2015 FLL SEASON COSTS - Expected 2015 FLL Registration and NorCal Tournament Season Schedule
Rookie Teams typically spend between $1200 and $1500; returning teams ~$800 [pricing from FIRST] : IMPORTANT FIRST TEAM REGISTRATION INFORMATION
National Team Registration (opens early May) $225 (supports FIRST HQ and overall FLL program)
Field Setup Kit (mat and field elements) $ 75 (plus ~$10 in tax/shipping)
NorCal Qualifier Tournament (QT) and regional support $185 (all teams may attend 1 if eligible and includes regional support fee for Playing At Learning)
Northern California Championship Tournament (CT) $225 - Help with getting sponsors so that the price can be lowered!
(Note that advancement from a QT to CT is based on the FLL Champions' award criteria defined by FIRST)
Project Materials $ 75 estimated (team specific - depends on materials used)
FLL Robotics kit or any Mindstorms kit (1st year only) $499 (plus ~$55 in tax/shipping) - Note that any version of LEGO Mindstorms is allowed
Challenge table (1st year only) $ 75 estimated (depends on materials used - can be made cheaper but recommended to use furniture grade plywood)
The team will also need access to a laptop/computer to program their robot (and will want to bring to the tournament) and many teams create a team t-shirt. Sometimes, the team's snacks, project presentation materials and similar expenses are shared among team members or donated by each team member throughout the season (such as each team member signs up for a bringing snack for that week's meeting).
We typically have some need-based grant money for teams - it is targeted to under-served communities with true financial need. Contact Mark for grants and sponsorship opportunities