Sept. Team Manager Support Meeting: Top FAQs
Thank you to the 17 new Team Managers (TMs) and parents who attended our Sept. Team Manager Support meeting on 9/19/2023! Eastern and Western regions were represented and most were brand new to DI. Here’s a summary of the top topics discussed at our meeting.
What is DI? How many people to form a team?
How do I join an existing team? Or find team members to start a team?
Your best bet is to reach out to your school’s PTSA and see if there are other existing teams or interested students at your school. WADI also maintains a list of interested parents who are looking for DI teams and are happy to connect you to other parents who may also have reached out to us. See our website and reach out to your Regional Director (Eastern or Western). To learn more about forming teams, see Start a Team.
What are the age categories for teams?
There are 4 DI age categories: Rising Stars:
Can you register multiple Team Managers?
Yes, you can have multiple TMs registered with your team. To register your Team Manager, see Start a Team.
Does each team need to provide a volunteer appraiser? What will they do?
In order to register for a tournament, each team must designate a volunteer to appraise or provide support at the Regional and Affiliate Tournaments. For expectations about your volunteer appraiser, see Appraisers and Tournament Support.
How many teams advance in regionals?
All 1st place teams in every challenge and level advance to state. Other teams advance depending on the total number of teams in each challenge and level
Is there a sample schedule for what TMs should accomplish each week?
(ex week1: Read challenge and discuss week2 : Discuss props week 3, etc).
After you purchase your team number, you can download the Roadmap from DI Resources, which is a ™ guide and includes a sample schedule for what to accomplish each week. To learn more about where to download the Roadmap, see Start a Team.
Where do teams meet?
You don’t have to offer your home as the place for the team to meet if you don’t want to. Some schools offer places for teams to meet. Or you can rotate meetings though for building, it helps to store everything in one place.