Thanks for your interest! REGISTRATION FOR 2021-2022 IS CLOSED. NEW TEAMS WILL FORM IN THE SUMMER OF 2022.
We are forming teams for the 2022-2023 school year. Please fill out the interest form and we will be in contact when it comes time to form teams for the 2022-2023 school year. If you have more than one student interested in joining our community, please fill out one form per student. Be sure and follow our Facebook page or check our website for up-coming events.
Note: Our membership is completely dependent on volunteer coaches, therefore, we have to limit membership by the number of adults willing to coach and mentor the teams.
Please read through the description below.
Our teams are FIRST LEGO League Teams. You can read more about them at firstinspires.org
and select FLL. FLL takes students ages 9-15 or grades 4-8. In our FIRST community teams design and build a robot that they program to autonomously interact with LEGO structures built on a 4x8 foot field. They also complete a research project according to the theme of the season. At competitions the teams are judged on Core Values, Project, Robot Design, and Robot Performance (the robot game). Additionally, they become even more excited about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.
Our season runs from August through April/May depending on tournament results. Our teams are formed in the end of summer and begin meeting once per week in August. Our community is made up of competitive teams that, although fun, function at a high intensity and commitment level. The best way to think about these robotics teams is like sports teams. Each member is an essential part of the team and needs to be able to attend the meetings and the tournaments because they are relying on one another to play a part. As such, we cannot take new members during the middle or end of the season. Our participation fee is $175 per student.
We have a pre-qualifier tournament in the fall and a qualifying tournament in the winter. That tournament can result in a bid to Regional Championships, then State or World Festival. If they don't proceed past the qualifier the season will be over by February. Regionals are held in late February or early March and State is in April. During the summer we run a few camps, one focused on introducing students to program and robotics and one for students with prior FLL experience.
We also recommend checking to see if your child's school already has a team or is interested in starting a team. Our membership is completely dependent on volunteer coaches, therefore, we have to limit membership by the number of adults willing to coach and mentor the teams. We are excited about the growth of robotics in the Tallahassee area and are eager to train new coaches and help programs start in schools!