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