Are You More Than Ready?

Sep 21, 2015 Written by FIRST Staff


Initial registration opens in just a few days, this Thursday, 9/24, at Noon EST! Are you ready? Are you MORE THAN ready? Are the folks on the other teams you know also ready? How about dropping them a friendly note to ask? Friends don’t let friends be unprepared for registration. Remember, if the main and alternate contacts for a team haven’t both been through the YPP process when initial registration opens, that team won’t be able to register, and the YPP process takes a few days. See the details on getting ready in last week’s blog post about this here.


2017 Championships Task Force 

In May, I blogged that we would be forming committees, including representatives from the community outside FIRST HQ, to make recommendations to FIRST leadership in addressing these two challenges related to moving to two Championships in 2017:

  • Identifying what geographic regions will be assigned to which FIRST Championship as their ‘home’ Championship, including the way in which teams outside the United States would be handled
  • Identifying a potential way in which teams may volunteer and be selected to attend their non-home Championship

I apologize for the delay in moving forward with this. We are making progress now. Rather than having two separate committees, though, we will be combining these into one. Along with representatives from the key community groups you would expect (for example, Woodie Flowers Award Winners and Hall of Fame Teams) we will have one slot available to which any community member may apply. More details will follow later this week, but essentially you’ll be asked to put together a resume of your FIRST experience, along with the reasons why you think you would be a good participant on the team, then send it in to us. More details soon!


New Regionals

Interested in signing up for a brand new regional this year? Here’s the list:

  • Rocket City Regional in Alabama, dates March 23 – 26, 2016
  • Iowa Regional, dates March 23 – 26, 2016
  • Idaho Regional, dates March 30 – April 2, 2016

We’re very happy to be having Regionals in these states this season!


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