First Lego League Application Form

What is FLL?
It’s Fun, hard work, robot programming, researching a project, creating oral presentations and presentation boards for project and core values.

What the FLL team is NOT: a forum for playing with LEGOs without responsibilities.

Please fill out the form below.
Team members must memorize Core Values before first meeting.
Must attend most meetings and do homework.
Must attend qualifiers on Nov 17th.

Team Position Descriptions: (refer to this when filling out application)

Programmer/Driver: Designs programs for the robot to complete missions and drives the robot during the robot game portion of the competition. Also responsible for Robot Design Executive Summary, and program description.

Programmer/Builder: In addition to programming elements listed above, responsibilities include the mechanical design of the robot, building the robot, creating attachments to complete missions.

Strategist: Analyzes the robot playing field and formulates various methods for accomplishing the missions. Leads the effort to establish a consensus on the final strategic plan and think about risks and reward of different strategies.

Marketing Manager: design and create a team logo, T-shirt design, bling for team, and banner. Write press release for the Empow Robotics Team and manage team’s social media, if/when necessary.

Scribe: organizing team notebook- field research, articles, observation, experiments, conclusions, recording activities and setting agenda for next meetings.

Presentation Manager: co-ordinates the layout and design of both the project and core values presentation boards, drafts the presentation scripts, oversees prop and costume creation, and leads rehearsals.

Project Manager: keeps everyone focused during presentation, makes sure everyone’s ideas are heard, finds compromises, and keeps team on schedule with a timeline.Guides research about challenge theme, leads discussion about related real- world problems and existing solutions.

FIRST Core Values( introduced new in INTO ORBIT season!)

We express the FIRST philosophy of Gracious Professionalism and Co-opertition through our Core Values:

Discovery: We explore new skills and ideas.
Innovation: We use creativity and persistence to solve problems.
Impact: We apply what we learn to improve our world.
Inclusion: We respect each other and embrace our differences.
Teamwork: We are stronger when we work together.
Fun: We enjoy and celebrate what we do!

The FLL’s theme for 2018 is Into Orbit.


There will be research discussion, sharing and team building activities in every class and all team members are expected to participate.

Please understand that there is a lot of WORK and commitment involved. Students will be part of a TEAM and participation in all team activities is vital to the success of the team. It is not ALL about programming the robot, but our favorite core value is WE HAVE FUN!

Robot Game is the most visible/talked about part of FLL, but the grading rubric is equally based on other areas such as Research project, Robot Design Executive Summary(coding and building) Core Values and sharing in the community. Are you ready for ALL this?

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