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, Brandy 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. >> >> Darlene >> >> *"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 >> November? >> And that regional event is a qualifier for the championship tournament in >> December? >> >> Thanks! >> Fredrik >> ------------------------------ >> 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. Visit https://listserv.jmu.edu/archives/vadcfll-ANNOUNCEMENTS-l.html to subscribe.