This is a rough outline of how the
process works to begin the DI year for your team, building, or district.
September through November
district often orders and pays for team packets from DI headquarters (www.destinationimagination.org)
for the teams from their district. This
helps with identification when there are several teams from the same building
instead of letting each manager order their own packet.
2. Organize your teams
and team manager (TM) volunteer since all first-time TMs must attend a training
to be eligible to take their team to competition. Also, requiring parents attend your
organizational meeting often helps with ownership and commitment to the
3. A Representative for your district
must attend Governing Board meetings. Please see the Governing Board Member Expectations below.
4. Find a required
Appraiser volunteer for each team. Each Appraiser will be required to attend a mandatory training in February to
prepare him/her for a specific duty at the tournament
managers (Co-managers are encouraged) or Governing Board Representative registers
(www.ohdiregion4.org) each team from your district and pays the fee to our
6. All registration fees
are due before December 1st to avoid late fee.
7. Volunteers register
September through March
your teams by assisting with time and spaces for meetings, practice, and/or
storage areas. Support can also be
regularly touching base with teams, helping secure resources, providing chances
for teams to “practice compete” in front of a live audience. This could be classes at their respective
schools, PTO meetings, District Board Meeting.
2. Another useful
support is to create an “Instant Challenge(IC)” Practice Day since often teams
are so involved in fine tuning their Central Challenge areas they run our of
time to address the IC practice.
Board Member Expectations1. Attend Governing Board meetings
2. Return and share information with
schools, district, and teams
3. Serve on a committee, do a task or job
related to Tournament Day
4. Attend tournament day & execute
your tournament job
A. Help with set up for tournament on the
Friday evening before
B. Clean up during and after tournament