We are committed to equipping our coaches with the skills and knowledge they’ll need to lead girls through a transformative and empowering Girls on the Run experience. GOTR's National Coach Training (NCT) program lays the foundation for the quality of the program and continued positive outcomes. NCT is a 3-hour, in-person training that prepares new coaches to create a safe and inclusive space where girls can thrive. Topics include how to facilitate the GOTR curriculum, GOTR policies & procedures, trauma-sensitive coaching and strategies to foster a safe, supportive environment for all girls.
Please read the definitions below regarding a New Coach vs. Veteran Coach to determine your training requirement.
NEW COACH - Anyone who has NOT previously attended our in-person NCT training facilitated by GOTR of the Flint Hills or completed the 5-hour online NCT modules (only) offered during the COVID pandemic.
New Coach Training Requirement:
Complete the pre-training online modules prior to attending one of our offered NCT in-person, 3-hour training sessions. Total Time Commitment: 2 hours online modules + 3 hours in-person training + 45 minute preseason virtual meeting
3 New Coach Training Options:
1.) Manhattan - August 28th, 5-8pm at KSU Office Park, 1880 Kimball Ave, Manhattan
2.) Topeka - August 30th, 5:30-8:30pm at the Topeka & Shawnee Co. Public Library, 1515 SW 10th Ave. We will be in the Marvin Auditorium, 101B (located on the main floor across from Chandler Booktique)
3.) Manhattan - September 5th, 5-8pm at KSU Office Park, 1880 Kimball Ave, Manhattan
VETERAN COACH - Anyone who HAS previously coached under GOTR of the Flint Hills AND attended NCT in-person training facilitated by GOTR of the Flint Hills or completed the 5-hour online NCT modules offered during the COVID pandemic.
Veteran Coach Training Requirement:
Complete the online NCT continuing education modules for GOTR coaches. Total Time Commitment: 2 hours online + 45 minute preseason virtual meeting
Fall Season Season Virtual Kickoff Meeting Tuesday, September 5th 8:00 to 8:45PM
Coaches will join us virtually to kick off the season with 30 minutes of season specific information followed by 15 minutes of Q&A. (Coaches who are attending the NCT in-person training option that day from 5-8pm will stay and join us for this meeting in person.)
All components listed above are required for coaches. Those who do not complete these requirements will not be allowed to coach for the season. Thank you for understanding and supporting our commitment to ensuring our coaches have the skills, knowledge and support to fulfill their coaching role.