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Getting Started

LifeSmarts has an updated Web site, and we want to introduce you to some of the new features you’ll find and help you get acquainted with how the site works:

 

Links to Guides and other Getting Started Tools:

Pathways: Getting Started guides

How To LifeSmarts — Register for Competition

TeamSmarts — A Quick Start Guide

LifeSmarts FBLA Competitive Event

LifeSmarts FCCLA Competitive Event

National 4-H


FAQ

getting started

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 I select the team captain?
1. To select your captain, login, then click on the coach section, and the “my teams” tab.
2. Next to the team you want, click “inspect/edit.”
3. Select your captain and click “Update team.”
4. Refresh the page to see your changes.
How do players register?

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.

Register as a student, creating 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 the Players page.

How do I register?

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.

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
Where can I find more information on LifeSmarts U?

To access the lessons in LifeSmarts U click here.

Where can I find the lesson plans and teaching materials, such as the “Question of the Day” calendars?

Materials are found under the Resources tab on the home page.

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

Varsity and JV players will find the quizzes under the Competitions tab of the Player’s Corner once they login. Players first complete the pre-quiz which unlocks the five category quizzes. Once the five category quizzes are completed the Capstone quiz becomes available. Players must complete all seven quizzes to be eligible to compete at the next level (the category and Capstone quizzes make up the player’s final score). Coaches do not see competition quizzes, but they can track student scores.

How do students sign up for Safety Smart?

Find everything you need right here. Safety Smart is a wonderful partnership between LifeSmarts and UL that provides leadership and service learning opportunities for students.

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 registered last year. Do I need to register again?

No. Registrations carry 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.

When would I use the FBLA team type?

FBLA teams may compete in the monthly TeamSmarts quizzes, and compete in the FBLA LifeSmarts Competitive Event through FBLA. Winning teams from the fall and spring competitions qualify to compete in person at the FBLA National Leadership Conference in the summer.

Varsity and JV 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.

A coach may create teams of multiple team types. Players may compete on both an FBLA and a Varsity or JV team.

What does it cost to participate?

There is no registration fee to participate at any level of the LifeSmarts program, and all of our educational resources are provided free of charge.

Teams advancing to in-person competitions may be required to cover personal expenses such as meals, lodging, or transportation. Please ask your state coordinator for more information.