I have a group of kids who are ready to get started in NYDI. How do I register my team?

If your school, school district, or organization already has a relationship with NYDI, then they will help you register your team. If you aren't sure who to talk to, feel free to contact us for information.

If you just want to sign up an individual team, see to create a team in the Central Region below.

I want to participate, but there is no team here…

Good news! All it takes to form a team is 2-7 kids who are interested, and an adult who can serve as the Team Manager. Any adult can be a Team Manager! We provide great Program Materials, multiple training sessions and mentoring programs for Team Managers. Some Destination Imagination teams are associated with schools, but others are associated with a youth group, scouts, or are completely independent / parent run. Anyone can form a team, with or without the participation of their school district, and there is no specific "location" for DI!

To learn more please contact the central region director.

What's the Fee Structure?

Team Number purchase in the Central Region is a two step process, with Team Number Purchase and Affiliate Fee payment through DI Inc., and Regional Fee / Event Fee payment directly to NYDI.

Here are the details: 

Fee Paid To Competitive
Teams
Rising Stars
(K-2)
Team Registration / Team Number DI Inc. $105 $105
Affiliate Fee DI Inc. $80 $15
Regional Fee (Central) NYDI $60 $25
Kick-off Event (optional) NYDI ~$15 ~$15
Instant Challenge Fiesta (optional) NYDI ~$15 ~$15
Total   $275 $175

For a 7-member competitive team that is an amazingly low $40 per student – and includes all of the following:

Notes:

  • There is now an increased fee if you want printed Program Materials (vs. electronic only).
  • Once an organization purchases 5 teams (at one time), all subsequent purchases will receive the discounted rate.
  • The Kick-off Event and Instant Challenge Fiesta are not mandatory, but are highly recommended!
  • A $25 late fee will apply to teams registering after December 15, 2016.

There are addition costs for materials, travel, etc., especially if teams advance to higher levels of competition. Registered teams should see our Budgeting and Fundraising section for a more detailed discussion of team finances.

To create a team in the Central Region:

Step 1:

Purchase your Team Registration from DI Inc. During this step you will also be paying the NYDI Affiliate fee of $80 per Competitive team, or $15 per Rising Stars! (early learners, K-2) team.

Note: It is important to provide your correct email address and telephone number in this step, so that we can contact you!

Step 2:

Shortly after completing your Team Registration purchase you will be contacted by email with instructions on how to make your regional fees payment online. The cost is $60 per Competitive team, $25 per Rising Stars! team.

Note: The team numbers assigned during Step 1 will be needed to complete the Regional Registration.

Step 3:

Review the program materials, schedule a team meeting, and begin!

There are addition costs for materials, travel, etc., especially if teams advance to higher levels of competition. Registered teams should see our Budgeting and Fundraising section for a more detailed discussion of team finances.

Team Manager Training:

The Central region Team Manager training is usually held in October. Team Managers looking for more training opportunities can utilize the online DI University, see our Resource Page, and can enroll in NYDI Team Manager webinars. You may also contact your central region director, who can help you find a Team Manager mentor.

Event / Tournament Enrollment:

Before registering for any events, each team must complete Team Registration. This lists the team members, their managers, their age level and which challenge they will be solving.

Team Registration should be completed by the end of November.

Once teams are registered, they can enroll in events (e.g. Instant Challenge Fiestas, held in January) and tournaments where they can show off their solutions, and square off against other teams for the chance to advance to the New York Affiliate Finals, and onward to Destination Imagination Global Finals.

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