FIRST® LEGO® League Information and Qualifiers

FIRST® LEGO® League registration for 2017/18 season opens

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Deadline for registration in Canada is September 30, 2017.  This year's Challenge is HYDRO DYNAMICS®!

Qualifying Registration Opens: October 11, 2017

Visit our Registration site, Sign-up as a Coach, Create a Team, add Team Members and Choose a Qualifier!

Enter Acadia's database Register HERE for your 2017/18 Qualifying Event

FIRST means For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology and has its head office in Manchester, New Hampshire, USA.

As the official partner in the Nova Scotia Region for the FIRST® LEGO® League international program for children, Acadia hosts the regional championship tournament held annually in February. This competition is open to youth between ages 9 and 14 (as of January 1, 2017). High school students are welcome to participate in another competition we host ROBOFEST competition.

You must have a team registered with FIRST® prior to the September 30th deadline in order to register for a Qualifying Event. If you are a returning team your coach can login with your existing login information and FIRST® LEGO® League team number REGISTER HERE WITH FIRST.  

For more information on starting a team visit www.firstlegoleague.org/challenge/startateam or contact the Acadia Robotics office - see below.

Qualifying tournaments for the February 17, 2018 Championship will be held at FIVE Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) campuses. For more information on the Qualifying tournament closest to you, please email the Coordinator next to the event: CHECK BACK FOR 2017/18 UPDATES

  • Acadia University, Wolfville (Saturday, February 17, 2018) - RPC Director robot.director@acadiau.ca
  • NSCC - Centre of Geographic Sciences (COGS), Lawrencetown (Saturday, December 2, 2017) Sharla Rolfe-Hunter sharla.rolfe-hunter@nscc.ca
  • NSCC - Lunenburg Campus, Bridgewater (Friday, November 24, 2017) - Blair Lipsett blair.lipsett@nscc.ca
  • NSCC - Akerley Campus, Dartmouth (Saturday, November 18, 2017) Mike Duggan  mike.duggan@nscc.ca
  • NSCC - Truro Campus, Truro (Saturday, November 18, 2017) Sean Morrow sean.morrow@nscc.ca
  • NSCC - Marconi Campus, Sydney (Saturday, December 2, 2017) Darren Andrews darren.andrews@nscc.ca

For more information on the Qualifying Events, please contact the NSCC FIRST® LEGO® League Coordinator, Mike Duggan mike.duggan@nscc.ca.

A list of the NSCC Campuses and events can also be found here.

FIRST® CONSENT & RELEASE - NEW - COACHES are required to invite their team members through the registration portal. Coaches invite parents to register their child with your team.  Parents will complete the consent and release form online at this time, eliminating the paper form.  If you haven't already done so, every FIRST® LEGO® League participant (coaches and team members) must complete the FIRST FLL CONSENT AND RELEASE FORM prior to attending the event. This can only be electronically signed through FIRST's database.

FIRST® CONSENT & RELEASE - PDF For coaches/parents who are having issues with the online process.

NSCC CONSENT & RELEASE - All participants at the NSCC Qualifiers are required to complete  NSCC CONSENT AND RELEASE FORM prior to attending the event. 

ACADIA CONSENT & RELEASE - All participants at the Acadia Championship are required to complete ACADIA CONSENT AND RELEASE FORM prior to attending the event. 

For any questions about the qualifying competitions, or the provincial championship, contact Acadia Robotics Director, Gary Walsh (robot.director@acadiau.ca) phone 902-585-1105 or the Acadia Robotics Coordinator, Heather Travers  (robot.coordinator@acadiau.ca) phone 902-585-1269.