US Academic Triathlon encourages positive risk-taking by challenging triathletes to discover, refine and demonstrate their combined and inherent interests, strengths, and abilities as a team and as individuals. By using the seven types of learning identified by the research and writings of Howard Gardner, Harvard University this program is great for students with a wide variety of talents, and it is dynamic way to nurture creativity, teamwork and real world problem-solving skills in 5th-8th Grade students. The intent of the programme is personal growth, and the three disciplines are Mindsprint (creative challenges), P.A.R.T.Y. in the Box (skits), and Face-offs (written and oral quizzes).
For more information visit the official website here.
While it is a competition, all teams compete in at least three rounds and may go through to the state tournament
$60 registration fees
No prior skill required
At least three rounds of competition