotrsonomacounty.org