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As a TEAMS coach, your primary responsibility is to guide and instruct your team(s). Specific expertise in engineering is NOT required. All that is needed is a willingness to try something new and give your students the opportunity to experience engineering.

Pre-Competition Responsibilities:

  • Form your team(s) of two to four 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.
  • Select the date and conduct the competition within the competition window (February 11 - March 4).
  • Reserve appropriately sized facilities for the competition.
  • Secure and coordinate proctors.

Competition Day Responsibilities:

  • Serve as the main point-of-contact for the event.
  • Return competition materials as instructed by TSA.
  • Complete and return the student Honor Statement to TSA.
  • Answer proctor questions.
  • Prepare the competition area.
  • Set a schedule for the day.

Post-Competition Responsibilities:

  • Review competition scores by logging into your coach online account.
  • Submit protest forms, if necessary, within three days after your competition date.
  • Download and distribute certificates and digital badges to team members.