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.
How do I apply to be a coach?
Please fill out the Volunteer Interest form and our Program Director, Staci Olson, will contact you details about coaching. You can also send an email to email@example.com or call the office at 747-5677.
Do new coaches get trained?
Yes, all Girls on the Run and Heart & Sole coaches in Maine will participate in the the Girls on the Run National Coach Training which was developed by Girls on the Run International to prepare coaches to lead a successful season of Girls on the Run. Drawing on research and best practices in positive youth development, organizational observation and research, and adult learning principles, this training includes both online (1 hour) and in-person (5 hours) elements.
When and where is coach training?
Each season we offer multiple options for coach training. Coaches will be asked to register for a training date once they have been assigned to a site.
Fall 2017 Coach Training Options:
Thursday, August 24, 4:00pm - 9:00 pm, Husson University, Westbrook, ME
Sunday, August 27, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm, North Yarmouth Academy, Yarmouth, ME
What are the dates for the Fall 2017 season?
August 1 - August 10– Program Registration Lottery Registration
Week of September 11 – Spring Season Begins
November 12 – Celebratory 5k, Pineland Farms, New Gloucester
Week of November 13 - Final Week of Practice
Do you offer CPR and First Aid Classes?
All head coaches are required to have CPR and First Aid certification and we encourage assistant coaches to get certified as well.
GOTR-Maine coaches can register for a free online First Aid and CPR courses offered by InfantCPR.com GOTR-Maine coaches also have the option of attending a CPR training course that is offered at our Portland Office. The price for this course is $15.
CPR Class: August 16, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm - GOTR-Maine Office, Portland