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Illinois Coaches Announcement List now on Mail Chimp:

We are switching our Coaches Announcement List over to Mail Chimp. All other communication formats will remain the same including the Yahoo Group. If you have questions, please send them to us at fll-contact@firstillinoisrobotics.org! It's important to be subscribed to this list if you are planning to Coach FIRST LEGO League in Illinois this year. We will be sharing important season related information, deadlines, and any changes here. It is suggested all coaches of each team join the Coaches Announcement List on Mail Chimp.   Please feel free to forward this email to anyone you know who would like to also be part of our list. They can sign up to this list here

TeamUp App:  Does your team need an extra student? Do you know a student who wants to join a team? We have a new tool to help individuals find each other to form a team! It is called TeamUP and it is being launched for the first time this month.

Try it out here:  http://teamup.gravellellc.com/    Registration is required, but it is free. 

 

Yahoo! group for FLL Illinois:

The Yahoo! Group for FLL Illinois is your means of communicating with other Illinois FLL teams. Anyone can join this group, and there are couple of ways to receive an invitation to join: 

  1. If you register an FLL team nationally, an invitation will be received to join the Yahoo! group, and all that is needed is to click on the “Join This Group” link provided and then follow the directions to set up your membership. 
  2. It is recommended that at least two adult members of each team join the Yahoo! group, so a second invitation can be received by providing an email contact for additional members to us at contactfllillinois@gmail.com.  Please use the subject "FLL Illinois Yahoo Group invitation request"

We also recommend people who are interested in forming new teams and want to ask questions of experienced coaches to join this group.  Simply send us a request at  contactfllillinois@gmail.com, let us know of your interest in the program and wanting to join the Yahoo! group. and we will send you an invitation.

 

Resources:

Starting an FLL Team: https://www.firstinspires.org/robotics/fll/start-a-team

Participation Rules: http://firstlegoleague.org/sites/default/files/hydro-dynamics/new-participation-rules.pdf

FLL Challenge:  https://www.firstinspires.org/robotics/fll/challenge-and-season-info

FLL Team Management Resources: https://www.firstinspires.org/resource-library/fll/team-management-resources

FLL Consent Forms:  

Each team needs to complete signed Consent Release forms for each student, coach and volunteer attending (NO EXCEPTIONS – Participation is contingent on submitted consent before the opening ceremonies).

There are separate forms for FIRST national program, and the FIRST Illinois Robotics state program, and BOTH forms must be filled out for every participant.

Instructions to complete the National Consent Form at this link https://www.firstinspires.org/sites/default/files/uploads/resource_library/first-youth-team-member-paperwork-2016-2017.pdf

Illinois Consent Form Directions for Coaches

Consent form Directions for Guardian at this link https://goo.gl/tUUXRB

Illinois Consent Form - English

Illinois Consent Form - Spanish

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.

 

FLL Team Information Sheet: Click HERE

FLL RDES Description:  Click HERE

Communications:

Search “FLL Illinois / FIRST Illinois Robotics” on https://www.facebook.com/FIRSTIllinoisRobotics/

E-mail FLL Illinois at contactfllillinois@gmail.com

FLL Forums: https://forums.usfirst.org/forum/general-discussions/first-programs/first-lego-league

FIRST E-mail Blast Archive:  https://www.firstinspires.org/resource-library/fll/email-blast-archive

 

 

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