FIRST® LEGO® League
What is FIRST® LEGO® League?
When students are engaged in hands-on STEM experiences, they build confidence, grow their knowledge and develop habits of learning.
FIRST® LEGO® League is the most accessible, guided, global robotics competition, helping students and teachers to build a better future together. The program is built around theme-based Challenges to engage children ages 9 to 14 in research, problem solving, coding, and engineering. The foundation of the program is the FIRST® Core Values, which emphasize teamwork, discovery, and innovation. Students emerge more confident, excited, and equipped with the skills they need in a changing workforce.
Guided by Code4Bots Coaches, FIRST® LEGO® League teams research a real-world problem such as food safety, recycling, energy, etc., and are challenged to develop a solution. They also must design, build, program a robot using LEGO MINDSTORMS® technology, then compete on a table-top playing field. It all adds up to tons of fun while they learn to apply science, technology, engineering, and math concepts (STEM), plus a big dose of imagination, to solve a problem. In their journey, they develop critical thinking and team-building skills, basic STEM applications, and presentation skills. Participants also practice the Program’s signature Core Values.
What makes a team?
A team is 2-10 students, ages 9-14, willing to take on any job to help their team succeed (lots of jobs available for all skill levels and interests). Two or more Code4Bots coaches to guide the team through discovery and the competition season.
This 2019-2020 season “CITY SHAPER” is setting out to inspire citizens of the galaxy to work together, strengthening and protecting the Force that binds us and creating a place where collaboration and collective wisdom can elevate new ideas and foster growth. More than ever, we must come together to innovate and solve problems. In FIRST, you are part of a thriving community brimming with inspiration, creativity, and hope for a stronger, more sustainable future—one that’s built better together. You have the power to help the cities, towns, and places you call home reach new heights. This is your opportunity to lead our future forward—and up.
Cost and Registration
Code4Bots charges a one time registration fee of $100 to cover the teams Robotics kit, Robotics expansion kit FLL registration, team shirts and other supplies.
Code4Bots also charges a monthly tuition of $100. Students attend a 2 hour class every week and will complete a rigorous 6 month curriculum that will prepare them for their Regional Competition.
**Please note these costs do not include expenses when and if the team advances to National Level Competition. Any additional costs will be communicated as the team advances.
FLL candidates and parents must pledge their full commitment to the team for the entire 6 month season. If FLL candidate chooses to leave the team voluntarily, their registration and all tuition paid to date will be forfeited. Please understand that a complete team is vital to the overall success of the team.