Invitational Tournaments

Science Olympiad Invitational Tournaments allow Science Olympiad teams to participate in “practice” tournaments.

These invitationals do not impact regional or state advancement or rankings, and are often used as tryouts for team members and to form official teams that advance


Across the country, many middle and high schools host these events to give teams a chance to perfect their devices, get a feel for the difficulty level of tests and labs, and see a real tournament in action.

Sometimes, just being there to observe gives a coach the inside track to better coach a Science Olympiad team. Every little bit of context helps!

Invitational tournaments will be listed as they become available.

Participation in Science Olympiad Invitational Tournaments is optional and in most cases requires a separate event fee collected by each Invitational Director.

All school teams participating in a Science Olympiad Invitational tournament in any location must first be a registered member of the state and national Science Olympiad program. If a school takes a second or third team to an invitational tournament, each additional team must first be a registered member of the state and national Science Olympiad program.

The registration fee for each additional team is $60.


Invitational Directors must register their tournaments by contacting State Director Roger Demos at