TEAM MANAGER RESOURCES
We have many resources available for new and returning Team Managers. We will continue to add to this page.
Trainings and Workshops: calendar will be posted in November
DI Learning Management System Home Page: An interactive online training portal for Team Managers and Officials. These quick training experiences will give you the basic information you need to successfully navigate a DI season. Examples of learning opportunities include getting started as a Team Manager, understanding Interference, and overviews of the Rules of the Road and what happens at Tournaments.
Once you are active in the Resources Area of the DI system, you should receive an email from Kris Beisel with an invitation and code to join the DI LMS. Please let us know if you do not receive this email.
Live Training: Interact with experienced team managers and volunteers who are eager to help you and your teams learn even more about the program, developing first-hand skills in solving Instant and Team Challenges. These experiences offer the richest, most complete training. Team Manager training; hands-on skills development in safely working with tools and gizmos on woodworking, electronics, simple machines, design thinking and more; Instant Challenge workshops; improv and theater skills development with the Brave New Workshop; engineering workshops; etc. Click here for information on our live trainings.
Resources for Team Managers:
Lots of guides from experienced TMs and Challenge Masters for you here! This list will be updated as our live trainings progress through the season.
Advice from One Team Manager to Another – Click here
DI STEMCELLS Videos! A longtime CA DI team has created a YouTube channel with a 2 Minute Team Manager video series. This is a DI training resource that is “by kids, for kids,” with the tag line “To empower kids everywhere to have an amazing DI experience.” Each video is only two minutes, and run the gamut from explaining what DI is through every facet of solving a DI Challenge. Check out their intro video here!
New videos will be uploaded throughout the season. They are terrific – check them out!! An excellent team manager AND team resource! See the YouTube channel here.
Tool to Guide Teams Through the Process of Solving Their Challenge: Kudos to Colorado DI Alumna Riley Morgenthaler for this terrific resource! Click here
Challenge Videos: These videos offer this season’s Challenge previews. For a look at the videos and DI’s First Look Book, click here. These previews are just a synopsis of the Challenge. Please note that in order to solve it, teams need to read the entire Challenge. They are found by clicking Login and proceeding to the Resources Area at www.destinationimagination.org. As these are licensed materials, we do not post them on our website.
Take a look at a Challenge solution: Click here
If you have any questions about a Challenge, please email an MN DI Challenge Master.
Interference Oath for Team Managers and Parents – Click here
Snack Sign up Form – Click here
Generic DI Team Practice Permission Slip – Click here
Tournament Information Sheet to Share with Parents – Click here
Great Stuff for Teams:
Beginner Improv Games for MN DI:
by Team Don’t Pet the Buffalo, Eden Prairie
Check out this excellent primer for improvisation games, especially designed for Rising Stars and new team managers! Created by MN DI’s own Eden Prairie Secondary Level team, Don’t Pet the Buffalo, this is a great tool for developing creative muscles, both brain and physical! Have fun practicing and learning critical thinking skills and being comfortable with physical movement during creativity! See this link to download the book!
How to Build a Structure Tester: Click here
Structural Engineering – Weight Bearing Structures: Click here
Science and Engineering – all kinds of information and activities: Visit Science Buddies. Spend some time on this site and see all it has to offer!
Instant Challenge: What is an Instant Challenge? Click here
For great ways to work on IC skills with your teams, click here.
Boost Your Performance Skills with Help from Drama Notebook:
Written by Janea Dahl
In 2015, Janea Dahl, the creator of Drama Notebook, worked with Destination Imagination teams and Affiliate Directors at Global Finals to create a customized set of easy-to-use lessons designed to help DI teams effectively improve their performance skills in a short period of time.
Every DI Team Challenge has a performance aspect, and these materials will address specific areas including:
- Vocal projection
- Facing the audience
- Stage presence
Click here to enjoy the Drama Notebook resources for DI. The materials on Drama Notebook are ready-to-implement, highly creative, and fit beautifully into the DI model. To learn more about their products and subscriptions*, visit www.dramanotebook.com.
*Subscription rates are per team. Materials are subject to copyright.
Destination Imagination YouTube Channel featured videos: Click here
More Team Manager resources available here: Destination Imagination Resource Page
Free Destination Imagination Resources: Click here
Don’t forget – NO Interference!