Complete your TEAMS registration by November 30, 2016 and receive a full color, 18" x 24" TEAMS poster for your classroom.
Competition Scenario Topics
for the multiple choice portion of the competition are listed on the
. Web previews of the scenarios will be posted in the coach login section of the website on September 12th and are available to coaches once registration is complete.
The following three components will make up the 2017 TEAMS competition.
Essay - Each team researches and writes an in-depth essay submitted electronically prior to their competition date. Essays will no longer be written on competition day. NOTE: The essay topic and instructions will be posted in the TEAMS coach login on October 17.
Multiple Choice - High school teams have 90 minutes to solve 80 multiple choice questions focused on 8 engineering scenarios related to the annual competition theme. Middle school teams have 60 minutes to solve 40 multiple choice questions.
Design/Build - using designated materials, teams (both middle school and high school) have 75 minutes to complete a hands-on design challenge related to the annual competition theme. Teams will be instructed to bring the required simple materials needed for the competition with them on competition day via a list provided in the coach login. NOTE: The design/build materials list will be posted in the TEAMS coach login on October 17.
Competition Options for Middle and High School Teams
Competing at a collegiate host site
Universities around the country serve as host sites for TEAMS. Each year hosts update their information regarding the competition date and any fees they charge to hold the competition. Once a host site has updated their information, the institution name will appear in the drop down box as choice for competition sites. Host sites are encouraged to complete their updates by October.
Serving as a secondary host site
When a collegiate host site is not available, high schools and middle schools may choose to invite other schools to participate at their location and they become secondary host sites. Secondary hosts have access to a Secondary Host Guide to help them plan their day. All answer sheets are returned to national TSA for judging. If you are interested in serving as a secondary host site, please email
to request an application or for additional information.
Competing as an on-site location
If you are not able to compete at a collegiate or secondary host site, you may also hold the competition at your own school for your own students. To do so, choose "Onsite Location" as the competition site when you register. Onsite locations have access to an Onsite Location Guide to help them plan the day. All answer sheets are returned to national TSA for judging.