The TSA, Inc. Board of Directors requires a minimum of one adult coach or chaperone for no more than ten student members. All adult coaches and/or chaperones must register for the national competitions, pay the registration fee, and be in attendance for the duration of the national competitions. There are no restrictions on the number of adult coaches and chaperones who may attend. All teachers, parents, supervisors, and teacher-educators are eligible to serve in this capacity.
All adults, including parents, must register for the national competitions. No student competitor may attend, compete, or participate without physical presence of an adult chaperone throughout the duration of the competitions.
In order to attend and/or compete at the National TEAMS Competitions, all student members, including those who are 18 years of age (as well as graduates of this school year) are required to attend the national competitions with a coach, parent, or adult chaperone.
A student member must meet the criteria listed below to be eligible to attend the national competitions:
Parents … did you know your child may ONLY attend the national TEAMS competitions if you complete the TSA, Inc. AUTHORIZATION FORM?
The authorization form will be given to you by your child’s TEAMS coach. View the form here. You must complete and return the form to the coach, who may need to present individual student authorization forms to a TSA representative at the conference. Please keep a copy of the completed form for your records.
Parents … did you know you can be a competition judge at the national TEAMS competitions and national TSA conference?
More than 200 judges are needed at the national TEAMS competitions and national TSA conference. Being a competition judge is a great way to become involved in TSA. Consider “rolling up your sleeves” and devoting your time, talent, and skills to this worthwhile endeavor. Instruction will be provided. Visit the TSA website conference page and click on Competitive Events to explore competitions that may match your area of expertise or interest - and for information on volunteering to be a judge. Once you are ready to commit to judging, access the judge sign-up information on the conference web page.
Parents … did you know there is an online store for TSA apparel?
TSA members, coaches, and parents can shop for TSA branded apparel and products online. To purchase blazers, shirts, slacks, and other official clothing, as well as accessories such as TSA pins, patches, and ties, visit the TSA website and click on TSA Store.
Parents … did you know all who attend the National TEAMS Competitions must comply with conference registration requirements and with the TEAMS dress code?
Parents and other family members who plan to attend the conference must register either on their own or through their child's coach. Conference dress code requirements found on the TEAMS website must be followed by all who attend the 2024 National TEAMS Competitions.
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The safety and security of all persons who attend the conference is of the utmost concern to the governing body of TSA. There are numerous security guards, provided by the convention hotels and TSA, who work closely with local law enforcement. As a necessary precaution, TSA enforces the following procedures:
All participants must register for the conference.
Identification (name badge) must be worn and be visible on a TSA lanyard by all conference attendees after June 26th.
The mandatory student attendee curfew is 10:00pm.
The conference is not “open to the public.”
The TSA Code of Conduct must be followed by all attendees.
Personal items brought to the conference for use at the conference are the sole responsibility of the attendee who chooses to bring the items. If a participant chooses to bring items of value, the participant is responsible for their safekeeping at all times, including any item of monetary or personal value and items used in competitions. TSA accepts no responsibility for replacement of lost, misplaced, or stolen items and will not replace such items. This policy applies to all attendees and includes the conference management team and event coordinators.
National TEAMS Competition FAQ
National TEAMS Competition Dress Code
National TEAMS Competition Schedule