WHEN AND WHERE IS COACH TRAINING?
There will be multiple coach training sessions. The session you attend will be based on the county in which your site is located.
CAN I CHOOSE THE SITE WHERE I COACH?
Coaches may indicate a preference for the site at which they would like to coach. If coaches do not have a preference, we will assign them to a location in need of volunteers.
WILL I BE REIMBURSED FOR COACHING EXPENSES?
Each team receives a site allowance on a pre-paid debit card. Coaches should purchase snacks and celebratory materials using the card to avoid the need for reimbursement.
HOW MANY GIRLS AND COACHES ARE ON EACH TEAM?
Teams are made up of 8-15 girls, with 15 being most common. There is one Head Coach and two Assistant Coaches per team.
HOW LONG IS EACH PRACTICE?
Practices are scheduled for 90 minutes, twice per week for 10 weeks. Coaches should arrive at least 10 minutes prior to the practice start time and will need to stay until all girls are picked up at the end of practice.
CAN I BRING MY YOUNGER/OLDER CHILD TO PRACTICE WHILE I COACH?
Coaches need to be able to give their full attention to the lessons and girls during the practice. For this reason, coaches may not have children at practices who are not GOTR participants.
I KNOW THAT I AM GOING TO MISS SOME OF THE SCHEDULED PRACTICES. CAN I STILL COACH?
Coaches are expected to be at every practice (twice per week for the 10-week season). We understand that circumstances are not always controllable, so we ask that coaches plan to miss no more than two practices during the season.
DO I HAVE TO BE A RUNNER IN ORDER TO COACH?
Coaches do not have to be runners! We welcome women of all athletic abilities, including those who do not run. We ask that coaches have the desire to serve as a role model for the girls by showing positive behavior and encouraging a healthy lifestyle.
DO I NEED TO HAVE PRIOR COACHING EXPERIENCE?
Coaches do not need any prior coaching experience. We provide training, lesson plans and materials so you can feel equipped to lead a team of girls who call you "Coach."
DO I NEED TO HAVE A DAUGHTER IN THE PROGRAM IN ORDER TO COACH?
Coaches do not need to be related to or affiliated with any of the girls in the program in order to coach with us. We have many volunteers who coach because they want to inspire girls to become strong young women!