October Team Blast
It’s almost time for Qualifying Tournaments!  The FIN Staff and Tournament Directors have been hard at work planning these events for your teams, we can’t wait to see you there!

We will be posting all the latest Qualifying Tournament information on our website, but check your email for important information from your Tournament Directors as well.
I hope you will join me for our next Coaches Corner Zoom Call on Wednesday, October 18 at 7:00 pm Eastern, with special guest, Head Referee Shane Pickett.  Bring your game related questions, and ask the expert!
If you have any questions or need assistance, please reach out to me anytime.  I can be reached via email at tthompson@firstindianarobotics.org or you can schedule a call with me using this link.

All the best,


Superior Steam Scrimmage

The Superior STEAM 4-H Club will be hosting it’s FIRST LEGO League Challenge Scrimmage again this year on October 28th at the Bedford Campus of Sherwood Oaks Christian Church.  This event is free and open to the public, robot matches will start around 10 am, and the event will conclude with an awards ceremony around 4 pm.
Register at:  www.superiorsteam.org

Registration closes Wednesday, October 25
FLL October Coaches Corner

Our next Coaches Corner will be Wednesday, October 18 at 7:00 PM ET/6:00 PM CT. This month we have a can’t miss session with Head Referee Shane Pickett.  Can’t make the call but have a question for Shane? Submit your question on this form and Shane will answer it during the meeting and you can listen to his answer when we post the recording.

If you have topics you would like to learn about or materials you want us to cover, please let us know!  Email Trisha at tthompson@firstindianarobotics.org with suggestions or questions.

FIRST Indiana Robotics is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: FLL Challenge October Coaches Corner
Time: Oct 18, 2023 07:00 PM Indiana (East)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 870 0969 1071
Passcode: 021943

Missed a meeting? Click here to access the archives in the FIN Playbook.

Qualifying Tournaments
A few notes about Qualifying Tournaments…

If you still need to pay your $75 registration fee, you can pay by credit card or generate an invoice at https://pay.firstindianarobotics.org/

1) Select “FLL Challenge Qualifying Tournament Registration”
2) Type in your team number
3) Click “Add to Cart” (If you have multiple teams, you can change the team number and add multiple registrations to your cart.)
4) From here you can checkout via credit card, or select “Print an Invoice” (You can also download a copy of our W-9 from this screen) You can print a paper copy of your invoice, or print to pdf to email a copy.

Before your event, make sure your team has coach 1 and coach 2 cleared through YPP, no exceptions.  You also will need to get all of your students registered in the FIRST dashboard (www.firstinspires.org).  Please print your roster from your dashboard and bring it to the Qualifying Tournament.  You will need it to check in.

You can find detailed instructions on team member registration here:  https://www.firstinspires.org/resource-library/youth-registration-system

Semi-State Tournaments
New this year!   Almost 2/3 of our teams will advance to one of two 48-team Semi-State Tournaments which will be held at Purdue Fort Wayne and the University of Southern Indiana.  We are excited to be bringing these large events back to our University Partners!  Registration for the Semi-States will be $75, and assignments will be made based on geography and announced November 20.

State Championship
Exciting news!  Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, there will be no registration fee for teams who advance to the Indiana FIRST LEGO League State Championship!  The State Championship will be held Saturday, January 20 at Westfield High School.

Missed a Team Blast?

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