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Registering Online

Registering

I don’t want my players taking competition quizzes until a certain date. Can coaches set their own start date?

Yes. Coaches have the ability to set a different start date for their players, provided it is after the date set by the state coordinator. Check your state’s page for the specific testing window open to players in your state.

To set a later start date for your teams, go to the “Profile” tab of the Coach’s Corner. At the bottom of the profile is a box marked “Coach Competition Start Date”

How do players register?

Players go to the LifeSmarts homepage and click the “Register” tab. Follow the steps to register.

How do I register?

Rather watch our video? Click here to learn how to register as a coach, register as a student, or select a captain for your team.

Everyone registers using the same “register” button in the top right-hand corner of the site. Register once, and in all subsequent visits choose the login button instead. Usernames and passwords carry over from year to year.

When you register you will let us know if you are a coach or a student player. You will create your own username and password which you will use to login on future visits, provide contact and demographics information, complete a “captcha” and click, “Register with LifeSmarts.”

Use the login button to get to your coach or student page.

I would like to be a coach and start my own team, how do I begin that process?

Great! Prospective coaches should go to the LifeSmarts homepage and click the “Register” tab. Follow the steps to register.

Next, set up your teams and have students begin registering.

I forgot my password/username, how do I recover that information?

If you cannot remember your password, click on “log in” and use the “Lost your password” feature to re-set it. If you cannot remember your username, contact LifeSmarts staff. If your email (or other information) has changed, login and click on “Profile” to update your information.

I registered last year. Do I need to register again?

No. Since the 2013-14 program year, registrations have carried over for both coaches and students. If you cannot remember your password, click on “log in” and use the “Lost your password” feature to re-set it. If you cannot remember your username, contact LifeSmarts staff. If your email (or other information) has changed, login and click on “Profile” to update your information.

Do I have to register to play the game?

Yes, you must register to compete in the LifeSmarts online competition.

I participated in LifeSmarts last year. Do I have to register again this year?

No. Your registration information is still on file. You can access your account with the same username and password as you did last year.

Do I have to register to take the practice quizzes?

Yes, you may take the quizzes once you have logged in.

Can a coach have multiple teams?

Coaches may sign up as many online teams as they wish. However, state coordinators may limit the number of teams that can advance per coach or per school.

Remember: if you sign up just four players as a team, all four players must complete each level of the competition in order to have a chance to compete at the next level.

Competing Online

Online competition

I don’t want my players taking competition quizzes until a certain date. Can coaches set their own start date?

Yes. Coaches have the ability to set a different start date for their players, provided it is after the date set by the state coordinator. Check your state’s page for the specific testing window open to players in your state.

To set a later start date for your teams, go to the “Profile” tab of the Coach’s Corner. At the bottom of the profile is a box marked “Coach Competition Start Date”

Where can I find the Capstone Quiz?

The Capstone quiz can be found in the “My Quizzes” section of the Player’s Corner. Since it is a post-test it is only available once the player has completed all five Category Quizzes.

If the Capstone Quiz does not appear in the “My Quizzes” area once the Category Quizzes are complete, the player should refresh the page; if it does not appear after 20 minutes, the player should log out and log back in.

If the Capstone Quiz still does not appear, contact support for assistance.

What is the Capstone Quiz?

The Capstone quiz is LifeSmarts’ online post-test. Players must complete the Capstone Quiz before online competition closes in order to be eligible for in-person competitions.

The Capstone quiz consists of 20 multiple-choice questions randomly selected from the five categories. The scores from each Category Quiz and the Capstone Quiz (six quizzes in total) are combined to determine a player’s final score.

How do I select the team captain?
1. To select your captain, login, then click on the coach section, and “my teams page.”
2. Next to the team you want, click “inspect/edit.”
3. Scroll down, click on “Team Players”.
4. Under “Actions” you’ll see “TC.” Click on the button of the student you wish to be your Team Captain.
How do I delete a team member?

A coach can easily delete a team member:

  1. Log in
  2. Go to My Teams
  3. Click “inspect/edit”
  4. Click on “Team Players” and a list of students will appear
  5. Click “remove player” for the student record you wish to delete
How do I delete a team?

