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Each season Girls on the Run of New Hampshire identifies and selects a dynamic group of coaches to lead each of our teams of 8-15 girls. 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

A 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 a 10-week commitment.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Coach must be a woman
  • Must be at least 21 years old
  • CPR and First Aid certified (one coach per team must be certified and present at all practices)
  • Must consent to and complete a background check
  • Attend Girls on the Run coach training and one-hour online training
  • 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
  • Prepare, organize and supervise weekly lessons
  • Collaborate with other coaches for successful lesson delivery
  • Facilitate communication with parents/guardians of program participants
  • Participate in the Girls on the Run 5K
  • Plan and coordinate your team’s end of season celebration

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 will be three coach training sessions for ALL new fall 2017 coaches (please see the list below). Please select the ONE session you’ll be attending within your coach application form which will be sent to you bythe Program Director, Betsy Cissel, ONCE your site is confirmed!

This one-time training is mandatory if you'd like to be a GOTR or H&S Coach!

Girls on the Run and Heart & Sole Coaches 
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
3:00PM - 7:30PM
Hooksett Public Library - Village Depot Room (directions HERE) 
31 Mt. St. Mary's Way, Hooksett, NH 03106

Girls on the Run Coaches ONLY
Sunday, August 27, 2017
3:00PM - 7:30PM
6 Bedford Farms Drive, Bedford, NH 03110
(2nd floor) (directions HERE)

Girls on the Run and Heart & Sole Coaches 
Monday, August 28, 2017

3:00PM - 7:30PM
Stratham Municipal Center (directions HERE)
10 Bunker Hill Avenue, Stratham, NH 03885 



What should I bring to the Coach Training?

Most importantly, your enthusiasm! Dress casually (we won't be doing any running)! All supplies will be provided and a light luncheon will be served. Snacks and water also provided. Also, definitely bring cash or your checkbook as we will have LOADS of great GOTR and Heart & Sole merchandise for you to buy!

I understand that at least one coach must be First-Aid/CPR certified per Coach Team. How can I do that?

The cost of the GOTR-NH certification class is covered for two coaches per team, or you may choose to get certified elsewhere and GOTR will cover the cost up to $30 (for two coaches). If you have any questions on this, please contact Mary Ellen Redway (maryellen.redway@girlsontherun.org). If you are already certified, please send a copy of your card to Mary Ellen.


Girls on the Run sponsored CPR/FA classes for Fall 2017:

Sunday, August 20, 8:00AM - 1:00PM
NHCPR 
9 Cedarwood Drive, Unit 12
Bedford, NH  03110
(Directions HERE!)

Monday, August 21, 8:00AM - 1:00PM
NHCPR 
9 Cedarwood Drive, Unit 12
Bedford, NH  03110
(Directions HERE!)

Tuesday, August 22, 4:00PM - 9:00PM
NHCPR
170 Commerce Way
Portsmouth, NH  03801
(Directions HERE!)

 

 

GOTR New Hampshire
137-1 Water Street
Exeter, NH 03833

(603) 778-1389