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Girls on the Run Coach

Coaching a Girls on the Run/Heart & Sole site is one of the most rewarding volunteer experiences you can have! We at Girls on the Run are always looking for healthy minded, positive and FUN individuals to lead a team of a maximum of 12 girls for Heart and Sole and a maximum of 16 for Girls on the Run. Parents, teachers, school administrators, college students, runners, non-runners, and people who are committed to developing and celebrating our youth make great coaches! Coaches serve as role models and mentors for girls who participate at more than 45 GOTR/Heart & Sole sites in Willamette Valley. At each site, 2-3 coaches deliver the Heart & Sole/GOTR curriculum twice a week for 90 minutes. If you are passionate about the GOTR mission, committed to working with a group of girls throughout the 10 week season in the spring, and able to bring energy and joy to each practice, please join us!

We are now accepting applications 2018 Spring Season. 

One Coach must be at least 21 years old and must be female. Male coaches are welcome as assistant coaches. 


 2018 Spring NEW Coach Application  

 2018 Spring RETURNING Coach Application


More information on coach requirements can be found in the Coach Application. Your application will be forwarded to our Program Coordinator who will follow up with you shortly.

How Do I Become A Coach? 

  • Complete the Coach Application and background check
  • Attend one of three Coach Training Sessions and online assignments.        

What it takes to be a Coach

  • Enthusiasm!                   
  • Complete a one day Coach Training and all online assignments.
  • Be willing to be active with the girls, but not necessarily be a strong runner
  • Co-lead curriculum lessons twice a week for 90 minutes for 10 weeks.
  • Work together with 2-3 coaches per team.
  • Preferred is 3 coach per team.  Minimum required per school = 2 coaches + 1 trained substitute)
  • Motivate girls ages 8-11 (Elementary) or ages 11-14 (Middle School)
  • Head Coach must be 21 years old and female and Assistant Coaches must be 18 years old
  • Junior Coaches must be in High School
  • CPR/First Aid Certification required for at least one Coach.
  • Attend and cheer on your girls at the End-of-Season 5K


Dates for Coaches

Fall 2017 Middle School Season: Sept. 25th - Dec. 11th 

2017 Fall 5K:  Saturday, Dec. 2nd

Spring 2018 Elementary School Season: March-June

2018 Spring 5k: June 2, 2018 


GOTR Coach Application