Creating your team

You’re gonna need a team. We know you’ve got cool friends. Just ask them.


Your team must have:

  • At least one competitor

  • A coach that is at least 21 years of age

  • A Registration Ambassador who will take care of your teams registration

Public & Private School Students

  1. Whether or not a high school currently has an MSA, the students must form/join the MIST team from their own high school. All students from a school must register together as one team.

  2. If the MSA as a whole chooses not to participate in the tournament, the few members who would like to join MIST can still represent their high school.

  3. If the high school does not have an MSA, try your best to form an Islamic educational organization open to students/faculty of any religion, gender, or national origin in your high school.

  4. If you are unable to form an MSA or student organization, you can:

    Try convincing another cultural organization or even your high school to sponsor MIST as an official extracurricular activity. This may help to ensure that your absence is excused if your MIST-REgional is scheduled to start on a weekday.

    If this does not work, you may still take part in MIST by unofficially representing your school.

Home Schooled Students

In order to join MIST, home schooled students must follow guidelines set by the Region. Contact your Regional Registration Headquarter for more information at

Qualifications to join MIST are based on your age and your school grade. Refer to age restrictions here for more information.