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College of Engineering: Checklist

TEAMS Competition: Checklist

UNL College of Engineering: TEAMS Checklist

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December 2013

  • 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
  • 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 2014

  • Resume team practice sessions.
  • Make transportation arrangements with your school.

By January 31, 2013

By February 1, 2014

  • 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.

February 24 , 2014

  • TEAMS Competition
    • Check-in begins at 9 a.m., in the Nebraska Union Ballroom at UNL

By March 1, 2014

  • 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.


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 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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