FIRST LEGO League

The University of Rochester is a proud partner with FIRST® as a scholarship provider to high school seniors. Additionally, the University is an operational partner for the NY Finger Lakes region FIRST® LEGO® League and Junior FIRST® LEGO® League programs. This 2017–2018 season celebrates our thirteen-year partnership.

The Finger Lakes region is home to over 160+ FLL and 20+ Jr.FLL teams and is growing each year. In 2004, our first year of operation, we had less than twenty teams with one tournament held in the region. Today, we have eight regional qualifying tournaments, which send high performing teams to advance to the championship tournament at the University of Rochester.

2017 Finger Lakes Regional Championship

 

View Qualifying Teams

2015 Finger Lakes Regional Championship

 

View Championship Awards

2014 Finger Lakes Regional Championship

 

View Championship Awards

2014 Finger Lakes Regional Championship

 

View Robot Game Scores

Coaches’ Resources

Below are several helpful links for FLL and Jr. FLL Coaches:

  • Hippie Panda Coaches Clinic
  • Tips for a great season!

 

Sponsors

Support for the FIRST® LEGO® League & Jr. FIRST® LEGO® League Programs is made possible by the University of Rochester and many others sponsors here locally. Our top level sponsors include:

About FLL & Jr. FLL

What is FIRST LEGO League?

 

The best way to summarize FIRST LEGO League is to say that it is a robotics program for nine- to sixteen-year-olds (nine to fourteen in US/CAN/MEX), designed to get children excited about science and technology and teach them valuable employment and life skills. FLL can be used in a classroom setting but is not solely designed for this purpose. Teams composed of up to ten children with at least one adult coach can also be associated with a pre-existing club or organization, a home school environment, or just be a group of friends who wish to do something awesome.

In FLL, the children do the work! And the work is programming an autonomous robot (using the LEGO® MINDSTORMS® robot set) to score points on a thematic playing surface, creating an innovative solution to a problem as part of their project, all while being guided by the FLL Core Values. These three elements—the Robot Game, Project, and FLL Core Values—make up what we call our yearly Challenge. Like any other organized “sport,” teams also fund-raise, create a team identity, and go on field trips. To see some of our teams in action, visit our YouTube, or read about their experiences on our blog.

 

2018 QT events

November 3, 2018
Twin Tiers Qualifying Event/ 18 teams
Corning Community College, 1 Academic Drive, Corning, NY 14830

 

November 10, 2018
Penfield High School /20 teams
25 High School Drive, Penfield NY 14526

 

Webster Qualifier/ 20 teams
Spry Middel School, 119 South Ave, Webster, NY 14580

 

November 11, 2018
Cayuga-Onondaga Qualifier/ 16 teams
1879 West Genesee Rd, Auburn, NY 13021

 

November 17, 2018
Southern Tier Qualifier/ 20 teams
Houghton College, 1 Willard Ave, Houghton, NY 14744

 

Nichols School/ 15 teams
1250 Amherst St, Buffalo NY 14216

 

McQuaid Qualifier/ 24 teams
McQuaid High School, 1800 S. Clinton Ave, Rochester, NY  14618

 

November 18, 2018
Pal-Mac Qualifier/ 20 teams
Pal-Mac High School,151 Hyde Parkway, Palmyra NY 14522

 

Spencerport Qualifier / 16 teams
Cosgrove Middle School, 2749 Spencerport Rd., Spencerport NY 14559

 

What is FIRST LEGO League Jr?

 

Focused on building an interest in science and engineering in children ages six through nine, Junior FIRST LEGO® League (Jr.FLL) is a hands-on program designed to capture young children’s curiosity and direct it toward discovering how science and technology impact the world around them. This program features a real-world challenge to be explored through research, critical thinking, and imagination. Guided by adult coaches and the Jr.FLL Core Values, team members work with LEGO elements and motorized parts to build ideas and concepts and present them for review.

Each yearly Challenge is based on a different theme and has two main parts, the LEGO Model and the Show Me Poster.

 

FLL Challenge

 

2016–2017 FLL Challenge & Resources

 

2017-2018 FLL Challenge Theme

Jr. FLL Challenge

 

2016–2017 Jr. FLL Challenge

 

2017-2018 FLL Challenge Theme

Regional Events & Registration

 

What is FIRST LEGO League?

 

Congratulations to all of the teams that participated in this years qualifying & championship tournament!

 

Specifically this year’s 2017 Qualifying Tournament Participant, including those that progressed to the Finger Lakes Regional Championship A Big Congratulations to this year’s Championship Awards Winners!
As well as to this year’s FLL Jr. Award Winners!

How to Start a Team

 

FIRST® LEGO® League and its partners do not start teams themselves; rather, teams start on their own, through schools, clubs, community organizations, neighborhoods, or a willing parent with room to spare!

 

Due to privacy laws, we cannot provide existing team information. FIRST does not guarantee that users will find a team through the FIRST TeamUp System. TeamUp is a community-driven system, and information provided is based on information voluntarily entered by other users. Think of it as a database of users looking to connect to form new teams. If you would like to connect with others interested in FLL or Jr.FLL, please create an account for FIRST TeamUp.

 

Starting an FLL Team in 6 steps:

 

FIRST has provided step-by-step guidelines to starting a team and explains things like costs, organization, equipment needed, commitments, etc., and above all, how to have fun during this process. You do not need to have an engineering background or have any technical skills.

 

Starting a Jr.FLL Team in 5 steps:

 

Anyone can start a Jr.FLL team. All the materials needed to run a team are provided. All it takes is the willingness to help the team and a couple of hours out of your week. You do not need an engineering background or have any technical skills

 

Due to privacy laws, we cannot provide existing team information. FIRST does not guarantee that users will find a team through the FIRST TeamUp System. TeamUp is a community-driven system, and information provided is based on information voluntarily entered by other users. Think of it as a database of users looking to connect to form new teams. If you would like to connect with others interested in FLL or Jr.FLL, please create an account for FIRST TeamUp.

 

Register your Jr.FLL Event
Look up existing Jr.FLL events in the Finger Lakes region

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