⚠️Be Sure to Subscribe to the Illinois Coaches Email List

It's important to be subscribed to this list if you are planning to Coach FIRST LEGO League Challenge in Illinois. We will be sharing important season related information, deadlines, and any changes through this list. It is suggested all coaches of each team join.  


Team Communications Archive 

Did you miss an email? Trying to find something we mentioned a few weeks ago? Look no further. Here is our Coach email list archive:



Finding a Team with TeamUp

TeamUp App:  Does your team need an extra student? Do you know a student who wants to join a team? We have a new tool to help individuals find each other to form a team! It is called TeamUP and it is being launched for the first time this month.  If your robotics team would like to mentor another team this season, please consider adding your team to TeamUp.  You will be able to find teams in search of mentoring this season.

Try it out here:  http://teamup.gravellellc.com/    Registration is required, but it is free. 



Starting an FLL Team: https://www.firstinspires.org/robotics/fll/start-a-team

Participation Rules: https://firstinspiresst01.blob.core.windows.net/first-forward/fll-challenge/fll-challenge-participation-rules.pdf

FLL Challenge:  https://www.firstinspires.org/robotics/fll/challenge-and-season-info

FLL Team Management Resources: https://www.firstinspires.org/resource-library/fll/team-management-resources

>>Team Resource List by Jay Kinzie  https://docs.google.com/<wbr></wbr>document/d/<wbr></wbr>1UazhJcgxmaouxrbyZwuHY3LX6gRxI<wbr></wbr>IuTmhKoIkVv77Q/edit?usp=<wbr></wbr>sharing


Consent Forms:  

Each team needs to complete a signed Consent Release form for each student, coach and volunteer attending. The National consent is the only consent needed this season. NO EXCEPTIONS – Participation is contingent on having a completed consent form before the opening ceremonies for each individual.

FIRST Inspires National program  (parents/guardians register themselves and then sign digital consent for their child)

Coaches are responsible for ensuring all consents are complete for the students on their team. 

Do we still have to collect 2 consents for each participant, including coaches?
⚠️ No, this season only the National consent is required for each participant. 
National: www.firstinspires.org 

Coaches Must Be Screened 

Each team must have 2 FIRST screened coaches.
* Screening is done through each individual’s account at www.firstinspires.org If you need assistance with this step, please contact FIRST directly at
(603) 666-3906 or (800) 871-8326
Monday - Friday, 8:30 - 5:00 EST/EDT



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