Hudson Valley FIRST® LEGO® League

 

Trash Trek Lego League

Waste Wise Lego League  

Trash Trek and Waste Wise Challenge
Tournament Registration for tournaments in December 2015 through February 2016
Commences on October 15, 2015 at 12:00PM

Closes on November 18, 2015 at 12:00PM

Welcome to Hudson Valley FIRST® LEGO® League (HVFLL)!!! For information and networking opportunities among coaches, parents, and volunteers, please check out our webpage: http://www.facebook.com/HudsonValleyFLL . (You do not need to be a Facebook user to view the page).

Registration for the HVFLL Regional Tournament will be open at noon on Thursday, October 15, 2015 and will close at noon on Wednesday, November 18, 2015 . During that time, a link will be available on this page for registration.

Please read the following paragraph carefully to understand our registration policy.

We operate on a first come first served basis. You must register ONLY for the tournament you plan to attend.  Due to the rapid growth of FLL in the region, our registration policy strives to balance the demand on the HVFLL organizers/volunteers with the demand for tournament slots.  With this in mind, we are offering eight qualifying tournaments, each with 12 available FLL team slots for a total of 96 slots. There is no wait list on a per tournament basis therefore the only way to guarantee a spot is to register for an available tournament. In the spirit of gracious professionalism, we ask that teams register for only one tournament. If a team registers for more than one tournament, all registrations after the first will be cancelled. We also ask that teams from outside the HVFLL region to not register for one of our tournaments until after November 1, 2015. In the same spirit, we ask that if your team is competing elsewhere prior to the HVFLL tournament, that you do not register for our tournament until after November 1. Once all slots at all tournaments have been filled a waiting list will be made available, but these teams will only be selected if a team drops out. The teams on the waiting list will be selected in the order in which they were added, and will be offered a spot at the tournament which has an opening without team preference for location.

Please read all the information provided on this page prior to registering.

For the 2015-2016 season, a total of 8 qualifying tournaments will be held. There are 12 senior teams competing in a single tournament insuring that the tournaments are kept to a manageable size and facilitating a high quality experience for everyone attending.  Additionally, all tournament sites are planning to host Jr.FLL teams except for RPI.  The tournament sites, dates, and teams to be accommodated are listed below and more information is available at https://sites.google.com/site/hudsonvalleyfirstlegoleague/home :

Ballston Spa High School, Ballston Spa – December 5, 2015 (12 senior teams and 12 junior teams)

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy – December 12, 2015 (12 senior teams)

Linden Avenue Middle School, Red Hook – January 16, 2016 (12 senior teams and 6 junior teams)

Amsterdam High School, Amsterdam – January 16, 2016 (12 senior teams and 6 junior teams)

Sleepy Hollow High School, Sleepy Hollow – January 30, 2016 (12 senior teams and 12 junior teams)

Sanford Elementary School, Warwick – January 30, 2016 (12 senior teams and 12 junior teams)

LaGrange Middle School, LaGrangeville – February 6, 2016 (12 senior teams and 12 junior teams)

Poughkeepsie Day School, Poughkeepsie – February 6, 2016 (12 senior teams and 12 junior teams)

Senior teams consist of 2 – 10 members within the ages of 9 through 14 competing in the Trash Trek Challenge. Winning senior teams in each category (robot performance, robot design, project, and core values) as well as an overall tournament champion will receive trophies. The top performing team from each tournament will advance to the regional championship tournament at Dutchess Community College on February 27, 2016.  Additionally, one other team from each weekend (one from the weekends of December 5 and 12) of competition will qualify for the championship.

Junior teams consist of 3 – 6 members within the ages of 6 through 9 who participate in the Waste Wise Challenge. Jr.FLL teams are scheduled for group sessions where they present their work to a team of reviewers. All Jr.FLL team members will be acknowledged in the closing ceremony and will receive tournament medals.

All of our sponsors would like to invite you to attend any of our events as a spectator to cheer on the teams. Other than our hosts for each tournament, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Ballston Spa School District, Red Hook School District, Amsterdam School District, Sleepy Hollow School District, Warwick Central School District, Arlington Central School District, Poughkeepsie Day School, and Dutchess Community College, our major sponsors are IBM, and IEEE Mid-Hudson Chapter.

The registration fee is $60 for each senior team and $30 for each junior team. Before you register, please make sure to have the following information available:

Originating School/ Organization/Association

Team Name (a final confirmation of team name will be made two weeks prior to tournament)

Town/City and State Where Team Meets Most Regularly

Official Team Registration Number as assigned by FIRST (this is required for all teams, Jr.FLL and FLL)

Coaches Names, Emails, and contact phone number

Credit Card Information (Mastercard, VISA, Discover or American Express are accepted)

NOTE: The only payment option is by a valid credit card.  If you register and do not provide valid credit card information, your registration is cancelled within 24 hours.  Purchase orders are not accepted.

PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THE CONFIRMATION EMAIL WILL GO TO THE EMAIL ADDRESS PROVIDED FOR THE COACHES, AS WILL ALL OTHER COMMUNICATIONS FROM HVFLL. IT IS CRITICALLY IMPORTANT FOR TIMELY COMMUNICATION THAT THE EMAIL ADDRESS OF THE COACH WHO IS ATTENDING THE TOURNAMENT BE PROVIDED. THERE IS ROOM TO ENTER TWO SETS OF NAMES AND EMAILS. IF YOU ARE NOT THE COACH BUT RATHER A CENTRAL ORGANIZER, PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR NAME AS ONE OF THE TWO COACHES SO THAT YOU ARE ALSO SENT CRITICAL COMMUNICATIONS.

Hudson Valley FLL is an officially sanctioned partner with international FIRST LEGO League. According to international FLL regulations, a FLL team can only compete for awards at the first officially sanctioned FLL tournament in which they participate each season. Teams are allowed to participate in an unlimited number of local or unofficial tournaments. If an attempt is made to register for two tournaments, the second registration will be deleted.  Payment is non-refundable.

Registration questions should be directed to:

Dr. Leah M. Akins
Engineering, Architecture, and Computer Technologies Department
Dutchess Community College
53 Pendell Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Phone: 845-431-8421
Email:
akins@sunydutchess.edu

A registration confirmation will be sent to the coaches’ email addresses immediately following submission. However, if there is a problem with your payment information, a follow-up email will be sent within 48 hours, and your registration deleted.  Keeping this in mind, please make sure to carefully and correctly enter all information.

Questions about FIRST, FLL, and Jr.FLL should be emailed to hudsonvalleyfirstlegoleague@gmail.com