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Each season Girls on the Run Michiana 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 - Register Below

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
  • Attend all (two) practices per week for a weekly time commitment of approximately 3-4 hours per week.  Able to attend practices twice a week.
  • 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

Assistant Coach Overview - Register Below

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 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 - Register Below

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 four coach training sessions for coaches to choose from (listed below). Please select the session you'll be attending within your coach application form.

February 10, 2017: 9 - 2pm

Jewish Federation of Saint Joseph Valley: 3202 Shalom Way, South Bend, IN 46615

February 11, 2017: 12 - 5pm

Jewish Federation of Saint Joseph Valley: 3202 Shalom Way, South Bend, IN 46615

February 12, 2017: 12 - 5pm

Jewish Federation of Saint Joseph Valley: 3202 Shalom Way, South Bend, IN 46615

February 18, 2017: 12 - 5pm

Jewish Federation of Saint Joseph Valley: 3202 Shalom Way, South Bend, IN 46615

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.

WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO BE A GIRLS ON THE RUN COACH? 

Girls on the Run coaches do NOT have to be runners, just willing to make a difference in the lives of girls in our community. All interested coaches need to fill out a coach application and complete a background check. Once accepted and assigned, coaches will complete an online training and an in-person training to learn about the details of what it takes to be a Girls on the Run coach.  

Girls on the Run Michiana
51160 Bittersweet Road, Suite 202
Granger, IN 46530

(574) 315-2882

courtney.jorgensen@girlsontherun.org