The World of Robotics
FIRST® LEGO® League
2019–2020 FLL Challenge
FOR 30 YEARS, FIRST® HAS INSPIRED MILLIONS OF YOUNG PEOPLE TO REACH NEW HEIGHTS
Project-based, hands-on FIRST programs introduce students to coding, programming, and engineering in an inclusive, creative, and hopeful environment where students work collaboratively to solve a yearly robotics challenge.
This 2019-2020 season, FIRST RISESM, powered by Star Wars: Force for Change, 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. Together, we RISE.
Grant Opportunities for Teams
ARCO/Murray’s - Bike Ride For The Kids
ARCO/Murray’s Charity - Bike Ride For The Kids’ - mission is to encourage young individuals "the kids" to pursue education and career opportunities in the science, technology, engineering and math fields. The funds raised by Bike Ride for the Kids support teams in the places we live and work, specifically Dallas, Chicago and South Bend.
If your team needs funds, please apply for the Bike Ride For The Kids grant by using this application.
To Learn more about the race, check out our website: https://www.bikerideforthekids.org/
FIRST LEGO League Hardship Grant
Applications are now open for the FIRST LEGO League Team Hardship Grants for the CITY SHAPER season. These Team Hardship Grants are designed to aid teams that would otherwise be unable to participate in FIRST LEGO League without some assistance. The North Texas Region will be submitting one team for this grant.
Each team accepted to receive a Hardship Grant will receive funding to cover the National FIRST LEGO League registration, taxes and shipping. A field kit and mat is not included. Teams will still be responsible for the $125 North Texas qualifier fee.
Teams that have already paid part or all of their 2019-2020 registration fee or that have received funding via other means are not eligible for this grant.
To apply, please fill out the application form by noon on Friday, July 19th. You will have needed to start the registration process with FIRST to apply as we will need a temporary team number to submit your team.
Official FLL Events
North Texas FLL Kick Off Event
August 3rd at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science!
Join the FIRST LEGO League team at the Perot Museum for the CITY SHAPER Season Kick Off! We will be sharing new information for the season and going over any changes FIRST will be making to FIRST LEGO League.
8:30am – Doors Open
8:45-9:45am – Season Information in The Hogland Foundation Theater
10:00-11:00am – Run down of the CITY SHAPER Robot Game in the Auditorium
Please reserve your spot in advance - Reserve your spot here!
Clinics at the Perot Museum
New Coaches Clinic - August 17th at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science - More information coming soon!
Qualifier Preparation Clinic - October 5th at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science - More information coming soon!
Qualifier Sites for 2019 - 2020*:
November 16th, 2019
November 23rd, 2019
December 7th, 2019
December 14th, 2019
*Dates and locations subject to change
North Texas Regional Championship
January 25th, 2020 at Parish Episcopal School.
About Qualifier Registration
Registration dates for 2019-2020 Season: 10:00am Oct. 14th to 5:00pm Oct. 18th
This year's regional qualifier fee is $125.00 per team. Registration is not complete until payment is made. Payment must be received by Oct. 31st.
All qualifier fees are non-refundable.
Qualifier locations are first come, first serve. Teams may cannot change their qualifier site after registration. Teams may only register for one qualifier.
To register for a Qualifier, teams must already be registered with FIRST. Qualifier registration will be handled through the Perot Museum of Nature and Science teams do not need to register on their FIRST dashboard.
Need an invoice? Email email@example.com with your team name, team number, and billing information.
As the FIRST LEGO League season ramps up this fall, check here for coaches clinics, workshops and scrimmages!
In order to make the North Texas Regional FIRST LEGO League Tournament a success, we will need more than 100 volunteers to help with a myriad of essential tasks. Included below is a breakdown of volunteer types along with the approximate number of hours of commitment, most of which take place on at the Championship. Some positions require training but most do not.
The first step to volunteer to register for free through FIRST. Click on Event Volunteers and then on the next page click on Volunteer Registration in the gray box to the right. Once you move through the process, you can sign up for specific events and roles. If you need additional information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteering for FLL events is an extremely fun and rewarding way to see the hard work, dedication, and humor that teams put into their robots, projects, and Core Values over the last several months. Events are fast-paced, exciting, and lively with a role for just about anyone!
Qualifier events need volunteers, too!
Fifteen qualifying tournaments will be held on Saturday's in November and December. These events are smaller than the Championship but require similar volunteer roles. If you are interested in volunteering for a Qualifier, you can also sign up for those in the same steps outlined above.
2018–2019 Championship Results
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I find a FIRST® LEGO® League team for my child?
The Perot Museum of Nature and Science does not match children with teams. Make sure to check with your child's school to see if they have a team. Another option is to reach out on the North Texas FLL Google Group. You can also start your own team! For more information check out the FIRST website here.
How can I start an FLL team?
Please visit the FIRST inspires website to register a team for the competition season with FIRST LEGO League. To compete in the North Texas region you must be register with FIRST and assigned to the region. You will then register with the Perot Museum to compete in a qualifying tournament.
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