Check out the Into Orbit Robot Field

This is from LEGO Education and recorded at the FIRST Championship in Houston.  Looks like it will be an adventure.

Coach Call Recording, February 8, 2018

Here is the recording for the Coach Call about the Global Innovation Award Nomination and other Championship questions:

2017 Hydro Dynamics Tournament List

Official Wisconsin FLL Events:

FLL Regional Tournaments

11/4/17    Appleton East High School, Appleton
11/4/17    Riverside University High School Milwaukee
11/4/17         Central High School, La Crosse

11/11/17   Madison College, Madison
11/11/17   Marquette University High School, Milwaukee
11/11/17   Lakeshore Tech College

11/12/17     Lakeshore Tech College

11/12/17         Parkview Middle School, Mukwonago

11/18/17         Superior Middle School, Superior

11/19/17        Janesville Parker High School
11/19/17         Rufus King High School, Milwaukee

12/2/17         Oak Creek East Middle School, Oak Creek

12/10/17    Waukesha West High School, Waukesha

State Championship:
2/25/18    Janesville Parker High School

2017-10-11 Coach Call

Highlights from tonights call are:

Mission model talked about were:  (and a few more)

Water models

Flower Pope

Pipe Replacement


Here is recording from 10-11-2017:

Upcoming Coach call dates:

  • Thursday, October 19, 2017 6:30pm  Head Judge Advisor Guest Speaker
  • Tuesday, October 24, 2017 6:30pm
  • Thursday, November 2, 2017 6:30pm

2017-9-21 Coach Call with Head Judge Advisor

Here is the coach call from 2017-9-21, it has lots of information about what happens at a tournament, what happens during judging, suggestions and a bit about happens during the robot runs.

2017-9-13 Coach Call Recording

Here is the coach call Recording from 2017-9-13:

Big thanks to Eric Orlowski, head referee for Wisconsin FLL, for being on the call.

Coach Call Dates through November 4

Wondering when the coach call are happening, here they are:
(This will be sent around in the FLL newsletter too)
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 6:30pm
Thursday, September 21, 2017 6:30pm
Monday, September 25, 2017 6:30pm
Tuesday, October 3, 2017 6:30pm
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 6:30pm
Thursday, October 19, 2017 6:30pm
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 6:30pm
Thursday, November 2, 2017 6:30pm
Here is the conference bridge to call in on:

Conference Bridge Phone Number: 1-515-739-1015

Access Code: 245-018-531

When prompted, enter the assigned Access Code, followed by the # key.

Once connected to the conference call, every caller will be able to talk.

Some helpful commands are:

*6 mute

*4 instructions

2017-9-7 Coach Call with St. Peter’s Brickbusters

Here is the recording from the coach call on 9-7-2017.  My apologies, the call line we were on was very flakey.

Quick Summary of the discussion:

St. Peter’s Brickbusters were on the call to talk to teams.  Discussion centered around how to helping teammates with picking out a project, team work activities, setting goals for each meeting, core values, and what you can do to practice your core values.

A new team asked about the Core Values Poster and Robot Design Executive Summary – are they required in Wisconsin.  Not at the regional level but Core Values is expected at the sectional event and it is always good to go through the exercise of the Robot Design Executive Summary to help prepare your team for the robot design judging.


Coach Call Recording from August 30, 2017

Here is the recording of the coach call from August 30, 2017:


Wisconsin FLL Championship Results

We are pleased to release the awards for the FIRST LEGO League Wisconsin Championship competition at Janesville Parker High School on Sunday February 26th.
Outstanding Volunteer Award
Brian Farrell
Coach/Mentor Award
The coaches and mentors of team 9486 Barknado
Judges Award
3025 Lepidopterists

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