Team Registration

Any public or private high school in Central and Northern California is eligible to participate. Teams consist of one captain, four players and one alternate. Each team must have a coach, a teacher, or other motivated adult. Only one team from each school may compete in each league. Pre-registration is required. Preparation and travel costs are the responsibility of each school, but some assistance may be provided. 

Resources for Forming a Team

Teams will compete in several rounds of “Jeopardy”-style buzzer questions in all disciplines of ocean sciences, along with Team Challenge Questions (TCQs) that require teamwork and written answers. The top three teams will receive awards, and the winning team will compete in the national NOSB finals. In addition, the teams that exhibits the best sportsmanship and team spirit will receive special awards.


Register your team at by Dec 11, 2020.


The following form must also be completed by each team member to take part in the competition, including coaches: NOSB Consent form for Students OR for Coaches

There is no need to fill out medical info on the consent form.

After an online form is submitted, it needs to be saved as a PDF. Then coaches need to combine all coach and team member PDFs into a single PDF. This single PDF must be sent by the team coach to the Bowl Regional Coordinator at by Jan 8, 2021.  Please note packets of team forms will only be accepted from coaches, not students.

Rules for which teams compete:

This year, there will only be a varsity league due to the virtual format. We can host up to a maximum of 15 teams.

Each school can submit one team to complete, in the varsity league only. All paperwork (a COMPLETE set of signed paperwork for the entire team, plus coaches) is due by Jan 8, 2021.

We will count the number of complete teams at that time.  If there are more than 15 for varsity, we will drawn names at random. If there are less than our maximum number of teams, we will continue to accept teams on a first come, first served basis.

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