GOTR Coach

Coaching a Girls on the Run team is the most rewarding way to get involved with Girls on the Run of Middle Tennessee. Volunteer coaches serve as role models and mentors for the girls who participate in our GOTR programs in the Middle Tennessee area.

At each program location, 3 coaches deliver the GOTR curriculum twice a week for 90 minutes to groups of 8 to 15 girls. Coaches are not required to be runners, they simply must be passionate about the mission of Girls on the Run, committed to working with a group of girls throughout the 10 week season and able to bring energy and joy to each practice.

Apply to Be a GOTR Coach

Thank you for your interest in becoming a coach for Girls on the Run of Middle Tennessee!

Click here to submit Coach Recruitment form

Girls on the Run strives to have our programming be consistent, providing the best possible experience for each girl. Our coaches are the most integral part of making that happen. We ask that you truly consider the requirements listed below prior to making the commitment to be a coach to a team of young girls.

Head Coach

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. Head coach must be a woman.

Major responsibilities include:

  • Preparing, organizing, and supervising the weekly lessons
  • Leading the program participants through each lesson
  • Facilitating communication with parents/guardians of program participants
  • Attending the Girls on the Run® 5k with program participants and their family
  • Planning and coordinating the team’s end of season party
  • Understanding and believing in the organization’s mission

 Assistant Coach

The Assistant Coach assists 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. Assistant coach may a woman or man.

Major responsibilities include:

  • Attending program sessions on a consistent basis
  • Setting-up/breaking down of games and lessons; encouraging and cheering for all participants
  • Participating in games and workouts as needed
  • Attending the Girls on the Run® 5k with program participants and their family
  • Understanding and believing in the mission of the organization

 Substitute Coach

The Substitute Coach assists the coaching team at a Girls on the Run program site while serving as a role model and mentor for program participants. The position entails varying hours per week for a 10-week commitment as needed by the Head Coach and Assistant Coach. Substitute coach may be a woman or man.

Major responsibilities include:

  • Attending program sessions on an as-needed basis
  • Assisting with setting-up/breaking down of games and lessons
  • Providing one-on-one attention to program participants
  • Leading an activity with assistance and supervision of the Head Coach if desired
  • Understanding and believing in the mission of the organization

Access Coach Resources

GOTR Coach Application