Teams must consist of 2–4 students. Teams consisting of fewer than two students or more than four students require disqualification.
The 2022 competition window is February 11 - March 4, 2022. The team coach chooses one day to compete within the competition window. The essay component is submitted prior to the competition window opening, no later than February 10th.
Competition overviews are released which highlight the general engineering topics that will be presented the day of the competition. The overviews can be used to your team's advantage when preparing. For example:
You do not need to submit a specific competition date to TSA. Coaches will select and schedule their team’s competition date between February 11 - March 4, 2022. All competition materials must be returned as directed to TSA by 11:59pm EST on the final day of competition (March 4, 2022).
Grade levels 9/10 and 11/12 have been combined within the high school competition grade level. Therefore, there are now two competition grade levels instead of three: middle school and high school.
Middle school teams and high school teams with the top 25 overall scores from across the nation will be eligible to compete at the TEAMS national competitions held during the 2022 National TSA Conference in Dallas, TX. No more than three teams from the same school may attend.