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The Dream Team

A Microsoft Office Sports Marketing Simulation

Students take on the role of a MS Office Sports Specialist to create their own professional sports franchise team!


The Dream Team is a fun and exciting simulation in which students assume the role of a Microsoft Office Sports Marketing Specialist to create and promote a new sports team franchise.


In order for their "dream team" to become an official member of the league, students will complete a series of real-world projects directly related to the team they have created. Throughout this simulation, students will be challenged to use their knowledge and skills of the Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, Access, Publisher, and PowerPoint.


By using their software skills, students will complete tasks such as formatting business and financial documents, organizing data, designing marketing documents, setting up databases, and creating promotional presentations.

  • Designed to be used with any version of Microsoft Office.
  • Students create their "dream team" for any type of professional sport (male or female), including football, baseball, softball, basketball, etc.
  • Non-consumable workbooks (students do not need to write in workbooks to complete the simulation).
  • Each self-guided project includes goals, skills utilized, tactics, and step-by-step instructions.
  • Fully customizable (students can complete some or all of the projects that meet your course objectives).
  • Each project includes a sample document for the student to use as a guide when completing the project.
Table of Contents


1. All About the Dream Team

2. The Story Behind This Simulation

3. Meet Joe Gendron: A “Dream Team” Student

4. The Tools and Skills You’ll Need

5. The Projects You’ll Complete

6. Working with Each Project

7. Using The Dream Team Resource CD

8. Organizing Your Files


Pre-Game: Creating Your Dream Team

PG-1 Instructor Memo

PG-2 Team Logo

PG-3 Team Roster


Zone1: Word: Getting Your Team Message Out

W-1 Team Letterhead

W-2 Team Envelope

W-3 Letter to the League

W-4 Press Release

W-5 Equipment Inventory List

W-6 Player Personnel Form

W-7 Player Memo (with Mail Merge)


Zone 2: Excel: Calculating Important Team Data

E-1 Team Roster

E-2 Average Salary

E-3 Season Schedule

E-4 Projected Revenue from Ticket Sales

E-5 Top 5 Salaries


Zone 3: Desktop Publishing: Marketing Your Dream Team

DTP-1 Business Card

DTP-2 VIP Pass

DTP-3 T-shirt Design

DTP-4 Magazine Advertisement

DTP-5 Cereal Box Design

DTP-6 Three-Panel Brochure (Overtime) Extra-credit

DTP-7 Newsletter (Overtime) Extra-credit


Zone 4: PowerPoint: Promoting Your Dream Team

PPT-1 Meet the Team


Zone 5: Access: Organizing Team-Related Information

A-1 Fan Database

A-2 Advertiser Database

A-3 Music Database

  • Establishing a real-world product identity and image
  • Creativity and design skills to produce business documents
  • Applying technical writing skills in developing business documents
  • Accounting skills to develop projected revenue and inventory spreadsheets
  • Planning and decision-making
  • Organizing computer files
  • The ability to complete a comprehensive real-world business simulation integrating Microsoft Office software
Data/Instructor Resources (Required)

Required Resources includes:

  • Teacher's Guide
  • Student Project Planning Forms
  • Grading Rubrics and Grading Form
  • Student Progress Checklist
  • Certificate of Completion


eBook License

eBook is in PDF format. This lifetime license permits unlimited seat install/unlimited printing for either one school or one district (based on license ordered).


The Dream Team Standards aligned to:


Virginia: Keyboarding Applications, Keyboarding (Secondary)


Grade: 6-8, 9-12

The Dream Team Student Textbook (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-934422-08-3
Author: Todd Toporski
© 2009
Time: 24-28 Hour(s)
Size: 8.5" x 11"
Page Count: 120
Print Color: Full Color
Binding: Spiral Bound

The Dream Team Student Textbook (eBook-Lifetime School License) (Digital)
ISBN: 978-1-626890-11-4
Author: Todd Toporski
© 2009

The Dream Team Student Textbook (eBook-Lifetime District License) (Digital)
ISBN: 978-1-626890-33-6
Author: Todd Toporski
© 2009

The Dream Team Data/Instructor Resources (School License) (Digital)
ISBN: 978-1-934422-09-0
Author: Todd Toporski
© 2009

The Dream Team Data/Instructor Resources (District License) (Digital)
ISBN: 978-1-626890-34-3
Author: Todd Toporski
© 2009

Print Options

Item # Item Name ISBN Qty. Unit Price Total
TB-TDT-WB The Dream Team Student Textbook 9781934422083 $32.95
TB-TDT-EB-SL The Dream Team Student Textbook (eBook-Lifetime School License) 9781626890114 $2,495.00
TB-TDT-EB-DL The Dream Team Student Textbook (eBook-Lifetime District License) 9781626890336 $3,495.00
TB-TDT-CD-SL The Dream Team Data/Instructor Resources (School License) 9781934422090 $99.95
TB-TDT-CD-DL The Dream Team Data/Instructor Resources (District License) 9781626890343 $399.95
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