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!

If you are interested in this FREE workshop, please email us at to reserve a spot. Also, we are trying an online registration form for the ABCs of FLL workshop this year. Click this link: ABCs of FLL Registration Form and fill out all the fields. Let us know if you have any trouble accessing the form. Each registration will have a timestamp so we can stick to the "first-come, first-served" policy. Don't wait, sign up now! (If you have already emailed us, your spot is secured but please fill out the registration form also).

Remember, all students attending the workshop must be accompanied by their parent or guardian. Please print out the Video Release Form (click here) to bring with you to the workshop. Also, all those who register will receive our Inventioneers' Connection e-newsletter. Because of space limitations, we are only able to include those who pre-register by August 12 (or until the workshop is full if that happens before Aug 12). The ABC’s of FLL is being hosted by FIRST Place** at 200 Bedford Street in Manchester.

Here is the link to: our ABCs of FLL brochure which gives the details about the program. (You may need to refresh your screen if the brochure doesn't come up clearly right away.) We are handling all sign-ups by email so you don't need to send in the registration form in the brochure. Press releases will be in the papers this week so the people on email lists will get a jump start on registration! Remember the program is for all parents, students, and potential coaches who haven't previously been part of an FLL team. Feel free to pass this email on to anyone you know who might want to learn more about this great science program for kids.

We look forward to hearing from you! If you have any questions or need more information, don't hesitate to contact us at