The Build-a-TEAM program was created by the AWGA to help high schools throughout Arizona develop enthusiastic girls' golf teams. The program utilizes AWGA resources to connect school programs with the instruction and equipment they need to be successful. The AWGA assists a minimum of eight high school girl's golf teams annually.
Each team in the program has 5 to 8 girls of all ethnicities and abilities.
The AWGA conducts classes for the girls on the Rules and Etiquette of golf, encouraging respect and appreciation for the traditions and technical integrity of the game, as well as instilling in them golf's inherent principles of respect, discipline, courtesy and sportsmanship.
70 percent of the funds provided to the teams are used for golf instruction taught by LPGA and PGA Professionals.
Many schools in the Build a TEAM program are Title I schools that serve primarily low-income families who could not afford to participate in golf without the help of the program.
In order to sustain teams long-term, the AWGA assists in pairing them with local women's leagues and other boosters who are willing to support them.