FIRST  LEGO League

2016 Animal Allies

FIRST LEGO League Schedule (Registration is Closed)

Date

Tournament

Location

Saturday, 11/5/2016 Grand Junction Qualifier Central High School, Grand Junction
Central Denver Qualifier University of Colorado Denver
Saturday, 11/12/2016 Monarch / Boulder Qualifier Monarch High School, Louisville
Mountain League Qualifier Aspen Middle School
Poudre Qualifier Poudre High School, Fort Collins
Southern Colorado Qualifier Discovery Canyon Campus
Saturday, 11/19/2016 SE Metro Denver Qualifier Campus Middle School, Greenwood Village
Liberty Qualifier Liberty Common School, Fort Collins
Weld County Qualifier Heath Middle School, Greeley
Saturday, 12/17/2016 Colorado State Championship Regis Jesuit High School, Aurora

FIRST LEGO League (FLL) introduces young people, ages 9 to 14 (grades 4-8), to the fun and excitement of science and technology.

Teams, composed of up to ten children with at least two (2) screened Lead Coaches, can also be associated with a pre-existing club or organization, homeschooled, or just be a group of friends who wish to do something awesome.

FLL coaches do not need any technical experience. In FLL, the children do the work; like program an autonomous robot to score points on a thematic playing surface, create innovative solutions to a problem, all while being guided by the FLL Core Values. These three elements – the Robot Game, Project, and FLL Core Values – make up what we call our yearly Challenge. Teams also fundraise, create a team identity, and talk to experts in the field.

In Colorado, teams may attend an official FLL tournament, which is hosted by the FLL Partner ColoradoFIRST. FLL Partners run the FLL program in their region or country and are associated with other like-minded organizations to the FLL mission.

ColoradoFIRST, is a Colorado non-profit corporation and is the Colorado FLL Partner that organizes and runs FLL competitions and events in the State of Colorado.  ColoradoFIRST is a 100%  volunteer-run organization.

Team registration and the purchase of FLL kits is done through the http://FIRSTInspires.com website while registration and payment for FLL competitions and events is done through ColoradoFIRST.

For the latest information about starting a team click here.

If you have questions please contact us!

Due to privacy concerns we cannot release information about existing or past teams.  Go to the appropriate link below and post a request. Maybe there is someone in your area looking for a team and you can join forces?

The most sure way to get your child on a team is to start one!  It may sound like a daunting task but there are many resources online that can help. STEAMHouse Learning is a non-profit organization that works with ColoradoFIRST to support teams and run events. In addition, they provide tuition-based classes to train team members and coaches for success in FLL

You can also try the USFIRST  TeamUp matching web service.

FIRST is a volunteer-centric organization.  Without volunteers we cannot host competitions and other events for our students.  Volunteering with FIRST is fun and rewarding as well as a great way to meet like-minded people!

There are many volunteer roles available for FIRST LEGO League competitions – most requiring only one day.  A few volunteer positions require online training in advance but most volunteers will be briefed the morning of the event.  We especially need judges so please consider volunteering as a judge.

To volunteer for an FLL event, please register through the USFIRST Volunteer Information Matching System (VIMS) by clicking here and choose the event and roles you are interested in.  The VIMS user guide can be found here if you have questions.  After you register and your volunteer screening has been completed the Volunteer Coordinator for the event(s) you registered for will contact you with details about your role.

FLL Volunteer Roles

US/Canada – Interesting in volunteering at a FIRST event? Register to volunteer.

*Position requires training in advance

Starting with the 2014/2015 FLL WORLD CLASSSM season, all US/CAN Judge Advisors at official tournaments must pass Judge Advisor Certification.  Judges at Championship tournaments must complete certification.

Not all volunteer positions available at all competitions.