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    Registration Checklist:

     Action Item Link  Opens Closes
    Submit National Registration  National   May 5, 2016  Sept. 15-30, 2016 *
    Submit State Registration  State  Aug. 1, 2016  Oct. 15, 2016
    Join the Illinois FLL Annoucement List  CLICK HERE  N/A N/A
    Join the Illionis FLL YAHOO! Group  CLICK HERE  N/A N/A

    * National Registration will close on Sept 30 or sooner if all registrations spots are filled.  Don't delay!

    Illinois Qualifying Tournament Registration for Animal Allies season is now open.  

    Illinois Registration Overview 

    1. Teams may begin registering for qualifying tournaments in Illinois for the Animal Allies season on August 1, 2016 and ending on October 15, 2016.
    2. Teams must be registered nationally and have two screened coaches before registering in Illinois.  You will need your team number which you received when you registered nationally.  
    3. An overview of the Illinois registration process can be accessed here.
    4. To qualify as a Rookie Team, teams must meet the following criteria:
      • All team members must be new to the FLL program this year.  If one team member was on a team in a prior year, that team cannot be considered a rookie team.
      • All coaches and assistant coaches must be new to the FLL program this year.  this does not mean that coaches cannot seek advice from other coaches, but that the coaches for the team must be new to the program.
      • Rookie Teams that qualify for the a state tournament in Illinois will automatically be considered for the Rookie Team of the Year Award at the Championship tournament.
    5. Registration will only be complete when payment is received.  You may pay with a credit card using PayPal or you may send a check made payable to FIRST Illinois Robotics at the address noted below.  A copy of the registration receipt must be included with the check.  The registration receipt must be printed at the time of registration.
      • FIRST Illinois Robotics
        PO Box 82
        Prospect Heights, IL 60070
    6. There is a single fee of $100 for the tournament season in Illinois.  
    7. The Illinois Qualifying Tournaments are held in November and December in various locations throughout the state.   Dates and locations for tournaments will be posted as they come available at the following link:  http://www.ilfirst.org/fll/fll-events/fll-qualifying-tournaments/.  Check back frequently for any changes to the list of tournaments.
    8. At the time of registration, teams will be asked to select their top 3 choices for participation in a qualifying tournament in Illinois.  Teams will be assigned to qualifying tournaments on a first come, first serve basis and every effort will be made to assign teams to one of the top 3 choices.  Please note that Illinois will have a Northern Illinois Championship tournament and a Central Illinois  Championship tournament.  Each qualifying tournament will feed into a specific state tournament.