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FLL Registration Overview

Registration Checklist:

 Action Item Cost Link  Opens Closes
Submit National Registration* $225/team and $75 for Challenge Set (Game Mission Models and Mat) CLICK HERE May 28, 2020  November 2020
Submit Qualifying Tournament Registration * $100/team CLICK HERE  September 2020

 Oct. 31, 2020

(Late Registration until November 30, 2020)
Submit State Championship Registration $50/team   January 25, 2021 February 7, 2021
Verify all coaches subscribe to Mail Chimp  Free CLICK HERE  N/A N/A
Join the Illinois FLL YAHOO! Group  Free CLICK HERE  N/A N/A

* 2020 - 2021 RePLAY Season National Registration opens May 28th, 2020!

There are two registrations a team needs to complete with every FLL season:  National FIRST LEGO League Registration and FIRST LEGO League Illinois Tournament Registration.  

  1. National FIRST LEGO League Challenge Registration usually opens in early May and ends in late November. To register a team and get started, go to the official FLL registration website by clicking HERE.  Just follow the steps outlined on the website.
  2. FIRST LEGO League Challenge Illinois Qualifying Tournament Registration opens in September and ends October 31, 2020.  For the 2020 RePlay seaason, we are reducing the qualifying tournament fee to $100/team.  Late registration is available under the end of November.  Click HERE for complete registration instructions.
  3. FIRST LEGO League Challenge Illinois State Championship Registration:  For the 2020 RePlay season we are reducing the State Championship Fee to $50 per team for only those teams advancing to a State level competition.

Please consider the following before beginning the Illinois registration process:

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Task

Website

Registration Starts

Registration Ends

Cost

Notes

Register Nationally with FIRST

Go to  https://www.firstinspires.org

Set up your team account.

May 28, 2020

November 2020

$225 +S/H Registration &

$75 +S/H for Field Kit

2 coaches need to be screened through FIRST before your National registration is complete

Register for FIRST® LEGO® League Illinois Qualifying

Tournament

http://registration.ilfirst.org/

Opens

September 2020

October 31, 2020

(Late Registration until November 30, 2020)

$100/team

Payable via PayPal or Check

You need your 5 digit national team number to register in Illinois.  If you competed last season, you will use that number.

Complete National and Illinois Consent Forms for all team members

National Form-  https://www.firstinspires.org/node/4141

Illinois Consent Form - English

Illinois Consent Form - Spanish

When Registration Opens

Complete both forms for each member before your qualifying tournament

NA

See our website for details

Subscribe to FIRST® LEGO® League Illinois Coaches List**

FIRST Illinois shares important season related information, deadlines and any changes or updates.

https://mailchi.mp/4d4a97eb8f42/firstillinoisroboticsfirstlegoleaguecoacheslist

Now

Any time

NA

Register all coaches for each team and anyone else who would like the information.

Join the FIRST® LEGO® League Illinois Yahoo Group***

We will send you an invitation to join the group if you’re not already a member. Illinois coaches communicate with each other using the Yahoo Group.

Now

Anytime

NA

Optional, but we suggest registering all coaches for each team.

Like our Facebook page and group:

Page: FLL Illinois/FIRST Illinois Robotics

Group: FIRST LEGO League Illinois / FIRST Illinois Robotics Group

Now

Anytime

NA

Optional

State Championship

Registration Fees

Complete when teams register for their State Championship Event

Advancing Teams register after Qualifier is completed

Closes early February 2021

$50/teamPayable via PayPal or Check

Assessed ONLY for Teams Advancing

 

Screened Coaches Must Be Added to the Illinois Registration System:

Each team must have 2 FIRST screened coaches.
* Screening is done through each individual’s account at www.firstinspires.org  If you need assistance with this step, please contact FIRST directly at
Phone:
(603) 666-3906 or (800) 871-8326
Hours:
Monday - Friday, 8:30 - 5:00 EST/EDT

* Once their FIRST screening is complete, please be sure to add your screened coaches to your Illinois team registration at https://registration.firstillinoisrobotics.org/Login.aspx > Coach Info tab > blue hyperlinked ADD button on the far right of the grey table banner

* The new coach must then ‘sign up’ on the Illinois registration system site to receive a system-generated email that will provide him/her with the opportunity to create a password.

