Coach for College: US Student-Athlete Application 2019
You are beginning an application for US student-athletes to participate with Coach for College during Summer 2019. Please complete the entire application. The application deadline is February 6th, 2019, with the exception of the following partner universities:

Duke: Jan. 23
Harvard: Jan. 28
Indiana: Jan. 18
Iowa: Jan. 21
Northwestern: Jan. 25
Ohio State: Nov. 9
Stanford: Jan. 23.

Applicants may be contacted by a member of CFC's selection committee or their athletic department for a phone interview. Official invitations for Summer 2019 spots will be sent by email in late February.

This application asks for information about you, the camp dates you are available for, your preferred sports and subjects to teach, as well as 6 essay questions about your interest in Coach for College and experience.

The following application will take a minimum of 20 minutes to complete, excluding the essay questions, which require some prior reflection. Feel free to browse through the form, but when beginning to fill the application out, it must be completed in one session. If you exit the application before completing it, none of your answers will be saved and you must begin again. If you own a valid passport, you will need to email a digital copy for your application to be complete, so please ensure you have that ready. It is not necessary to own a valid passport to apply, though should you be accepted, you will need to apply for one without delay, using the expedited process.

If you have any questions about the program or the application process, please do not hesitate to contact Seth Napier at seth.napier@coachforcollege.org.

Essay questions
How does participating in Coach for College contribute to the fulfillment of your long term educational, career, and/or life goals? *
Your answer
Please describe a time you experienced adversity or failure, how you dealt with the situation, and what you learned from it. *
Your answer
What are important lessons you think you might gain from immersing yourself in rural Vietnam? *
Your answer
If a child has little motivation for school or thinks he is unable to achieve his long-term goals, what can you do to have a positive influence on this child? *
Your answer
Please describe a time when you taught or coached a group of children, and explain the strategies you used to get them excited about the material you were teaching. *
Your answer
Please describe a time when you worked with people from diverse backgrounds to achieve a common goal, and explain the strategies that allowed you to work together successfully. *
Your answer
Thinking creatively about your personal network, the resources you will be provided by the program, and other means of raising funds (on campus fundraisers, businesses, organizations, and/or individual donors). Briefly describe the tools you intend to use in your fundraising effort.
Remember, unless your school has indicated otherwise, you are committing to raise a minimum of $1,680 (and hopefully more) in support of the general operating budget of the CFC camps. Your fundraising success is an integral component of your CFC experience.
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General information
First Name *
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Last Name *
Your answer
Name you prefer to be called *
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Gender *
Date of birth *
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University *
If your university is not in the list above, please select "Other University", and enter your school's name here.
Your answer
Year of Graduation *
Varsity Sport 1 *
Varsity Sport 2 (if applicable)
If your sport is not in the list above, or if you have also participated in a 3rd varsity sport in college, please enter it here.
Your answer
T-shirt size *
Participants wear Coach for College t-shirts while teaching and coaching.
Contact info
Permanent address *
Your answer
University EMAIL address *
Your answer
Non-university EMAIL address *
Your answer
Cell phone *
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Academics
GPA *
Your answer
Major(s) *
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Minor(s)
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Emergency contact info
Mother's address
Your answer
Mother's phone number
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Mother's email address
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Father's address
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Father's phone number
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Father's email address
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Passport information
Do you possess a valid passport? *
Please enter your full legal name, EXACTLY as it appears on your passport
Your answer
What is the expiration date? (MM/DD/YYYY)
(For visa purposes, if you are offered a spot with Coach for College, and your passport expires before March 2020, it will be imperative to apply for a new passport as soon as possible after your selection, using the expedited process).
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What is the passport number?
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What country issued your passport?
Citizenship 2 (if applicable)
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Citizenship 3 (if applicable)
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Summer plans
Please indicate the camp dates you are available for, and your order of preference. If you do not have a strong difference in preference between two or more camps, please indicate the same ranking number for each of those camps.

Dates refer to the day you would leave the US, and the date you would most likely land on the way back.

Camp 1 (Camp 1: May 22 - June 17) *
Camp 2 (June 19 - July 15) *
Camp 3 (July 17 - August 12) *
Departure airport possibilities *
If you are selected to participate in Coach for College, which THREE airports would you be able to fly out of? (You will be responsible for funding and arranging ground transport to the airport. Flights will be booked round trip, to and from one of these airports. We will be in touch before booking tickets to confirm your plans, so if your flight options change or if you would need to fly out of one city and back to another, you will be able to share this then, prior to ticket purchase).
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Sports - Preferences
Please rate the sports classes based on your preference and ability to teach them. If you have the same preference for two or more sports, please give each of those the same ranking number.

Bear in mind that for basketball, tennis and baseball (we teach a simplified, wiffle ball version), the children will be at a very beginning level. The children usually are familiar with volleyball and soccer, though the majority of them have not played either one extensively or in an organized way.

Baseball *
Basketball *
Soccer *
Volleyball *
Tennis *
Ultimate Frisbee *
Dance (Choreographing and teaching group dances, step by step). Ask for more details. *
Sports - Details
Below, please list your qualifications for teaching each of the sports classes (such as experience playing that sport in middle school and high school, experience playing in sports leagues for that sport, experience coaching that sport, camps you have worked in, etc.). If you feel you have no relevant qualifications for a particular sport, please state “None.”

The purpose of this and the following academic section is to match you best with what you are able to teach. The better we understand your experience and ability to teach and coach each sport and subject, the better we can ensure that the teaching assignments for each camp are balanced and fit the participants' skill sets.

Since this part of the application does not enter into the selection process itself, it is not necessary to try to impress here. Giving a good amount of detail and description here DOES however help us a lot AFTER selection, when deciding whether you or one of your teammates in the camp would best be able to teach a certain sport.

Baseball *
Your answer
Basketball *
Your answer
Soccer *
Your answer
Volleyball *
Your answer
Tennis *
Your answer
Ultimate Frisbee *
Your answer
Dance *
Your answer
Academics - Subject preferences
Please rate all the academic classes based on your preference and ability to teach them. If you have the same preference for two or more classes, please indicate the same ranking number for each.

Again, our focus here is not on selection, rather in trying to assign each chosen coach to a subject that they are able to teach, while covering all subjects in a given camp.

Biology *
Math *
Physics *
English (as a second language) *
Academics - Description of background
Below, please describe your qualifications for teaching each of the four academic classes (teaching experience you have in these subjects, amount of relevant coursework you have taken, relevant internships or jobs you have had, etc), as well as a description of how confident you feel that you would be able to teach lessons in this subject. If you feel you have no relevant qualifications for a particular class, please simply state “None.”

NOTE: You will be given lesson plans to aid you in teaching each class of the academic subject you are selected to teach, so you mainly need to be able to follow and understand a lesson plan for that subject designed for Vietnamese 6th, 7th, 8th, or 9th graders.

Remember that this section is not used until after selection, to ensure that all our coaches are assigned to teach a subject they are able to. There is no need therefore to feel you should impress. We are most interested in getting an objective feel for if you or one of the other coaches in your camp would be best suited to teach Subject A, and who would fit best in Subject B, etc. So the more descriptive the information you give us, the more accurate we can be.

Biology *
Your answer
Math *
Your answer
Physics *
Your answer
English *
Your answer
End of Application
This is the end of the 2019 Coach for College application. By clicking the button below, you will submit your application. If you need to make any changes before final submission, please do so now. If you would like to add any notes or clarifications to your application, feel free to use the space below. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to email us at seth.napier@coachforcollege.org. Thank you for your interest in joining us in Vietnam in 2019!
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