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Each season Girls on the Run Southern Maryland 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

Coaches serve as a role model and mentor for program participants. The position entails approximately 3-3.5 hours per week for a 10-week commitment. Two coaches are required for teams of 8-15 girls. Three coaches are required for teams of 16-20 girls. Girls on the Run Southern Maryland will staff each site ensure all requirements are met.

COACHING TEAM REQUIREMENTS 

  • One female coach 
  • One coach at least 21 years of age
  • One coach CPR and First Aid certified

INDIVIDUAL COACH REQUIREMENTS

  • Attend Girls on the Run coach training
  • Consent to and complete a background check
  • Attend practices once or twice per week to ensure the team meets the minimum number of coaches required per team size
  • Have fun!

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Serve as a role model for program participants
  • Prepare, organize and supervise weekly lessons
  • Facilitate communication with parents/guardians of program participants
  • Collaborate with other coaches for successful lesson delivery
  • Lead 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 full trained 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 16-17 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

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Frequently Asked Questions

When and where is coach training?

FREE CPR/AED/First-Aid is on August 5, 2017 from 9:30am to 3:30pm at the Charlotte Hall Library at 37600 New Market Rd, Charlotte Hall, MD 20622. Lunch will be provided. Although only one coach per site is required to have a CPR/AED/First-Aid certification, training as many coaches as possible allows for scheduling flexibility and your site will not be forced to cancel a lesson if the CPR/AED/First-Aid training coach has a scheduling conflict.

Coach training will be on August 19, 2017 from 12:30pm to 4:30pm at the Charlotte Hall Library at 37600 New Market Rd, Charlotte Hall, MD 20622. This training is mandatory to become a Girls on the Run coach. 

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.

Southern Maryland
23560 F D R Blvd.
Unit 303
California, MD 20619

(240) 317-7146

kristine.hall@girlsontherun.org