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 75-90 minute practices
  • Teams consist of a group of 6-20 girls
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Become A Site Liaison

The site liaison is a volunteer position that enables connection between the host site, coaches, and GOTR staff. Site liaisons may also be a coach, but they don't have to!

  • Serve as the primary contact for GOTR staff and coaches before and throughout the program
  • Submit 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*
  • Market GOTR to school/community using materials provided to drive participant registration
  • Communicate with coaches and GOTR staff regarding scheduling issues such as school closure dates or early dismissal
  • Ensure that coaches and girls are having a positive experience: inform GOTR staff of any areas where extra support is needed

*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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