Lace up your sneakers and get ready to inspire a group of girls to be strong and healthy! Teams of 3-4 volunteer coaches facilitate our easy to follow curriculum with groups of 8-15 girls over the course of 10 weeks. Amidst the conversation, laughter, hugs and energy awards, you will witness transformational change in the girls, and don’t be surprised if you realize that you are positively changing as well! The program may end in 10 weeks, but for our coaches and girls, the finish line is just the beginning. Ready to make a difference and encourage girls to realize their full potential? The first step is signing up. Ready, Set, Coach!
Girls on the Run-Maine offers two programs – Girls on the Run which is for 3rd-5th grade and Heart & Sole which is for 6th-8th grade. Each GOTR-ME team has a minimum three volunteer coaches – typically one head coach and two assistant coaches. Junior coach positions are also available.
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.
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.
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.
Each season we offer multiple options for coach trianing. The dates for the Fall 2017 season will be announced this spring. Coaches will be asked to register for a training date once they have been assigned to a site.
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.
February 1 – February 10 – Program Registration Lottery RegistrationWeek of March 20 – Spring Season BeginsWeek of April 17-21 - No Practice for April BreakJune 4 – Celebratory 5k, Cumberland County Fairground, Cumberland, MEWeek of June 5 - Team Celebrations
The Fall season will begin the week of September 11 and run through mid-November.
All head coaches are required to have CPR and First Aid certification and we encourage assistant coaches to get certified as well.
GOTR-Maine will be offering in person and online classes for coaches.
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