Good afternoon. I am a new coach for this year. I am trying to get all the information together and get my team registered. I have a question about the project part of the competition. For the project presentation, will there be PowerPoint and a screen available for the presentation? What should I expect for the presentation of the project? For clarification on the project, is the focus on the best ways to teach someone or a group of people a particular technology or skill? I want to make sure I am steering my team in the right direction. Also, do I need to bring my table for the robot part of the competition or will a table be provided for the robot game? I am assuming a table will be provided since the table is too big and heavy for transporting. Thank you in advance for any advice. Andrea On Tue, Sep 9, 2014 at 5:00 PM, Skelton, Dustin - skeltodc <[log in to unmask] > wrote: > Welcome to the 2014 FLL season—World Class! We have information about > the VA-DC FLL Regional Registration process that everyone (including > returning coaches) should read below. > > > > We will be collecting a VA-DC FLL Regional Registration Fee. There will > be NO separate regional tournament registration fee. The VA-DC FLL > Regional Registration fee will cover services available to VA-DC FLL teams > including team development, coach support and planning for regional > qualifying tournaments. Teams registered with the VA-DC FLL Region can > sign up for one (1) regional qualifying tournament. Details about payment > options are noted below and on our website at www.va-dcfll.org. Coaches > will also receive reminder emails during the registration process. There > is a Frequently Asked Questions link on the registration page that will be > able to answer most questions associated with the registration process. > > > > VA-DC FLL REGIONAL REGISTRATION PROCESS: > > To help expedite this new registration process, VA-DC FLL teams can start > this registration process now. Go to > http://www.va-dcfll.org/teams/start-register-a-team/ and go to Part 3. > There are 4 steps and a confirmation email will be sent after the > completion of each step. > > 1. Enter FLL team information (team name, national FLL team number, > coach contact info, etc.). FLL team MUST be registered with FIRST for the > 2014 World Class season before registering with the VA-DC FLL Region. > FIRST will issue the FLL team number. To register with FIRST, go to: > https://my.usfirst.org/fll/tims/site.lasso > > 2. Pay the $100 VA-DC FLL Regional Registration Fee (due by > 10/10/2014). Make sure to use your FLL National Registration number. > Options for payment include: > > a. Credit card online payment: An additional $2.50 credit card > processing fee will be charged with this option. Go to: > https://commerce.cashnet.com/cashnete/selfserve/BrowseCatalog.aspx > (select the $100 Regional Registration option) > > b. Pay by check: Send a check for $100 to the address below. Be sure > to include your team number on the check so that it can be correctly > credited. Multiple payments may be included in the same check, but each > team number must be indicated. > > c. Pay by purchase order: Purchase orders are acceptable from any > VA or DC school system. Send your purchase order to the address below. Be > sure to include your team number on the PO so that it can be correctly > credited. Multiple payments may be included in the same PO, but each team > number must be indicated. Mailing address for check and P.O. payments: > > VA-DC FLL > > James Madison University > > 800 S. Main, MSC 6911 > > Harrisonburg, VA 22807 > > 3. Enter team member information (team member name, date of birth, > etc.). Date of birth determines the team’s VA-DC FLL division – please be > accurate and complete > > 4. Regional Qualifying Tournament Preference Selection (pick 1st, > 2nd and 3rd choice). This final step (selection of tournaments) will not be > available until October 1st. Assignments are based on a first-come, > first-serve basis based on tournament selection so starting registration > now will not guarantee you preference but does give you ample time collect > team member information ahead of time. > > > > You will be able to come back and make updates/changes as needed until the > end of the registration period on October 10th. We will send out reminders > when we get close to the opening of the regional tournament selection > portion. > > > > Below are important notes about the registration process… > > New this year, FIRST has implemented a child protection policy and > requires background checks and other safeguards. More information is > available on the US FIRST website or by contacting [log in to unmask] > > WHAT WILL COACHES 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 10/1/2014) > > > > OTHER THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT REGISTRATION… > > · Because we know that a number of you are managers and/or > 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. > > · 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. > > · Any manager/coach email addresses provided will be > automatically added to the email list from which 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 BUT DO NOT PLAN TO > PARTICIPATE IN A VA-DC FLL REGIONAL TOURNAMENT. > > * Even if you don't plan to register a team for a VA-DC FLL regional > 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. > > > > 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 FLL season! > > > ------------------------------ > 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.