Start a Team

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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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  • Review the Site Info Packet, which describes our program and what it takes to start a team
  • Designate a Site Liaison to serve as the program contact (see responsibilities below)
  • Gain support from site administrator, such as a principal or center director
  • Identify an outdoor practice space that is safe and accessible
  • Identify an indoor/covered space to be used in the event of severe weather
  • Identify 2 days a week to host 90 min practices for the season
  • Recruit 3-6 volunteer coaches (coaches must complete an application, background check and new coach training prior to the start of the season)
  • Recruit participants, 8-15 participants per team
  • For the Fall 2022 season, submit a Site Application between 5/6/22 - 7/25/22
  • After we've received your site application we'll review it and contact you with next steps
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Site Liaison Responsibilities

  • Champion the Girls on the Run program at your site and have fun!
  • Complete site application each season
  • Gain approval from site leadership in support of hosting GOTR
  • Identify safe, accessible outdoor space to facilitate practice
  • Identify indoor space to be used in the event of severe weather
  • Identify practice days and times (two days per week for 90 min)
  • Assist in the recruitment of a coaching team
  • Assist in the recruitment of participants through inclusive and broadly publicized outreach
  • Understand the GOTR registration process and assist families when needed
  • Connect with coaches prior to the start of the season to review team logistics
  • Serve as the point of contact between GOTR, site, and coaches
  • The Site Liaison may also serve as a coach, if they choose to do so

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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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