Team Resources


Illinois Announcement List:

FIRST Illinois Robotics sends out important information to FLL teams about training, competitions and events through the Illinois Announcement List, and is the only way the organization communicates with coaches.  After completing a national registration, an invitation to subscribe to the Illinois Announcement List will be received if your email is not already subscribed to the list.  Once received you only need to click on the link provided in the message to complete the subscription process.  

It is suggested that two adult members of each team join the Illinois Announcement List.  To add a second member please contact us at letting us know the email address for which you would like to receive an invitation, along with your team number so we can verify your national registration.  Please use the subject "Illinois Announcement List invitation request".

Any questions or a request to be removed from the Illinois Announcement List should be directed to


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  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, let us know of your interest in the program and wanting to join the Yahoo! group. and we will send you an invitation.



Starting an FLL Team:

Participation Rules:

FLL Challenge:

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

Illinois Consent Form Directions for Coaches

Consent form Directions for Guardian at this link

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


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