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 combat the challenges of this year’s FLL season RISE: THE FORCE IS BUILDING.This year we are offering two different types of teams designed to meet students where they are in their robotic skills and time commitments.

Team Practices and Work Sessions begin the week of Sept. 2 with Competition Team Practices on Wednesday, Sept. 4 or Thursday, Sept 5.   Saturday, Sept. 7 will be the first Scrimmage Team Practice and also the first Competition Team Work Session

FLL COMPETITION TEAMS

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WHO: Competition Teams are open to students in grades 5 – 8 and students in grade 4 with permission. (If you have a 4th grade student who is interested in a competition team, please email Meredith McCambridge at meredith@LVCORE.org prior to signing up. Students participating on the Competition Teams MUST have a background in LEGO Mindstorms EV3 building and coding.

WHEN:  Each week students will attend their team practice time and also a Saturday work session from 10:30 – 12:00.  Practices and work sessions will begin the first week in September and the preparation portion of the season will last until the second scrimmage on Saturday, December 14.   We will meet on the three Saturday mornings in January to refresh for the Regional Competition tentatively scheduled for Saturday, January 25, 2020.

Team Practice: Teams will practice on Wednesday evening or Thursday evening from 5:30 – 7:00 at Penn State Lehigh Valley. Students will be placed on a team based on ability, age, and their choice of attending Team Practice on Wednesday or Thursday evening.
Team Practices and Work Sessions begin the week of Sept. 2 with Team Practices on Wednesday, Sept. 4 or Thursday, Sept 5 followed by Work Sessions on Saturday, Sept 7.

WHERE:  All robotics this fall will be held at Penn State Lehigh Valley.

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 on Wednesday or Thursday evening.

COMPETITIONS:  We will have two scrimmages to prepare for the Regional Championships.  The scrimmages will be held on Saturday, October 26 and Saturday, December 14 at Penn State Lehigh Valley.  The Regional Championships will be held at Penn State Berks tentatively on Saturday, January 25.  Parents will be responsible for transporting students to and from the Championships.

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, team tokens to trade at events, etc), practices, scrimmages, and the Regional Championship.  Should a team qualify to continue on, there will be an addition cost as we will need to cover additional expenses.  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.

FLL SCRIMMAGE TEAMS

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SCRIMMAGE TEAMS: Scrimmage teams prepare in two facets of FLL (Robot Missions and Core Values) and will participate in both scrimmages but NOT in the Regional Championship at Penn State Berks.  The scrimmages will be held on Saturday, October 28 and Saturday, December 14.

WHO: Scrimmage Teams are open to students in grades 4 – 8 and we encourage the majority of our 4th grade students to participate on a scrimmage team this year as a first step into FLL and preparation for a competition team the following year. Students participating on a Scrimmage Team are assumed to have elementary to no background in LEGO Mindstorm EV3 building and coding.

WHEN:  Each week students will attend their team practice on Saturday mornings from 9:00 – 10:30.  Team Practices will begin on Saturday, Sept 7

WHERE:  All robotics this fall will be held at Penn State Lehigh Valley.

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.

COMPETITIONS:  Scrimmage teams will participate in two scrimmages.  The scrimmages will be held on Saturday, October 26 and Saturday, December 14 at Penn State Lehigh Valley.  The season will wrap up after the scrimmage on Saturday, December 14.

COST:  The cost to participate will be $425 and will cover all supplies (technology, Mindstorms, team t-shirts), practices, and scrimmages.


FIRST LEGO League Jr

(1st through 4th Grade Students)

Team Practices begin on Saturday, Sept 7

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Curious about FIRST LEGO League Jr?  
It is the opportunity for students to

  1. Work and be part of a team
  2. Explore and research this year’s STEM topic of Cities and Structures
  3. Build models using motors, gears, sensors and legos
  4. Create and deliver a presentation
  5. Learn more at https://www.firstinspires.org/robotics/flljr
  6. HAVE FUN!!

Details

  1. Saturdays, September 7 – November 9 (10 Weeks) from  9:00 – 10:30 at Penn State Lehigh Valley
  2. BOOMTOWN Reveal – Saturday, November 9:  Family and friends are invited
  3. Cost:  $275
  4. The deadline to register is Wednesday, September 4..