FFRC Coach

Job description:

·       May coach one or more groups

·       Attend all weekly training runs, seminars,  events and race day  

·       Come prepared to organize, motivate, and instruct the training group

·       Responsible for communication to participants, including timely emails

·       Motivate and lead participants—share knowledge and expertise

·       May conduct info sessions/seminars when another “expert” is not available

    • Coaches should be prepared to lead mini-seminars
    • Responsible for ensuring that the information is shared with their group

·       Organize groups according to pace/time/distance

·       Organize mentors and oversee them during practices

·       Work according to training plan laid out by store owner

o   Understand how to modify program to meet participants’ needs

·       Track attendance and follow up with participants when necessary

·       Plan routes, set up water stops, cones, checks course for any obstructions, etc.

·       Run/bike from front to back of group during all runs ensuring that all participants are safe and accounted for

·       Responsible for 100% of the people in their group returning safely – leave no runner behind

·       Enforce the various “rules” – headlamps in the dark, trail etiquette, no headphones, etc.

·       Must wear water bottles and headlamps when expecting others to do so

·       Carry a cell phone with them at all times during a workout.  Cell numbers of fellow coaches, local safety and law enforcement officials should be in the cell phone directory.

·       Provide organized group stretching for training participants

  • Stay informed about upcoming location changes, store seminars, etc.

·       Stay in touch with store owner on weekly basis

·       Cheer on participants during race day

*Coaches will not conduct their own workout during a group workout session





·       Fleet Feet Sports Ambassador

·       Certification from Fleet Feet Sports , RRCA, USATF, or Personal Training background preferred

·       CPR/First Aid/AED certified

  • Team player, foster a positive, non-competitive environment for people of varying fitness levels and abilities
  • Experience working with and motivating large groups
  • Excellent public speaking and communication skills required
  • Ability to be flexible and to improvise when needed
  • Have a strong desire and willingness to continuously learn about running/walking/fitness
  • Believe in and live a healthy lifestyle
  • Have participated in numerous 5K, 10K, half marathon and/or marathons, for distance they are coaching

Time Commitment:

  • Weekly time commitment is 5 – 7 hours for the duration of a training program
  • Twice weekly group workouts: one weeknight, 2-3 hours; one weekend morning, 2 – 4 hours

If interested email a resume to coach@fleetfeetgreenvillenc.com

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