FIRST Lego League

About the Program

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Kids ages 9-13 participate in the FIRST LEGO League (FLL). This program teaches real world engineering and programming skills through hands on research and an exciting robot competition.

Over the course of program, children will work as a team to research a real world scientific problem. In the 2017-2018 season kids will explore an idea of their choosing related the theme HYDRO DYNAMICS. Teams will develop and present their research projects to judges during a tournament.

In the Robot Games teams design, build and program a LEGO MINDSTORMS robot using the EV3 controller. The robots are programmed to autonomously solve as may missions as possible in 2 1/2 minutes. Robots must lift, transport and manipulate objects to score points. The friendly competition of this sports-like event makes learning STEM skills fun and exciting.

The program encourages strong team work and character development by promoting the FLL Core Values:

  • We are a team.
  • We do the work to find solutions with guidance from our coaches and mentors.
  • We know our coaches and mentors don’t have all the answers; we learn together.
  • We honor the spirit of friendly competition.
  • What we discover is more important than what we win.
  • We share our experiences with others.
  • We display Gracious Professionalism® and Coopertition® in everything we do.
  • We have FUN!

The Schedule

All Regular session are Tuesdays, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM at the Longwood Junior High School.

A practice tournament will be held in Ronkokma on either Saturday December 9th or December 16th. A qualifying tournament will be held on Saturday January 20th or 27th (Location TBD).

If teams qualify they can compete in the regional championship on Sunday March 4th at the Longwood High School.

Additional meetings may be held based on Coach availability.

Session # Date
1 Tuesday September 19th
2 Tuesday September 26th
3 Tuesday October 3rd
4 Tuesday October 10th
5 Tuesday October 17th
6 Tuesday October 24st
7 Tuesday November 7th
8 Tuesday November 14th
9 Saturday November 18th
10 Tuesday November 21st
11 Saturday December 2nd
Practice Tournament Saturday December 9th or 16th
12 Tuesday December 5th
13 Tuesday December 19th
14 Tuesday January 2nd
15 Tuesday January 9th
16 Tuesday January 16th
Qualifying Tournament Saturday January 20th or 27th TBD
17 Tuesday January 23rd
18 Tuesday January 30th
19 Tuesday February 6th
20 Tuesday February 13th
21 Tuesday February 27th
Championship Tournament (if qualified) Sunday March 4th, Longwood High School