I've copied below the email that was sent out by Dustin earlier this week that has the step by step (including links to the registration site) directions for registering for a regional tournament in Virginia/DC. As Nick mentioned, the registration system is currently open for you to complete everything except for selecting your 1st, 2nd and 3rd choices for regional tournament assignment. That portion of the system will be open from October 1-10 and assignments are made on a first-come, first serve basis.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
James Madison University
800 S. Main, MSC 6911
Harrisonburg, VA 22807
team member information (team member name, date of birth, etc.). Date
of birth determines the team’s VA-DC FLL division – please be accurate
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.
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
Below are important notes about the registration process…
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.
member details including name, gender, date of birth (for assignment of
age division), whether or not the team member has participated in FLL
· Top three choices (in order) for tournament sites (this part will not open until 10/1/2014)
OTHER THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT REGISTRATION…
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.
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.
manager/coach email addresses provided will be automatically added to
the email list from which administrative messages will be sent.
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
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!