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                 Application Deadline: Thursday, May 23
    Applicants will receive a response by Thursday, May 30


The Target Training Junior Coach Program is a fun and rewarding opportunity for dancers looking to develop leadership skills by helping in the training studio. Junior Coaches will learn about quality coaching, Irish dance strength & conditioning, advance their communication skills and make lasting impressions as a valuable mentor to younger dancers.

This unique volunteer program allows each Junior Coach to gain first hand experience in teaching strength and conditioning techniques along with other important life lessons such as teamwork, courage, community and commitment. They will share in the journey of other dancers and feel a sense of accomplishment each step of the way.

Junior Coaches serve as role models and mentors to Target Training athletes through consistent motivation and encouragement. They always put in their best efforts, understand the importance of the position and are committed to the program and Target Training’s core values:

Quality Programming | Student Enrichment | Healthy Learning Environment | Respect




  • Must be between the age of 13-18.

  • Commitment to one Summer Training Tour location: approximately 2.5 hours per day for 2 consecutive days.                                                                  

    • Junior coaches must arrive 30 minutes prior to the start time of the 1st class and 15 minutes prior to 2nd class.

    • Junior coaches will only be assisting in the 7-11 year old class when offered. 

  • This is a volunteer position and may be accredited to community service hours upon agreement with participating institutes.  

  • No previous experience required.

  • Positions available in Chicago, Cleveland, Milwaukee, Oakbrook Terrace and Oak Lawn. 


  • Attend the virtual Junior Coaches Meeting on Thursday, June 6 from 5:00-5:30pm.  Arrangements can be made if you have a conflict. 

  • Read and complete the Junior Coaches Manual (given upon acceptance into program).

  • Commit to 2 hours/day for 2 consecutive days during one of Target Training’s Summer Training Camps

  • Assist in classes according to the Junior Coaches Manual including leading with positive reinforcement, demonstrating proper form of exercises, assisting dancers in class, help set up exercise stations, etc.  

  • Each Junior Coach will be given a Target Training t-shirt to wear as their Junior Coach uniform.  

“Training the next generation of leaders and exposing them to the effects kinesiology has on Irish dancing is at the heart of the Target Training program.  It is an opportunity for athletes to gain experience as a leader and mentor younger athletes. 

I cannot wait to begin working with the next class of Junior Coaches this summer!”
- Ellen G. Waller

Target Training Founder & Coach

         Interested in becoming a Target Training Junior Coach this year?

          CLICK HERE to fill out the application.

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