GOTR Fall 2013 5k is Coming!!

GOTR Fall 2013 5k is Coming!!

BDP30023_RT-300x200The Fall 2013 GOTR of Tucson 5k is almost here!  Coaches, teams, Run Buddies and families can find event information here:

When: Sunday, November 10

Where: 5000 Bowes Road – Sabino High School Football Field

Time: 6:15 Registration/Check-In begins – Look for the pink GOTR Tent

Run Time: 7:20am

Don’t forget to visit the Happy Hair Station, get some cheer gear and make a fun and encouraging message for your GOTR at the Poster Station.  Take the pledge to end bullying at the Mean Stinks station too!!

Run bibs for all GOTR teams and Run Buddies will be provided at Check-In.

All participants and Run Buddies MUST turn a signed waiver before event day.  Please follow up with your team coach or contact the program coordinator atsylvia.brown@tmcaz.com

Thin Mint Sprint!

Hey Girls on the Run of Tucson, the Girls Scouts of Southern Arizona invite you to participate in the Thin Mint Sprint on Sunday, September 29th at Brandi Fenton Park and is offering a special registration just for you!  GOTR participants who wear their GOTR tee will be allowed to run for free with a paying adult. You must wear your GOTR tee to run for free!

RSVP directly to Coco Horner by email at chorner@girlscoutssoaz.org.  Hope to see you all there!!

Calling all Coaches!

The Fall 2013 season is upon us and you can help prepare girls in grades 3, 4 and 5 for a lifetime of healthy living and self-respect by becoming a coach for the after-school program, Girls on the Run! (GOTR)

Coaches do not need to be elite runners.  As long as you live a healthy lifestyle and are committed to improving the lives of girls, you can serve as a head coach, assistant coach, or junior coach!  GOTR coaches empower girls by encouraging positive emotional, social, mental, spiritual and physical development.

GOTR sites are located throughout the Tucson community and surrounding areas.  Practices begin at most sites the week of August 26th and runs through mid-November.

All coaches:

  • Must attend a half-day training session on August 3rd
  • Must attend the end-of-season 5K event on November 10th  
  • Must submit to a background check

Head coaches:  

  • Must be female and at least 21 years old
  • Must commit to 7-10 hours per week for 10-12 weeks, including two 1 ½ hour lessons weekly plus planning time
  • Complete First Aid/CPR certification (This will be provided at coaches training)
  • Prepare, organize, and supervise two weekly lessons to implement the Girls on the Run curriculum
  • Lead the program participants through each lesson
  • Interact with parents of program participants

 Assistant coaches:

*This is a perfect opportunity for individuals who can’t make the more rigorous commitment of being a head coach

  • May be male or female and at least 18 years old
  • Must commit to 3-5 hours per week for 10 weeks, including two 1 ½ hour lessons weekly
  • Must assist with all aspects of the facilitation of the GOTR curriculum
  • Attend coaches meetings in absence of head coach

Junior coaches:

  • May be male or female under age 18
  • Must commit to 1.5-3 hours per week for 12 weeks
  • Junior coaches can choose to attend both program sessions per week OR commit to only one day a week
  • We ask each junior coach to determine which schedule works the best for them and to maintain that schedule throughout the program for consistency on behalf of the girls
  • Each junior coach is asked to support the head and assistant coaches and program participants in many ways

For more information on coaching responsibilities, please click here.

To apply for a coaching position, please click here for a volunteer application and specify your interest.  Return the form to program coordinator Sylvia Brown.

  • By email: sylvia.brown@tmcaz.com 
  • By fax: (520) 324-1030
  • By mail: GOTR of Tucson at TMC
    5301 E. Grant Rd.
    Tucson, AZ 85712

Calling All Coaches

We’re gearing up for the Fall 2013 season and are on the look out for new coaches!
 
“Coaches are dynamic role models dedicated to empowering girls to become healthy and confident young women.”
Are you ready to make a difference and encourage girls to realize their full potential?
Check out our Volunteer tab and fill out an application!

 

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Aquavation Water Bottles

Girls on the Run of Tucson has their very own designs of Aquavation water bottles. Use coupon code gotrspring13 to get free shipping until May 1st!For each water bottle sold 20% of the proceeds go to benefit GOTR Tucson.
 
Order your Aquavation water bottle here:  

Run with the Girls

Would you like to help with the April 21, 2013 Girls on the Run 5K?

