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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  • Starting a team refers to offering the program to a group of girls at a location or site near you. This team will be part of Girls on the Run Utah.
  • First check to see if there is an existing team at your desired location in your community.
  • Designate a site liaison to serve as the program location contact (see the responsibilities of a site liaison below).
  • Review the Site Recruitment Packet, which has information about our program and what it takes to start a team at your desired location.
  • Complete a Start a Team Application.
  • Recruit 2-4 volunteer coaches, who must attend and complete coach training.
  • The location must provide a safe, dedicated outdoor and indoor space, where the program can be facilitated to the team at the dates/times determined for the season.
  • Identify a consistent practice schedule (same days/times each week) based on the program offered at your location.
  • Teams must consist of 8-15 girls.
  • Gain support from location administrators, such as a school principal or director of the community center.
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Site Liaison Responsibilities

  • Acts as the main contact for the team's families/participants and Girls on the Run staff before and during the program.
  • Helps identify 2-4 coaches from the community for each team*.
  • Assists in recruiting a full team at their location by distributing marketing materials (provided by Girls on the Run) and spreading the word about the program.
  • Offers support to families who need assistance with registration.

*If you cannot secure coaches, we will work with you to identify coaches from our community 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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