FIRST LEGO League Challenge 4th - 8th Grade


Friendly competition is at the heart of FLL Challenge, as teams of students engage in research, problem-solving,  coding and engineering. 


Challenge Teams design, build and program their robot to navigate the missions on the competition table to compete in the robot game. As part of FLL Challenge, teams also participate in a research project to identify and solve a relevant real-world problem. 


SSC’s FLL Challenge 2022/23 season
·        Team meetings will start the week of October 17th (keep reading it will make sense)
·        Coach meeting / training October 5th, 6-8pm @ Sylvania STEM Center
·        Team Kickoff!  Meet your team/meet your coach October 12th, 6-8pm @ Sylvania STEM Center
·        December 10th Sylvania Southview, 8-1 Practice Tournament
·        January 14th, Sylvania Timberstone, 8-4, Regional Qualifier
·        February 4th, Sylvania Timberstone, 8-4 District Qualifier
·        Mid-March FLL State Championship. This has moved from Early February. Reason for later team start.
·        We will work to finalize team schedules as soon as possible but no later than October 6th.


*Fees include a team shirt and all materials the team needs to compete.  Fees do not include travel costs.




We have volunteer coaches work with the team.  The past couple  years it has been more and more difficult to find parents able to give 4-5 hours a week to the team. Please volunteer if you can. Volunteer to coach and recieve 50% off 1 FLL participation fee. You will also become a Super Hero to the 8 kids on your team.



Sylvan Robotics/STEM Center FIRST Lego League Policies


All team members deserve the opportunity to participate in Lego League in a safe and nurturing environment. Participants need to represent themselves in a safe and responsible manner.

  • Although FLL robotics is an after-school activity, all school rules remain in effect and students must follow the rules in a school’s student handbook. Student must pay particular attention to how they behave at the team's meeting place and must follow directions provided by coaches regarding computer usage, use of Robotic kits, playing field, etc. 
  • Behavior – Displays of aggressive or anti-social behavior and/or use of profanity will not be tolerated. Bullying, threatening or intimidating of other students or use of profane language or code words for profane language will result in student being removed from the group until s/he can behave in a respectful manner.
  • Assignments – There are homework and research assignments associated with Robotics. Team members are counting on each other to do their part.
  • Attendance – Attendance is not optional. Teams generally meet at least twice per week (4-5 hours) during the competition season. As tournaments get closer, there may be additional meetings. If a student is unable to attend a meeting, his/her parents should contact the coach as soon as possible.
  • Timeliness – Being on time for practice and competition is essential.
  • Core Values: Students need to adhere to the FIRST's Core Values at all times. These values are:

    We are a team.

    We do the work to find solution with guidance from our coaches and mentors.

    We know our coaches and mentors don't have all the answers; we learn together.

    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® and Coopertition® in everything we do.

    We have FUN!



Sylvania STEM Centers FIRST Lego League Challenge 4th-8th Grade