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General Team Manager Information




Becoming a DI Team Manager can be one of the most rewarding experiences you will have as an adult volunteer. You get to witness the growth of your team and the amazing solutions they develop, firsthand. Along the way, you learn how to build teams, teach creative problem solving, and form lasting relationships with your team members and other adult volunteers.

“Unlike any other organization I’ve come across, I see that DI teaches extremely valuable real-world skills that will give my kids, and the kids on my team, a major head-start in life. They don’t get these valuable skills in school and very few other organizations are as effective at teaching and encouraging them. More than ever, the engine of our economy is ‘American Ingenuity’ and I want my kids to enter the working world with strong skills in this area. Being part of DI is very satisfying – and worth my time. I’ve developed a much deeper and meaningful relationship with my kids (and other DI team members) through DI. DI has prompted some great ‘kitchen table’ discussions with my kids on very practical real-world issues. It’s also allowed me to play a major increased role in their lives and in their development that I know they value.”-Scott Dalgleish



At some point, your team has most likely read through all of the exciting Challenges of the new season. If you’ve chosen your Challenge, you may have even started working on its solution already! Each year, our Challenge Writers work hard to make sure they develop fun and engaging academic Challenges for all of our participants. Knowing which Challenge your team is participating in this season helps us identify the most popular Challenges, as well as better gauge the number of teams that are competing worldwide.

We need you to take a few minutes to enter your team’s information – including your Team Name, Team Challenge, and Challenge Level – in our Resource Area.

If this is your first time accessing the Resource Area, this portal will allow you to download documents, such as practice Instant Challenges, as well as ask Team Clarifications. So please go ahead and dig around while you’re in there!

HOW TO ENTER YOUR TEAM’S INFORMATION:

  • If you don’t have a DI account, create one now by going to: https://resources.destinationimagination.org/shop.php/auth/account/create_new_account and entering your information.
  • Once you have an account, go to the Resource Area here: https://resources.destinationimagination.org/resources.php.
  • Make sure to view and accept the code of conduct!
  • Highlight the Teams tab and then select My Teams.
  • Click on Add Team, and then enter either the Team Number and order number (this information will come from the person who purchased the team number) OR the Team Number and the postal code.
  • If you have multiple teams, repeat Step 5 to claim all of your teams.
  • Click on the pencil icon to the left of your Team Number, and then add/edit your organization name, team name, and the Challenge/Level your team will be participating in this season. Remember, you can change the Challenge if your team decides to make a switch from their original plan. However, once you’ve competed in your first tournament, you cannot change your Challenge.
  • Visit the Team Registration Page to complete the process of registering a team for the Florida DI Tournament.

Important: Because our scheduling and scoring programs are tied to the information you provide, please make sure everything is accurate!



PUBLISHED CLARIFICATIONS

  • When there is an issue in a Team Challenge or Rules of the Road that all teams should know about, a Published Clarification will be posted.
  • A Published Clarification supersedes Rules of the Road and the Team Challenge, as well as a Team Clarification.
  • Every team is expected to know the Published Clarifications for their Challenge.

PUBLISHED CLARIFICATIONS

  • Before your team asks for a Team Clarification, please read all the Published Clarifications for your Challenge.
  • Your team may ask up to 10 questions for your Team Challenge.
  • Teams may only ask ONE question per Clarification request.
  • We will answer your team’s questions and send the answers directly back to you.
  • The question and answer will not be shared with any other team.
  • Team Clarifications should be submitted by the Team Manager.

To see the published clarifications or to ask for a clarification, visit: https://www.destinationimagination.org/challenge-program/clarifications/.



DIHQ YouTube Channel: DI Global Finals YouTube
Watch teams’ final solutions, hear what DI Alum and Sponsors have to say, and watch last year’s Global Finals ceremonies.

2 Minute Team Videos YouTube Channel: 2 Minute Team Videos
Lots of videos by kids for kids about the Destination Imagination process.

DIHQ Resources page: Resources
Here you’ll find Instant Challenges, team building activities, as well as exploring and understanding properties of materials.

Florida DI Resources page: Resources
More useful links for teams to DI HQ, other affiliates, and more.

Florida DI FAQ page: FAQs
You’ll find additional answers to questions such as How To Form A Team and What’s The Time Commitment here.



If your question isn't answered above, please e-mail us at information@FloridaDI.org and we'll be glad to get you more information.