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
25th

How to Use this Site

Author: fllCoach | Files under Competition, Programming, Research Project, Robotics, Teamwork, The Game

Welcome to Lego League Coaching! I put this site together to help first time Lego League coaches to learn the ins and outs of coaching that I had to learn on my own. The site is divided up into sections related to each of the judging criteria. Here is a map of various posts to […]



Nov
15th

Project Judging

Author: fllCoach | Files under Competition, Research Project

For the Project judging, your team will walk in and set up for their presentation. When all has settled down, the judge will tell the team to start whenever they are ready and start the timer. They are given 5 minutes to do their presentation. Depending on the judge and the tournament, some judges will […]



Oct
20th

Presentation Milestone

Author: fllCoach | Files under Research Project

In our last meeting, my team started practicing their presentation. This is the earliest we have finished the presentation and started practicing. But our robot has suffered for it. We’ve only just finished building the robot and have just started programming. But the nice thing is that our attention won’t be divided until our regional […]



Oct
8th

Make the Presentation Fun

Author: fllCoach | Files under Research Project

In our last team meeting, we spent the entire hour and a half working on our presentation. I wasn’t involved with the presentation side last year as I left it to my co-coach to handle. There was a definite distinction of expertise since I was a technical guy and he enjoyed performing on stage. This […]



Sep
14th

Defining the Project

Author: fllCoach | Files under Research Project

Requirement is to define a problem, a solution, and a community within the overall topic for the season Brainstorm ideas, no idea is too silly Help team think outside the box Narrow the ideas, then narrow the focus Don’t be afraid to dedicate an entire meeting to just defining the problem Do the research Creative […]