Start a Team

Start a Team

Ready to inspire the next generation to be joyful, healthy and confident? Explore this page to learn how you can start a team at a nearby school or community facility.

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Checklist

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  • We are now accepting applications for our Spring 2023 season which begins in March.
  • Starting a team refers to offering the program to a group of 8-15 girls at a location or site near you. 
  • First check to see if there is an existing team at your desired location in your community.
  • Designate a site liaison to serve as the program location contact (see the responsibilities of a site liaison below).
  • Review the Site Recruitment Packet, which has information about our program and what it takes to start a team at your desired location.
  • Complete a Start a Team Application.  The deadline to submit a spring site application is January 1st.
  • Recruit two to four volunteer coaches, who must attend our in-person GOTR coach training.
  • The location must provide a safe, dedicated outdoor and indoor space, where the program can be facilitated to the team at the dates/times determined for the season.
  • Identify a consistent practice schedule (same days/times each week) based on the program offered at your location.
  • Teams must consist of 8-15 girls.
  • Gain support from location administrators, such as a school principal or director of the community center.
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Site Liaison Responsibilities

  • Acts as the main contact at the site for Girls on the Run families/participants and Girls on the Run council staff before and throughout the program.
  • Aids in team member recruitment efforts by distributing marketing materials (provided by Girls on the Run) and spreading the word about Girls on the Run throughout the site community and via email using provided digital templates. This helps ensure there is a full team for each season at this location.
  • Offers support to families who need assistance with registration.
  • Helps identify two to four coaches from the community for each team*.

*If you cannot secure coaches, we will work with you to identify coaches from our volunteer pool.

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Whether you are new to Girls on the Run or a long-time supporter who is ready to advance our mission and vision, we value your interest in learning more about how to start a team.

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