NE FIRST

Consent and Release

Consent and Release

  • Please complete all the information below, read the Consent and Release, and scroll to the bottom to press "Submit" to complete your NE FIRST season waiver.
  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • If participant is under 18 years old, Parent/Guardian email.
  • The Participant identified above (“Participant”) desires to participate (as a team member, coach, mentor, judge or in some other manner) in the FIRST® Robotics Competition, FIRST® Tech Challenge, FIRST® LEGO® League, or another FIRST® program (the “Programs”) operated by NE FIRST. As a condition of allowing Participant to participate in a Program, For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) and NE FIRST (collectively referred to in this agreement as “FIRST”) require that the Participant (by his or her Parent/Guardian if under 18 years of age) agree to the terms of this Consent and Release Agreement.

    1. Participant (and the Parent/Guardian of a Participant under 18 years of age) understands that participation in the Program will expose Participant to risks of injury and illnesses including, without limitation: building, lifting, and using electrical/mechanical robots and robot components; using tools; other participants; dancing and other associated activities; communicable diseases; adverse weather conditions; transportation; medical care; substandard building construction or maintenance; civil unrest; terrorism; war; and negligent or criminal acts of third parties. Participant (and the Parent/Guardian of a Participant under 18 years of age) understands that FIRST does not select, employ, supervise or otherwise exercise authority or control over the coaches, mentors, and other participants in the Program. Participant, if 18 years of age or older, acknowledges and agrees that he/she is primarily responsible for his/her safety. The Parent/Guardian of a Participant under 18 years of age acknowledges and agrees that the Parent/Guardian is primarily responsible for the Participant’s safety and that the Parent/Guardian will monitor, as appropriate considering the age of the Participant and other factors, the Participant’s participation in the Program.

    1. COVID-19. By participating in NE FIRST programming or events, Participant (and the Parent/Guardian of a Participant under 18 years of age) understands and expressly acknowledges that an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. By attending events, Participant and any guests voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19, and waive, release, and discharge NE FIRST; the venue; event sponsors; or any of their affiliates, directors, officers, employees, agents, contractors, or volunteers from any and all liability under any theory, whether in negligence or otherwise, for any illness or injury.

    2. In consideration for FIRST allowing the Participant to participate in a Program, Participant (and the Parent/Guardian of a Participant under 18 years of age for and on behalf of the Participant and the Parent/Guardian) assumes all risk of such participation and hereby releases FIRST and (except as expressly provided below) all of FIRST’s directors, officers, employees, volunteers, and agents from any and all claims for any injury of any kind to the Participant (and the Parent/Guardian) or other damages that may occur as a result of the Participant’s participation in the Program, including without limitation any injuries, illnesses or other damages that may be caused by the negligence of FIRST or negligence of any of FIRST’s directors, officers, employees, volunteers, or agents (including, without limitation negligently failing to adequately investigate or screen coaches, mentors, volunteers, etc.), and agrees not to file any lawsuit or otherwise make any claim against FIRST or any of FIRST’s directors, officers, employees, volunteers, or agents for any such injury or other damages. The Participant (and the Parent/Guardian of a Participant under 18 years of age) does not hereby release any claims against any individual person who intentionally causes injury to the Participant.

    3. Participant (and the Parent/Guardian of a Participant under 18 years of age) understands that photographs, videotapes, and other recordings will be made of participants in the Programs, including the Participant. Participant (and the Parent/Guardian of a Participant under 18 years of age) consents to those photographs, videotapes, and other recordings and the use thereof (i) as part of a record of the Program and (ii) to promote FIRST and the Programs.

    4. Participant (and the Parent /Guardian of a Participant under 18 years of age) understands the consent hereby given extends to any and all sponsors of the Programs and such sponsors may use such photographs, videotapes and other recordings for their own respective advertising, publicity, commercial or other business purposes in all markets.

    Participant (and the Parent/Guardian of a Participant under 18 years of age) has read this document and understands that this Consent and Release Agreement includes a waiver of the right to make injury or illness claims that is intended to be legally binding. By signing below, Participant (and the Parent/Guardian of a Participant under 18 years of age) agrees to this Consent and Release Agreement.

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