There are many ways to get involved on race day from pampering the girls before the race, cheering from the sidelines, or running next to them as a running buddy. Look for a council near you to get involved!

Find out more information:

http://www.girlsontherun.org/Get-Involved/Volunteer

Why Girls on the Run?

Check out this video from Girls on the Run International to learn more about this program! Hear all of the positive stories from the coaches and girls about how this program has affected them.

 Girls on the Run International

Enjoy the weekend off at the Rodeo and stay in tuned for next weeks lessons!

Why are Self-Esteem and Body Image important?

Self-Esteem is defined as the confidence and satisfaction in yourself while body image is the subjective view of yourself based on your own opinions and the views of others.

Kidshealth.org posted an article for teens that discusses the importance of body image and self-esteem. It goes over why self-esteem and body image are important, what a healthy body image is and tips on how to improve body image.

http://kidshealth.org/teen/your_mind/body_image/body_image.html#

Work with your children on being confident in who they are!

Healthy Habits and a Balanced Lifestyle

 

Check out ChooseMyPlate.gov to learn about dietary guidlines and maintaining a balanced lifestyle. The 10 Tips Nutrition Education Series provides easy-to-follow print outs on a varienty of topics including healthier school lunches, kid friendly fruits and veggies, and cutting back on your child’s sweets tooth.

Print these out and hang them around the kitchen as daily reminders to eat healthy!!

 http://www.choosemyplate.gov/healthy-eating-tips/ten-tips.html

GIRLS ON THE RUN OF TUCSON NEEDS YOUR HELP!

Calling all Coaches!

You can help to educate and prepare girls 3-5th grade for a lifetime of healthy living and self-respect by becoming a coach for the after-school program, Girls on the Run (GOTR)!

Coaches do not need to be elite runners.  As long as you live a healthy lifestyle and are committed to improving the lives of girls, you can serve as a Head Coach, Assistant Coach or Jr. Coach! GOTR coaches empower girls by encouraging positive emotional, social, mental, spiritual and physical development.

Girls on the Run sites are located throughout the Tucson community and surrounding areas.

LESSONS WILL BEGIN THE WEEK OF JANUARY 28 AND RUN THROUGH MID-APRIL.

TO BECOME A GOTR HEAD COACH, ASSISTANT COACH OR JR. COACH

  • Click on the Volunteer tab and download an application, specifying your interest
  • Return to program coordinator, Sylvia Brown ASAP

By email: sylvia.brown@tmcaz.com  * by fax: (520) 324-1030 *  By mail: GOTR of Tucson at TMC, 5301 E. Grant Rd, Tucson, AZ 85712

ALL COACHES

  • Must attend one half-day training session on January 19, 2013.
  • Must attend the end of season 5k event on April 21, 2013.
  • Must submit to background check.

 HEAD COACHES

  • Must be female and at least 21 years of age.
  • Must commit to 7-10 hours per week for 10 – 12 weeks including; two 1 ½ hour lessons weekly plus planning time.
  • Complete First Aid/CPR certification. (to be provided at coaches training)
  • Prepare, organize, and supervise two weekly lessons to implement the Girls on the Run curriculum.
  • Lead the program participants through each lesson.
  • Interact with parents of program participants.

 ASSISTANT COACHES

(This is a perfect opportunity for individuals who can’t make the more rigorous commitment of being a head coach)

  • May be male or female and at least 18 years of age.
  • Must commit to 3-5 hours per week for 10 weeks; including two 1 ½ hour lessons weekly. 
  • Assist with all aspects of the facilitation of the Girls on the Run curriculum.
  • Attend coaches meetings in absence of head coach.

JR. COACHES

The Junior Coach is a volunteer position for individuals under 18 years of age 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 twelve weeks.  Junior Coaches can choose to attend both program sessions per week OR commit to only one day a week.  We ask each Junior Coach to determine which schedule works the best for them and to maintain that schedule throughout the program for consistency on behalf of the girls. 

While the Junior Coach is not responsible for facilitating the Girls on the Run curriculum, they are there to support the Head and Assistant Coaches and program participants in many ways.

 For more information regarding the responsibilities of coaching, please find the coaches job descriptions on the volunteer page.  Further questions can be directed to Sylvia Brown.

For general information about the Girls on the Run program go to www.girlsontherun.org