* Once the password is created, the new coach will be affiliated with the team and able to see the team information online. 

Consent Forms:

FIRST Illinois Robotics is requiring each team complete a Consent Form for each student, coach and volunteer attending (NO EXCEPTIONS – Participation is contingent on submitted consent before the opening ceremonies).

Coaches and team members have 2 forms to complete on 2 separate websites (they are highlighted below):

  1.     FIRST National Website - Go to this link for details:  https://www.firstinspires.org/sites/default/files/uploads/resource_library/first-youth-team-member-paperwork-2016-2017.pdf
  2.     FIRST Illinois Robotics Website -

Please ensure that all consent forms must be complete for any individuals appearing in videos you submit for scoring before the videos are uploaded to our system.

Do we still have to collect 2 consents for each participant, including coaches?
Yes, in fact team participation requires the most current consents be signed this season. Due to the all-remote season, consents must be submitted electronically through your dashboards
(National: www.firstinspires.org and Regional www.firstillinoisrobotics.org ) or to the online paper consent folder if initially collected on paper by coaches.

Folder for submitting paper consent forms:
Paper Consent Forms Folder
Coaches can upload scanned/digitized paper consent forms (PDF, PNG, or JPG only) here: https://consent.firstillinoisrobotics.org/

Brand New Teams:

You must register in Illinois using the sign-up process indicated on the registration page at this link http://registration.firstillinoisrobotics.org/

After completing registration, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to set up your password.

You will use this password to register all your FIRST® LEGO® League teams in Illinois. Make a note of the email address and password as it will be how you can adjust the team registration later.

If you are registering more than one team, you DO NOT have to create a unique username and password for each team.

 

Rookie Teams:

If your team qualifies as a Rookie Team, please identify the team as such when you register. Since under the FIRST® LEGO® League participation rules, all work should be done by the youth team members, Rookie Team status is based on the prior experience of the youth team members, and does not consider the past experience of coaches and/or mentors.  Teams registered as Rookie Teams will be recognized at their qualifier and will automatically be considered for the “Rising Star Award” presented at Illinois Qualifying and Championship Tournaments, though this award may also be given to non-Rookie teams.

To qualify as a Rookie Team, teams must meet the following criteria:

o   All youth team members must NOT have participated at a competition as part of a FIRST® LEGO® League team for the past two years.

Returning Teams:

  • You will log in to the registration system using the same user email and password from the previous FIRST® LEGO® League Challenge season. You must register your team in Illinois for each new season.
  • You will be asked to fill in the team name and team number. Your team number is the same as last season as FIRST® LEGO® League Challenge teams retain their team numbers from year to year.  Remember to make any necessary changes to the names of your team members.
  • Complete the Illinois Consent Forms for all team members (see above for links to the forms).

 

Illinois Qualifying Tournament Registration Fee:

You must choose your event picks in order to see/activate the payment module on your financials tab.

A team’s registration is only complete when the Illinois registration fee of $100 is received and your team has completed the other necessary requirements listed above.

  • You may pay with a credit card online using PayPal (login is NOT required)
  • You may send a check made payable to:

FIRST Illinois Robotics

PO Box 82

Prospect Heights, Illinois  60070

  • Please note: a copy of the invoice along with the team number must be included with the check. An invoice can be printed on the Payments page when the ‘pay by invoice’ option has been selected.

 

State Championship Fee:

If your team advances to a State Championship, a State Championship Fee of $50 per team will be assessed. Fees will be collected through the Illinois Registration System. Please be aware, once a team knows they are advancing there will be a short window to complete the payment.

Throughout the season, check your FIRST® LEGO® League Illinois Coaches List e-mails and our website at this link https://www.firstillinoisrobotics.org/fll/teams/team-information-for-city-shaper-season.html for updates.

If you have questions, please contact us at fll-contact@firstillinoisrobotics.org

 

*   FIRST Illinois Robotics is a non-profit 501(c)(3) responsible for the FIRST programs in Illinois.  We do many things including recruiting, providing support for new teams, organizing the tournaments in Illinois and seeking input so that we can improve the program each year.  We encourage you to visit our website at http://www.firstillinoisrobotics.org/fll or search for FIRST Illinois Robotics on Facebook.  We have a wealth of information there including materials you can use for recruiting, organizing a team, training and other helpful links.