When we go to compete there can be a maximum of 4 people per team, and each school district may have 2 teams each. The competition is based on the amount you get correct in the shortest amount of time.
If you would like to get involved and are serious about Computer Programming, then check out our programming team. We only have 3 members, and we are always looking for more to join.
If you are wondering what you should learn inorder to join up, just start learning the basics of C++. C++ is the programming language we use at the competitions.
A book i highly recomend is
Ivor Horton's "Beginning C++, The Complete Language"
This is a very big book, with a lot of information. Don't just read it once all the way through and stop. Read it several times, and Practice all the things taught in it.