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First Lego League in Virginia and DC <[log in to unmask]>
Thu, 27 Sep 2012 12:56:00 -0400
VA/DC Referee Advisor <[log in to unmask]>
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I disagree.  A team that has more than 10 members is ineligible for
awards at an FLL tournament, no matter how many they bring to the

[Yes, routine replacement of departing members during the season is okay.]

Even if the tournament officials cannot tell that the team actually
has more than 10 members, it would be violating FLL's Core Values to
represent the team as being eligible for awards.

Steve Scherr
VA/DC FLL Referee Advisor

On Thu, Sep 27, 2012 at 11:11 AM, Gail Drake <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> This question was presented to US FIRST as a result of this conversation
> on this list serve two weeks prior.
> US FIRST has updated their FLL Participation Rules Webpage to address
> this question:
> Here is the link:
> " Team Members
> ●An FLL team must have a minimum of two (2) and a maximum of ten (10)
> children.  A team with more than ten (10) children will not be eligible
> for awards at an official FLL tournament.
> ●Children may be members of only one (1) FLL team per season.
> ●No team member may exceed the maximum allowed age in your region
> prior to January 1 of the year the Challenge is released.
> ●Allowed ages in most countries: 9-16 years
> ●Allowed ages in U.S., Canada, and Mexico: 9-14 years"
> So, yes you can have a team with more than 10, but you are not eligible
> to take on 10 officially to an event and compete.
> Professor Drake
> Battlefield High School
> Information Technology and Programming Faculty
> ILITE Robotics Coach, FRC Team 1885, FTC, ZERO Robotics, Seaperch
> US FIRST FLL Judge, Tournament Director
> (571) 261-4726
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