banner I have been a Lego League coach since 2007. This year, I wanted to document the season to give rookie coaches a resource to help them through to competition. The process can be intense, but it can also be a lot of fun for you and your team.

I hope to cover enough through my posts, but if I leave anything out, please feel free to leave a comment, or contact me.
Aug
29th

The First Meeting

Author: fllCoach | Files under About Lego League

If you’re a rookie coach, read up on Lego League Introduce kids to each other Have kids interview each other or play an ice breaker game Pick a team name Assign homework of creating a t-shirt design Have parents fill out sign-up sheet Establish a regular schedule with the parents Your first team meeting will […]



Aug
23rd

Time Commitment

Author: fllCoach | Files under About Lego League

Being a Lego League coach is a HUGE time commitment I usually start with two meetings a week I call in sub-teams as necessary as we get closer to competition As coach, you can decide how much to meet As with any activity, the time you put into it will dictate what you get out […]



Aug
19th

What is Lego League?

Author: fllCoach | Files under About Lego League

FIRST is an organization started in 1996 to encourage kids to learn about robotics. Their first “tournament” consisted of only a few teams and their robot task was just to get the robot to go around in a circle. Today, FIRST has chapters around the world and almost 5000 teams competing in just the U.S. […]



Aug
18th

History of a Lego League Coach

Author: fllCoach | Files under About Lego League

I first started coaching Lego League in 2007. I am a software developer by trade, so I was asked to coach a team because of my programming knowledge. That first year was a disaster. I was a rookie coach with a rookie team working on a challenge that was the hardest in recent years. I […]