Orientation
Oct
24
7:00 PM19:00

Orientation

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Wednesday, October 24

We strongly suggest that all new Team Managers attend this session prior to Team Manager Training.

The Orientation session expands on information introduced in Awareness Meetings. Topics discussed include: volunteer requirement, fees, the role of a Team Manager, the rules about interference, available resources, and basic details about the Challenges.

To register for an Orientation session, click here.

Important information about directions!

To learn more about the different training events for team managers, click here!

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Team Manager Training
Oct
29
6:45 PM18:45

Team Manager Training

Monday, October 29th

We strongly suggest that new Team Managers attend an Orientation session prior to this training. New Team Managers who have not attended an Orientation session should review it here. To learn more about the different training events for team managers, click here!

Rising Stars Team Manager Training:

  • 6:45-8:30pm Challenge-specific training. Learn about the Rising Stars Challenge and strategies for managing a Rising Stars team.

  • 8:30-9:30pm Team Manager Fundamentals

Competitive Team Manager Training:

  • 6:45-8:30pm Two concurrent sessions (one for new and one for experienced Team Managers)

  • 8:30-9:30pm Challenge-specific training. Team Managers will CHOOSE ONE Challenge to learn more about.

Rising Stars or competitive? How to decide?

To register for team manager training, click here.

Important information about directions!

To learn more about the competitive Challenges click here.

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Instant Challenge Training for Team Managers
Nov
5
7:00 PM19:00

Instant Challenge Training for Team Managers

Monday, November 5th

The Challenge Masters for Instant Challenge will discuss the different types of Instant Challenges, the why, when, and how of practicing them, and resources available for finding new ones.

This training event is open to Team Managers, Assistant Team Managers, campus coordinators, and any other adult that wants IC training. Participants will be divided into two groups (Rising Star and Competitive).

To register for Instant Challenge Training, click here.

Important information about directions!

To learn more about the different training events for Team Managers, click here!

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General Q & A Session (same night from 6-7pm)

Come early to ask questions and get answers. This session is open to adult volunteers who attended a Team Manager Training session on either October 4 or October 29. General questions only, please no questions about specific challenges or solution ideas. No pre-registration required.

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TEAMM U 101
Nov
10
10:00 AM10:00

TEAMM U 101

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Saturday, November 10th

TEAM Manager University! is for those managing either Rising Star or competitive teams. This session includes in-depth discussions about interference and the resources available to Team Managers. The session will also cover: team dynamics, script writing, and Instant Challenge. Concludes with Q&A.

To register TEAMM U 101, click here.

Important information about directions!

To learn more about the different training events for team managers, click here!

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Feb
16
7:00 AM07:00

NExT Regional Tournament

Saturday, February 16th

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Mark your calendar now!

Early Bird registration is December 5th. Final deadline is January 5th. How to register your team.

Order shirts and pins coming soon.

Tournament FAQs here.

Tournament Guide for Team Managers will be posted about January 5th.

Tournament Schedule will be posted about February 5th.

Tournament Program will be posted about February 5th.

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Orientation
Oct
17
7:00 PM19:00

Orientation

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Wednesday, October 17th

We strongly suggest that all new Team Managers attend this session prior to Team Manager Training.

The Orientation session expands on information introduced in Awareness Meetings. Topics discussed include: volunteer requirement, fees, the role of a Team Manager, the rules about interference, available resources, and basic details about the Challenges.

To register for an Orientation session, click here.

Important information about directions!

To learn more about the different training events for team managers, click here!

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Team Manager Training
Oct
4
6:45 PM18:45

Team Manager Training

Thursday, October 4th

We strongly suggest that new Team Managers attend an Orientation session prior to this training. New Team Managers who have not attended an Orientation session should review it here. To learn more about the different training events for team managers, click here!

Rising Stars Team Manager Training:

  • 6:45-8:30pm Challenge-specific training. Learn about the Rising Stars Challenge and strategies for managing a Rising Stars team.

