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Each season Girls on the Run of Buffalo identifies and selects a dynamic group of coaches to lead each of our teams of 8-15 girls. Coaches are parents, teachers, school administrators, college students and other community members who are committed to developing and celebrating our girls.

Our coaches work directly with the girls each week during the spring and fall seasons. Coaching is a big commitment but a rewarding one as well.

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Girls on the Run Coach Overview

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.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Head coach must be a woman
  • Must be at least 21 years old
  • CPR and First Aid certified
  • Must consent to and complete a background check
  • Attend Girls on the Run coach training
  • Attend all (two) practices per week for a weekly time commitment of approximately 4 hours
  • Have fun!

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Serve as a role model for program participants
  • Prepare, organize and supervise weekly lessons
  • Collaborate with other coaches for successful lesson delivery
  • Facilitate communication with parents/guardians of program participants
  • Participate in the Girls on the Run 5K
  • Plan and coordinate your team’s end of season party

Assistant Coach Overview

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.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Must consent to and complete a background check
  • Attend Girls on the Run coach training
  • Able to attend practices once or twice per week
  • Have fun!

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Serve as a role model for program participants
  • Assist with all aspects of the facilitation of weekly lessons
  • Collaborate with other coaches for successful lesson delivery
  • Participate in games and workouts with the girls
  • Participate in the Girls on the Run 5K

Junior Coach Overview

A Junior Coach is a volunteer position for girls 15-17 years of age to assist the Head and Assistant Coaches at a GOTR . Your responsibilities would be:

REQUIREMENTS

  • Junior Coach must be 15-17 years old
  • Encourage and motivate all girls
  • Assist the head and assistant coaches
  • Interest in being a role model for young girls
  • Must attend at least one after school practice per week (2 hours) throughout the 10 week season
  • Must have transportation to weekly practices and arrive on time!

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Serve as a role model for program participants
  • Assist with setting up and breaking down of games and lessons
  • Provide one-on-one attention to program participants
  • Participate in games and workouts with the girls
  • Lead an activity with assistance and supervision of the Head Coach if desired
  • Participate in the Girls on the Run 5K

Coach Application

Frequently Asked Questions

When and where is coach training?

We are training all NEW coaches on a new national coach platform which emphasizes 'curriculum- focused- training'.   These training sessions will be fun, interactive and full of great energy! Please wear comfortable clothes. Lunch will be provided.

Please select the session you will be attending within your coach application. There is no cost for coach training, all materials will be supplied. Please wear comfortable clothing, lunch will be served. 

New Coach Training Dates: (choose one)

1. Thursday, August 10th 10am-3pm  

Location: Nardin Academy, 135 Cleveland Ave, Buffalo. NY

please park and enter on Auburn Ave.  entrance to school

2. Tuesday, August 29th 10am-3pm

Location: BlueCross BlueShield of WNY 257 West Genesee Street | Buffalo, NY 14202

Return Coaches:

All return coaches (those who coached from fall 2015-present) are required to sign up for a mantaroty webinar July 18th or Aug 29th from 10-10:30am

Return Coaches DO NOT need to attend in-person coach training
Return coaches can pick up coach bags at GOTR office August 14th - September 6th (weekdays only). Email lauras@gotrbuffalo.org to arrange bag pick up time. 

 

Can I choose the site where I coach?

Yes. Coaches should indicate the site at which they would like to coach. If coaches do not have a preference, we will place you at a school that has a need.

Girls on the Run of Buffalo
PO Box 1271
Buffalo, NY 14213

(716) 873-2221

info@gotrbuffalo.org