I agree 100% with what Steve says.... Eric Palmer On Fri, Oct 7, 2011 at 1:49 PM, Steve Ruwe <[log in to unmask]> wrote: > Coaches: Everyone should compete. I coached teams for 7 years and always > wanted more time to get ready. Even the early years when we knew we weren't > going to be competative, we went anyway. > > > > The experience can't be beat. No team should not show up. > > > > How many people can tell you who won the gold medal in bobsled in Calgary, > but everyone remembers the Jamican Bobsled team. > > > > Show up, compete, have fun (and you may even learn something) > > ------------------------------ > > *From: *"Karen Berger" <[log in to unmask]> > *To: *[log in to unmask] > *Sent: *Friday, October 7, 2011 9:04:30 AM > *Subject: *[VADCFLL-L] Reminder: VA/DC FLL Regional Registration Closes > October 15 > > VA/DC FLL Teams, > This is just a reminder that the regional tournament registration system is > open for VA/DC FLL teams. Teams that have not yet completed (or started) > their registrations should go to > http://www.vadcfll.org/db/tournaments.aspx to register. We will close the > system on October 15th. Please make sure that you have registered before > that deadline and keep in mind that tournament assignments are made on a > first-come, first serve basis. Even if you do not plan on competing, > register your team and there will be a clear place to indicate that you are > not going to compete (this will save us time in trying to track down > individual teams). > > My earlier emails with information about the registration process are > below. > > Thanks, > Karen > > ------------------------ > On the Tournaments page (http://www.vadcfll.org/db/tournaments.aspx) on > the VA/DC FLL site, there is a link to the regional tournament registration > system. We have decided this year to open up the system early so that > teams can get a head start on collecting team member information. *The > regional tournament selection portion of the site will open on October 1st and > because tournament assignments are made on a first-come, first-serve basis > based on completion of the tournament selection step, starting this early > will NOT affect tournament assignments.* This is only an opportunity for > those coaches interested to start entering their team information prior to > the opening of the tournament selection portion on October 1st. You will > be able to come back to this to make updates as needed until the end of the > registration period on October 15th. > > There is a Frequently Asked Questions link right under the registration > link that will be able to answer most questions associated with the > registration process. We will send out reminders when we get close to the > opening of the regional tournament selection portion. > > I have included some notes below for the registration process: > WHAT WILL I NEED TO BE ABLE TO REGISTER FOR A TOURNAMENT? > - Your national FLL team number as provided by FIRST. > - Contact information for the coach. > - Team member details including name, gender, date of birth (for assignment > of age division), whether or not the team member has participated in FLL > before. > - Top three choices (in order) for tournament sites *(this part will not > open until 10/1)* > > OTHER THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT REGISTRATIONů > * Because we know that a number of you are managers - and in some cases > coaches - for more than one team, you will have the option to register > multiple teams and list different coaches for each team. If you register > more than one team then you will be responsible for any updates to each team > that you register or you will need to share your log in information with > individual managers to do so themselves. > * Any manager or coach email addresses provided will be automatically added > to the "admin" email list from which all administrative messages will be > sent. > * There may be a delay of up to 1 week between when you register you team > with USFIRST and when you are able to start the registration process as we > normally update our registration server once a week. We will make sure > that all registered teams have been added prior to the start of official > regional tournament registration on October 1st. > > A SPECIAL NOTE TO TEAMS REGISTERED WITH FIRST THAT DO NOT PLAN TO > PARTICIPATE IN A VA/DC FLL QUALIFYING TOURNAMENT. > * Even if you don't plan to register a team for a VA/DC FLL regional > qualifying tournament this season, please log in and make note of that so > that we don't have to contact you separately (there will be a clear place to > indicate this on the first page). This will help save time for our very > busy volunteers who would otherwise have to follow up directly with any > unregistered teams. > > Please be aware that cookies must be enabled on your computer in order to > use the registration system. If this poses a problem in your school or > place of business, you will need to use another computer or have someone > else register for you. > > If you have any questions, please send them to [log in to unmask] > > Thank you for all that you do and we look forward to an exciting season! > > Karen > ------------ > Karen Berger > VA/DC FLL Regional Tournament Coordinator > > ------------------------------ > To UNSUBSCRIBE or CHANGE your settings, please visit > https://listserv.jmu.edu/archives/vadcfll-l.html and select "Join or leave > the list". > VADCFLL administrative announcements are sent via VADCFLL-ANNOUNCEMENTS-L. > Visit https://listserv.jmu.edu/archives/vadcfll-announcements-l.html to > subscribe. > ------------------------------ > To UNSUBSCRIBE or CHANGE your settings, please visit > https://listserv.jmu.edu/archives/vadcfll-l.html and select "Join or leave > the list". > VADCFLL administrative announcements are sent via VADCFLL-ANNOUNCEMENTS-L. > Visit https://listserv.jmu.edu/archives/vadcfll-announcements-l.html to > subscribe. > -- To UNSUBSCRIBE or CHANGE your settings, please visit https://listserv.jmu.edu/archives/vadcfll-l.html and select "Join or leave the list". -- VADCFLL administrative announcements are sent via VADCFLL-ANNOUNCEMENTS-L. 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