First LEGO Leauge

January and February 2018: The North Carolina FIRST LEGO League and FIRST Tech Challenge State Championships were held at North Carolina A&T State University. There was a total of 120 FLL teams and 36 FTC teams that participated. The three rookie FTC teams (Darden Darlings, Tech Botz, Robomatics) that were sponsored/supported by TEACHLAV participated in this event. These first-year teams still had a successful season with the assistance of TECHLAV representatives because,

  • They experienced a competition season and learned what it takes to advance to the next level.
  • They became familiar with the technical aspects (programming, hardware design, problem solving) of robotics.
  • The coaches learned about the season schedule and how to plan activities best suited for their teams.
The coaches of the teams were satisfied with their team’s progression and are excited to participate next season. To ensure a more enjoyable and successful season, the recommended next steps are for TECHLAV representatives to meet with the coaches of these teams to understand their current needs/requests and to hold workshops throughout the summer as appropriate.