The tournament will an additional cost $100 to enter. You should also
consider the cost of matching team uniforms (aka matching shirts; about
$10-14 per shirt printed or $5-7 a piece if you do it yourself.) and add
about $20-25 for skit materials. We had sign-ups for snacks and drinks at
meetings. If you don't have a table, you'll need to cost that out as well.
There does not seem to be a shortage of FLL team members, so I wish
you luck in finding a great team and in your year,
On Tue, Aug 6, 2013 at 9:15 AM, Fredrik Nyman <[log in to unmask]>wrote:
> Thanks for the clarifications!
> My situation is possibly a little unusual, in that I'm new to FLL and
> apparently doing things backwards. :-)
> My son starts 4th grade next month, and I'm confident enough that he will
> find enough classmates to start a team that I've signed up and paid for an
> EV3 set, the field kit and registration out of pocket. (Ouch).
> When school starts, he will be recruiting other team members, and I'll be
> talking to parents to get them involved; to help with the coaching,
> fundraising etc. I would have preferred to recruit a team first, then
> fundraise and finally do national/regional registration and pay for the
> field kit and robot, but the timeline didn't seem to work; if I started
> fundraising when school starts in early September and ordered/paid for
> everything (hopefully) a few weeks later, it would be October by the time
> the kids had the robot and field kit, and they'd only have about a month to
> get ready for the tournament.
> Anyway, the reason I was asking for clarification about the tournament(s)
> is that I want to make sure I give the other parents accurate information
> about what is involved. Thanks for all the responses!
> On Tue, Aug 6, 2013 at 8:56 AM, Darlene Pantaleo <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> Once you give your choices and pay your registration fee, your team will
>> be assigned one qualifying tournament. Most teams get their first pick so
>> long as they sign up right away. There is a cap on how many teams can
>> attend each event, so first-come, first-served (date and time of
>> registration matters). Teams are vying for spots to the state event, yes.
>> At events, your team must participate in all of the judging sessions to
>> qualify for judged awards. Be sure to read all of the coaches' manual as
>> well as the Q&A online to ensure that the team doesn't miss anything. I
>> used to assign the online Q&A to a student to read and explain to the team,
>> but I also read it to make sure they understood it.
>> *"To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived--this
>> is to have succeeded."~~Ralph Waldo Emerson*
>> On Aug 6, 2013, at 7:13 AM, Fredrik Nyman wrote:
>> Could someone please explain the tournaments to me?
>> Specifically, do all teams participate in a single regional event in
>> And that regional event is a qualifier for the championship tournament in
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