RePLAY Coach Email Volume 24 3/3/21 Coach Meeting Tomorrow!
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 RePLAY 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 6 items for you today:
- Coaches Meeting this tomorrow!
- Event assignments posted!
- Event info!
- Event Registration
- Facebook Group
Our next Coaches Meeting will be tomorrow 3/4 at 7pm. Both our Head Referee and Head Judge Advisor will be on for questions. I will be going over the event timeline and documents for teams. This is also posted on our website here- https://firstwa.org/first-lego-league-challenge/challenges/remote-event-information/
General FIRST WA Zoom Account is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: FLL Coaches Chat
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Meeting ID: 867 7071 8969
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I just posted the assignments for teams that have filled out their registration survey and paid their FIRST Washington invoice. There are also status check boxes to see if you are missing anything. Scroll in the assignment window if you cannot find your team number.
Assignments are posted here- https://firstwa.org/first-lego-league-challenge/
Deadline to register for an event is this Friday, 3/5
I will be adding links and event info to this page- https://firstwa.org/first-lego-league-challenge/challenges/remote-event-information/ tonight and tomorrow. There will be links to documents, a timeline for the event week, and other information. I will also go over this info on Thursdays coaches meeting, and answer other questions you have.
*Teams have not yet been added to the remote event hub. When you are added you will receive an email to create an account. All coaches and students must have a signed online consent form and coaches need to have passed Youth Protection Screening. I will not be able to add you to the system without both of these.
Invoices were emailed out on 2/17 to either your team admin’s email (if listed) or your main coach’s email address. If you are expecting an invoice and have not received one, check your spam/junk mail folder, often times we find they end up there.
If you did not receive an invoice, you can send an email with your team number in the subject line to email@example.com and Rob’n T can forward you a copy of your invoice. Note: Rob’n T is new and still learning the ropes. If you do not include your team number, she will not try to track down who you are, she will forward the email to me and your invoice will not get re-sent until I have time to look into it.
- All teams registered with FIRST as of 2/8 were sent an invoice. If your team registered with FIRST but is not participating this season, please let me know and we will make a note of it.
PS Timing constraints made it difficult to create single invoices with multiple team information. For that I apologize. However, I have gathered the invoices in groups by their “purchaser”. Those of you responsible for multiple team payments, will have those invoices. Thank you in advance for understanding!
The first event will start on March 14th.To see the event schedule- https://firstwa.org/first-lego-league-challenge/challenges/event-schedule/
*Teams will be added to the Remote Event Hub for their individual events after teams are placed in events.
If you have not registered for an event, please do so asap.
Event Registration Link- https://bit.ly/2021FLLEventRegistration
Teams will be placed in events when they have registered with FIRST, filled out the event registration, and paid their FIRST Washington invoice. Teams will be placed by the end of February.
*If you have not paid or filled out your registration survey and plan to participate, please do so asap, the deadline is Friday 3/5!
Connecting with Coaches
One of the best ways to get questions answered is to connect with other FIRST LEGO League Challenge coaches.
Facebook: Join our private Facebook group for Washington FIRST LEGO League Challenge coaches only. New and Veteran coaches and our Head Referee are members of the group. Use this link to join: https://www.facebook.com/groups/FIRST.Washington.FLL/
Please note: you will be asked a couple questions when you join, these are to help keep this group only open to coaches. It will speed up the joining process if you answer these when you apply.
- March 4- Coaches Meeting 7pm
- March 14-20- Event Week 1
- March 21-27- Event Week 2
- March 28-April – Event Week 3
- National Team Registration, Youth Protection, Student Registration, Challenge Information:firstname.lastname@example.org or 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