Thank you for your interest in coaching with Girls on the Run - DC! If you're wondering if you have to be a runner in order to be a Coach, wonder no more. Coaches are not required to be a runners but simply passionate about the mission of Girls on the Run. We have two requirements for Girls on the Run Coaches: commit to working with a group of girls throughout the 10 week season and bring energy and joy to each practice!
As a Coach, here are a few things to keep in mind:
- You are committing to volunteer 75-90 minutes, two times per week, for 10 weeks, with additional time needed for the 5K.
- The Fall season begins the week of March 12th and ends with the 5K on Sunday, June 3rd.
- Girls on the Run (GOTR) teams are for girls in grades 3-5.- Heart & Sole teams are for girls in grades 6-8.
- Practice days and times vary by location, please click here for a list of team practice information.
- All new Coaches at a site hosting a Girls on the Run or Heart & Sole program for the first time must complete a 1 hour online training prior to attending our 4 hour in-person training on either Saturday, February 24th, or Saturday, March 10th, from 10:00am-2:00pm. However, if you are a new Coach who is a teacher at a Returning Site, you do not need to attend the in-person training but must complete a 1 hour online training.
As a Coach, you are the heart of our Girls on the Run program. Successful implementation of the program requires Coaches to be present and engaged at both practice sessions each week. Therefore, Coaches who are absent for more than four (4) practices, during one season, will no longer be eligible to Coach a Girls on the Run - DC team.
For more information, please review our Coach Volunteer Job Description.