Programs like FIRST® can prepare students for their future. It provides students with a solid basis for higher education and allow students to make informed decisions regarding future career paths. With the support and involvement of parents, guardians, family and community, students are better equipped to maintain their commitment the program and their overall education.
If we are to continue to positively transform culture by inspiring students, schools, and our communities to celebrate science, technology, engineering, and math, we need your participation to make a real difference.
FIND A TEAM FOR YOUR CHILD
FIRST® LEGO® League does not pair children up with existing teams. For privacy reasons, we are not able to share lists of team contact information. If you’d like to find an existing team to join, here’s what you can do:
- Talk to your child’s school, church group, Boy or Girl Scouts troop, or after-school care organization to see if they have existing FIRST LEGO League teams. If they don’t, it could be a great opportunity to start one!
- If your school or other community organizations around you don't have a team, click the Find a Team banner above to search for teams near you!
- The FIRST TeamUp system allows parents, coaches, and mentors to connect. You can create a profile and search for teams or parents matching your criteria.
- We also have FIRST LEGO League Forums. The forums are a place for the adult members of the FLL Community to talk to each other –coaches, volunteers, FIRST LEGO League Partner, parents, whomever! This is NOT where official information is dispensed about the FIRST LEGO League program, but it’s a great way to find other teams or get some advice. Create an account!
*Please note: US/Canadian registration for each season begins in May and ends in September.*
If you haven’t had any luck finding existing teams for your child to join, we encourage parents and teachers to consider starting a new team in your area. Don’t worry; we do not expect you to do this alone! We provide lots of information on this and the FIRST Inspires websites to help you with this process, and we always encourage new coaches to seek out help from other local parents, teachers, and/or school districts. Teams are formed in libraries, churches, YMCAs, and community groups. Teams can be formed in all areas of the community.
To find out if there are any available funding options to teams in central Florida, please visit our Grants Page.
first inspires resources
FIRST Inspires can provide you with all sorts of helpful information and these links are a good place to start.
- Visit the “Start a Team” page.
- They have provided some great, print-friendly downloadable marketing materials. You will find flyers, fact sheets, and videos that help to make the FLL experience more understandable. These are useful for recruiting both students and sponsors.
- Please visit the Registration Site to learn how to register, products and pricing, and payment options.
- You may want to join FIRST's Twitter followers. They send out daily updates, behind-the-scenes peeks, and invitations for teams to let us know what they're up to. You can find the Twitter feed here: http://twitter.com/firstlegoleague.
STIMS USER GUIDES
The Student Team Information Member System (STIMS) is used for parents to register their child as an FIRST LEGO League team member and complete the consent and release form online. The STIMS User Guide for Parents can referenced if you have any questions about how to navigate the website.