Start a
DI Team

3 Easy Steps!


Just follow these steps!

Form Your Team

Recruit Kids
  • Teams are comprised of 2-7 members. The members can be from the same school, different schools or home-schooled. Members can all be in the same grade or different grades.Host an Information Session at your school. We are here to help!
  • We are happy to help you recruit more members contact us HERE  or sign up HERE.
  • Read about this years team challenges HERE.
 Recruit Team Manager(s)
  • Find one or more adults willing to guide the Team.
  • In our State, Team Managers are usually Parents, but they don’t have to be. Grand Parents, Teachers, Aunts, Uncles or neighbors can become Team Managers too!  DI-Team-Manager-Recruitment-Flyer
  • A Team Manager must be 18 years or older, and he/she facilitates the team meetings.
  • The best way to make sure that your child participates on a Destination Imagination team is to agree to be a Team Manager.
  • We typically ALWAYS have more students wanting to participate than we have parents volunteering to be Team Managers.

Purchase a Team Number 

All Destination Imagination teams must obtain a team number to participate in the program. A team number also gives you access to DI University (online training) and access the DI challenge clarification system


3 Ways to Purchase a Team number
  1. Online:  Purchase your Team Number online HERE.
  2. Mail:  Fill in the 2018-19-start-a-team-form and Mail with payment to the address on the form. Use this method for purchases being paid by purchase orders.
  3. Call Destination Imagination at 1.888.321.1503 / Mon-Fri 6:00 AM – 2:00 PM (PDT)
Helpful Tips
  • Download our  step by step guide Directions to Purchasing a Team number.
  • The organization name is your school, district or town and your affiliate is California, find your Region HERE
  • During this step you will be paying $190 per Team (the National + CADI Affiliate fees).
  • Please provide your correct email address and telephone number in this step, so that we can contact you!

Register your Team in California!

You must have a Team Manager CALDI Account in order  for your team to participate. All Team Managers and Appraisers MUST complete a background check. Read about the Policy HERE.

How to Register
  • Register your team into the CA Registration System HERE.
  • Register the day after you purchased the Team Number to allow for processing.
  • Create an account. (You will need your Team Number and Order Number)
  • Fill out your Background check ASAP (an email will be sent to you as a reminder) 
  • Enter the name and information of Team Manager(s) and Team Members.
  • It is important that you provide your correct email address and telephone number for TMs, so that we can contact you!
  • If have any questions or difficulties with registration contact our California Affiliate Director HERE.

You have a Team number …Now what?

Click HERE to begin the Creative DI Journey.

Congratulations for taking the first step to a GREAT DI Season!

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