Welcome, MN DI teams!

We are excited to welcome all learners, from any community to join the MN DI experience, and are excited to see teams in 2021-2022!  Check our site frequently for information as the season progresses. Don’t be shy about contacting any of us with questions about your team or your Challenge.

Due to the continued presence of COVID and the Delta variant, we will not be offering in-person regional tournaments.

We will be posting a calendar full of interactive virtual workshops, trainings and communications that will keep the fun going throughout the season at the beginning of September. Dates will be added throughout the season.

The MN DI Affiliate Tournament is scheduled on April 23, 2022, currently planned to be in person at Coon Rapids Middle School in Coon Rapids. We are working on ways for everyone to participate, even virtually. The tournament is for ALL MN DI teams, including our Rising Stars. Registration is due February 24, 2022. Registration details will be posted here on February 10.

The MN DI team is eager to share the season!

Pamela, MN DI Affiliate Director
pfschroeder@district287.org; 763-550-7212

You can purchase a team number here.

Register for the Affiliate Tournament. Registration has been extended to Wednesday, February 23, 2022. Register now at RegisterYourTeam, using the email and password you use for the DI Resources Area. All Team Managers will have to complete and submit their sections; and parents will need to complete and return information on their DI’ers. 

Regions: Regional Tournament Assignments and Fees can be found on this guideline. Homeschool teams, faith community teams and private school teams are assigned to the region that corresponds with their local public schools. Call Pamela with questions at 763-550-7212.

Training and workshop registration information appears under the 2021-2022 Season tab, Trainings and Workshops. Information is updated weekly.

Tournament Volunteers: When we have an in person tournament, we ask each team to provide a tournament volunteer to help so that the tournaments run smoothly, and to promote a sense of ownership and community. Tournament assignments are usually 2-3 hours. We greatly appreciate our volunteers, and do not schedule them to work during their team’s Team Challenge performance. Volunteers can be anyone, but typically are not the Team Manager.

The tournament registration form will ask for the name and contact details for a team volunteer. We will be in contact with you closer to the tournament date with a final answer on volunteers.

Volunteer assignments will be sent directly to Team Managers several days before the tournament. It will be up to the Team Manager and team to provide a volunteer during your appointed volunteer time slot. Volunteers should report to Volunteer Registration at the tournament and provide their team number to be checked in.

Glossary of DI Terms
Your guide to DI’isms is here!

Tournament Documents You Will Need! These forms are found in each team’s Resources Area dashboard, under My Tournaments.  They are only visible once you have begun to fill out your Affiliate Tournament registration form.

Please note that MN tournament sites do NOT allow latex or dry ice. We also have a strict weapons policy, which you can read below. If you have questions about items, please email Pamela or your Regional Director.

MN DI Specific Tournament Policies: Weapons, Dry Ice.Latex and Helium Balloons

All Team Managers and tournament volunteers must sign a Volunteer Code of Conduct annually in tbe Resources Area. The Youth Protection Policy referenced in the Code of Conduct is here.

Tournament Travel Guide for Teams (available in DI Resources Area under Challenge Materials)  The Tournament Guide tells you what to expect at your team’s tournament. Inside this guide, you will find information that includes what will happen at your Presentation Site and tips from teams and Team Managers on how to have a great tournament experience. It also has an excellent tutorial on how to register for your tournament, and how to fill out the required forms!

MN DI Tournament Documents for all teams Team Managers fill out these forms online. Once you have started your tournament registration form, you will see them on your Resources Area Dashboard. Go to My Tournaments. Choose tdf (Tournament Data Form), exp  (Expense Report), tc and ic prep (Team Challenge and Instant Challenge checklists). You must fill out all the forms.

Presentation Summary If you wish to include a script or description of what will happen in your Team Challenge perforance, you can enter it online as prompted.
Teams will also need name tags at their tournaments required
For TMs to Share: Tournament Details With Parents useful!
Tournament Tips & Tricks useful!
Team Photo is helpful for the appraising team. You can upload this in the online Tournament Data Form.
Volunteer Code of Conduct Volunteers should sign this Code of Conduct form, and bring it with them to check in for their volunteer shift at their tournament.

Master List of Documents Required by DI, Inc.
All DI paperwork requirements are on the first page of each Challenge’s Tournament Data Form. Tournament Data Forms are the last pages of each Challenge.

Please bring copies with you to the tournament:
Expense Report 1 copy (don’t forget your receipts!)

Declaration of Independence: 2 copies
Tournament Data Form: 6 copies 
Clarification bring 1 copy of any team Clarification(s) 
Team Sign required by DI, but not scored; see Rules of the Road for details
Volunteer Code of Conduct  This references the DI Youth Protection  Policy. You can also see the Youth Protection Information for Parents here.

Tournament Data Forms can also be found at the end of each printed Challenge. The Declaration of Independence and Expense Form are in the Resources Area, My Tournaments, and are visible once you begin your tournament registration.

Schedule and Location of Tournaments: 

4/23 Affiliate (State) Tournament, Coon Rapids Middle School, 11600 Raven St NW, Coon Rapids, MN 55433

4/28 Global Team Manager MeetingTime and place TBD

5/21-24, 2022 Global Finals, Kansas City, MO

Tournament Results: Links to tournament results will be posted below following the Affiliate Tournament. 

Affiliate Tournament

Tournament Conflict Question: My team has a conflict on our tournament date! What can we do? Contact Pamela Schroeder at pfschroeder@district287.org.

In case of inclement weather: We always plan to hold our scheduled tournaments as it is difficult to reschedule them. In the event of storms, please contact Pamela Schroeder at 763-550-7212 to hear a message about any cancellations or changes. Our first priority is safety! If you don’t feel able to make it to a tournament in the event of dangerous weather conditions, contact Pamela.