For many years, I coached academic teams in both public and private schools. I gained the most recognition for taking an underdog, unknown team to the finals. Now that I'm retired, I am finally willing to share how I built a successful team. Included in this packet are strategies for being a successful coach, and a 50 question tryout test with an answer key. I hope that you have a very successful quiz bowl season. Look for my quiz bowl tournament questions on TPT.