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International Teams -- Game Piece Option

Oct 28, 2015 Written by FIRST Staff

Today’s blog post was written by Daniela Dimova, International Coordinator.

In previous years, some of our international teams have expressed concerns that the shipping of extra game pieces they receive from FIRST Choice is taking a significant amount of time. On average, it takes 3-4 weeks for the pieces to arrive in their home countries. In an effort to alleviate some of the challenges that the non-US teams face, we are going to offer an Opt-in system to all international teams. This system will allow them to receive an additional Kickoff Kit’s worth of game pieces at either their Kickoff or as part of their Mysite shipment. As a tradeoff for the teams who Opt-in, they will have their round one FIRST Choice credits reduced by 30%.

The Opt-in window will be open, for non-US teams only and between 12:00 EST on Thursday, October 29 and 12:00 EST on Thursday, November 12.

In order to opt-in:

  • Log into your TIMS account
  • Click on Game Piece Option area on the right of your screen
  • Select “Yes” or “No” from the dropdown menu

Please note that the default option is to not receive an extra set of game pieces. If you do not want an extra set of game pieces, you can either select no from the dropdown or do nothing. By selecting yes from the drop down menu, your team is opting in to receive an extra set of game pieces at kickoff. Changes may not be made after the opt-in window closes.

We hope that this option will reduce some of the obstacles that non-US teams face. As always we look forward to feedback about the implementation.

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