Coaching a GOTR team is a rewarding and fun experience. You don't have to be a runner to coach, but you must be a positive-minded, responsible person who wants to help girls succeed.
Other requirements follow:
1. Must be available to coach two days per week during the season. To ensure a good bonding experience and program consistency, and to meet budget constraints, we require "full-time coaches," i.e. those who will attend twice a week. No "part-time" applicants (i.e. available only one day per week), please.
2. Must be available to meet for 75 minutes two days per week during the season. MOST teams meet on Tue/Thu, but there are a few sites with different schedules.
3. Must be available to meet AFTER SCHOOL, most start times range from 3 to 4 p.m. Most meetings conclude between 4:15 and 5:30 p.m. On rare occasions, teams may meet in the evening.
4. Must be able to commit to the entire 10-week season. The overall time commitment for new coaches is about 36 hours and includes five hours on online, on-demand modules; 16 meetings with your GOTR team, and CPR/First Aid certification, if necessary.
5. Must be able to pick up equipment/supplies during the season as needed -- or designate someone from your team to collect supplies as needed.
6. At least one coach per site must be 21 years old.
7. At least one coach per site must be certified in CPR and First Aid. We can provide training.
8. A background check will be conducted.
9. A car is required.
10. Attending a coach clinic is required for new coaches. Clinics are typically conducted in February and August. *** In-person coach clinics are suspended for 2020-2021 academic year. ALL COACH TRAINING WILL BE CONDUCTED VIRTUALLY during the pandemic. ***