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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  • Designate a site liaison to serve as the point person for our staff
  • Complete a Start a Team Application
  • Recruit two to four volunteer coaches, who must attend and complete GOTR coach training
  • Provide a safe, dedicated OUTDOOR SPACE for practice and running activities
  • Identify two days a week for up to 90 minute practices
  • Teams consist of a group of 6-20 girls
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Become A Site Liaison

Site Liaisons play an important role as the point person between GOTR, the site, and coaches. It is encouraged that Site Liaisons have a deep connection to the site as an employee, engaged parent and/or community member. Liaisons partner with Girls on the Run to ensure the success and sustainability of the team. 

  • Serve as the primary contact for GOTR staff and coaches before and throughout the program
  • Gain approval from the principal/site director to host the program and submit a site application
  • Champion your GOTR team and create a cooperative relationship with school administration (if applicable)
  • Identify the practice space and choose a practice schedule
  • Assist in the recruitment of at least 2 coaches for the team*
  • Recruit participants through an inclusive outreach effort, using materials provided by GOTR. Share awareness of financial assistance available for participants facing barriers.
  • Meet with coaches prior to the start of the season to review team logistics
  • The Site Liaison may also serve as a coach, if they choose to do so

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


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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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