Registered teams will be assigned to one of the six qualifiers in Mississippi by November 1. Coaches will be able to view the qualifier that their teams have been assigned by logging into their DASHBOARDs at www.firstinspires.org. All teams will be notified of the qualifier that they have been assigned via email. Teams will be assigned to qualifiers based on the following criteria:
Qualifier minimum number of teams required and maximum number of teams allowed.
In other words, teams will be assigned to a qualifier based on its proximity to a hosting city. If a qualifier is in danger of not meeting the minimum number of teams, additional teams will be assigned there. Lastly, certain circumstances will be taken into consideration when assigning teams. For instance, a coach with multiple teams would not have his/her teams separated and assigned to different qualifiers.
If a team has a problem with the assigned qualifier's date, it is the coach's responsibility to make a qualifier change request in writing on or before Wednesday, October 18, 2017. Requests will be reviewed and either granted or denied as quickly as possible. Please send the request for a qualifier change to Teresa Lanum at email@example.com. Include the qualifier the team is currently assigned to and reason for the requested change. Don't forget to include the team's number. Please put Qualifier Change Request in the subject field of the email. .