Destination Imagination Team Managers

Destination Imagination is entirely team based. Student teams must have between 2 and 7 members, and students in grades K-12 and University can all participate!

The first step is to designate a Team Manager: someone who is 18 or older and has agreed to volunteer their time to organize, supervise, and mentor a team of students. To officially form a New York DI team, a Team Manager must complete the following steps:

Step 1: Purchase a Team Kit

A Team Kit includes your team number and Team Manager background check. You can view this season’s pricing information here.

Learn more & purchase your Kit on the main DI website.

Step 2: Complete the Background Check

Before you can start working as a team, Team Managers must complete the DI background check, which is included in the cost of your Team Kit. You will be prompted via email to complete a background check when you purchase your Team Kit.

Step 3: Register for a Regional Tournament & Instant Challenge Events

If your team wants to compete in DI tournaments or at Instant Challenge Events this season, you will receive information about these opportunities and registration deadlines via email.

Once we register our team, then what?

Then the fun begins! New York DI teams typically meet at least once a week after school to tackle the Challenge of their choice, practice Instant Challenges, and prepare props, sets, costumes, movies, science projects, or anything else to meet the Challenge requirements. The Challenges themselves will answer a lot of your questions and guide your team!

These resources will help you get started:

Still have questions?

Our FAQs are very detailed and a great place to start. You can also use the Help Assistant on the Destination Imagination, Inc. website (purple chat icon in the bottom right) or contact our team. With any questions related to your team registration, Team Kit, or background check, we recommend using the Help Assistant on the Destination Imagination, Inc. website because our umbrella organization manages this part of the process.
Students celebrating at Destination Imagination's Global Finals tournament