Participate as a Student

Have fun competing against other schools and groups from across the country in the TEAMS competition. You and your teammates will work together to problem-solve some of the world's most pressing challenges.

How do I form a team?

Ask a teacher, or other adult, to become a coach and get enough students together for a 4-8 person team. Middle school team members must be in grades 7 and 8 (9th grade may participate at the middle school level if they are housed in a middle school).  High school team members must be in grades 9-12 but can be from one class, several classes, a school club or group (i.e. Boy/Girl Scouts, 4-H, Junior Achievement, etc.). Remember, the coach must accompany you on competition day and serve as the point of contact for your team.

How do We Practice?

You can find previous competition questions online in the sample questions online. Be sure to also ask your coach to login into their TEAMS account and download the scenarios, or topics that will be covered on competition day, as well as more sample questions.

Where Do We Compete?

There are many competition sites across the country, mostly colleges and universities. You can search for the site nearest you online. And if there's not a site close by, you can compete at your own school as an On-site Location.

How do we register?

Online registration opens in early September.  The coach completes the registration.

What can we win?

You can win trophies, medals, participation certificates... not to mention bragging rights that your team is one of the best in the country! Each team will receive recognition on competition day and will be ranked within their division.  Top finishers will advance to the state level and then onto the national level. Top ranking state teams will receive 'Best in State' awards and the top scoring state teams in the nation will have the opportunity to compete in the national TEAMS competitions.