Events

2017 – 2018 Event Schedule


What can you and your team do until then? Any one or all of these suggestions:

·         EV3 Skills training (https://fllnwf.org/skills-training/)
·         FIRST STEPS training – See link under New Coach Resources heading at https://fllnwf.org/team-resources
·         Get ready for the HydroDynamics Project. Research how we find, transport, use, or dispose of water.
·         Download the free EV3 LEGO Education software at home, and go through the Robot Educator training tutorials: https://education.lego.com/en-us/downloads
·         Get together with your team at a fun place for a Core Values activity.
·         Watch YouTube videos from FIRST LEGO League Championships and World Festival.
·         Join our regional Faceb00k page and watch the 11 tutorial videos focusing on Mechanization. In Faceb00k, search for “first lego league – nw florida region coaches” to request an invitation.

2016 – 2017 Event Schedule


  • August 1 – Orders for Field Service Kits (Animal Allies mats & models) are shipped
  • August 4 – New Coach Training Workshop!
  • August 29 FLL Coach Training for Beginning and Advanced Coaches
  • August 30FIRST LEGO League Challenge Release
  • September 12-16 – Virtual FLL Kickoff – 50 question Online Quiz Competition – Prizes!
  • September 12FLL Coach Training (3:00 – 6:00 pm – OSC)
    • Topics: Gyro Calibration & Motor Control
  • September 24 – Open Practice Tournament at Davidson Middle School
  • September 26FLL Coach Training Bob Sikes Elementary, 3:00 – 6:00 pm
  • October 1 – FLL Workshop Day – Middleton High School, Tampa FL (flyer)
  • October 15 – Scrimmage and Judge/Referee Training, University of Florida/REEF
  • October 29 (8:00 am – noon) – Robotics Coach Training – Lewis MS – Registration open soon.
  • November 5 – Pre-Qualifier Tournament at Davidson Middle School
  • November 12 (noon – 4 pm) – FLL Coach Training in Tallahassee
  • November 29 (3:00 – 6:00 pm) – Covenant Christian School, Panama City
    • What to bring
      • Laptops, robots, parts, extension cord, power strips, gracious professionalism!
      • Team information sheet (PDF), New Format!
      • FIRST Consent and Release form (PDF) for each child or printed complete team roster
      • More suggested items (Link)
  • December 10 – Qualifying Tournament at Shoal River Middle School
  • January 9 – FIRST Robotics Competition Kickoff! (High School teams), University of Florida/REEF – Contact Chuck Kennedy for more info: ckennedy@firstinspires.org
  • January 21 – Qualifying Tournament at Covenant Christian School
  • January 28 – Qualifying Tournament at Davidson Middle School
  • February 18Florida – Northwest Regional Championship – Venue: Northwest Florida State College
  • February 25 – Air Force Association STEM-Teacher Workshop – EV3 in AM, Flying with AFA or WeDo’s in PM, drones, prizes, and much more!
    • Flier (pdf) – Registration link in flier!
  • March 4FLL Coach Training – University of West Florida, Engineering Building
  • FLL Jr. Expos – Grades K-4 (Click Here!)
    • March 9 – Walker Elementary School
    • March 25 – Striving for Perfections Expo 1 (flier)
      • Public is welcome to come observe. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
    • June 24 – Striving for Perfections Expo 2 (flier) – ATTN: Location may change to Santa Rosa Mall if over 19 teams register.
  • March 29, 2017 EV3 Workshop
  • April 8, 2017 – Okaloosa Robotics Invitational Tournament (ORBIT) – Bob Sikes Elementary
  • April 19-22, 2017FIRST World Festival Championship – Houston
    • FLL Champion from Florida – Northwest Regional Championship will receive bid to World Festival
  • April 28, 2017 – EV3 Workshop! – New workshop!
  • May 6, 2017 – FLL State Tournament – Polk State College, Lakeland Campus
    • Seven of the top teams at our Florida – Northwest Regional Championship are invited!
  • June 27 – 29, 2017 – Robotics Coach Academy
  • Check out these summer camps and events!  SUMMER FUN!
  • Next Season’s FIRST LEGO League Challenge Release! August 29, 2017 – Click here for flier!
  • Next Season’s FIRST LEGO League Jr – Aqua Adventure! Click here to watch YouTube video!