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Starting a Team

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It only takes one thing to hit the ground running with Academic Decathlon... passion!


  • Get people to join:
    • If you're a student, look for a faculty sponsor or advisor to supervise and coach the team, and invite your friends who are looking for a challenge to hop on board.
    • If you're a coach, find one student with the intellectual curiosity and open-mindedness needed to succeed in Academic Decathlon - in high school, news spreads fast.
  • Reach out to us at to let us know your interest along with any questions or concerns you have.
  • Apply for an USAD Curriculum Grant and get the official Academic Decathlon study materials for free.
  • Check out the Coaches' Handbook for all of the nitty-gritty details you need to know for the upcoming competition season, from the official calculator policy to the Super Quiz relay format.
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