CARGO CONNECT Coach Email Volume 6: 10/19/21 Coaches Chat tonight!
If you are new to this email this is the place where you will find all of the Washington specific FIRST LEGO League information. Coaches and team administrators in the FIRST system for the CARGO CONNECT season will be added weekly. Every email from me will be numbered and that number lets you know which update it is, if you miss an update you can find it on our website.
I have 5 items for you today:
- Next Coaches Chat 10/19 at 7pm
- OSPI Grants are open!
- FIRST Washington registration
- Event registration and schedule
- Event plans
Coaches Chat tonight at 7pm!
Our next coaches chat is tonight at 7pm! Join me and your fellow coaches to chat about the season! This meeting will take place on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at the same link.
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Meeting ID: 867 7071 8969
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OSPI Grants are open
For teams affiliated with Washington State Public School, the iGrants have opened. Different schools have different processes so if you have not received the notification, reach out to the Admin at your district who works with you on the iGrant. The grant deadline is November 8.
FIRST Washington Registration
Every team needs to fill out the FIRST Washington registration form to be placed in an event. Here is the link again- https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/842468fa632644f78c32a0e7430acb75
Only 123 teams of the 290 registered with FIRST have filled out the registration form!
Only teams that have filled this out and registered with FIRST will receive an invoice!
Invoices will go out the end of October.
Event Schedule and Registration
We are getting close to all venues confirmed! Here is the tentative schedule. As of right now, there is no longer an event in Eastern Washington. If I have an update to that I will let teams know asap! All events are subject to change due to the ever changing Covid climate. I will get teams any info on changes as soon as I have it.
Eastside Bellevue Sat 12/4
Eastside Bellevue Sun 12/5
North Sound Snohomish Sat 12/4
North Sound Snohomish 12/5
Southwest Camas 12/11
Northwest Arlington 12/11
North Sound Everett 12/11
North Sound Everett 12/12
South Sound Tacoma 12/11
South Sound Tacoma 12/12
January Remote Event, 1/16-1/22
May Unofficial Event, Date TBD
State Championship 1/29
Event registration will go out next week, with invoices for event registration going out the end of October. Teams must have filled out both the FIRST Washington registration and the event registration form and have paid their FIRST Washington invoice before they are confirmed in an event.
All judging will done remotely over Zoom the weekend after your event. So if your team competes on 12/4, your judging session will be on 12/11. Awards will be the evening of the day your team has judging. I understand this is asking teams to participate on two different weekends.
We are evaluating a few different ideas for the robot portion. One is teams signing up for a 1 hour time slot to run their matches with 3 other teams. The other is 2 sessions, a morning and afternoon, where up to 16 teams would come and participate. Some venues may allow additional spectators, some may only allow the coaches and participants. We are still working with each venue to find out what they are able to do.
As announced before, all adult volunteers, including coaches and mentors, will have to be vaccinated to attend in person. If you are unable to be vaccinated, we have a remote option available for your team. All attendees will need to wear masks, no exceptions. We are working on updates to this policy, when I have the updated one, I will get it out asap.
Our highest priority this season is for teams to be able to attend in person as safely as possible.
- National Team Registration, Youth Protection, Student Registration, Challenge Information: firstname.lastname@example.org firstinspires.org
- Tournament Registration & Participation, Local Information, Facebook: Jacque Grimm, email@example.com
- Robot Game Questions: WA Regional Head Referee, Kevin Torrico, firstname.lastname@example.org
- FIRSTGame Questions: email@example.com
- Booster Accounts: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Invoices and Payments: FIRSTWashington Accounting, email@example.com
- CARGO CONNECT Challenge: https://www.firstinspires.org/robotics/fll/game-and-season
- Facebook Group for Coaches: https://www.facebook.com/groups/FIRST.Washington.FLL
- Youth Registration Overview: https://www.firstinspires.org/resource-library/youth-registration-system
Hope to see you all soon!