Please note that my comments about team participation are in the context of
FLL teams, which have a maximum of 10 members total.


On Mon, Nov 14, 2016 at 10:52 PM, VA-DC Referee Advisor <[log in to unmask]>

> The first FLL core value is "We are a team."
> It's perfectly appropriate for your team to show up at the regional
> tournament with all the members who are available.  We know that people get
> sick, family matters take priority, and so on.  I've seen teams that had to
> do creative adaptations of their project presentations because a member
> couldn't come.
> Similarly, it's fine for a team to show up at the Championship with all
> the members who are available.  It might be different because it's harder
> to schedule around obligations on short notice.
> These are not substitutes, they are team members.
> It is not appropriate to bring in new people who haven't been a part of
> the team as substitutes.  That would probably affect your judging anyway.
> Steve Scherr
> Virginia-DC FLL Referee Advisor

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