Become a Coach

Now recruiting coaches for Fall 2022 Girls on the Run!

Click Here to Register! 

Girls on the Run St. Louis is a volunteer-based organization. Our program is possible because of the amazing volunteers who donate their time and talent, and provide invaluable support to empower girls across the St. Louis Metropolitan area for a lifetime of healthy living.
Volunteer coaches work directly with 3rd – 8th grade girls to deliver the Girls on the Run and Heart & Sole programs at a specific site. Coaches lead the girls through fun and active lessons while helping them prepare for the Girls on the Run 5k event at the end of the season.

Step 1: Register!

All coaches must register through our online system!

Step 2: Complete Coach Training

Spring 2022: Coach training will be offered in-person and virtually this season. In-person training options will be available to select in January. Trainings will be held on the weekends in February. Coaches need to attend one 4-hour in-person training to be considered a trained coach this season and into the future. You will not have to repeat training. All training is free. 

Virtual coach training modules will be available through the GOTR Learning Academy. You will be emailed access information within 2 weeks of registering to coach. Online training modules can be completed at your own pace, but must be done by the start of practices. 

Not all coaches are required to attend training.  

*Each team of 6-15 girls requires at least 2 trained coaches at every practice. PLEASE NOTE: The more trained coaches you have, the more girls you are able to accommodate at your site. 

Step 3: Complete a Background Check

ALL coaches must have completed a background check on file before the season begins.  If you have not had a background check through our system in the past two years, you will receive an email requesting that you complete one at this time. 

Step 4: Get CPR Certified 

At least 1 coach at every practice must have CPR certification and have First Aid knowledge. Often this is fulfilled by the Head Coach. 
(Virtual-only sites are not required to have a CPR certified coach.)

CPR Certification Resources:

CPR Plus LLC - call 314-313-5980 to learn about available class dates and locations