2019 TRAVEL Schedule & Fees
Please read the travel restrictions and details below. Only team members in good standing are permitted to travel with the team.
The TEAM TRAVEL COMMITMENT FORM linked here has been opened back up again for Columbus, State, and Houston. Gainesville is now closed. We are trying to flexible but please consider the planning and logistics involved in planning the trips.
March 1-3: Peachtree District Qualifier, Gainesville, GA (2 nights)
March 21-23: Peachtree District Qualifier, Columbus, GA (2 nights)
Fee: $250 due Feb 25 (extended)
April 3-6 (during Spring Break) Peachtree District Champ (2-3 nights) LakePoint Sports Complex in Emerson, GA
Fee: $250 due Mar 15
WORLDS - April 17-20: FIRST Championship, Houston, TX
Cost approx $650* due April 15th: deadline to change/cancel flight reservations for Houston without full payment. Amount subject to change. Travel committee working to finalize travel details.
TPAYMENT & FORMS
Travel fees partially* cover transportation, lodging, food, and cost for chaperones/coaches to attend the event as required. *Boosters cover a portion of travel cost through fundraising and CTAE/APS funds. Needs-based scholarships available for active team members in good standing.
FIRST CONSENT & RELEASE FORM REQUIRED TO ATTEND EVENTS
Parents click the button to the left to log-in to your FIRST dashboard online. As the parent/guardian, you must be logged into the system with YOUR user account email address. Once logged in, under the "Parent/Guardian - Youth" tab, select the "Youth Options" button and select "Youth Consent Form" from the menu and sign digitally.
TRAVEL COMMITMENT FORM - NO LONGER AVAILABLE (DUE 1/12/18)
Academics, Travel, and Refunds
Only students in good standing with the team will be allowed to travel. If a student is on probation for academic and/or behavioral reasons, they will not be allowed to travel. Travel payments are non-refundable for any reason, so students should work hard to stay on top of their school work and fulfill all team commitments.
Travel for Rookies
Rookies are encouraged to attend at least one event because the experience of traveling with the team is a galvanizing experience that helps to develop team spirit and identity.
Student Team Members
Please discuss travel as a family and complete the a travel planning form by Thursday, January 12th (date extended due to holiday break). You will be required to commit to events for both attendance and payment. We cannot afford for students to drop off or ask to be added to trips at the last minute. These trips are complex and expensive to execute, so it’s important for families to plan carefully in advance and realize the commitments they are making in time and dollars. We will not be able to reserve additional hotel rooms at some events.
Mentors and Parent Chaperones
Mentors and parents who would like to travel with the team as chaperones are asked to fill out this form as well. We need at least one male and one female chaperone on each trip. Parent chaperones and mentors may elect to pay their own trip fee, but it is generally assumed that the team will cover the cost. Also, adults may elect to make their own travel arrangements at their own expense. For Houston, we ask that all parents and mentors cover the cost of their own flight.
Families may elect to purchase travel insurance for the Houston trip starting at $75. The base plan benefits include Trip Cancellation/Interruption/Delay, Baggage Loss/Delay, and Medical Expenses/Evacuation. Travel insurance allows families to cancel up to 2 days prior to departure and get 75% back on the nonrefundable airline tickets. However, insurance must be purchased in January to receive this benefit. Tell us at the end of the form below if you are interested in purchasing travel insurance. Please see travel insurance website https://www.travelexinsurance.com/quote or call toll free 1-800- 228 9792 with any question you have.