Is my child on a team for the 2020 Season?
CLICK HERE to see a list of coaches with the students currently on their teams.
Another option during the pandemic is "FIRST At Home." Go to https://www.firstinspires.org/community/home-learning for more information.
FIRST LEGO League Challenge is lots of fun! Here's how it works:
- Gather a team of 4 to 10 kids and at least 2 interested parents to coach.
- In August, FIRST will release a "challenge," for example, in 2016 the challenge was named "Animal Allies."
- Plan to meet 1-2x weekly from August through November, possibly through the first weekend in December if your team qualifies for the CT state competition.
- A LEGO MINDSTORMS® EV3 robot, a practice table, and an iPad or Chromebook will be loaned to each team to use for the season.
- Research and present your ideas in the project, including a trifold poster and a binder.
- Compete in a regional event to show off your robot programming expertise and project!
The Nitty Gritty
- Teams are for children in grades 4-8, age 9-14 at the time of registration.
- Each team must have at least two parent volunteer coaches.
- These parents must pass two background checks, one offered for free through the official FIRST website, and another offered at no-charge by Glastonbury Public Schools (GPS). Teams must register on the official FIRST website before you will obtain some of the necessary materials to participate.
- A participation fee of $35 paid to Glastonbury Public Schools per student helps to cover expenses such as the team FIRST registration fee, the annual Field Kit, replacement robot parts and tournament fees.
- All teams are encouraged to compete at an official regional event to show off their hard work and programming skills! To compete, all students need to be added by the coach onto the team's official roster through the FIRST Dashboard.