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 person at our 2022-2023 tournaments!  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.

Safety will continue to be a priority, and all measures to safeguard our DI participants will be taken.

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. These are designed to help team managers and teams be tournament ready! Dates will be added throughout the season.

Tournaments are for ALL MN DI teams, including our Rising Stars. Registration will open December 15, 2022 and will close January 31, 2023. Registration details will be posted here later this fall.

The MN DI team is eager to share the season!

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

Lynn Montgomery, MN DI Co Affiliate Director
lmmont@aol.com; 612-670-8281

You can purchase a team number here.

Register for your tournament. In 2023 we will host three regional tournaments, each of which will be a qualifier for Global Finals 2023. 

Regions: All teams should register for the regional tournament in their geographic area. 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.

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.

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: 

3/5 North Star Regional Tournament, Coon Rapids Middle School, 11600 Raven St NW, Coon Rapids, MN 55433

3/11 Red River Valley Regional Tournament, location TBD

3/18 Lake Superior Shore Regional Tournament, location TBD

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

Tournament Results: Links to tournament results will be posted below following each tournament and on our MN DI facebook page. 

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.