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Each season Girls on the Run of Greater Houston 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

The 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

  • Attend Girls on the Run coach training
  • The head coach for a site 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 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 party

 

Were you a Coach or a member of Team Adelaide during the last three seasons? Please fill out our Returning Coach Application!

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
  • Must be CPR and First Aid Certified
  • 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
  • Must be CPR and First Aid Certified
  • 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

Coach Application 2

Frequently Asked Questions

When and where is coach training?

There are two trainings for NEW coaches. One is an online training that is sent via email after your coach application has been accepted. The second is a mandatory in-person training. A certificate of 5-hours of Professional Development is provided and approved by TEA for coaches who are teachers after completing this training!

 

When:

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017 from 10am-3pm

Wednesday, August 2nd from 9am-2pm

Saturday, August 12th from 9am-2pm

 

Where:

Spring Branch ISD West Support Center

2100 Shadowdale

Houston, TX 77043

Can I choose the site where I coach?

The majority of our sites are coached by teachers/administrator/parents from that school. So, please choose the school that you are affiliated with when registering to coach. If you would like to coach but do not have a specific site/school you are affiliated with, please reach out to Program Manager, Jamie Karns at Jamie@gotrgreaterhouston.org.

When are the team practices?

The schedule for team practices varies by location. When you apply as a coach, there is a spot to input your availability. We will keep this in mind when placing you at a site. Each team meets twice a week for a 75-90 minute practice.

What if I have to miss a practice?

Schedule conflicts arise from time to time, however there must be TWO coaches attending every practice. If you have to miss a team practice, please communicate your absence to your fellow coaches in advance. If there will not be at least two coaches at practice, please contact Jamie or Molly to see if a substitute or volunteer can fill your spot on that day. If you foresee many schedule conflicts, then you may want to apply for our Team Adelaide or as a Substitute Coach.

What is Team Adelaide? What is a District Substitute?

Team Adelaide is a group of volunteer coaches that make site visits throughout the season. Their job is not to critique your coaching or your team, but to make sure you have everything you need for a successful season! To apply to Team Adelaide, select "Team Adelaide" as your volunteer postion during registration.

 

A District Substitute is a volunteer coach who has completed all requirements to be a coach, but is not committed to coaching a team. They help fill in for coaches at sites in their designated school district, to help ensure there are two coaches at every practice. Once a team contacts us about an unfilled absence for a practice, we would reach out to our District Subsitutes to see if anyone can fill the spot.

When does the season start and end?

For our Fall 2017 Program, practices begin the week of September 18th. The season culminates with our Fall 2017 5K on Saturday December 9th, 2017.

Greater Houston
14359 Kellywood Lane
Houston, TX 77079

(832) 628-4480

MaryT@GOTRGreaterHouston.org