Registration

This page contains important forms and information that you need to register for the 2020 Junior Robotics League Competition. There is a lot of very important information on this page. Please read all of it before registering.

 

Participants can form their own teams of 2 to 6 students and register as a team, or can register as an individual and be placed on a team with other individual registrants. Remember, before registering as an individual, check with classmates, friends, and neighbors to see if you can form a team instead.

 

COVID-19 Impacts on 2020 Season

This year has been a challenge for all of us for a variety of reasons due to COVID-19.  There are still some unknowns for what the next month’s will bring.  For this reason, we are working on details for what a competition event will look like this year.  It is highly likely there will be restrictions on the number of people that are allowed to attend the event this year. We love to see family and friends at the event but realize that given the pandemic this is likely not possible this year. This will mean that each team will only be allowed to have a small number of people present at the event.  This number will depend on the number of teams participating this year as well as any school district, city or county mandates related to COVID-19.


We may also need to rethink how we run the event and it may look very different this year.  As a backup plan, we will have each team attend the event at a designated time during the competition days.  A small number of teams would participate in multiple matches during a given timeframe where their individual scores are recorded. Teams would also participate in judging activities during this time.  After that round of teams, another set of teams will run their matches to get their scores and will participate in their judging activities.  From the scores collected during matches after each round of teams, we would then be able to determine match scores based on a match schedule that would have been used at the event.  This would allow us to generate a ranking like we would during a typical competition.  Only the teams assigned during a specific timeframe would attend as a way to practice social distancing and limit the number of people present at any given time.  We are still working out the finer details of this back up plan and will share details with teams as soon as it is known if this back up plan is required based on the pandemic climate as we approach the competition days. 

 

Registration Types

There are two registration types for the 2020 season:

  • New teams that need a new VEX robot starter kit.
  • Teams that have participated in JRL previously and already have a VEX robot kit can use their kit from the previous year.
  • Individuals that need to be assigned a team with other individuals is not available for 2020 due to school district direction.
    • (NOTE: Due to COVID-19, the school district has indicated we are not able to allow individual registrations this year. This is due to placing individuals with others they do not know. You only need a couple of friends to form a team and you do not have to have any previous experience. We will help you through the process.

 

How to Register

    1. Fill out the online form.

    2. Mail in your check with a copy of the completed online registration or bring your payment to the registration event at the Team Driven Shop on September 12th.

    3. Print and fill out the medical and photo releases and bring them to the parent meeting or kickoff events

     

Registration

Registering online helps guarantee you won't get left out of important communications and helps us better track your registration, but your payment must be received before the deadline to finalize your registration.

Additional Forms

Please fill these out and turn them in at the parent meeting or kickoff.

 

 

Cost

The cost for each registration option can be found in our pricing list. Click Here

 

Refund Policy for 2020 JRL Season

If the competition event is fully cancelled at any time due to school district, city or county mandates related to COVID-19, we will issue refunds where possible. The amount of any refund will be based on the type of registration as outlined below. We are not able to issue refunds to teams if the school district, city or county require us to utilize our back up event plans. We are not able to issue refunds for teams or individual participants that request to withdraw their registration for any reason after September 26th.

Returning teams (teams that do not purchase a new robot kit)
· A full refund of the registration costs will be returned to the main contact for a given team.

New teams (teams where a new robot kit is needed)
· A full refund can be issued if the robot kit is unopened and returned to Team Driven. If the parts are assembled or the inside contents are removed from their original wrapper, a refund is not possible. If the kit is returned, a refund will be issued to the main team contact in the amount of $46. This is the difference in the registration cost minus the cost of the robot kit ($549). * If the team chooses to keep the robot kit or the kit is opened and unable to be returned, the team can use the robot kit in future JRL seasons.

 

Payment Information

  • Checks should be made out to the "Lee's Summit R-7 School District" and mailed to the address on the registration form or in your confirmation email.
  • You do have the option to pay the registration fees via Paypal or credit/debit card. Once your registration is received noting you want to use this option, we will send you an email invoice to allow you to pay online.  Invoices will be be sent to teams beginning around August 31st. It can take 2-3 days for the invoice to be generated and received as this is a manual process. 

 

For more information about JRL visit the About JRL and the FAQ page.