Friday, January 19, 2018

Volunteer Coaches Needed for Girls on the Run Spring Season

Girls on the Run of Greater Susquehanna Valley, a physical activity-based, positive youth development program that inspires girls in 3rd through 8th grade to be joyful, healthy and confident, is in need of volunteer coaches for the spring season. Coaches are needed at over 30 sites in Lycoming, Montour, Columbia, Northumberland, Snyder, Union, Juniata and Mifflin counties.

Volunteer coaches facilitate lessons to small teams of girls who typically meet after-school twice a week for 75-90 minutes for 10 weeks. The program culminates with all teams participating in a celebratory 5K event. Individuals must be eighteen years old to serve as an assistant coach or twenty-one years old to serve as a head coach. Volunteer coaches do not need to be runners but must complete a background check and participate in on-line and in-person training.

Coaching is a great way to get involved, “Little by little I am changing my life for the better, and hopefully, setting a good example for my kids too,” says volunteer coach Shannon Frederick. “One thing is certain, Girls on the Run has made an impact on my life and has made me feel empowered too,” Frederick notes.

Girls on the Run of Greater Susquehanna Valley’s spring coach registration is now open. For more information or to sign-up to coach visit

About Girls on the Run
Girls on the Run is a national physical activity-based positive youth development program for 3rd-8th grade girls. Participants develop and improve competence, feel confidence in who they are, develop strength of character, respond to others and oneself with care, create positive connections with peers and adults and make a meaningful contribution to community and society. Each session is led by trained volunteer coaches that guide and mentor the girls. The ten-week program
concludes with all participants completing a celebratory 5k event which gives them a tangible sense of achievement as well as a framework for setting and achieving life goals. Girls on the Run has
served over 1.2 million girls since its inception in 1996.

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