  • 8:30-9:30pm Team Manager Fundamentals

Competitive Team Manager Training:

  • 6:45-8:30pm Two concurrent sessions (one for new and one for experienced Team Managers)

  • 8:30-9:30pm Challenge-specific training. Team Managers will CHOOSE ONE Challenge to learn more about.

Rising Stars or competitive? How to decide?

To register for team manager training, click here.

Important information about directions!

To learn more about the competitive Challenges click here.

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Orientation
Sep
26
7:00 PM19:00

Orientation

  • Leadership Prep Secondary School (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Wednesday, September 26th

We strongly suggest that all new Team Managers attend this session prior to Team Manager Training.

The Orientation session expands on information introduced in Awareness Meetings. Topics discussed include: volunteer requirement, fees, the role of a Team Manager, the rules about interference, available resources, and basic details about the Challenges.

To register for an Orientation session, click here.

Important information about directions!

To learn more about the different training events for team managers, click here!

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TEAMM U 301
Jan
27
1:30 PM13:30

TEAMM U 301

Saturday, January 27th

This is an ONLINE training session offered through GoToMeeting - find log in instructions here.

Team Manager University! is for those managing either Rising Star or competitive teams.

This session will include in-depth discussions about: what to expect on tournament day, talking to the parents, how to get it all done, what to do when things go wrong on tournament day, required forms, and Instant Challenge strategies. It will conclude with a Q&A.

Find log in instructions here. Now available as PDF or Video of Meeting

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TEAMM U 201
Dec
9
9:00 AM09:00

TEAMM U 201

Saturday, December 9th

Offered during Winter Workshop

Two Sessions: 9-11am OR 1-3pm

Team Manager University! is for those managing either Rising Star or competitive teams. If you are attending TEAMM U while your team is at Winter Workshop, another adult MUST chaperone your team in your place.

This session will include in-depth discussions about: team choice elements, brainstorming, decision making strategies, and Instant Challenge strategies. It will conclude with a Q&A.

Sign up for TEAMM U 201 here!

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Winter Workshop 2017
Dec
9
8:30 AM08:30

Winter Workshop 2017

The Winter Workshop registration deadline is December 1.

When: December 9

Where:Lucas Christian Academy

505 W Lucas Rd, Lucas, TX 75002

 

Competitive Teams

Check in Time: 11:50 pm

Workshop Length: 12:15pm - 4:15pm

Cost: $15 per attendee (4 classes)

Rising Star Teams

Check in Time: 8:15 am

Workshop Length: 8:30am-11:30am

 Cost: $12 per attendee (3 classes)

 

Chaperones: Each team’s adult chaperone is responsible for monitoring and regulating the behavior of their team. Attendees may not roam the school at any time unaccompanied by their adult chaperone.  

Classes:  Before moving to the next session, help clean up and reset the materials for the next group.  Remember: Adults get to participate in ALL the fun activities, because they are paying attendees!  

Team Managers can also attend TEAMM U! 201 the same day! Click here for all the details!

For more information, email bbuehner@gmail.com 

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Make-Up Session: New Team Manager Training
Nov
6
7:00 PM19:00

Make-Up Session: New Team Manager Training

Important information about directions!

This is a make-up session for new Team Managers who missed the first two training dates. Challenge-specific breakout sessions will NOT be offered. This session is highly recommended for all new Team Managers.

To pre-register for team manager training, click here.

Important information about directions!

To learn more about the different training events for team managers, click here!

To learn more about the Challenges click here.

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Q & A Session for Team Managers
Nov
6
6:00 PM18:00

Q & A Session for Team Managers

Ask questions and get answers. This session is open to adult volunteers who attended a Team Manager Training session on either October 5 or November 2. General questions only, please no questions about specific challenges or solution ideas.

Important information about directions!

No pre-registration required.

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Orientation
Oct
25
7:00 PM19:00

Orientation

Wednesday, October 25th

We strongly suggest that all new Team Managers attend this session prior to Team Manager Training.

