How do I get involved with FLL?
Starting a team
FIRST® LEGO® League is a program for students in grades 4-8 (ages 9-14 in the US). Teams are typically formed on their own – by kids, teachers, parents, and mentors. There is no league draft, required school affiliation, or league mandated practice schedule.
See: Official FIRST LEGO League Team Resources Page: Includes the first three chapters of the coaches’ handbook, table building instructions, FLL overview, and more.
If you’re trying to get involved but don’t know where to begin, email firstname.lastname@example.org
The online resource FIRST Team and Event Portal! will show you teams and individuals in your area.
- School, District, or PTA/PTO pays all or a portion.
- Donations/Sponsorship/Grants from parents’ workplace or local businesses.
- Team members split costs equally, as a participation fee.
First Year Coaching support for you and your team
- Kids do the work and teams are student lead, however, you will need to provide guidance. Team members may need to learn basic skills; such as programming, robot building techniques, the research process, brainstorming, and presentation skills.
- Every year approximately 30% of our participants are new to the program, you are not alone!
- Training materials are available on www.firstinspires.org.
- Your Coaches Manual is an essential resource; this will be shipped to you after you register with FIRST, along with the Research DVD.
- Look for books, videos and other how-to resources on the web, library, you Tube, and the new Wisconsin FLL forums.