San Antonio BEST Team Policy
The ultimate decision regarding team participation will reside with the SA
BEST Board of Directors.
Team sign-up policy:
- Teams in "good-standing" that participated in the competition
during the previous year will have a slot reserved until May 1.
"Good-standing" is determined primarily by returning the
return-kit in good condition by the agreed-upon date and team behavior
during the BEST events. (Teams that received a kit but did not
complete a robot and participate on game day are not considered to be in
good-standing with SA BEST.)
- After May 1, sign-up is on a first-come basis.
- All teams must provide proper and complete contact information on the
sign-up page to participate. Teams must provide a valid e-mail
address. New teams must provide evidence (e-mail is fine) that the school
supports the participation.
- Excess teams (beyond the planned team count) will be placed on a waiting
list. Teams from the waiting list will be used in the event that an accepted
team fails to attend kick-off.
- All teams must be affiliated with a school. A student attending a school
with a BEST team must participate on that school's team.
- Home school teams are allowed, but must be able to demonstrate
a program recognized by the state of Texas. Multiple home school
teams in the same region/city will be considered on a case-by-case basis;
teams must be able to demonstrate the need for more than one team in any
- Any team should be prepared to demonstrate:
- The number of adults (mentors) and students anticipated.
- Availability of a shop and/or other resources needed for carrying out
- An understanding of the BEST approach.
The SA BEST home region includes Bexar County and the counties immediately
surrounding Bexar County: Bandera, Medina, Atascosa, Wilson, Guadalupe, Comal,
and Kendall Counties. Visiting teams from outside these counties are
welcome to participate with the SA BEST when:
- There is space available at SA BEST.
- There is not another BEST hub servicing the team's location, or the
appropriate hub does not have sufficient space.
- SA BEST is the nearest or most convenient hub to the team location.