The Orientation session expands on information introduced in Awareness Meetings. Topics discussed include: volunteer requirement, fees, the role of a Team Manager, the rules about interference, available resources, and basic details about the Challenges.

To register for an Orientation session, click here.

To learn more about the different training events for team managers, click here!

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Orientation
Oct
23
7:00 PM19:00

Orientation

Wednesday, October 23rd

We strongly suggest that all new Team Managers attend this session prior to Team Manager Training.

The Orientation session expands on information introduced in Awareness Meetings. Topics discussed include: volunteer requirement, fees, the role of a Team Manager, the rules about interference, available resources, and basic details about the Challenges.

To register for an Orientation session, click here.

To learn more about the different training events for team managers, click here!

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Team Manager Training
Oct
5
7:00 PM19:00

Team Manager Training

Thursday, October 5th

We strongly suggest that new Team Managers attend an Orientation session prior to this training.

Team Manager Training starts with two concurrent sessions (for new and experienced Team Managers) from 7:00-8:30pm. This is followed by Challenge-specific training from 8:30-9:30pm. Team Managers will CHOOSE ONE Challenge to learn more about.

To register for team manager training, click here.

Important information about directions!

To learn more about the different training events for team managers, click here!

To learn more about the Challenges click here.

 

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Rising Stars TEAMM U
Feb
11
12:30 PM12:30

Rising Stars TEAMM U

Rising Stars TEAMM U

Date: Saturday, February 11, 2017

Time: 12:30-1:30pm

Location: TBA

This TEAM Manager University is specifically for Rising Stars Team Managers.

This session will be a full hour of Questions & Answers. Get all of those last minute questions answered!

No pre-registration is required.

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Instant Challenge Scrimmage
Feb
4
9:00 AM09:00

Instant Challenge Scrimmage

Instant Challenge Scrimmage

Date: February 10, 2018

Time: TBD

Location: Prince of Peace Catholic School 

Cost: $60 per team

 

The NExT Region Instant Challenge Scrimmage is for competitive teams.

The team schedule will be posted on the NExT Region Website and will be emailed to each team manager. 

Your team will need to show up 15 minutes prior to your scheduled time. you will then sign a promise not to talk about your Instant Challenges until after the awards ceremony.  Your team will then do back-to-back Instant Challenges (15 minutes each), be scored, given feedback from the appraisers, and then your team is free to leave the school. Total time at the school will be 45 minutes. 


At 4 pm, we will have the awards ceremony, giving 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place awards for each level, and also providing each team with their score sheets and a ranking relative to all of the other teams performing those Instant Challenges.  The Awards ceremony will last 30-45 minutes.

Register for IC Scrimmage here!

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Super Saturday
Jan
21
9:00 AM09:00

Super Saturday

Registration is now OPEN! The Super Saturday registration deadline is Monday, January 16.  Super Saturday 2016 is open to Competitive and Rising Star teams. Each team MUST supply one responsible high school or adult volunteer to be able to participate.

Date: Saturday, January 21, 2017

Time: See information below

Location: NEW LOCATION! Prestonwood Christian Academy  6801 W Park Blvd, Plano, TX 75093 (Follow the campus signs to the Upper School.)

 

Competitive Teams

  • Check in Time: 12:30pm

  • Workshop Length: 1pm-5pm

  • Cost: $60 per team

Rising Star Teams

  • Check in Time: 8:30am

  • Workshop Length: 9am-noon

  • Cost: $50 per team

This half-day workshop focuses on Instant Challenge and Acting/Improv, with separate sessions for our Rising Stars and Competitive Teams! Each team will have the opportunity to try four DI mini-courses: three for Instant Challenge (Performance, Task and Hybrid) and one for Acting/Improv.  If you attended Super Saturday last year, these instant challenges are all new!

For more information and to register your team for Super Saturday, click on the workshop version your team will attend:

Click here to sign up for the Rising Stars Super Saturday. This is for all teams solving "Save the Day".

Click here to sign up for Super Saturday for competitive teams. This is for all competitive teams.

