Registered teams will be assigned to one of the seven qualifiers in Mississippi by October 1, 2018 for INTO ORBIT season. Coaches will receive an email notifying them of the qualifier(s) that their team(s) have been assigned on Monday, October 1, 2018. Teams will be assigned to qualifiers based on the following criteria:
Geographic location (Please note that not all teams will be assigned to the nearest qualifier.)
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. If a qualifier is exceeding capacity, local teams will need to travel elsewhere. Lastly, certain circumstances unique to teams will be taken into consideration when assigning teams to 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 October 5, 2018. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
As qualifier payments of $50 per team are received, spots in qualifiers are secured and teams are fully registered.