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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.
>
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>
> The experience can't be beat.  No team should not show up.
>
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>
> How many people can tell you who won the gold medal in bobsled in Calgary,
> but everyone remembers the Jamican Bobsled team.
>
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>
> Show up, compete, have fun (and you may even learn something)
>
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>
> *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
>
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> 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
>
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