Manager Info

Team Manager Information


Electronic Paperwork Copies – Download Here…

Challenge Tournament Data Forms:

Will be posted when available



Think you’re really being helpful by interfering with the team’s solution?  Read this article and revisit your thinking.  Why interfering isn’t helping the team!



Need to ask a specific question about the challenge – that is called a CLARIFICATION?  You have 10, so why not use them! Go to and select Challenge Program and then Clarifications…then you select your team’s challenge!  The deadline to submit a clarification is February 15th.


Rules of the Road & MADI Specific Policies/Procedures

The  Rules of the Road 2019 should be the first stop for every Team Manager.

Review the list of banned items specific to Massachusetts DI

Review the Massachusetts Specific Procedures.


New Team Manager Training Information…

Since everyone is so busy on the weekends, we are offering three-hour training sessions from 6-9pm during the week.  You may attend any session as they are all the same,  but will be offered at different locations across the state, on different days.  This training goes into a lot of detail about the program and how to successfully run a team.  We highly recommend all new and newer team managers attend one of these training sessions.

The dates will be posted when available.

Training Materials…

Step by Step Instructions for Purchasing and Managing your team info at National DI website.

Team Building Activities document.


 Team Manager Season Kick-off Training Materials




 Team Manager Tournament Boot Camp

The second of our two team manager trainings is vastly different than the New Team Manager training.  Team Manager Tournament Boot Camp is critical for all team managers – new or experienced.  Come and discuss your team’s challenge with the state’s Affiliate Challenge Masters.  Ask your questions, listen to others ask theirs.  To ensure your team is not misinterpreting the challenge, it is best for you to attend this training.  Team Members (of any team) are not allowed to attend even if they are a co-manager on another team.

WHERE?  Grafton Middle School, Grafton, MA


No need to register for this training – just bring a bagged lunch and join us for the day.  We will have coffee, tea, and donuts in the cafeteria starting at 7:45 a.m. and will begin in the auditorium at 8:15.

Training Day Handouts

Technical –

Scientific –

Fine Arts –

Improv –

Engineering –

Service Learning –

Rising Stars –

Instant Challenge –



 Tournament Day…Team photos

Help your team remember the year with a team photo by Sullivan’s Studio. 

Team Building and Instant Challenge Resources…

MADI: Team Building Activities

National Destination Imagination:  IC Practice Ideas blog post

Montana Destination Imagination: Components of Instant Challenge

Iowa Destination Imagination: Iowa Practice Library

Ben aka – The Duct Tape Guy

New York Destination Imagination:  IC Tips and Tricks

New Hampshire DI:  Practice Library

Our compendium of collected Creative Problem Solving tools and techniques

Creative Problem Solving Resources

Generating Tools

Focusing Tools

  • ALoU— a constructive way to analyze strengths, challenges, unique aspects, and future potential of an option
  • Evaluation_Matrix — evaluate, weigh or choose options against specific criteria
  • Paired_Comparison_Analysis— rank a small number of choices
  • Sequencing — organize tasks along a timeline to create a plan of action

Additional Team Manger Resources

 Coordinator Guide


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