Girls on the Run of Nebraska New Coach Application

Coaching a GOTR team is a rewarding and fun experience. You don't have to be a runner to coach, but you must be a positive-minded, responsible person who wants to help girls succeed.
Other requirements follow:
     1. Must be available to coach two days per week during the season. To ensure a good bonding experience and program consistency, and to meet budget constraints, we require "full-time coaches," i.e. those who will attend twice a week. No "part-time" applicants (i.e. available only one day per week), please.
     2. Must be available to meet for 75 minutes two days per week during the season. MOST teams meet on Tue/Thu, but there are a few sites with different schedules.
     3. Must be available to meet AFTER SCHOOL, most start times range from 3 to 4 p.m. Most meetings conclude between 4:15 and 5:30 p.m. On rare occasions, teams may meet in the evening.
     4. Must be able to commit to the entire 8-week season. The overall time commitment for new coaches is about 32 hours and includes four hours on online, on-demand modules; an in-person pre-season meeting (dates, times and locations vary by season); 16 meetings with your GOTR team; a couple hours on 5K day (varies by season/region); and CPR/First Aid certification, if necessary.
     5. Must be able to pick up equipment/supplies during the season as needed -- or designate someone from your team to collect supplies as needed.
     6. At least one coach per site must be 21 years old.
     7. At least one coach per site must be certified in CPR and First Aid. We can provide training.
     8. A background check will be conducted.
     9. A car is required.
    10. Attending a pre-season coach meeting for new coaches is required. Meetings are typically conducted in February and August. Other options may be available if online modules are complete.

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Girls on the Run

Starting in 2024, the GOTR program consists of 16 meetings delivered twice weekly over 8 to 10 weeks (depending on days off for Spring Break, Fall Break, e.g.) during the school year.
Due to budgetary constraints (insurance, background checks, supplies), we rarely accept part-time coaches, i.e. those available only one day per week.

If you're unavailable to coach, but would like to get involved, we have other opportunities, e.g. site liaison, end-of-season party or the Practice 5K at your site.
Coaching Availability *


Camp GOTR presented by Girls on the Run for extended breaks
Camp GOTR leaders deliver a themed curriculum over 5 contiguous half-days.
Camp GOTR includes games, short running activities, skits and crafts and concludes with a culminating event of the Camp's choice, e.g. fun run, service project.
Training is required.
Camp GOTR Availability *

Tell Us About Yourself

Have you volunteered for Girls on the Run of Nebraska before? *
Do you have a daughter(s) who will be on the team? *
NOTE: Like many other organizations, Girls on the Run of Nebraska doesn't offer free registration for coach kids. Coaches pay the tuition rate at their site, which helps us stretch our limited financial aid dollars to serve as many girls as possible. 
Full-time coach benefits include a guaranteed spot on the team for a daughter, a free 5K package entry (for GOTR girl and her Run Buddy), a coach shirt and appreciation gift. Coaches also receive priority status if they apply for financial aid.
Coaches with daughters on the team will be prompted when it is time to register their daughter(s) for the program.
Are you a full-time college or high school student? *
Where did you learn about this opportunity? Check all that apply.

Location Preferences

Have you coached for Girls on the Run of Nebraska before? *
If you are interested in coaching at a particular school, please enter the information below, otherwise we will assume you are flexible and open to coaching where you're needed most.
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CPR and First Aid Status

We require that at least ONE coach per site be certified in CPR and have first aid training. 
We offer a 4-hour online, on-demand course that you can watch before attending training. At training, you can demonstrate your skills to our instructor to complete your training.

Certification lasts for two years.
We ask coaches to contribute $40, if possible, to help defray our CPR/FA expenses to help us keep our program registration fees low for girls in need.
What best describes your interest in becoming certified in CPR/FA? *

Interests and Experience

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Please list the contact information for two people who will serve as references for you and your character.
Reference No. 1
Reference No. 2
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If accepted, you will receive additional instructions on how to register as an approved coach.