We can’t wait for you to join us for CITY SHAPERSM!
To help you get started, we’ve put together everything you need to know about coaching a team.
Assemble Your Team: You’ll need two or more committed adult mentors to guide your team of up to 10 students as they work together designing, building, and programming their robot.
Program Cost: You can start your team for around $750, which includes your team’s FIRST®LEGO® League Season Registration ($225) and CITY SHAPERSM Challenge Set ($75) and your choice of a LEGO® Education SPIKETM Prime ($410) or LEGO® MINDSTORMS® ($496) robotics set.
West TN FLL charges an additional $75 Regional Activity fee that pays for your team to participate in a Qualifier Tournament. There is no additional fee for teams advancing to the West TN Championship (thanks to the University of Memphis).
Your CITY SHAPER Challenge Set includes an exclusive selection of LEGO® models that illustrate real-world problems your team will create their robot to solve.
Review Your Resources: Regardless of your technical experience, our resources are here to help guide you through your first year. FIRST LEGO League team members are encouraged to bring any skills they have and a passion for learning and exploration – that goes for students and coaches!
Registration for the 2019-20 FLL Season is now opened. See THIS PAGE for more info.
NEW THIS SEASON
FIRST LEGO League team registration will default to include their Challenge Set. Purchasers may remove the Challenge Set by unclicking the box that indicates a Challenge Set is part of their purchase.
NOTE: TVA has paid team registration for FLL teams in their service area (including all of West TN) for the past few years, one catch, you CANNOT PAY THE REGISTRATION and then get the grant afterwards. So even though it is odd to say….do NOT pay for the registration, wait for the grant to become available!
FYI, we just received word from Lego that the SPIKE release date has been pushed to early 2020 (so it will NOT be available for the “City Shaper” Season).
According to the email:
The release time frame for [Lego’s] newest product has been adjusted to early 2020. LEGO Education holds itself to an exceptionally high standard for quality in everything they do, and they want to create the biggest possible impact on the students learning with their products. With that in mind, they’ve decided to adjust the expected launch of SPIKE Prime to early 2020 to ensure the new product meets that high bar.
FIRST has updated the TN FLL Regional Map. I am happy to report that Clarksville (and all of Montgomery County) is now officially in the West TN Region. This means by default Clarksville teams no longer have to change their region when registering unless they wish to compete in the East TN Region.
Calling all STEM teachers! Interested in robotics? Want to learn how to start a competitive robotics team? Join us for a FREE 2-day training workshop to learn:
Basics of robotics (mechanical systems, power, sensors, and more!)
Robotics competition options
Platform specific training (VEX IQ or Lego EV3)
Teachers selected for the training will be provided access to robotics kits that can be use with their student teams for the 2019-20 year. We will also discuss grants that are available to help you start your teams.
Two training workshops will be hosted in July 2019 at the University of Memphis Herff College of Engineering.
To apply, please visit the application link for the dates you would like to attend:
Girls…..so you liked the Into Orbit season and working with Robots and wish to learn more about STEM fields……
Middle and high school girls can join the Herff College of Engineering this summer for Girls Experiencing Engineering (GEE), a program featuring hands-on, team-based design challenges and a variety of STEM speakers. The goal of GEE is to inspire girls to consider STEM (particularly engineering) careers. Applications for the 2019 GEE program are now available. Space is limited; register here>>
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