Each season, Girls on the Run San Diego works with a dynamic group of coaches to lead each of our teams of 8-20 girls. Coaches are parents, teachers, school administrators, college students and other community members who are committed to developing and celebrating our girls.
The Head Coach is a volunteer position that works with a team of coaches to facilitate the Girls on the Run curriculum to program participants. This position entails approximately four hours per week for an 11-week commitment.
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 an 11-week commitment.
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 an 11-week commitment.
WHEN AND WHERE IS IN-PERSON COACH TRAINING?
Coach trainings are typically held twice per year in January and August, prior to each season start. In order to reach as many coaches as possible, we try to place the trainings throughout San Diego County and offer multiple sessions each season. Details on coach training will be provided upon receipt of your coach application.
DO I NEED TO BE A RUNNER TO BE A COACH?
No! You do not need to be an elite athlete or even a runner to be a GOTR coach. We simply require that you commit to having a healthy lifestyle and be a role model for your team. Many of our coaches participate in their first 5k with their girls!
DO I NEED TO COME UP WITH LESSON PLANS OR WORKOUTS?
Nope! Girls on the Run provides everything from a lesson-by-lesson curriculum to the supplies needed for each practice (need pencils/tape/balloons? We have it!) at the beginning of the season. Coaches are responsible for maintaining their supplies and following the lessons as written in the curriculum handbook.
I DON'T HAVE A LOT OF EXPERIENCE WORKING WITH KIDS - CAN I STILL VOLUNTEER?
Our coaches come from all backgrounds and bring different experience to the table - together our coaches make a great team! Be sure to include your experience in your coach application so that we can place you with coaches that complement your strengths.
I AM INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING, BUT DON'T WANT TO COMMIT FOR 11 WEEKS AND/OR ATTEND COACH TRAINING. CAN I STILL COACH OR VOLUNTEER WITH A TEAM?
In order to ensure a quality team experience for our girls, only trained and committed coaches may volunteer with our teams. However, we have a ton of other great volunteer opportunities throughout the year -- email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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