Thank you for being a part of the 2020-21 season! We are excited to see what your team has accomplished in this year’s game: RePLAY. While we wish we could see you all in person for traditional events, we’re happy we can continue to provide engaging Robotics and Engineering opportunities for teams while keeping everyone safe. Based upon the number of registered FIRST LEGO League Teams in Oregon this season, we will be holding four Qualifying Tournaments during the first week in April. About half of those teams will advance to the Intel Oregon FIRST LEGO League State Championship on April 24. Your team has been assigned to one of the four Qualifying Tournaments: Archery, Baseball, Curling, and Diving. Your tournament assignment will be important, so take a look at the assignments and note which tournament your team is in.
Because this year’s tournaments will be different from previous years, we want to provide you with resources and clarification about preparing for your events to ensure a smooth and fun experience. If additional help is needed, email firstname.lastname@example.org or message @help-desk via ORTOP’s Discord channel.
Please note, this Discord is only for mentors, volunteers, and FTC students, not FLL students due to the age restrictions of the app/website.
Before the Event
- Teams are required to have all members registered in the FIRST Dashboard for your team with completed FIRST Consent & Release forms for this season. Each team must have two adult coaches with completed Youth Protection Protocol Screening.
- Here’s some help: Youth Registration System Guide (for Parents/Legal Guardians) and Youth Registration Process Explanation (for Lead Coach/Mentors).
- Oregon’s Referee Crew will be providing feedback to teams who have submitted their robot run videos by March 20th. All teams are able to submit a video for the practice session, but Rookie Teams are highly encouraged to do so. These are uploaded through the Remote Hub platform. More details about this process will be coming soon.
- Upload a single unedited video of your robot run video by April 3rd @ 5 pm. Refer to ORTOPs Robot Game video guidelines for further details
- Learn more about your judging session by looking at these scoring rubrics. These are the same ones our judges will be using during your session. Veteran Teams: note that judging will be different this year, with a single panel for all three categories instead of separate sessions. The Judging Session Flowchart gives an example of what this may look like.
- Pre-recording your project presentation is optional and we will provide guidelines with a link for upload soon. The default will be for your team to present your project live.
- If your Team is planning to compete for the Global Innovation Award, judging sessions will be held separately on April 3rd. You can expect that they will last 10 minutes long. These are the teams who are registered to compete. Judging will be different and if your team is competing, you will want to refer to the judging rubric. If your team is planning to participate but is not on this list please contact Debbie Kerr.