Rookie Coach Training Print E-mail
Written by fll   
Sunday, 22 June 2014 15:15


NorCal FLL Rookie Coach  Overview Training

Sunday, August 3rd from 1pm to 7pm (reg opens 7/5)  


NorCal FLL Rookie Coach  EV3 Hands-On Training

TBD - likely August


Last Updated on Sunday, 29 June 2014 12:51
What is FIRST LEGO League? Print E-mail
Written by fll   
Sunday, 07 June 2009 17:28
FIRST LEGO League (FLL) brings theory and practice together.  Working in an environment that encourages inquiry and hands-on experimentation, team members fulfill roles modeled after real world project teams.

FLL Logo

The FIRST LEGO League  is the result of a partnership between FIRST and The LEGO Group.   FLL is an exciting and fun global robotics program that ignites an enthusiasm for discovery, science, and technology in kids ages 9 to 14.  

Throughout the world,  FIRST has partnered with nonprofits, universities and others to support and deliver  FIRST LEGO League in that region.  Playing At Learning is the operational partner for Northern California.

Getting Started Animation Video


Last Updated on Friday, 23 August 2013 16:33
Support NorCal FLL Print E-mail
Written by fll   
Sunday, 15 September 2013 21:42

Support NorCal FLL   

Playing At Learning does not receive the team registration fees that teams pay to FIRST.  In addition,  we use the tournament qualifier fees to directly support the tournaments themselves  - the fees pay for items such as facility costs (rent, custodians),  awards,  volunteer food and field setup kits.  


We need your HELP directly to  better  handle the tournament infrastructure and team growth and help with better support/recruit volunteers!  

Be An Advocate for NorCal FLL and  STEM!



Last Updated on Sunday, 29 December 2013 13:18
2013 NorCal - Team Status by District Print E-mail
Written by fll   
Monday, 30 September 2013 10:15

Team Lists and QT  Reg Status  by District:  

East Bay,



Silicon Valley


These tables are manually and individually updated 

There is no magic linkage between any of the pre-reqs being completed and the team's status being updated


Last Updated on Monday, 14 July 2014 20:46
2013 NorCal QT Reg Process Print E-mail
Written by fll   
Sunday, 13 October 2013 13:08

For those that want less words and more pictures,  here is an Overview PDF of the Qualifier Tournament (QT) registration process.


For those that want more words and no pictures,  here is a  written description of the QT registration process.  
FAQ,   Most common issues



Check Team's "Eligible to Register" Status


Check Team's Assigned QT



Last Updated on Sunday, 13 October 2013 14:24

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EV3 Summer Camp
Registration is Open

Playing At Learning is running 
FLL Challenge based 
week long youth robotics camps 
at The Play Space in San Jose using 
LEGO Mindstorms EV3 !!


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ANNOUNCING: Playing At Learning
Advocacy Recognition Award

Here is a current fundraising campaign:  

Matching Grant Program

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3 parts to FLL
The Robot Game and Project are WHAT teams do.  Core Values are HOW they do it.  Learn more


Welcome to the 2014 FLL Season

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Challenge Theme: Education & Learning




NXT vs EV3 comparison
EV3 Software

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Team Preparation,   
Constructing Challenge Table


Previous Coach training webinars (wmv):

2013  Kickoff slides,  Rookie Coach, Preparing for QT

2012   Rookie Coach - Sep6



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