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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  • Check if there is an existing team at your desired location in your community.
  • Designate a Site Liaison to serve as the primary contact (details further below). 
  • Review the Site Recruitment Packet, which has detailed information about our program.
  • Ensure support from administration (e.g., school principal or community center director). 
  • Recruit two to four volunteer coaches, who must complete GOTR coach training.
  • Identify a consistent practice schedule (same days/times each week) based on the program offered at your location.
  • Complete a Site Application. The site must provide a safe, dedicated outdoor and indoor space, where the program can be facilitated at the dates/times determined for the season.
  • Complete a new or returning coach application and register for training.
  • Market the program to girls at your site! Teams must consist of 8-15 participants. 
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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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