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•  STEP 1: Make sure HERO Boys is right for you.  Download our Info Packet, read through the overview about the program as well as testimonials and quotes from coaches and participants.  Starting a HERO Boys™ program will require dedication from coaches that are interested in making a difference in boy's lives and we need every coach to be on board.

•  STEP 2: Email our Site Coordinator.  Every new school interested in starting a HERO Boys™ program as well as returning sites planning another season will need to submit a Site Application.   Site applications are state-specific and generated for each season.  All Maryland schools should navigate to "Locations/Sign Up" and complete the New Site Application on that page (both new and returning).  Non-Maryland sites should first email to request a site application.  

•  STEP 3: Application Review.  Once your site application is complete a member of the HERO Boys™ Team will review the information provided and work with you directly through the rest of the process.  Please ensure your contact information is accurate as we'll use that to reach out directly to you with any follow information or questions.

How do I start a Team?

What needs to be in place at each site?

•  Site Liaison (can also be a coach)

•  Prospective coaches, minimum of two per team

•  Days & Times for practice (One day per week, 60-75 minutes)

•  Outdoor space and indoor weather alternate

•  Support/Agreement from school

•  Identified plan to distribute program information to students

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Who can participate?

•  HERO Boys is for boys in 3rd - 5th grade

How many boys can participate?

•  Teams are capped at 20 participants, with a minimum of 2 coaches

How long is practice, how long is the season?

•  Practice lasts 60-75 minutes, usually beginning right after school

•  The season is 8 weeks long

How long is practice, how long is the season?

•  Practice lasts 60-75 minutes, usually beginning right after school

•  The season is 8 weeks long

How much does HERO Boys cost?

•  The participation fee is typically around $75 but varies based by state and whether a 5K race is included or not

•  The fee covers the 8 weeks of the program, participant and coaches T-Shirts, materials and supplies to administer the program, as well as background checks, insurance, and typical business related expenses

When does the season start?

•  We have 2 seasons, the Spring and the Fall

•  Practices begin 7 weeks before the 5K

When do I need to submit my site application?

•  Site applications for the Spring season are typically due mid January

•  Site applications for the Fall season are typically due mid July

What about the 5K part?

•  The program culminates in a local 5K.  If your school has a 5K that is and ideal graduation race.  If not, we suggest finding a local 5K.  We are happy to help find you a race.

Are there scholarships for Title 1 Schools?

•  Limited scholarships are available in Maryland each season.  In the past, teams have also received funds from PTA, local businesses, and philanthropic organizations

What does HERO Boys provide to sites?

•  Training for all Site Liaisons and Coaches

•  Marketing and registration materials as needed

•  Materials and curriculum for each season

•  T-Shirts (2) for coaches (additional can be purchased at a discount) and for participants

•  Ongoing support from HERO Boys Corporate Headquarters – including communication throughout the season

•  Insurance

•  Background checks

•  HERO Boys is a program of the Team Captain Kids Foundation (TCKF), Team Captain Kids, Inc.

•  TCKF is a Maryland-based non-profit corporation founded in July of 2011

•  In March of 2012 TCKF received a determination letter from the IRS granting 501(c)(3) tax exempt status, FEIN 45-3837299

What the HERO Boys legal entity?

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