FLL Registration Overview

Registration Checklist:

 Action Item Link  Opens Closes
Submit National Registration* CLICK HERE Now Open  Sept. 15-30, 2018
Submit State Registration * CLICK HERE  Now Open  Oct. 15, 2018
Join the Illinois FLL Announcement List  CLICK HERE  N/A N/A
Join the Illinois FLL YAHOO! Group  CLICK HERE  N/A N/A

* 2018-2019 Into Orbit  National & Illinois State Registrations is CLOSED for the

season

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 Registration usually opens in early May and ends in late September. 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 Illinois Qualifying Tournament Registration opens in mid-July and ends mid-October.  Click HERE for complete registration instructions.

Please consider the following before beginning the Illinois registration process:

Task

Website

Registration Starts

Registration Ends

Cost

Notes

Verify your team has 2 screened coaches

Log into your National Registration Dashboard https://www.firstinspires.org/robotics/fll/challenge-and-season-info

 

Monday, October 15, 2018

$0

2 coaches need to be screened before we assign your team to a qualifying tournament

Register for FIRST® LEGO® League Illinois Qualifying

Tournament

http://registration.ilfirst.org/

Opens Monday, July 16, 2018

Monday, October 15, 2018

$150/team

Payable via PayPal or Check

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

See below for more considerations.

Sign National and Illinois Consent Forms

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

Illinois Form - https://registration.firstillinoisrobotics.org/Consent.aspx?ConsentID=0&TeamID=0

 

Complete both forms before your qualifying tournament

 

$0

See below for details  

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

If you are not already a member, we will send you an invitation to join the group within 2 weeks after completing the national registration.

 

 

$0

We suggest registering 2 coaches.

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

If you are not already a member, we will send you an invitation to join the group within 2 weeks after completing national registration.

 

 

$0

We suggest registering 2 coaches.

Like our Facebook page and group:

Page: FLL Illinois/FIRST Illinois Robotics

Group: FIRST LEGO League Illinois / FIRST Illinois Robotics Group

 

 

$0

Optional

 

**The Announcement List subscribers receive important information about coach training, qualifiers and other events that are offered to teams in Illinois. 

*** The Yahoo! group is the means by which FIRST® LEGO® League teams and coaches in Illinois communicate with each other.

 

  1. Every team must first be registered nationally, as the 5 digit team number received from the national site is needed for the Illinois registration process.  
  2. FIRST Illinois Robotics is requiring each team complete a Consent Release 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:

    1. FIRST National Website - Go to this link for details https://www.firstinspires.org/node/4141
    2. FIRST Illinois Robotics Website - 

    Illinois Consent Form directions for coaches  https://goo.gl/tXPCFq

    Illinois Consent Form directions for guardians https://goo.gl/tUUXRB 

    Illinois Consent Form https://registration.firstillinoisrobotics.org/Consent.aspx?ConsentID=0&TeamID=0

    Illinois Consent Form (Spanish)  HERE

  3.  Teams are required to complete these forms online prior to arriving at the tournament and submit the consent report during their on-site registration.  Paper consent forms can be turned in during registration for any participant not included in the online consent report, if necessary. Proof of consent of all participates must be provided at check in BEFORE a team will receive its tournament information packet.

  4. For NEW Teams:
    1. You must register in Illinois using the sign-up process indicated on the web page
    2. After completing the sign-up form, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to set up your password. 
    3. You will use this password to register all your FLL teams. Make a note of the email address and password as it will be how you can adjust the team registration later.
    4. If you are registering more than one team, you DO NOT have to create a unique user name and password for each team.
  5. Rookie teams need to identify themselves when they register. To qualify as a Rookie Team, teams must meet the following criteria:
    1. All team members must be new to the FLL program this season. If even one team member was on a team in a prior year, that team will NOT be considered a rookie team.
    2. All coaches and assistant coaches must be new to the FLL program this season. This does not mean that coaches cannot seek advice from other coaches, but that the coaches for the team must be new to the program.
  6. Qualified rookie teams will be considered for the "Rookie Team Award" presented at Illinois Qualifying and Championship Tournaments.  
  7. For RETURNING Teams:
    1. You will log into the registration system using the same user email and password from the previous FLL season. 
    2. You must register your team in Illinois for each new season.
    3. You will be asked to fill in the team name and team number. Your team number will be the same as last season as FLL teams retain their team numbers from year to year. 
    4. Remember to complete the Illinois Consent Form and make any necessary changes to the names of your team members and/coaches.
  8. Each team must have two screened coaches.
    1. If any of your coaches are new, you must first add them to the team when you register. 
    2. Then the new coach must later ‘sign up’ on the registration site to receive a system-generated email that will provide him/her with the opportunity to create a password.
    3. Once the password is created, the new coach will be affiliated with the team.
  9. You must select your top three (3) preferences for the Illinois Qualifying Tournaments your team would like to attend.
    1. Teams will be assigned to qualifying tournaments on a first-come-first-served basis, but every effort will be made to assign teams to one of their three choices.   
    2. The Illinois Qualifying Tournaments are held in November and December at various locations throughout the state. Details of the qualifying tournaments can be found by clicking HERE.  
    3. Dates and locations for additional tournaments will be posted as they become available, so please check the website regularly for any new tournaments, as you can change your preferences until registration is closed.
  10. A team's registration will only be complete when the registration fee of $150 is received.
    1. You may pay with a credit card using PayPal
    2. Or you may send a check made payable to FIRST Illinois Robotics, PO Box 82, Prospect Heights, Illinois 60070.
      • A copy of the invoice along with the team number must be included with the check.
      • The invoice can be printed on the payments page by selecting the ‘pay by invoice’ option. 
  11. You may go back into the system later if you would like to change your Qualifying Tournament preferences, or if you have additional information regarding your team, by accessing the team edit page on the Coach Dashboard.