NCAA and TEAM Coalition

The National Collegiate Athletic Association is a long-time member of TEAM Coalition. The two organizations have worked together to encourage thousands of fans at the years’ biggest college athletics events to be designated drivers for their groups.

TEAM and the NCAA have also worked to bring alcohol management training programs to more schools as the number of collegiate venues serving alcohol grows.


TEAM and NCAA reward fans at the FCS Championship, Men’s Final Four, Women’s Final Four, Lacrosse Championship, Women’s College World Series and Men’s College World series. TEAM also attends the APPLE Training Institute and U in the Driver Seats Symposium to speak to college students about responsible alcohol consumption.

The NCAA and TEAM also partner up for the annual TEAMUp2Win! Sweepstakes, where NCAA basketball fans over the age of 21 may join in the effort to prevent drunk driving and are entered in for a chance to win a trip for two to the Men’s or Women’s Final Four. Now, Responsibility Really Does Have Its Rewards when youyour friendsfamilyco-workersfraternity brotherssorority sistersteammatesalumni organization members or any members of social groups makes the commitment to prevent drunk driving.

Every year, TEAM Coalition recognizes the teams, concessionaires, and other game day staffing companies who have shown an outstanding effort in making sure their employees are certified in effective alcohol management. Award winners in the NCAA are listed in the table below, along with the events TEAM attends:

  • Operations/Schools
  • Concessionaires
  • Events

2017 NCAA Operations Training Winners

The Excellent Performer category recognizes those organizations which, in 2017, certified more than 50% of the operations staff necessary to operate the building for an average event.

Excellent Performers

Pennsylvania State University

2017 NCAA Concessionaire Training Winners

During the 2016 fiscal year, concessionaire companies continued to post strong numbers of TEAM-certified employees.

The Championship Performance category is defined by training 500 employees as the primary concessionaire or 250 employees as a premium concessionaire at an NCAA facility.

Championship Performance

Legends – L.A. Memorial Coliseum
Sodexo – Milan Puskar Stadium
Sodexo – WVU Coliseum

Event Date Total DDs
FCS Championship 1/6/2017 245
Men’s Final Four 4/3/2017 3,994
Women’s Final Four 4/2/2017 1,065
Lacrosse Championship 5/26-29/2017 814
Women’s CWS 6/1-6/2017 2,618
Men’s CWS 6/16-20/2017 1,927

Event Date Total DDs
FCS Championship 1/9/2017 156
Men’s Final Four 4/4/2017 3,723
Women’s Final Four 4/5/2017 2,721
Women’s CWS 6/2-8/2017 2,018
Men’s CWS 6/17-20/2017 1,317
Event Date Total DDs
FCS Championship 1/10/2017 112
Men’s Final Four 4/6/2017 2,763
Women’s Final Four 4/7/2017 1,324
Men’s CWS 6/10-13/2017 561
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