“If a child can’t learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn.”
– Michael J. Fox
"You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future." Steve Jobs
Tell me, I’ll forget
Show me, I’ll remember
Involve me, I’ll understand
Welcome to the 2018/2019 Into Orbit FIRST LEGO League Season!
We hope you are just as excited about the new Into Orbit season as we are! The game will be released to teams on August 1st this year
Registration is open, VA-DC FIRST LEGO League teams are encouraged to start/complete the registration process now. Go to https://va-dcfll.org/fll-team-registration-checklist/ to ensure you & your team are on the right track in completing all items on the checklist.
Below is specific information on how to complete the registration process.
1. Register FLL team with FIRST (team name, national FLL team number, coach contact info, etc.). FIRST LEGO League teams MUST be registered with FIRST for the 2018 Into Orbit season before registering with the VA-DC FLL Region. FIRST will issue the FLL team number.
To register with FIRST, go to: https://my.firstinspires.org/AccountManager/Account/Register
2. Pay the $150 VA-DC FLL Regional Registration Fee (due by 10/10/2018). 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/cashneti/selfserve/storeentrance.aspx?client=JMU_PROD&SID=VADCFLL& (select the $150 Regional Registration option)
b. Pay by check: Send a check for $150 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 numbers 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 numbers must be indicated. Mailing address for check and P.O. payments:
James Madison University
800 S. Main, MSC 3516
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: https://vadcfll.cisat.jmu.edu/db/newaccount.aspx
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 your preference but does give you ample time to 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.
Assistant Director VA-DC FIRST LEGO League &
FIRST LEGO League Jr.
800 South Main St. MSC 0305
Harrisonburg, VA 22807
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