FIRST LEGO League Teams

(4th through 8th Grade Students)

We are excited for the upcoming FIRST LEGO League (FLL) season and hope you will join us as we combine teamwork, creativity, robotics, design, problem solving and fun to conquer the challenges of this year’s FLL season

FLL COMPETITION TEAMS

WHO: Competition Teams are open to students in grades 4 – 8 with previous LEGO Mindstorm experience.

WHEN:  Each week students will attend team practice on Monday and Wednesday afternoons/evenings. Students much choose to attend from 4:30 – 6:00 or 6:00 – 7:30 on both day.  Practices and work sessions will begin the week of August 30 and the preparation portion of the season will last until the second scrimmage in late November/early December.   FLL is restructuring our region and awaiting information about qualifying events in November/December vs. all teams attending the regional championships in the end of January.

WHERE:  Practices will be held at St. Thomas More School. 1040 Flexer Avenue, Allentown, PA 18103.

TEAMS:  FIRST LEGO League states that teams may consist of up to 10 members but we feel the best number for maximum involvement, benefit, and fun in between 5 – 7 students.  We will form these teams based on age, ability, and team practice times (early 4:30 – 6:00 or later 6:00 – 7:30).

COMPETITIONS:  We will have two scrimmages this fall. We are waiting on details for FLL as to the structure of the competitions this year. In the past we have attended regional championships on a Saturday in late January. We do not know if the structure of competition will be the same this year.

COST:  The cost to participate will be $675 and will cover the team registration with FISRT LEGO League, all supplies (technology, Mindstorms, team t-shirts, project supplies), practices, scrimmages, and competition.  If you would like to pay in installments, $300 will be due to register and then $125 will be due on September 15, October 15, and November 15.