SpeedSmarts is a series of ten activities which teams complete in a round-robin fashion. Teams move from one activity to the next every 5-6 minutes. A full round of SpeedSmarts includes five different types of activities; each format is played twice. An expert at each table guides teams, gives directions, and scores the activity within the allotted time. Sister Team coaches accompany the team through the rotation.
SpeedSmarts is a competition format used at the National LifeSmarts Championship, but can be modified to work in other settings (including state LifeSmarts competitions).
During SpeedSmarts teams:
- Demonstrate teamwork and critical thinking skills
- Showcase knowledge across all LifeSmarts topics
- Learn from experts while interacting in a fun and educational way