How to Start a FIRST Team

Saturday, August 5, 2017
Hours: 
8:30 - 10 am for FLL JR; 10:15 - Noon for FLL; 1:00 - 3:00 pm for FTC, and 3:00-5:00 pm for FRC
Kansas City Engineering Zone
4825 Troost UMKC
64110 Kansas City , MO
Missouri US

Thinking of starting a FIRST LEGO League, FIRST LEGO League Junior, FIRST Tech CHallenge, or FIRST Robotics Competition Team?  New Coach?  Rookie Team?  Just need answers?

Please join our seminar to learn about FIRST coaching.

This informational seminar is offered two times in August.

August 5 and August 19.

Time:

FLL JR (K - 3rd grade)   8:30 - 10:00 AM

FLL (4th - 8th grade)  10:15 - Noon

FTC (7th - 12th grade)  1:00 - 3:00 PM

FRC (9th - 12th grade) 3:00 - 5:00 PM

Come to learn about one or both programs.

Please RSVP via email to Jean Melech, FIRST Senior Mentor, at Jmelech@firstinspires.org with the date, session (time), number attending, and school or area you are representing.

Topics covered:

  • Overview of the program
  • What does the season look like?
  • How to register a team
  • Youth Protection Program
  • What it costs to register and what you get.
  • Typical budget and what you need - supplies, equipment, tools
  • How to get funding
  • What does a typical meeting look like.
  • What functions you need to fill as adults
  • Where to go for help
  • Questions/Answers

 

NOTE: This seminar is not the annual FLL Coach's Workshop.  The FLL Coach's Workshop will be held in September for registered FLL coaches and will be in depth on this year's challenge, the judged categories, programming, and building the robot.  It is an all-day workshop.  More information to come on the FLL Coach's Workshop.