See the Team Registration post for more details on the online team registration process. This deadlines informs us of all the teams that are working on a problem so that we can make the appropriate arrangements for venues and judges. Our tournament needs change every year depending on problem popularity. The final commitment for a team is when the tournament fee is due.
This free event is primarily geared for coaches to learn strategies and practice with multiple teams. It is strongly recommended for beginner coaches, co-coaches or other parents. The format will be a training session and discussion first. Then participants will be broken into small groups and assigned a problem. You will be “judging” multiple teams who are rotating between problems. The value you take home is that you observe how it happens at tournament; you have the opportunity to watch teams other than your own. Coaches must come alone. If your team participates, they must be escorted by a separate chaperone or you select for them a schedule outside of your own.
Priority will be given to new coaches from division I and II to have exclusive sign-up between Nov 20 and Dec 10. New coaches can still sign-up until January 10, while space is available.
We will open for returning coaches and Primary coaches, subject to space available, to sign-up between Dec 10 and Jan 10.
Choice of two sessions: Morning (10 am to 1:30 pm) or Afternoon (12:30 pm to 4 pm)
Coaches sign-up here.
Teams sign-up independently from coaches for this event, with a different chaperone if needed.
Teams attend several spontaneous problems without scoring.
Team Workshop Sessions: One hour each at 11:15 am, 12:30 pm, 1:45 pm, 3 pm.
Sign-up here ($7 per team)
Main Training for Volunteer Judges who plan to serve at the Houston (HARO) Tournament. This is a requirement for ALL judges including returning judges. Click on the Header for more Judge Information and registration.
If you are an educator, you can obtain a certificate for 6 hours GT credit for judging at our tournament.
Click on event heading for details.