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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  • Starting a GOTR team refers to offering the program to a group of 3rd-5th grade girls at a location/site near you, most typically a school. Teams will meet two days per week after school (either M/W or T/TH).
  • First check to see if there is an existing team at your desired site in the community.
  • Plan ahead! Sites are established in the fall for each upcoming spring season.
  • Designate a GOTR Site Liaison to serve as the main point of contact between the program site and the GOTR office (see the responsibilities of a Site Liaison below).
  • Recieve approval to host programming from site administrators, such as a school principal or director of the community center.
  • The site must provide a safe, dedicated practice space both indoors and outdoors as well as on-site supply storage.
  • Recruit three volunteer coaches/team. All coaches must attend and complete GOTR coach training, including CPR/First Aid certification.
  • Recruit 8-15 girls/team to participate at your site (in 3rd-5th grade).
  • Ready to Start your Site? Email the GOTRGK Program Team for more information and to complete the GOTR Site Application! 
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Site Liaison Responsibilities

Our volunteer GOTR Site Liaisons are essential to providing successful programming at each site, serving as the main contact for GOTR at the site! Our Site Liaisons:

  • Coordinate pre-season logistics at the site.
  • Assist with the recruitment of volunteer coaches.
  • Oversee the girl recruitment and registration processes, including distributing GOTR promotional materials and assisting families with program registration. 
  • Ensure that the site meets all Girls on the Run compliance standards.
  • Support GOTR coaches in their implementation of the program.
  • Facilitate communication among GOTR coaches, participants, parents/guardians, and the GOTR staff.


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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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