2014 NorCal QT Reg Process Print E-mail
Written by fll   
Saturday, 30 August 2014 12:29

Most important items to know:

1.  NorCalFLL Qualifier Tournament (QT) Registration does not open until October

2. There are QT PreReqs that must be completed to register - details below

3.  NorCalFLL does not use FIRST system for event registration


NorCal FLL Qualifier Tournament (QT) registration process



1. Pay $85 QT Registration Fee and $100 Regional Program Fee  (paypal or check)


2. Fill out online team form (jotform)

Information needed to complete online team form:
. Names and information about all team members and coaches/mentors
. Need to upload completed team roster
. Name and email for team's QT adult volunteer 

NOTE: You will not be able to edit your team's data - you will have to re-enter the information.  If we fix the DB hooks, then we will update but, for now, this is how it will work.

If the link above does not show the form (ie it is a blank page), the most likely reason is that your network (school or work) is blocking jotform.  I can't fix this.   The only solution is for you or someone else with the team fill out the form from a different public or personal network.

3. Only if needed, Mail or Drop off Release of Liability Waivers

Waivers are only needed for:
. Any team member under 9 years old that is not on official team roster
. Additional Adult Coaches/Mentors (more than 2 screened lead coaches)
. All Youth/Minor Coaches/Mentors 


Deadline to complete in time for a team to register in Round 1 for their QT is October 1st.   



Check Your Team's "Eligible to Register" Status 



Last Updated on Thursday, 11 September 2014 21:07
Rookie Coach Training - updated 9/7 Print E-mail
Written by fll   
Sunday, 22 June 2014 15:15


NorCal FLL Rookie Coach Training

Wednesday, September 17th 5:30pm-8:30pm at Intel Folsom, no hands-on 


Final in person session:  Sunday, September 28th 1-6pm at The Play Space in San Jose, including hands-on programming


Webinar:  Registration Required -  Monday, September 29th 6pm-8:30pm, no hands-on




Last Updated on Sunday, 14 September 2014 10:09
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 List 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 Saturday, 30 August 2014 15:02

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