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Rising Stars TEAMM U
Jan
7
12:30 PM12:30

Rising Stars TEAMM U

Rising Stars TEAMM U

Date: Saturday, January 7, 2017

Time: 12:30-1:30pm

Location: TBA

This TEAM Manager University is specifically for Rising Stars Team Managers.

This session will focus on Instant Challenge, followed by a Question & Answer session.

No pre-registration is required.

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Jan
7
10:00 AM10:00

Regional Challenge Master Training

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Challenge Master Training

Date: Saturday, January 7th

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Location:     

Richardson ISD

Professional Development Center

701 West Belt Line Road 

Richardson, TX 75080

 

This event is NOT for teams or Team Managers.

Directions:  Follow COIT ROAD South from Plano to BELT LINE ROAD : Turn Left onto BELT LINE ROAD to FLOYD ROAD : Turn Right onto FLOYD ROAD to Richardson ISD Professional Development Center

Alternate Route:  Follow US-75 South from Plano to BELT LINE ROAD EXIT o Exit at BELT LINE ROAD EXIT and prepare to turn right : Turn Right onto BELT LINE ROAD to FLOYD ROAD :Turn Left onto FLOYD ROAD to Richardson ISD Professional Development Center

Note: There is parking in rear parking lot by Building “C”.

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Rising Stars TEAMM U
Dec
10
12:30 PM12:30

Rising Stars TEAMM U

Rising Stars TEAMM U

Date: December 10, 2016

Time: 12:30-1:30pm

Location: TBA

This TEAM Manager University is specifically for Rising Stars Team Managers.

This session will focus on Interference, followed by a Question & Answer session.

No pre-registration is required.

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TEAMM U 201
Dec
3
9:30 AM09:30

TEAMM U 201

TEAMM U 201

Date: December 3, 2016 (during Winter Workshop)

Time: 3 Sessions to choose from:

9:30 am - 11:30am     OR     12 pm - 2 pm      OR      3 pm - 5 pm

Location: Liberty High School,  15250 Rolater Road, Frisco, TX

Team Manager University! is for those managing either Rising Star or competitive teams. If you are attending TEAMM U while your team is at Winter Workshop, another adult MUST chaperone your team in your place.

This session will include in-depth discussions about: team choice elements, brainstorming, decision making strategies, and Instant Challenge strategies. It will conclude with a Q&A.

Registration for TEAMM U 201 is now open!

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TEAMM U 101
Nov
14
6:00 PM18:00

TEAMM U 101

Where:  Fowler Middle School in Frisco (cafeteria)

When: November 14th from 6:00pm-8:30pm

Grab dinner and eat during training!

TEAM Manager University! is for those managing either Rising Star or competitive teams.  This session includes in-depth discussions about interference and the resources available to Team Managers. The session will also cover: team dynamics, script writing, and Instant Challenge. Concludes with Q&A.

Sign up for TEAMM U 101 here!

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Orientation
Oct
12
7:00 PM19:00

Orientation

The Team Manager Orientation expands on the information introduced in Awareness Meetings. We strongly suggest that Rising Stars! Managers and New Competitive Managers attend this session prior to Team Manager Training. Topics discussed include: volunteer requirement, fees, the role of a Team Manager, the rules about interference, available resources, and basic details about the Challenges.

Click here to register for Team Manager Orientation!

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Team Manager Training
Oct
5
7:00 PM19:00

Team Manager Training

*NEW DATE* Wednesday, October 5

We strongly suggest that Rising Stars! Managers and New Competitive Managers attend Team Manager Orientation prior to this session. Team Manager Training starts with a team manager meet & greet at 6:45, then splits into two concurrent sessions (for new and experienced Team Managers) from 7:00-8:30pm.  This is followed by Challenge-specific training from 8:30-9:30pm. Team Managers will choose one Challenge to learn more about. To register for team manager training, click here.

Important information about directions!

To learn more about the different training events for team managers, click here!

To learn more about the Challenges click here.

 

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