Coach callout: Girls on the Run seeking coaches for spring 2019

Girls on the Run serving Dubois County’s Spring 2019 Coach Registration is now open.

Girls on the Run is a physical activity-based, positive youth development program that inspires girls in 3rd through 5th grade to be joyful, healthy and confident.

The 10-week program incorporates running to teach critical life skills, encourage personal development and foster team building and community service.  Volunteer coaches utilize a curriculum to engage teams of girls in fun, interactive lessons. Teams meet twice a week for 75-90 minutes and the program culminates with all teams participating in a 5k event.

Girls on the Run serving Dubois County is celebrating five years serving Dubois County and currently serves girls at nine sites in the Southeast Dubois, Northeast Dubois, Greater Jasper and Southwest Dubois school corporations.

Volunteers provide critical leadership and the non-profit organization is currently seeking coaches to facilitate the program with small teams of eight to 15 girls.

“We had such an exceptional team of GOTR girls this season, but we had one little gal who accomplished more than even SHE could ever imagine this season,” a recent coach stated. “It was inspiring to watch her blossom over the course of the season, from being very quiet, passive and unconfident to an outgoing, engaged and confident girl who discovered she’s a good runner. The practice 5k was her very first ever, and she was surprised with how fast she ran. The Celebratory 5k confirmed that she is a talented runner and can accomplish anything she puts her mind to. She’s already looking forward to joining our GOTR team next year.”

Coaches do not need to be runners but are required to be a minimum of 18 years old to serve as an assistant or 21e years old to serve as a head coach.  All volunteer coaches must complete a background check and attend a training session.

For more information about coaching and Girls on the Run serving Dubois County visit www.gotrswin.org.

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