First Lego League

  • Triangle with hands, gears and a light bulb FIRST LEGO League (FLL) is a hands-on program that goes beyond just robotics. In FLL, elementary and middle school-aged students research a real-world engineering challenge, develop a solution, and compete with LEGO-based robots of their own design. FLL spurs innovation, develops teamwork, enhances communication skills, and promotes excitement in science and technology. These learning opportunities are provided through a collaboration between Community Education, Lakeville Robotics and ISD 194 Gifted Services. FIRST LEGO League is a parent-led activity.

    To be put on the interest list for the 2021-22 school year, please send an email with your name, child’s name, email address, phone number, child’s school grade for the 21-22 school year to: katey.radant@isd194.org.

    For more information on robotics, visit hightechkids.org or the Lakeville Robotics website: lakevilleroboticsmn.weebly.com


    FIRST LEGO League Workshop

    Getting ready for your first FLL Tournament? Bring your team to this FREE tournament prep session. This workshop is targeted specifically for teams that have never been to a competition, but all FLL teams are welcome. We will conduct mock judging sessions for Core Values, Research Project, Technical and Programming judging so that you can see what these sessions will be like in a tournament. Please come, no matter what shape your robot game and research project are in. This is to help your team get prepared for a tournament, so if you feel that your team will never be ready, this is exactly what you need! This workshop is for coaches and team members, but spectators are welcome!

    Dates, Locations and Pre-Registration Information TBD


    FIRST LEGO League (FLL) Parent Information Meeting

    Who: Parents with students who will be in 4th-8th grade during the school year. Students are welcome to attend with parents. 

    When: Date and time TBD

    Where: Location TBD

    What: Information on how to start a FIRST LEGO League team


    FIRST LEGO League (FLL) Coaches Training

    Coaches new to FLL are invited to attend a free coaching seminar. This is open to new coaches or parents who may be considering coaching in the upcoming FLL season. Participants will have the opportunity to actively participate in FLL activities. Training includes hands-on demonstrations of the robot game, core values and the research project. This is a practical ‘learn by doing’ approach to coaching FLL. Coaches will walk away with ready to use materials and ideas for the season. New teams are encouraged to bring 2-4 coaches/parents to learn the basic structure of the FLL experience. This training seminar is provided by Ignite! FLL Coaches Maureen Carrigan and Holly Traub through collaboration with Lakeville Area Community Education. You do not have to participate in FLL through Community Ed to attend this training.

    This is a free seminar but registration is required. Dates and information for the next training are TBD.