Coaches sought for Girls on the Run

Coaches can have a positive impact on youth development.
Coaches can have a positive impact on youth development.

VERMONT-  Girls on the Run Vermont’s spring coach registration is now open. Becoming a coach for Girls on the Run Vermont means creating a positive impact for girls. Girls on the Run is a physical activity-based positive youth development program that is designed to enhance girls’ social, psychological, and physical skills and behaviors to successfully navigate life experiences.
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 90 minutes and the program culminates with all teams participating in a celebratory 5k run/walk event.
Girls on the Run Vermont currently serves girls at 176 sites in Vermont. Volunteers provide critical leadership and the nonprofit organization is currently seeking coaches to facilitate the program with small teams of eight to 20 girls. Coaches do not need to be runners but are required to be a minimum of 18 years old to serve as an assistant or 21 years old to serve as a head coach. Junior coaches are also encouraged to apply. All volunteer coaches must complete a background check and attend a training session.  
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The Deerfield Valley News

797 VT Route 100 North
Wilmington, VT 05363

Phone: 802-464-3388
Fax: 802-464-7255

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