Host a competition

Inspire students to discover engineering on your campus

Basic Host Responsibilities

Hosts serve as the main point-of-contact for their event and are responsible for inviting schools and groups to participate. Competitions must take place between February 12 and March 18, 2018 and Hosts select their event date from within that window. Competitions may be conducted during the school week or on weekends.

Planning for a successful competition should begin four to six months out from the event date. Most of a Host's time will be dedicated to promoting the competition, inviting schools/groups to participate, organizing volunteers and setting the day's schedule. TSA provides you with pre-event planning support and materials; pre-packaged competition materials and marketing tools including promotional brochures and web-based resources.

The average Host site consists of 11-20 teams, from local schools—public, private, home schools—youth groups and organizations (Boy/Girl Scouts, YMCA, robotics teams and students from summer camps).  Hosts must reserve appropriate sized facility space, one large room or several smaller rooms, each equipped with at least one table and eight chairs per team.  Hosts may choose to host a high school TEAMS event, a middle school TEAMS event, or both.

While Hosts are responsible for marketing their event and inviting participants, TSA coordinates registration and manages all registration fees. Hosts are provided, free of charge, on-line registration processing, tracking and electronic notification of participants.

Use the links below to learn more about hosting TEAMS. 

Click here to learn what it takes to be a TEAMS host.

Ten Tips for Hosting a Successful TEAMS Competition - an interview with Jessica Taylor, TEAMS host at Auburn University

TEAMS Host Infographic

TEAMS Host Application

TEAMS Host Power Point

TEAMS Host Q & A

For more information contact Sandy Honour, TEAMS Manager.