"The TEAMS competition is fun, educational, and well run. Students learn to persevere and solve complex math and engineering problems, build physical structures with their hands, and learn to work together as a team. Thank you for helping to make this program happen. We've had wonderful memories that will last a lifetime!"
—Roxana Yang, TEAMS coach, CA
Enhance STEM education. Inspire your students.
As a TEAMS coach, you will show students why math and science matter, as students collaborate on real-world challenges using their classroom knowledge in practical and creative ways. With readily available competition resources and materials, coaches can introduce students to new academic content and create a fun learning opportunity.
You will have a direct impact in helping students to learn how they can apply math and science concepts in ways that make a tangible difference in the world; increase their STEM literacy; practice this knowledge in a fun co-curricular program; and understand how engineering makes everyday life possible by solving pressing problems.
Why serve as a coach?
- Build student success. Strengthen student confidence to contribute to a team solution, participate in engineering activities, and solve complex problems.
- It's rewarding. Take advantage of flexible participation options and preparation materials to fit student and coach schedules.
- It's easy. Build a workforce competent in math and science; contribute to global competitiveness.
Any adult interested in helping middle and high school students apply STEM learning to real-world engineering problems can become a TEAMS coach. Teachers, TSA chapter advisors, parents, school administrators/coordinators, and club/youth leaders all have served successfully as TEAMS coaches.
An engineering background is not required. All that is needed is a willingness to try something new that will expand students' learning and help them discover their potential for engineering.
As a TEAMS coach, your primary responsibility is to guide your team(s) in competition preparation and practice. In addition:
- form your team(s) of four to eight students.
- register your school or group online with TEAMS; more than one team may participate from each school or group.
- access the resources in the TEAMS coach online account to guide your team in competition preparation and practice.
- encourage your team to practice using online resources and the coach online account.
- attend the competition with your students.