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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?

Stay tuned for our fall 2017 New Coach Training dates and locations!

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: Stay tuned for fall 2017 season classes!

Will I be reimbursed for coaching expenses?

Each team receives a site allowance of $15 per participant. Coaches must submit all receipts related to snack purchases at the end of the season and will be reimbursed for an amount not to exceed the site allowance. More information and the Reimbursement Form can be found on the Coach Corner.

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

(603) 778-1389