TIMS is Lego's Team Information Management System. It is used by FIRST to manage all team information -- FRC, FTC, FLL. In the past, FLL had its own registration system, but as of this year, FLL team information is also managed in TIMS. http://www.firstlegoleague.org/challenge/emailarchive/442014 On Fri, Aug 1, 2014 at 10:26 AM, Skip Morrow <[log in to unmask]> wrote: > It was me that asked about the roster. I had not seen this "TIMS" that you > spoke of. Googling it does show a few references. I have my account on > my.usfirst.org, and when I log in I can see the teams I can administer > and I even have an option to create a new team. I also see a statement that > if I *DON'T* see my teams, then I will need to be invited to them from > TIMS. I do see my teams, so that is not a problem. But it looks like TIMS > is something *above* my.usfirst.org. When I go to the team summary for my > team, at the very bottom there is a student/roster and a way to invite > parents. Is that what I need to do? Invite the parents using that system? I > would like to know what the registration process will look like to the > parents so I can explain it to them before I just email them a link out of > the blue. > > 1. Is TIMS the same as my.usfirst.org? > 2. What exactly do I tell my parents they need to do to register the > children? > 3. When they go to register, what information will they need to have > onhand? > 4. By what date do the children need to be registered? > > Now that I think about it, my daughter is on my team, so I can try and > register her first, but I don't really know where to begin. > > Sorry for all of the clueless questions! > > Skip > > > . > > > On Fri, Aug 1, 2014 at 10:13 AM, Ralph Grove <[log in to unmask]> wrote: > >> I think FLL is paying your fee to the verification company ($2.50 for >> each coach). also, information stays with verification company, which is >> probably in the business of doing background checks for volunteers. This >> background check is good for one year. They should not store personally >> identifiable information beyond getting a pass or fail after the check, >> this would be worth checking, which I think they might be doing. With this >> verification you can probably work as volunteer for other non profit >> organizations too. >> >> also someone was asking about the team roster being an excel spreadsheet. >> TIMS should generate roster after kids are officially registered in TIMS. >> >> Regards, >> Chintan Dixit >> Coach, RoboLTZ >> >> >> -- 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.