Sending Fees and Team Paperwork for the
East Tennessee FLL Qualifiers
The criteria below must be met before a team can be attend an event:
Two coaches must be registered with FIRST and complete the FIRST screening process.
All team members must have completed FIRST Release and Consent forms online.
The qualifier event fee of must be paid to
No additional fee is required from any team that advances to the Championship.
1. REGISTER FOR A QUALIFIER
Teams may register for one Qualifier Tournament in their region. 48 teams will advance from Qualifiers to the East Tennessee Championship.
Registrations are not processed automatically, so please allow a few days for your team to appear on the Roster for your chosen event.
2. Complete FIRST Consent & Release Forms
All team members and coaches must provide proof of a FIRST consent and release before participating in any FLL event. Find details about ‘Team Paperwork’ on the Resources page. Coaches, please use the FLL team dashboard to invite parents to electronically acknowledge and submit a FIRST consent and release form online. Coaches, please PRINT your roster from your dashboard, showing completed consent & release forms for each participating team member, and bring it to your event.
3. Pay Tournament Fees
Once your team appears on the Roster for your event, submit the $75 Qualifier tournament Fee either online or by mail.
ONLINE: Purchase "FLL Qualifier Registration" from the TNFIRST Shop. Be sure to include your team number in your order.
BY MAIL: Print and complete the Tournament Invoice. Send the completed Invoice and a a check payable to TNFIRST to the address below.
c/o Nancy Wentz
630 Trowbridge Ln
Knoxville, TN 37934
Attn: Nancy Wentz
Make checks or money orders payable to:
and put your FLL Team number on the memo line.
Questions about payments and receipts can be directed to:
Cary Busby, email@example.com
4. Get ready for Tournament Day
To ensure accurate team profile data for tournament programs, visit the Tournaments Roster and check your team's information. Corrections should be made in the team's FIRST dashboard. Updating team data to the Tennessee database is not automatic and teams should notify Cary Busby firstname.lastname@example.org after any team profile data is changed at FIRST.
To improve team recognition with the judges, teams should download the fillable Team Information form and bring three copies of this form to their judging sessions.
To help the Robot Design judges quickly and consistently learn about your robot and the design process used, all events require a short presentation called the Robot Design Executive Summary.
To help the Core Values judges learn more about your team and its unique story, all events require every team prepare a simple Core Values “tri‐fold” or poster.
Teams that advance from a qualifying tournament will receive an invitation to the East Tennessee Championship held in Cookeville on February 10, 2024. For more information about the Tennessee East events, go to the FLL Events page, open the Tennessee-East events, and read ‘Event Manual’ on the appropriate event page.
IMPORTANT NOTE TO TEAMS THAT ADVANCE TO THE CHAMPIONSHIP
(Due two weeks before the Championship)
TTU's policy for minors on campus requires that all team members attending the East Tennssee FLL Championship must provide additional documentation required by Tennessee Tech. The parents of each team member must complete the TTU Minor Participant Information and Release.