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!
Tuesday, July 25th, 2017 from 10am-3pm
Wednesday, August 2nd from 9am-2pm
Saturday, August 12th from 9am-2pm
Spring Branch ISD West Support Center
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.