Team Competition - Checklist


Teams Competition 2014 Checklist


December 2014
  • Spread the word to your students.
  • Inform fellow counselors, math and science teachers.
  • Provide TEAMS information on your school's website.
  • Announce the TEAMS competition in the school newspaper.
  • Talk about TEAMS with your local PTA.
  • Pick a TEAMS Coach.
    • Teachers, counselors, parents - anyone can coach!
  • Download the Coach Manual from http://teams.tsaweb.org
  • Form TEAMS of 4-8 students.
    • Junior varsity and varsity levels of participation
  • Arrange practice sessions with your students or make TEAMS practice part of your classroom studies.
January 2015
  • Resume team practice sessions.
  • Make transportation arrangements with your school.
By January 31, 2015 By February 1, 2015
  • Watch the mail for your confirmation packet.
  • Continue holding practice sessions for TEAMS participants.
  • Make your room reservations at one of Lincoln's Hotels, if applicable.
  • Return completed team member lists to UNL.
    • Via fax or e-mail (enclosed with confirmation materials)
  • Continue holding practice sessions for TEAMS participants.


Omaha Campus Competition; February 17, 2015
  • TEAMS Competition
    • Check-in begins at 9 a.m.
Lincoln Campus Competition; February 24, 2015
  • TEAMS Competition
    • Check-in begins at 9 a.m., in the Nebraska Union Ballroom at UNL
By March 1, 2015
  • Watch for the follow-up e-mail with regional scores from UNL and a copy of a press release for your personal distribution.
  • Coaches will be e-mailed a copy of their team photo taken on competition day.

TRAINING MATERIALS and RESOURCES

TEAMS Coach Manual
The TEAMS Coach Manual contains rules, tips for coaching a team, sample problems, and exercises for team building and problem solving. The Coach Manual is available for download at http://teams.tsaweb.org. Coaches without Internet access may request a Coach Manual by calling TSA at (703) 548-5387.

Practice Test Sets
Schools may use previous TEAMS test sets to practice for the TEAMS test. One complimentary practice test set is available to schools that have not previously participated in TEAMS. TSA will mail a practice test set to new schools once they pre-register online.
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