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How to Register for and Compete in TeamSmarts

Step 1: Coaches register with LifeSmarts: http://www.lifesmarts.org/lifesmarts-registration/ (On all subsequent visits, use the login)

Step 2: Students register with LifeSmarts: http://www.lifesmarts.org/lifesmarts-registration/ (On all subsequent visits, use the login)

Step 3: Coach creates a team, selects students and a captain for each team. (This student captain will gather teammates and launch the TeamSmarts quiz.)

Use the dropdown menu of players to select a team captain when you create a team. To select a captain later login, click on the coaches tab, click on “my teams” then “inspect/edit” next to the team. Use the dropdown menu to select which player will serve as the team’s captain. Click update http://www.lifesmarts.org/lifesmarts-login/

Step 4: The captain logs in, and finds the monthly TeamSmarts quiz now assigned to the captain under “My Quizzes”: http://www.lifesmarts.org/lifesmarts-login/

Step 5: Captain gathers teammates and together the team takes the TeamSmarts quiz

Step 6: The National Consumers League awards monthly prizes to the top scoring Varsity, JV, FBLA, FCCLA, and 4-H teams.

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Qualification Quizzes: January to May

TeamSmarts is also used for a variety of qualification quizzes across the country. Most are only open for a short window such as two weeks or less.

STATE QUALIFIER: some states use scores from a special TeamSmarts test to determine which teams advance to the state tournament, others may use it as part of a cumulative scoring system. Some states may not use it at all. Your state coordinator will notify you after the online competition has closed if your state will use TeamSmarts.

STATE TOURNAMENT: in states where there is no coordinator (or the coordinator does not hold an in-person event), a special TeamSmarts test may be used to determine the state LifeSmarts champion. These quizzes will occur after the online competition window has closed. Coaches will be notified at that time by the national LifeSmarts staff if a TeamSmarts test will serve as the state tournament.

 WILD CARD TEAMS AT NATIONALS: Five wild-card spots are reserved for teams that did not compete at Nationals the year before. Teams must complete one special TeamSmarts quiz as part of their application.

FIRST EVENT OF NATIONALS: The state champions and Wild Card teams may take another 100-question TeamSmarts quiz as part of the National Championship.

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Monthly Quizzes: September to February

TeamSmarts is a great practice tool for a team of students. Each month from September through February, teams are asked 100 multiple-choice questions.

September: Health and Safety 

October: Personal Finance 

November: Consumer Rights

December: Technology

January: Environment

February: Capstone (all topics)

Each month, teams with the highest score win a $100 cash prize. Prizes are awarded to the top-scoring Varsity, JV, FBLA, FCCLA, and 4-H teams. (Schools or organizations may win one cash prize per program year.)

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