FIRST  LEGO Team Resources

FIRST and many other organizations, including other teams, provide a variety of resources and training for both veteran and rookie FIRST teams. This page contains links to manuals, documents and other resources that will increase your knowledge of FIRST and its various components.


Completing Consent Forms

These are simple instructions on how to get parents to complete the consent forms.  While you can go through FIRST and invite the parents, you do not need to do this.   All parents need to know is the team # and they can do the rest.

Parent Instructions:

  1. Create a Parent/Guardian Account at
    • Make sure they put their name and email, not their childs.  This is a parent account, not their kids account
  2. Once they are signed in, then they need to add their child
  3. Click on Parent/Guardian – Youth tab
  4. Click on Add a Youth
  5. Fill out details on page
  6. Email is not required for youth.  Do not put the parent’s email here.  If child does not have their own, leave it blank.
    • Note – If they are over 13, then I believe email is required.  So for FTC and FRC, these instructions are going to be a little different.
  7. Consent form – make sure they complete this one!
  8. Then Apply for team
  9. Select FLL
  10. Enter the team #
  11. That’s all parents need to do

The coach/team administrator then will need to go into FIRST and accept the request to be on the team.

2017 – 2018 Files for Qualifiers

Available on Schoology (code: DZC7W-33WVV)

2017-2018 Hydro Dynamics Kickoff Presentations

Kickoff 2016-17 “Animal Allies” Workshops

Kickoff 2014-15 “World Class” Workshops

Kickoff 2013-14 “Nature’s Fury” Workshops

FLL Team Resources

Tutorials and Guides

  • NXT Programming Guide – A book that will teach teams to easily program a robot with the NXT-G visual programming language, as well as learn to implement basic, intermediate, and advanced programs.

Suppliers and Manufacturers

  • Badge-A-Minit – Retailer for button equipment and supplies
  • LEGO Education – The FLL program utilizes products from LEGO Education, Each year, FLL teams purchase their Challenge Sets from LEGO Education.
  • Pitsco Education – Supplier of TETRIX Robotic Design System


Other Resources

  • ASEE – The official website for the American Society of Engineering Education
  • ASME – The official website for the American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • IEEE – The official website for the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.
  • NASA Robotics Alliance – An educational program designed to increase robotics expertise in the U.S.
  • NEMO – The official website for the FIRST Robotics Non-Engineering Mentor Organization, the support group and information exchange for adult mentors
  • Science Resources – A non-profit organization that promotes quality science and engineering education
  • SME – The official website for the Society of Manufacturing Engineers
  • SWE – The official website for the Society of Women Engineers, advocates for women achieving their full potential in engineering careers