News for the 2019-2020 City Shaper Season:

FLL Coaches, (sorry for the long post)

As many of you know we like to keep you informed of any changes that will be in place for the coming year as early as possible so that you can plan accordingly. Local Registration fee change - the cost for local registration in GA will increase to $200 and will cover all levels of participation with one payment. This payment will need to be arranged by Nov. 25. This is being done to help with a number of issues: the time to process multiple payments on both the coach and our end. Also to prevent the issue of non-payment until late in the season. This will also allow us to have a dedicated FLL coordinator to help manage the program and offer training events.

As mentioned, We are planning to have a full time FLL coordinator and this person will not only manage the tournament system but will also be conducting coaches training workshops throughout the year. We anticipate a few Saturday crash courses and then longer, likely full week workshops in the Summer that will help coaches better understand the competition requirements and improve team capacity for competition.

We are working with the schedule for tournaments to also create a means for teams to have at 4-5 robot runs. This will provide more opportunities for scores and allow more students to potentially have the opportunity to run the robot during competition.

If you are part of a school district that has multiple schools/teams participating and that is willing to pay for the fee, we are asking that you talk with the district and have them reach out to use for a group payment method and we can discuss a rate change if they are willing to pay in this manner.

We understand that these changes may cause some issues and we hope that everyone can understand that in order to manage the magnitude of the program we have to have a full time person, as currently we only have about 1/4 time of one person to run the entire program. We feel that in order to help coaches feel more successful and able to help their teams that we also need to provide training sessions to help promote success.

Thank you for understanding and we hope to see everyone for the City Shaper Season.

National Registration is open and the City Shaper Challenge has been release, check it out at www.firstinspires.org

Georgia Local Registration is open.



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ALL events this year will require the Robot Executive Summary during the judging session. The Core Values Poster is optional. 

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