Regional Qualifiers

Iowa Regional Qualifiers – Trash Trek 2015

Registration for Regional Qualifier events will open on Thursday, October 15, 2015 at 5pm.

See below for instructions on how to register.

Iowa uses a regional qualifier system for FLL teams. With this system, every team will have the opportunity to attend an FLL regional qualifier. Sign up will be on a “first-come, first served” basis with a certain number of teams/capacity per regional tournament event site.

Every tournament will have team capacity from 12 to 40 teams.  All teams have the same opportunity of advancing on to the State Championship from each regional.  The State Championship is held on the Iowa State University College of Engineering campus.  Note that this year, the State Championship will be a two day event.  It is noted below next to each Regional Qualifier if teams from that event will advance to the Championship on Saturday, January 16, 2016, or Sunday, January 17, 2016.

Registration to participate in the Iowa FLL Tournament structure will be a one-time, non-refundable fee of $50. (Which covers both the regional and qualifiers’ state participation!) Teams will be billed for their participation fees by ISU with timely payment due upon receipt of the invoice.

All student participants, coaches, and mentors participating in the Iowa FLL tournament structure will need a signed FIRST Consent and Release Form before attending a regional event.  For team members, the form can be signed by their parent/guardian electronically through STIMS (here).  Or, click here to print the form.   Once you sign up for a regional in October, your regional tournament organizer will reach out to you with further details.

To register for a Regional Qualifier, find the event below that your team would like to attend.  Click on the link.  Fill out one registration form for each team (for example, if you are coach of 3 teams, you must click the link and fill out the form 3 times).  After you click “Submit” on the registration form, a copy of your registration will be sent to the email provided under “Coach’s Email” on the form.

Information specific to your event will be emailed by the event organizer closer to the date of the Regional.  It is important that the email addresses you provide are typed correctly as this is how we contact you.

A note to parents and coaches on allergies –

At all Iowa FLL/Jr. FLL events, it is up to the parents/coaches to make sure that the youth team members stay safe and avoid the foods which they are allergic.  Parents/coaches need to have the appropriate medications with them in case of a severe allergic reaction   Events are held in public spaces and often there are various snacks and food on the premises.  Please let your organizer know prior to the event date about special needs or accommodations, and we will work to find a reasonable solution.

Dates and locations for the 2015 Trash Trek Regional Qualifiers:

Nov. 14th:

Cedar Rapids (morning session)- Prairie Point Middle School 8015 Kirkwood Blvd., Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 {Advances to Championship on Sunday, January 17, 2016}

Cedar Rapids (afternoon session) – Prairie Point Middle School 8015 Kirkwood Blvd., Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 {Advances to Championship on Sunday, January 17, 2016}

Estherville – Iowa Lakes Community College 300 South 18th Street Estherville, IA  51334 {Advances to Championship on Saturday, January 16, 2016}

 

November 21st:

Denver – Denver Middle School 540 Lincoln Street, Denver, IA 50622 {Advances to Championship on Sunday, January 17, 2016}

 

Dec. 5th:

Cedar Falls – Peet Jr. High 525 East Seerley Boulevard, Cedar Falls, IA 50613 {Advances to Championship on Saturday, January 16, 2016}

Dubuque – Eleanor Roosevelt Middle School 2001 Radford Rd   Dubuque, IA 52002 {Advances to Championship on Saturday, January 16, 2016}

Marshalltown – Marshalltown Community College 3700 S Center St, Marshalltown, IA {Advances to Championship on Saturday, January 16, 2016}

Osceola – Clarke High School 800 N. Jackson Osceola, Iowa {Advances to Championship on Sunday, January 17, 2016}

Ottumwa – Indian Hills Community College Advanced Tech Building & Rural health Building 626 Indian Hills Drive {Advances to Championship on Sunday, January 17, 2016}

Sioux City – Western Iowa Tech Community College 4647 Stone Ave Sioux City, IA 51102 {Advances to Championship on Saturday, January 16, 2016}

 

Dec. 12th:

Council Bluffs – Lewis Central Middle School 3820 Harry Langdon Blvd. Council Bluffs, IA 51503 {Advances to Championship on Sunday, January 17, 2016}

Des Moines – Science Center of Iowa 401 W. MLK Pkwy Des Moines, IA 50309 {Advances to Championship on Sunday, January 17, 2016}

Marion (morning session) – Excelsior Middle School, 3555 North Tenth St,  Marion, IA 52302 {Advances to Championship on Sunday, January 17, 2016}

Marion (afternoon session) – Excelsior Middle School, 3555 North Tenth St,  Marion, IA 52302 {Advances to Championship on Sunday, January 17, 2016}

Quad Cities – Putnam Museum 1717 W 12th St, Davenport, IA 52804 {Advances to Championship on Saturday, January 16, 2016}

 

Dec. 13th:

Quad Cities – Putnam Museum 1717 W 12th St, Davenport, IA 52804 {Advances to Championship on Saturday, January 16, 2016}

 

Dec. 19th:

Waterloo – Hawkeye Community College 1501 East Orange Rd, Waterloo, IA 50704 {Advances to Championship on Saturday, January 16, 2016}

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