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JT Moore Middle School4425 Granny White PikeNashville, TN 37215


Play Like a Girl is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering women and girls by engaging them in sport, physical activity and active play. Serving as a coach is a fun and rewarding way to get involved with Play Like a Girl and learn more about our program. You get to experience the program first hand, feel a sense of accomplishment that you have made a difference in the lives of middle school girls, and have a ton of fun with your team of coaches and incredible girls! This is a perfect opportunity for women who cannot make the twice-weekly time commitment to be a head coach or session facilitator!

Job Summary:

The Assistant Coach is a volunteer position that assists the Head Coach(s) at a Play Like a Girl program site. The position requires a time commitment of approximately 1-2 hours per week for 12 weeks. Assistant Coaches can choose to attend both program sessions per week OR commit to only one day a week, between 3:00 pm and 6:00 pm. We ask each Assistant Coach to determine which schedule works best for them and to maintain that schedule throughout the program for consistency on behalf of the girls.

While the Assistant Coach is not responsible for facilitating the Play Like a Girl curriculum, they are there to support the Head Coach and program participants in many ways. The Assistant Coach is primarily responsible for leading each 45-minute sports session, physical activity or fitness lesson at each session.

This volunteer position may be used as a service learning project/high school community service credit project, internship, or other college/high school credit project upon agreement of the Head Coach or session facilitator

Core Duties/Responsibilities include the following (other duties may be assigned):

  • Attend program session on selected day(s) on a consistent basis
  • Serve as a role model and mentor for program participants
  • Set up, lead and break down sports and fitness activities, games and lessons
  • Help prepare post-workout snack
  • Encourage and cheer for all participants
  • Participate in games and workouts with the girls as needed
  • Attend and lead activities at a community Pop-Up Play Day with program participants and other volunteers
  • Understand and believe in the mission of Play Like a Girl
  • Special projects as assigned


  • A strong commitment to girls' health and empowerment
  • Flexible/ability to adjusting to a rapidly changing environment
  • Experience playing a sport or participating in/leading a fitness class
  • Excellent verbal communication skills and experience working with youth a plus


  • Coaching
  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Dance / Aerobics
  • Sports Coaching
  • Fitness Instruction
  • Golf

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 hour per session

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