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Idaho ROKS

Phone: (208) 885-6299
Fax: (208) 885-4637
E-mail: idahoroks@uidaho.edu

Mailing Address:
4-H Youth Development
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive, MS 3015
Moscow, ID 83844-3015

Idaho FLL tournament trophys

Idaho FIRST LEGO League

FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL) is an exciting international robotics and innovation program that ignites enthusiasm for science, engineering, and technology in boys and girls ages 9 to 14. Youth solve real-world challenges by building LEGO-based robots to complete tasks on a thematic playing surface. FLL teams, guided by their imaginations and adult coaches, discover exciting career possibilities and, through the process, learn to make positive contributions to society.
  • Phases of Competition
    FLL teams participate in four equally weighted phases of competition:

    • Performance – Robots have 2 minutes and 30 seconds to complete missions on a 4′ x 8′ playing field. Teams earn points based on the robots performance in each of these missions.
       
    • Robot Design Judging – Team members interact with judges to explain robot design and programming approaches. Judges ask questions to determine team member roles and their individual understanding of the technical process.
       
    • Project Judging – A presentation topic is announced that ties to the Challenge theme. Teams perform research and prepare a presentation to present creatively in front of a team of judges. Judges ask a variety of questions to determine their understanding of the research topic.
       
    • Teamwork Judging – Teams are also judged on their teamwork skills and interactions. Communication, respect, responsibility, and problem solving skills are part of this competition
  • 2014 FLL Season Timeline
    May 5
    National Team Registration Opens
    May 13, 15, 20, 22 
    Coach and Team Training Sessions
    August 26 FLL World Class Challenge Announced
    September (dates TBD) Coach and Team Training Sessions repeated
    September-November
    Build Season
    October
    Idaho Tournament Registration Opens
    Early December  Idaho Regional Qualifying Tournaments
    January, 2014
    Idaho ROKS North State Championship, Moscow, ID
    January, 2014
    Idaho ROKS South State Championship, Twin Falls, ID
    April
    FLL World Festival
  • Qualifying Tournament Schedule
    Eagle High School, Eagle, Idaho
    TBD
    Compass Academy, Idaho Falls
    TBD
    Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
    TBD
    Lewis-Clark State College, Lewiston, Idaho
    TBD
    O'Leary Middle School, Twin Falls, Idaho
    TBD
    Camp Four Echoes Girl Scout Camp, Worley, Idaho
    TBD
    Sandpoint High School, Sandpoint, Idaho
    TBD
    Fruitland, Idaho
    TBD
    Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho
    TBD
    North State Championship, University of Idaho, Moscow
    TBD
    South State Championship, College of Southern Idaho
    TBD