Junior Coaching Program Spring 2014 Season

Girls on the Run is recruiting positive role models for our Junior
Coaching Program
Spring 2014 Season
Junior coach program mission is to continue to engage and involve teenage girls in leadership
opportunities as coaches and provide them with the tools to activate their limitless potential.
High School girls
-Candidates must be available for 2 lessons/week, all trainings and the 5k
-You do not have to be a runner, and must be a positive role model and open to learn from the
girls as well as your mentor coach
-Interested candidates will complete the attached application and email it to a contact below.
Coach Trainings: Feb. 13 OR Feb. 19th from 5-9 PM
Mid-Season Celebration: April 10th, 5:30-8:30
Season: March 3-May 20th (twice a week after school)
GOTR 5k Presented by OAL at F&M College on May 17, 2014
Bucher Elementary GOTR (3-4th) T/TH from 3:45-5:15
Hamilton Elementary GOTR (3-5th) M/Th from 3:30-5:00
St. Leo the Great GOT (6-8th) T/Th from 3:30-5:00
Hand Elementary GOT (7-8th) M/W from 4:00-5:30
A unique opportunity to gain valuable leadership and facilitating experience while coaching a
curriculum for a group of GOTR (3-5th grade girls) or GOT (6-8th grade girls) together with an
experienced and seasoned mentor. Junior Coaches will receive training in facilitation of
groups, group dynamics and empathic listening skills.
GOTR is a character and youth development program that addresses the whole girl: physical,
emotional, mental, social and spiritual and uses running and a life-changing curriculum as a
tool to help girls celebrate their bodies, honor their voices, recognize their gifts and activate
their power.
Our Mission:
We inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively
integrates running.
Our Vision:
We envision a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue
her dreams.
Jennifer West, Program Director
[email protected]
Carrie Johnson, Exec Director
[email protected]
GOTR Junior Coach Program
Cell Phone:
Parent Signature:
T-Shirt Size:
Preferred method of contact: email or telephone?
Please tell us why you have interest in this unique leadership development opportunity:
When you think of the legacy you want to leave, what does it look like?
Please give an example when you have led with a positive heart:
Tell us about your previous volunteer experiences:
Do these core values align with your own?
Please tell us how:
Empowerment, responsibility, intentionality, diversity, connectedness, joy, optimism, gratitude, nurturing,
healthy, open-hearted, compassion.
How will you get to the practices?
Which site are you interested in:
________ Bucher
________ Hamilton
________ Hand
________St. Leo’s
Carrie Johnson
[email protected]
Jennifer West
[email protected]
Thank you for your interest in the Junior Coaching Program! As a Junior Coach you will have the
opportunity to serve as a role model for girls throughout Lancaster County. We are looking forward to
having you join us!
Please return this application by mail or email:
Girls on the Run of Lancaster
P.O. Box 262
Landisville, PA. 17538
Junior Coach Expectations
Serving as a Jr. Coach for Girls on the Run is incredibly rewarding and is an unique leadership development
Position Summary:
The Jr. Coach is a volunteer role that works with a team of coaches, one of whom serves as a Mentor Coach,
to facilitate the GOTR or GOT curriculum to program participants. This position works closely with a
Mentor/Head and assistant coaches and entails approximately 2-3 hours per week with additional time
invested for coaches training, mid season coach training and the culminating 5k event.
Expectations and Responsibilities:
-Support the coaching team:
This may include setting up the practice site, helping distribute lesson materials, leading stretching,
-Being respectful to fellow coaches and girls always
-Be timely
-Commit to 2 practices/week for 10 weeks
-Attend Coach Training
-Attend Mid-Season coach Training
-Have one-on-one time with Mentor coach after Lessons 4, 8, 12, and 16
-Practice and be self-directed with the Supplemental took kit
-Complete pre and post surveys
-Be a positive role model by being on time, having a positive outlook and leading a healthy lifestyle
-Encourage the girls
-Always be authentic
-Be an asset to your team by sharing your strengths and skills
-Interact with parents of the program participants
-Lead a lesson by the end of the season
-Participate as a leader
-Communicate openly with Mentor and other coaches, Program and Executive Director
-Give feedback about your experience at end of season
-Let out your inner dork!
-A strong desire to lead the girls on the team to a great GOTR experience
-Excellent communication skills
-The ability to be flexible and improvise
-Inspire and motivate the participants to believe in their own talents and the mission of GOTR
-The desire and ability to partner and lead the team with the coaching team
I am familiar with the expectations and responsibilities of the GOTR Junior Coach program. I commit to
meet these responsibilities in a mature manner and will be open to feedback about my experience, just as I
will give honest feedback about my experience. I am excited to work with the team of coaches and will help
them lead this GOTR team to be the best it can be.