GIRLS ON THE RUN CENTRAL NJ SPRING PROGRAM NEEDS COACHES FOR SHREWSBURY, SPRING LAKE HEIGHTS, MIDDLETOWN, WALL TWP.

COACHES DO NOT NEED TO BE RUNNERS 

Girls on the Run of Central New Jersey (GOTRCNJ) needs coaches for its Spring season starting the week of March 30th for Shrewsbury Elementary School, Spring Lake Heights Elementary School, River Plaza Elementary in Middletown, Central Elementary in Wall Twp. Girls on the Run is a physical activity-based, positive youth development program for girls in 3rd through 5th grades.  The ten-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 minutes for ten weeks.  Currently seeking coaches for one or two days per week for the ten week Spring program.   Program culminates with all teams participating in a non-competitive 5k run on June 7th at Fair Haven Fields. 

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Volunteers provide critical leadership and the non-profit organization is currently seeking coaches to facilitate the program with teams of 8 to 20 girls.

Girls on the Run was recently included as a top research-based program in a Social-Emotional Learning Guide developed by researchers at Harvard University and has been recognized by the National Afterschool Association (NAA) as one of the most influential after-school programs.

Coaches do not need to be runners but are required to be a minimum of eighteen years old to serve as an assistant, or twenty-one years old to serve as a head coach.  All volunteer coaches must complete a background check and attend a three-hour training session. 

For more information about coaching GOTRCNJ please contact Donna York, Executive Director at donna.york@girlsontherun.org or 908.285.9202 or go to www.gotrcnj.org.