Youth Technology Learning Center (YTLC) is currently recruiting for FLL team members
ages 9 to 14. FLL® is a Lego centered competitive robotics team with judging in five categories consisting of robotic missions, robot design, technical, team interaction, and project presentation. To paraphrase Morgan Freeman "It is the hardest fun your child will ever have."
President Obama is pushing this program because its rewards are immeasurable. I have been a coach for FLL for the past two years and I have one trophy under my belt, but the experience alone is reward enough. I have two assistants and several mentors from champion high school FRC teams that aid us in our quest for victory.
Team members must be passionate about robotics and must commit to meeting at least twice a week and the first three Saturdays in December must be reserved for the regional competitions. The FLL team must serve as a priority above all other extra curricular activities. There is a lot of hard work and challenges, but YTLC intersperses plenty of fun with field trips to include a Chattahoochee rafting trip and barbecue for team dynamics, and pizza parties. There are team association dues to offset the exorbitant team costs, space rental, and to compensate teachers and coaches for their time. Our Robo Elite Team wins at Regional Qualifiers For more information on the First Lego League® please visit the US First website at http://www.usfirst.org/
The following links will direct you to promotional advertisments that feature Morgan Freeman, President Obama, and a number of other celebrities endorsing the First Lego League®.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1QyM9WTF18 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BohT20oUy4M First Lego League ® Team Members
■ Solve real-world engineering challenges
■ Discover career possibilities
■ Apply Core Values and learn to make positive contributions to society
■ Engage with their community First Lego League ® Teams
■ Apply math and science concepts to research, design, build, and program autonomous robots
■ Use LEGO MINDSTORMS® technologies to build team challenges
■ Gain hands-on experience solving real-world problems
■ Learn from and interact with adult mentors
■ Work as a group to overcome obstacles and meet challenges First Lego League ® Team Members Gain Exciting Tournament Experience
■ Opportunity to participate in qualifying events and tournaments
■ Culmination of 8 weeks of teamwork and mentoring
■ Teams compete with their peers in high energy, sports-like events
■ Teams present their solutions to a panel of judges
■ Team awards presented include research & presentation, robot design, robot performance, and teamwork
What First Lego League ® kids accomplish is nothing short of amazing. It’s fun. It’s exciting. And the skills they learn will last a lifetime.
First Lego League ® Season Overview May – September...........................
On-line registration Early September................
Challenge announcement Early September – November........
Build & research November – January...................
Tournament season Want more information? Fill out the information form! Ready to Register for the team? Call 678.517.3500