Saturday, July 31, 2010

Top 10 Tips for the Off-Season

Tip #10
Our best tip for the FLL off-season is to have FUN. Find fun things your team can do together whether it is to go bowling, go on a field trip, play outdoor games, or just have a party. You can contact other teams in your area and have get-togethers with them.

These things all build teamwork and great team spirit. You'll be ahead of other new teams if your team has already figured out how to work well together.

If you do these things in your team shirts, someone will be bound to ask what group you're with and the team can get practice speaking about FLL and what your team is working on!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

FREE Workshop for Rookie Teams ABCs of FLL

Hi everyone,

Do you have a child, age 9-14, who is a LEGO fanatic? Then don’t miss this great FREE workshop for newcomers to the exciting world of FIRST LEGO League* (FLL). We're offering our ABCs of FLL workshop again this year on Thursday, August 19th from 6-8:30 p.m. We can't wait to share our insider tips on how to have a great rookie season and how to build a strong team.

The ABC's of FLL and is open to all kids and their parents who are considering participating in FLL for the first time. All areas of the program will be covered from forming/finding teams to all the ins-and-outs of the FLL program. Ideas for preparing for competitions and an overview of what to expect in tournament judging sessions. Robot demonstrations, hands-on activities and a special session for coaches round out the workshop. We had over 100 participants last year and an amazing number of those people we able to find or form new teams last season, some on the very night of the workshop!