Coaching Roles for STRIDE


Head Coach/Site Liaison

  • Prefer to be connected with the school (i.e. a teacher or parent)
  • Link between site, coaches and county coordinator or GOTR/STRIDE Director
  • Manage marketing and registration
  • Manage coaching volunteers
  • Prepare and lead lessons
  • Commit to two practices/week unless sharing head coach duties

Assistant Coach

  • Assist with lesson instruction and planning of program events and celebrations
  • Commit to one or two practices/week

Practice Partners

  • Want to be invoved but can't commit to regularly attend practice
  • Run with the boys and provide encouragement at practice and on race day

Running Buddies

  • During the 5k race each boy participating is required to have a running buddy who is 18 years or older to run with him.
  • Running buddies may begin running with the boy prior to the race day attending the STRIDE afterschool meetings.
  • Each running buddy is required to have a background check (The Wilmington Family YMCA will administer this)

*At least one coach needs to be CPR certified and on-site each time the boys meet.