10 Ways to Rule This Season

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We recently asked some of our veteran DI-ers to give one piece of advice to a team just starting out. From the importance of teamwork and team member roles to having fun, we’ve put together a list of tips for new teams to keep in mind this season as they travel on their creative journey. Check out our Top 10:

  1. “Work hard, but don’t stress to the point that you aren’t having fun.” – Christina
  2. “The best way to get the most out of your DI experience is to invest fully and deeply in your relationship with your teammates. If you support each other and build up trust as teammates, you’ll be able to learn so much more from each other and take huge risks together.” – Andi
  3. “Don’t put off the work until the last day. Be persistent and you’ll succeed!” – Wes
  4. “Don’t overreact to little problems. Stay calm and work it out!” – Sarah
  5. “Bring food!” – Joanna
  6. “Know your strengths and weaknesses. If you are really good at coming up with stories, let someone else tackle the building. The key is to know your team dynamic and to play to your strengths.” – Madeline
  7. “I’ve been doing DI for 7 years, and I have to say that the number one thing to remember is that you’re in it to have fun. If you don’t make it to state or Globals, no big deal! You have plenty of years to get there. It’ll get stressful, but it will end well no matter how you do when you compete. Enjoy the time you have with your team!” – Izzy
  8. “Don’t be afraid to express yourself! DI has honestly made me feel more confident in myself. I’ve been doing DI for 9 years now and I love every second of it. Remember to bond with your team, let your creativity flow and have fun!” – Madison
  9. “Divide up your jobs for Instant Challenge and keep those jobs throughout the year. Have specific team members be the time keeper or rules reader, have another group be a building group, and have other team members be backup builders. Don’t be afraid to ask questions and put your ideas out there. Also, don’t yell at your team or talk over each other because everyone has valid ideas. And make sure to use your time wisely and not talk 24/7 because a group of six high school girls can become really chatty.” – Leah
  10. “Don’t try to be the best. Try to be your best.” – Lindsay

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