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FLL Training (At Hadoop Express)



For the current year, the following events have been announced by First® :
- First Lego League Discover: for ages 4 to 6
- First Lego League Explore: for ages 6 to 10
- First Lego League Challenge : for ages 9 to 16

Thousands of teams participate around the world for these events. FLL challenge is a competitive event ending while FLL Explore and FLL Discover are non-competitive.

You may read more about the events by following the links below:
What is FIRST®LEGO® LEAGUE
About FLL

Registration Form (Click Here)

FLL Explore (ages 6 to 10)

Sharing the fun at FLL

Kids age 6 to 10 participate in an FLL Explore Expo event and prepare for it from August till the date of the Expo, usually sometime in December. At the expo, they demonstrate their creative robots and project work to judges who review and evaluate their work and grant rewards to deserving teams. Kids work as a team, learn STEM concepts, build creative robots and posters to depict a theme announced by First .



Junior FLL winners at FLL




FLL Challenge (ages 9 to 14)

This is a competitive event for kids age 9 to 14. Each team is guided by one or two coaches and optionally, mentors and volunteers at Hadoop Express. Teams prepare for approx three months to participate in a qualifier event held in multiple cities within the state of New Jersey. If the team wins in the qualifier, it advances to the next level i.e., the New Jersey State followed by National and eventually the International level. The competition in each level is typically held for a day and the date is announced a few weeks in advance of the event. The qualifier event is typically held near the thanksgiving holiday.
Competing teams are expected to demonstrate gracious professionalism and promote STEM education within their communities.

Register (click here): FLL Explore:

  • Fee : $ 875.00 payable in advance
  • Timing/Duration : 2 hours per week for 3+ months (depending upon date of Expo)
  • Note : This does not include the cost of uniforms (Shirts/ Hats with team logo), travel and other incidentals for attending the FLL Expo event.
  • Additional charges : Expenses for uniforms such as T-shirts/hats with team logo, travel, food, boarding, lodging or any other incidentals for the expo event.

    Register (click here): FLL Challenge:

  • Fee : $ 1275.00 payable in advance
  • Timing/Duration : 2 hours per week for approx 3 months (depending upon date of Qualifier event)
  • Note : This does not include the cost of uniforms (Shirts/ Hats with team logo), travel and other incidentals for attending the FLL Expo event.
  • Additional charges: $200 per month if team advances to higher levels.
  • Additional charges: Expenses for uniforms such as T-shirts/hats with team logo, travel, food, boarding, lodging or any other incidentals for the expo event.


Discounts/ Credits

Kids who are already registered with Hadoop Express may seek a transfer to FLL program. A pro-rated amount depending upon the sessions attended in current program will be credited to reduce the overall expenses paid towards FLL. Certificate of completion will be be provided for the current level and the student transferred to FLL training.

Services covered by Hadoop Express

Hadoop Express provides coaching, facility and equipment to community teams participating in FLL (FIRST®LEGO LEAGUE) events. Note: Hadoop Express ® is not affiliated to FLL. . It helps in forming teams and registering them with First , paying the cost of registration and cost of procurement of kits from FIRST®LEGO LEAGUE, coaching the kids on programming their robots, explaining rules and regulations to teams coached by Hadoop Express, minimizing parent effort in the process, obtaining parent consent for submission to First, providing game table, iPads, computers and other equipment required to prepare for the final event. However, kids to do all the work. Hadoop Express teaches coding, provides ideas and reviews robot construction and code Created by kids, facilitates presentations and demos at public places, provides assitance in securing material for posters and prototypes, facilitates guidance from professionals in the field of the project.

Pre-Requisites

For FLL Explore: None.
For FLL Challenge: Knowledge of EV3 Mindstorms
Those with inadequate knowledge may request additional training by Hadoop Express. Additional cost is expected for such training.

Schedule: FLL Explore (ages 6 to 10)

August second week: Registrations and team formation
August third week until the date of expo:
- Understand and practice Core Values required for the competition
- Set up the Lego® robot as per instructions and kit from First® - Create a prototype for the solution to problem idenfied for your project
- Complete your project using your own creative, scientific ideas and robotics knowledge
- Outreach - plan events to showcase your robot, spread the word
- Create a project presentation and poster - Go to the Expo site (allocated by FLL) - Present the Core Values, Robot Design, Project to judges
- Take any rewards granted by FLL

Schedule: FLL Challenge (ages 9 to 14)

August second week: Registrations and team formation
August third week to November last week (around thanksgiving holiday):
- Understand and practice Core Values required for the competition
- Identify a problem that scientists face and work on a proposal to solve the problem
- Set up the Robot mat and props on the game table
- Design and build the robot
- Program the robot for missions (expect 15 to 20 missions from FLL)
- Practice the missions
- Outreach - hold events to showcase your robot, explain FLL to school kids, spread the word
- Hold review meetings to gauge progress and take actions
- Create a core Values poster
- Create a prototype for the solution to problem idenfied for project
- Create a project presentation and poster - Go to the touranment site (allocated by FLL) - Present the Core Values, Robot Design, Project to judges and compete on the robot missions
- Take any rewards granted by FLL and accept decision regarding advancing to regional level (only top two or three teams out of tenty five may win at the qualifier and go to regional level) Hadoop Express Team Winnners at FLL

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