FIRST® LEGO® League Information and Qualifiers
FIRST® LEGO® League 2020/2021 season
Deadline for registration in Canada is September 30, 2020. This year's Challenge is will be announced May 2020.
Regional Qualifying Tournament Registration Opens: October 1, 2020
Regional qualifying tournament registration instructions will be sent to FIRST registered teams.
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, 2019). 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 13, 2021 Championship will be held at FIVE Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) campuses and at Rothesay Netherwood School (RNS) in NB. For more information on the Qualifying tournament closest to you, please email the Coordinator next to the event: CHECK BACK FOR 2020/2021 UPDATES
- Acadia University, Wolfville (Saturday, February 13, 2021) - RPC Director firstname.lastname@example.org
- NSCC - Annapolis Valley Campus (AVC), Middleton (Saturday, November 30, 2019) - Sharla Rolfe-Hunter email@example.com
- NSCC - Lunenburg Campus, Bridgewater (Friday, December 6, 2019) - Blair Lipsett firstname.lastname@example.org
- NSCC - Ivany Campus, Dartmouth (Saturday, November 30, 2019) - Mike Duggan email@example.com
- NSCC - Truro Campus, Truro (Saturday, November 23, 2019) - Sean Morrow firstname.lastname@example.org
- NSCC - Marconi Campus, Sydney (Saturday, November 23, 2019) - Glenn Turner Glenn.Turner@nscc.ca
- RNS - Rothesay Netherwood School (Friday November 29, 2019)
For more information on the Qualifying Events, please contact the NSCC FIRST® LEGO® League Coordinator, Mike Duggan email@example.com.
A list of the NSCC Campuses and events can also be found here.
For more information on the NB qualifying event, please contact Acadia Robotics at firstname.lastname@example.org
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 (email@example.com) phone 902-585-1105; the Acadia Robotics Assistant, Heather Travers (firstname.lastname@example.org) phone 902-585-1585; or the Acadia Robotics Coordinator, Jenna Watson-Findley (email@example.com) phone 902-585-1269.