Connecticut Middle School Regional Science Bowl

Coach Registration
Register your team here.

Regional Event Information
Date: 02/10/2024
Maximum Number of Teams: 32
Maximum Number of Teams per School: 2
Registration Fee: $50
Hosted by: Glastonbury School District

States and/or Counties Served

Glastonbury Smith Middle School
216 Addison Road
Glastonbury, CT 06033

Regional Contact Information
Regional Coordinator: Edmund Smith
Phone: 860-942-7416

Co-Coordinator: Sandra Nichols

Welcome middle school coaches,
As we are no longer funded and run by UConn, we coaches are now carrying this event.  Because of this:

  1. Attempt to contact the high school science bowl coach of your town/district, and have them email me (Ed Smith) at the contact information for any of their experienced high school science bowl team members that can come on Feb. 10th to help volunteer as scorers, time keepers, moderators, etc.  Please pitch the high school coach(s) that this would be perfect training and preparation for their students, since the UConn High School Regional will be a few weeks after our middle school event.  Their students will then have competition familiarity with the same format, rules and regulations etc.
  2. I will be setting up a Go Fund Me page to help us run an excellent regional.  When I email you this information, please share it with the parents of your competing students.  We look to provide snacks, lunch, t-shirts and school plaques with the competing students and coaches names.  I will also seek funding but had incomplete success last year.
  3. Thanks to Sandra Nichols and Glastonbury Smith Middle for volunteering to host the 2024 regional and assume all those building costs.  Next year we look to move to another host school site.  Please consider doing so and contact your school administration to see if they would be interested.

Please read: New Registration Process

Beginning October 2 at noon Eastern: Coaches either log-in to existing or create new accounts.  The only information needed initially is the coach, co-coach, and school information.  Coaches will not be asked (or allowed) to enter any information on the team members. 

After the team coach agrees to follow the eligibility requirements AND consents to the information in the former “Adult Consent and Media Form”, the coach can submit the school’s PREREGISTRATION.

After the coach submits the school PREREGISTRATION, the Regional Coordinator will approve the PREREGISTRATION if there is space.  An approved PREREGISTRATION secures at least one spot for a school.  Note: If the coach or co-coach is not a school employee, the school principal must complete the coach approval before PREREGISTRATION can be approved.

ONLY after the school’s PREREGISTRATION is approved, can the coach begin building their teams.

Between PREREGISTRATION approval and December 1, 2023 at 11:59 pm local time, the coach must SUBMIT their Team 1 registration.  If the coach does not submit the Team 1 registration BEFORE December 2, the school loses its reserved space. 

In order to SUBMIT a team registration, a signed “Parental Consent and Media Release Form” must be submitted for each team member – these forms are to be signed electronically by the parents/guardians. These electronic forms will be available after you enter the students’ information.

To repeat: a coach cannot submit a team registration without completed and signed parental forms.
To summarize:
Step 1: Coach submits school PREREGISTRATION to guarantee one spot for the school
Step 2: Regional Coordinator approves the PREREGISTRATION
Step 3: Coach submits team registration for Team 1 before December 2

IF an event allows 2nd and 3rd teams, coaches may work on completing the submission process for the 2nd/3rd teams any time after the PREREGISTRATION is approved. However, 2nd and 3rd teams will not be approved before December 5, 2023. There will be no “first come, first served” approvals before January 1, 2024.  If there is not enough space for all teams, second or third teams will be selected via a lottery system.  Please email the Regional Coordinator for more information.

For assistance in registration, please review the registration guide here.