We are committed to equipping our coaches with the skills and knowledge they’ll need to lead girls through a transformative and empowering experience this season. GOTR's National Coach Training (NCT) program lays the foundation for the quality of the program and continued positive outcomes. Our 5-hour, in-person training 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 and trauma-sensitive coaching as well as learn specific strategies to foster a safe, supportive environment for all girls.
The definitions below of New Coach vs. Veteran Coach to determine the 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 online NCT modules 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 training sessions. Total Time Commitment: 2 hours online modules + 3.5 hours in-person training + 45-minute preseason virtual meeting
New Coach In-Person NCT Training Options:
1.) February 1st, 5:30-9pm at KSU Office Park, 1880 Kimball Ave, Manhattan
2.) February 6th, 5:30-9pm at SpringHill Suites, Southwest 2745 SW Fairlawn Rd, Topeka
3.)February 8th, 5:30-9pm at KSU Office Park, 1880 Kimball Ave, Manhattan
VETERAN COACH - Anyone who HAS previously attended NCT, a 5-hour 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
All Coaches must virtually attend our Spring Season kickoff meeting on Feb. 13th from 7:00-7:45PM in which we will provide coaches with council and season specific information.