Contact Us

University of idaho Extension Robotics

Phone: (208) 885-6299
Fax: (208) 885-4637

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

How to Start a Team

Start an FLL Team!

There are always interested kids, they just need a coach. No experience is necessary to coach - you do not need to be an engineer! Coaches can be parents, teachers or community group volunteers.

  • Find a two coaches (required for youth protection policy).
  • Boys and girls (ages 9-14) from a school, community organization, homeschool group, or neighborhood friends self-organize into a team.
  • A child can be a team member on only one team. 
  • A coach can be the coach for multiple teams.
  • Teams typically have 4 to 6 members but up to 10 members per team is allowed.
  • Every team must have at least two adult coaches – additional coaches and mentors are encouraged.
  • The upper age limit of 14 years old is strictly enforced. All team members must be 14 or younger on January 1 of the competition year.
  • Register your team for the upcoming 2015 FIRST® LEGO® League TRASH TREK Challenge

How much does it cost?

University of Idaho Extension Robotics recommends that teams budget $1100 for the first year and $500-600 in following years. Teams are encouraged to look for community support and fundraising opportunities.

Detailed first year team budget