The 2016 season Challenge, Animal Allies, is now launched! Many people are saying that this is their favorite and all of us are excited to see what your team comes up with to solve this year’s Challenge! FIRST has created a summary page with all of the challenge links – not sure where to start? The Challenge Guide is the first document to read and this is a very high level overview of the 3 parts to the Challenge: Core Values, Project and Robot Game.
And if you are just pulling your team together – you are not alone! Many, many teams form into September. See the Resources Page for helpful places for learning programming, robot building and spend some time reading the very helpful, Coaches Handbook.
After you get your 5 digit official national team number from FIRST (the nine digit one that starts with 2016x is just a temporary number), you will need to get your team registered with NorCal to compete in a qualifier tournament. Instructions are available.
Finally, reach out to your local coaches by signing up and posting on the social.norcalfll.org site – it allows you to post local scrimmages, ask questions and connect via groups to those in your area. Or you can read/post on the national FIRST LEGO League forum.