Coach: The team coach is typically a teacher or adult leader of a team-sponsoring school or youth organization.
Coaches need no special technical background. Any individual with the desire to help students learn something new,
exciting and relevant can be a great CyberPatriot coach!
Competitors: The team roster must have between two to six competitors (five active, one substitute). Competitors
must be registered with the CyberPatriot Program Office and must be enrolled with the school or organization they are
competing with. All cyber teaching materials are provided and no prior cybersecurity knowledge is required for a
competitor to be successful.
Technical Mentor (Optional): In cases where a team desires help with the provided online training or with specific
topics, the coach may request assistance from the CyberPatriot Program Office in finding qualified technical mentors
from our program. Technical mentors are registered volunteers who possess appropriate IT knowledge and skills.
Background checks are performed on all technical mentors in our network.
Teams compete in three divisions:
• Open Division: High schools, scouting units, boys and girls clubs, home school programs across the country, and
other youth organizations upon approval from CyberPatriot Program Office
• All Service Division: High school JROTC / Civil Air Patrol / Naval Sea Cadet Corps
• Middle School Division: Open to teams of middle school students (typically grades 6-8)