Regional Qualifiers

Iowa uses a regional qualifier system for FLL teams. With this system, every team will have the opportunity to attend a FLL Regional event with a chance to qualify for the State Championships. Registration is 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 Championships from each regional.  The State Championships are held on the Iowa State University College of Engineering campus.  The State Championships are a two day event with teams from specific Regional Qualifiers advancing to each day.  It is noted on the registration page next to each event if teams from that event will advance to the Championship on Saturday or Sunday.  We cannot make exceptions to which Championship event teams will attend. For more information on our Awards and Advancement Policy, please click here.

An $80 registration fee will be charged to each team that registers for an Iowa FLL Regional Qualifier. This fee covers both the regional and state events, regardless of advancement. This $80 fee is NON-REFUNDABLE. Your team will be sent an Iowa State University Bill (U-Bill) to the address provided and timely payment should be made to Iowa State University, not delivered to the regional event organizer. This fee is non-refundable, which is different than previous seasons. Upon agreement to register your team, your team will be responsible for this payment regardless of attendance.

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 qualifier.  For team members, the form can be signed by their parent/guardian electronically through the FIRST registration system (here, then click “Sign Up” or “Log In” in the top right corner).  Or, click here to print the form.

To see a list of events and to register for a Regional Qualifier click here.

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 and FLL Jr. 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 and 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.