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 18, 2022. Registration details will be posted here in January.

The MN DI team is eager to share the new season!

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

You can purchase a team number here.

Register here for the Affiliate Tournament. Registration is due by Friday, February 12. The registration form will be published in December.

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 forms appear under the 2021-2022 Season tab, Trainings and Workshops. Information will be posted soon.

Tournament Volunteers: If 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.

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.

Teams who do not provide a volunteer will receive a 10 point deduction from their Team Challenge scores.

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

Tournament Documents You Will Need! These forms will be made live and updated as the season progresses.

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 January) 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.

MN DI Tournament Documents for all teams Forms will be linked later in the season.

Regional Team Roster/Media Release Form  required, please print, fill out and bring to your tournament. There is a separate form for the both the Regional and Affiliate (State) tournaments. They are not the same!
Affiliate Team Roster/Media Release Form required for all teams advancing to the Affiliate tournament. Please print, fill out and bring to the tournament.
Presentation Summary optional
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
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. Interactive forms will be linked later in the season.
All DI paperwork requirements are at the top of the first page of each Challenge’s Tournament Data Form. Tournament Data Forms are the last pages of each Challenge.
***Note: DI interactive Tournament Data Forms do not print well!
Expense Report (don’t forget your receipts!)

Declaration of Independence2 copies
Tournament Data Form: 6 copies **
~Daring Escape, Technical Tournament Data Form
~Up Close, Scientific Tournament Data Form
~Tricky Tales, Fine Arts Tournament Data Form
~Festival Frenzy, Improvisational Tournament Data Form
~Roll With It, Engineering Tournament Data Form
~For The Future, Service Learning Tournament Data Form
~Monster Manners, Early Learning Starry Showcase Form 
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.

The DI forms can also be found by logging in to your account at www.destinationimagination.org. Look under Challenges, then Tournament Data Forms. The Declaration of Independence and Expense Form are also there. All forms are interactive. Forms will be posted later in the season.

Tournament Data Forms can also be found at the end of each printed Challenge. The Declaration of Independence and Expense Form are in the Rules of the Road.

Schedule and Location of Tournaments: See the Regions page for specifics of each tournament, posted close to tournament time!

4/23 Affiliate (State) Tournament, Coon Rapids Middle School, Coon Rapids

4/28 Global Team Manager Meeting, 4:30-7 PM, District Service Center ISD 287, 1820 Xenium Lane N, Plymouth, Third Floor, Room 318

5/21-24, 2020 Global Finals, Kansas City, MO

Tournament Results: Links to tournament results will be posted below as the season progresses. Results will also appear in Regions.

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.