In April, the CyberPatriot Program Office asked past Coaches to evaluate a proposed reduction to the
maximum number of competitors allowed on a team roster. An overwhelming
number of responses were in favor of reducing roster sizes in
CyberPatriot VII, and we are happy to announce CyberPatriot teams will now consist of two to six Competitors.
new roster size is designed to give more students a chance to actively
participate in rounds of competition, and thereby make the CyberPatriot
National Youth Cyber Defense Competition as enjoyable and rewarding for
as many students as possible.
previous seasons of competition, each roster consisted of a maximum of
ten students, of which up to five competitors were permitted to work on
competition images at a given time. The remaining students (up to five)
served as alternates who could be substituted in once per round. Under
the new roster limits, teams are still allowed to have up to five
competitors work on competition images at a time with a possible sixth
Competitor designated as an alternate.
In light of the change to roster size, the maximum number of teams each CyberPatriot Coach can register has been increased from three to five.
In the past, Coaches were responsible for up to 30 students (i.e. three
teams of up to 10 students each). In the new structure, Coaches can
still be responsible for up to 30 students, but in a different
configuration (i.e. five teams of six Competitors) in which 25 students
are able to actively compete in competition rounds at any time.
CyberPatriot Program Office never wants registration fees
to deter schools and organizations from participating in the
competition. Schools or organizations that face significant financial
burden as an obstacle to registering more teams are invited to submit a
fee waiver request.
Additionally, a revised registration fee structure was
instituted for the upcoming CP-VII season to reduce costs for schools
that want to field more teams. If a Coach were to register five Open
Division or Middle School teams (i.e. four teams under the 2-for-1 fee
exemption, and one additional fee-paying team) under the new roster size
and team limits, he or she would only be subject to a total of three
registration fees. This is equivalent to the maximum number of fees in
the CyberPatriot VI season and will not increase the financial burden of
any school or organization for this season.
If you have not registered or re-registered your team(s) yet for CyberPatriot VII, follow these instructions to sign up for next season's competition!