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Spring 2016 Season Coach Blog - SEASON WRAPUP

Posted 6/7/2016 | Practice Reports

We just completed our Spring 2016 season, which wrapped with the 5K on May 22.  What a season and what a team New Traditions!  We coaches LOVED being with you girls!  Thank you for letting us coach you, teach you...

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Spring 2016 Season Coach Blog - WEEK 3

Posted 4/4/2016 | Practice Reports

Hey there New Traditions Girls, Coaches, Supporters and Followers!! Week 3 was super fun! I just love how the girls really gel as the program continues and they get to know us – their coaches – and each other better. It...

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Spring 2016 Season Coach Blog - WEEK 2

Posted 3/25/2016 | Practice Reports

Hello again New Traditions Girls, Coaches, Supporters and Followers!! Week 2 started off quite chaotically! We have very excited girls and they are a rambunctious group! We set the park on fire starting out with a mile run to burn some of...

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Spring 2016 Season Coach Blog - WEEK 1

Posted 3/15/2016 | Practice Reports

WELCOME BACK TO NEW TRADITIONS 2016 Spring Season!!  I will be bringing you stories and inspiration that we share with our New Traditions GOTR team week to week.  I got a slow start in writing, however the girls at New...

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Fall 2015 Season Coach Blog - WEEK 7

Posted 11/13/2015 | Practice Reports

Hi GOTR New Traditions, coaches and all our girls!  Week 7 was fun, had two really good lessons and we racked up another 2 miles. At New Traditions, we have found that running 1 mile after we first warm up...

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Fall 2015 Season Coach Blog - WEEK 6

Posted 11/6/2015 | Practice Reports

Another great week for New Traditions Girls on the Run!  We had two really good practices.  The girls ran a total of 2 miles and we are so proud of their continued pacing! Our lesson on our Tuesday’s practice focused...

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Fall 2015 Season Coach Blog - WEEK 5

Posted 10/30/2015 | Practice Reports

WOW!!  What a week we had for the fifth week parents and Girls on the Run enthusiasts!  New Traditions team racked up another 2 miles and the girls continue doing well with their pacing.  We had two really valuable lessons...

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Fall 2015 Season Coach Blog - WEEK 4

Posted 10/23/2015 | Practice Reports

Another week down, GOTR enthusiasts!  The New Traditions team racked up another 2 miles and the girls are doing really well with their pacing.  We talked about dealing with emotional issues: comfortable vs. uncomfortable feelings, such as anger, sadness, joy,...

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Fall 2015 Season Coach Blog - WEEK 3

Posted 10/9/2015 | Practice Reports

We had a great –and exciting – third week! In addition to our runs and lessons, the Blue Angels added an extra element of excitement to our practice last Thursday! Tuesday, we ran a mile in three groups and our...

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Fall 2015 Season Coach Blog - WEEK 2

Posted 10/6/2015 | Practice Reports

Hi Girls on the Run enthusiasts! It was a great second week!  Lots of energy and excitement…and, the girls still want to run! YAY! Our lessons last week were about what it means to be a Girl on the Run...

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Fall 2015 Season Coach Blog - WEEK 1

Posted 9/25/2015 | Practice Reports

My name is Darayn Hickingbotham and I am coaching my first Girls on the Run team at New Traditions Elementary School this season.  I volunteered at the 5K a couple seasons ago and it was one of the most inspirational...

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Strava Event - Associate Board Interview

Posted 4/10/2015 | Associate Board

Reposted from the Strava blog by Annie Vranizan One of the biggest impacts Girls on the Run has is creating a community for young girls. This is precisely what we witnessed from joining in on an afternoon practice with the San Francisco, Bay Area...

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Hi from Alvarado Elementary, San Francisco (Spring 2013 season)

Posted 8/28/2013 | Practice Reports

One of our best lessons so far was Lesson 13 (Gossiping Hurts Everyone), specifically the Scavenger Hunt. One of our coaches gathered up 20 random items in her home, and we hid them in a park near our site, which...

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