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Each season Girls on the Run Delaware 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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Head Coach Overview

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 a 10-week commitment.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Head coach must be a woman
  • Must be at least 21 years old
  • CPR and First Aid certified
  • Must consent to and complete a background check
  • Attend Girls on the Run coach training with the Girls on the Run staff
  • Attend all GOTR practices (or notify Program Director of special circumstances). 
  • Maintain regular contact and update Program Director. 
  • Coordinate the end-of-the-season party. 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Prepare bi-weekly lesson plans. GOTR provides all materials for the lessons. Coaches prepare by reading the lessons and cutting out game pieces. 
  • Serve as a role model for the girls by being on time, by listening attentively, by having a positive demeanor and outlook and by leading a healthy lifestyle. 
  • Encourage and cheer on the girls as they play games and run laps. 
  • Coach the girls on proper stretching, running form, hydration and sports nutrition. 
  • Mediate disputes among participants in a prompt, respectful manner. 
  • Attend regularly scheduled meetings with the Council Director and other area coaches. 
  • Be yourself with the girls at all times and, above all, have fun with them. 
  • Attend the end of season 5K. 

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 with Girls on the Run staff.
  • Able to attend practices once or twice per week
  • Have fun!

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Attend workouts and serve as an encourager, cheerleader, finish-line greeter and high-fiver. 
  • Provide support for the Head Coach, and at times, substituting for her. 
  • Provide one-on-one attention to girls in need of extra help. 
  • Run or walk with the girls and encouraging them to put their best effort into the workouts. 
  • Give advice on running or speed-walking technique and pacing. 
  • Attend the end of season 5K and cheer your heart out!

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

  • Must be at least 16 years of age
  • Assists with weekly lessons.
  • 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

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Frequently Asked Questions

When and where is coach training?

The coaches training is typically one month prior to the season start. Trainings will be offered in New Castle and Kent Counties. The duration for training is 5 hours. Click on the following link to register for fall 2017 training COACH TRAINING REGISTRATION

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.

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 Delaware
615 W. 18th Street
Wilmington, DE 19802

(302) 668-1720

info@girlsontherunde.org