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2012 Senior Solutions Season Training Destrehan High School September 9 , 2012. FIRST LEGO League in Louisiana. Fast Start Training AGENDA. 10am – 11:00 Presentation Introduction to FLL the 2012 Challenge Field Set Up Mission Objectives Strategy 11:00 – 1:00 Workshop

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First lego league in louisiana

2012 Senior Solutions Season Training

Destrehan High School

September 9, 2012

FIRST LEGO League in Louisiana

Fast start training agenda
Fast Start Training AGENDA

  • 10am – 11:00 Presentation

    • Introduction to FLL

    • the 2012 Challenge

      • Field Set Up

      • Mission Objectives

      • Strategy

  • 11:00 – 1:00 Workshop

    • Building and Programming Your Robot!

First lego league in louisiana

  • INDEPENDENT – to do what they want, when they want, the way they want (no matter where they live)

  • ENGAGED – to feel needed, and productive, and to have fun

  • CONNECTED – to have meaningful relationships with family and friends

Helpful contacts


Scot Marshall, Louisiana FLL Technical Coordinator

Annette Oertling, LA FLL Partner

Barbara Pailet, Executive Director of BLaST

Helpful resources


Official FIRST Lego League Senior Solutions Season site.

Everything you need to know about the 2012 FLL Season!

Louisiana FIRST Lego League website.

Important information about Louisiana competitions – past and present,

plus tips, training, and photos! (managed by Scot Marshall)

Techbrick Robotics website – FLL, JrFLL, FTC

Amazing resource for Food Factor worksheets, images, strategies and scoring apps for your I-phone!


Another helpful resource

2012 File Sharing for FLL Coaches

Another Helpful Resource



La fll qualifiers
LA FLL Qualifiers

  • Register through emails with Scot not TIMS (in October)

  • Check website for updates

  • Designed to accommodate 12 teams each

  • Geographic attendance restrictions may be imposed

  • Advancement based on total # of LA teams

  • Are you willing to host a qualifier???

Nov. 10, Haynes Academy, Metairie

Nov. 17, Destrehan High School, Destrehan

Nov. 10, Northshore High School, Slidell

Nov. 10, Fontainebleau High School, Mandeville

Nov. 17, Scotlandville Middle, Baton Rouge

Nov. 10, McNeese University, Lake Charles

Nov. 10 or 17, Sci-Port, Shreveport

So where do you start
So Where Do You Start???

  • The Right Approach

    • Core values

  • Understanding the challenge

    • Robot game and research project

  • Setting a time line

The first team core values the right approach
The FIRST Team Core Values(the right approach!)

  • We are a team

  • We have fun

  • We do the work to find the solutions with guidance from our coaches and mentors

  • We honor the spirit of friendly competition

  • What we discover is more important than what we win

  • We share our experiences with others

  • We display gracious professionalism in all we do

  • Gracious Professionalism:

    • Gracious attitudes and behaviors that are “win-win”

    • Gracious folks respect others and let that respect show in their actions

    • Gracious professionals make a valued contribution in a manner pleasing to others and themselves as they possess special knowledge and are trusted by society to use that knowledge responsibly

Challenge documents
Challenge Documents

The complete first participant
The Complete FIRST Participant

  • Unique Headwear

  • (Temporary) Hair Color

  • Face Paint

  • Team T-Shirt

    • Team Name – Sea Dragons

    • Team Number - 5315

    • Yearly Theme –Senior Solutions

    • Color Theme – Purple, Grn, Gld

    • Sponsors, Logos

  • Cheer, Song, Chant

  • Team Buttons

  • Team Handouts

  • Posters

  • Laptop

  • Pit Display

  • Pit Decorations

No Advertising!