Registering for East Tennessee
FLL Explore Festivals

East Tennessee FLL Explore festival registration will be handled electronically on the FIRST in Tennessee (FIT) website FLL Explore Events page.


The criteria below must be met before a team can be accepted for an event:

  • Two coaches must be registered and screened.

  • The annual FLL Explore team registration must be paid.

  • The event must be open for registration.

  • The event must still have capacity.

The FLL Explore Events page lists all the FLL Explore events in Tennessee. Teams must register for events in the region where the team resides.  FLL Explore teams can register to attend any festival they choose in their own region, but they can only attend one festival.  Currently, there are no registration fees for FLL Explore festivals.  Registration will close at Midnight October 31.  Register early, festivals accept teams until full on a first come basis.

Print a copy and read all steps before proceeding.

    Team members and coaches must provide proof of a FIRST consent and release (electronic or paper form) before participating in any official FIRST event.  Find details about ‘Team Paperwork’ on the Resources page of the FIT website.  If possible, use the team dashboard to invite parents to electronically acknowledge and submit a FIRST consent and release form online. Otherwise, collect a signed paper version of the FIRST consent form from all team members as soon as possible. A printed copy of the team roster from the Team Dashboard showing consent form status or paper copies of consent forms are acceptable documentation of consent and release.

    Go to East Tennessee FLL Explore Expo Application page. Provide team and coach information and select the primary and alternate expo events.  After submitting the event application, you will see a note confirming receipt of your application.  After all the above acceptance criteria are verified, you will receive an email notification when your team has been accepted for an event.  The status of a team registration can also be viewed on the East Tennessee Team Festival Status page.

Upon receiving acceptance confirmation, print two copies of all consent and release documentation.  Send one copy to:

FLL Explore Team Docs

c/o Prof. Kristine Craven
Tennessee Tech University
Clement Hall 321, P.O. Box 5002
Cookeville, Tennessee 38505

Retain the second copy and deliver it to the registration table at the expo you attend.

See East Tennessee Team Festival Status Here

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