Coaches may not delete teams. If you wish to delete (or rename) a team, please contact LifeSmarts staff who can do this for you.

Where can coaches find players’ scores?

Coaches can see student and team scores:

  1. Login
  2. Click on the “Coaches” tab
  3. Click the “Competitions” tab
  4. Click on “Competition Quizzes” to see practice scores and competition scores for each student

Coaches can also see players’ scores in other events as well, click the corresponding tab (i.e. “TeamSmarts”, “FBLA/FCCLA Challenge”, or “Practice Quiz Scores”).

Where are the official quizzes located that affect our team and individual scores?

After the start date for your state (default date of September 14, unless it was changed by your state coordinator or your coach) students will find the quizzes under the “Competitions” tab of the Player’s Corner. Coaches do not see competition quizzes, but they can track student scores.

What happened to the FBLA-NLC teams from last year?

They’re still here, only the name has changed: the old FBLA-NLC teams are now called just “FBLA”. The “old FBLA” (not NLC) teams were a special type of Varsity team, and this year we’ve streamlined them with the other Varsity teams.

There are two things the new “FBLA” teams can do: participate in the monthly FBLA TeamSmarts quizzes, and qualify for the FBLA National Leadership Conference in the summer.

“Varsity” teams are open to everyone, including FBLA chapters. Varsity players qualify through online quizzes before advancing to state competitions, which lead to the National LifeSmarts Championship in April.

Players may compete on both FBLA and Varsity teams.

How many students make up a team?

This depends on the type of team you wish to create:

FBLA teams: exactly 2 (1 captain + 1 player)

FCCLA teams: exactly 5 (1 captain + 4 players)

Varsity and JV teams: at least 4 (1 captain + at least 3 more players), but there is no maximum number of players. For in-person Varsity and JV competitions, teams are made up of 4 students and are allowed 1 alternate player.

Do I have to complete all rounds of the competition at one time?

No. After completing each quiz, you will have the option to review your answers and immediately begin the next quiz, or save it and complete it later. You must complete all 5 category quizzes and the Capstone quiz before the closing deadline to be eligible to compete in person.

How many rounds are there in the online competition?

In addition to the pre-test, there are 6 rounds to the online competition: Environment, Personal Finance, Health & Safety, Consumer Rights, Technology, followed by the Capstone quiz. Each quiz has 20 questions.

Tell me more about the daily quiz:

The Daily Quiz topics rotate. You do not need to register to take the Daily Quizzes. You may take any number of Daily Quizzes per day. These are practice tools and do not count toward your score.

How are scores calculated?
In the online game, players receive a score for each 20-question competition quiz they complete. Each student must complete all five category quizzes plus the capstone quiz to achieve a cumulative score. To qualify for your state competition, your team must have one of the highest composite scores. If you have at least four players who complete all quizzes, and you are a top-scoring team within your state, you will be eligible to create a team to compete at an in-person competition.
How are composite scores determined?

Composite scores are determined by averaging the top four players’ scores.

Can a player compete on multiple teams?

A player may compete on one Varsity or JV team, plus one FBLA and one FCCLA team.

How do I check my team’s status?

Log in to the Coach’s Corner.

What is TeamSmarts?

TeamSmarts is a 100-question test, used as a team study tool with various competitions throughout the year.

More information about TeamSmarts is available here.

Offline & In-Person Events

Offline events

When are competitions held?

Visit the State Competitions page for details. The online competition generally takes place from mid-September through mid-February. In-person state competitions are held from November through mid-March. The National Championship is held in April.

My state does not have a coordinator. May I still compete online?

Yes. All teams that complete the online qualification quizzes before the deadline will be invited to take a special TeamSmarts test in February. The team with the highest score will be invited to represent your state at the National Championship.

Is there any advance information available about LifeSmarts Nationals?

The National Consumers League hosts the annual LifeSmarts National Championship in a major city each spring. Please check here for current information.

My team has many students who qualified for the in-person state competition. Which students can compete?

Coaches with many players competing on one online team may choose from among all qualifying students to form the 4- or 5-person team that will compete live.