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Updated on September 21, 2011

Team 4232 Gains Support for a Cause

Thank you, Noah!

Championship at Chaminade

The Los Angeles Regional Championship Tournament will be held Saturday, December 18, 2010 from 8:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M at Chaminade College Preparatory Middle School in Chatsworth, CA.


The Event is Finally Upon Us!

The event is finally here and we're excited. On Sunday, December 5, 2010, Team 4232 hosts the A V Tech Classic FLL Qualifying Tournament. The event takes place at UAV Parkview Middle School, 808 W. Avenue J. Lancaster, CA 93534. Teams arrive as early as 8:30 a.m. as registration began. The first round begins at 10:00 a.m. Lunch  begins at 12:00 noon and end at 12:40. There is a full snack bar with hot food throughout the day.

Los Angeles Region FIRST® LEGO® League (LARFLL)

Volunteers

Overview

Why Volunteer? It's Fun! It's Inspiring! and it does Make a Difference. FIRST Works!

FIRST LEGO League (FLL®) is an international competition that develops critical skills in science and technology in a super-charged learning atmosphere. Teams of up to ten 9-14 year olds design, build, program and test autonomous LEGO MINDSTORMS® robots and develop solutions to real world problems based on their research and consultations with experts. Students acquire skills such as problem solving, project management, critical thinking and teamwork: skills necessary to their future and to the future of society.

During the fall 2010 FLL season, over 160 teams will compete an average of two times at three levels of tournaments in the Los Angeles Region. These tournaments will be held all day on Saturdays or Sundays from October 30 through December 18.

Volunteers are needed to enable more than 1,300 Southern California FLL youth to compete at tournaments and demonstrate what they have achieved!

Types of Volunteers

We need volunteers to be coaches and/or mentors for teams. Most teams meet 4-6 hours per week after school or on weekends during September, October and November. Volunteers are needed to help start new teams and to help existing teams. Each team needs at least one adult coach, but it is preferable for each FLL team to also have an adult assistant coach. Either adults or high school students can serve as mentors for FLL teams.

We need two types of volunteers to help run tournaments in November and December. Some positions, such as judges and referees, require training or prior experience with FLL or other robotics tournaments. Other positions do not. We are seeking adult volunteers for both types of positions, but we can also use high school students for many positions, especially if they have robotics tournament experience. Only Robot Design Judges need to have any technical knowledge about robots.

Tournament Volunteer Positions Requiring Training or Experience

Since Referees, Judges and Scorekeepers help determine which teams win awards at a tournament, volunteers for these positions should not be affiliated with any of the teams attending the tournament. Their duties at the tournament typically last all day--approximately 8 hours--and will include announcing and handing out the awards at the award ceremony. These positions require from one-half to four hours of preparation and training beforehand (self-paced materials plus a brief training session, which may be held on the morning of the event) as indicated below.

Prior experience may reduce or eliminate the amount of training required for these positions. High school students with FLL tournament experience and demonstrated maturity may be considered for positions marked "Maybe".

Position Training Sharable? High School Youth Accepted?

Referees 3-4 hours No Maybe

Robot Design Judges 2-3 hours No Maybe

Project Judges 1-2 hours No Maybe

Teamwork Judges 1 hour No Maybe

Scorekeepers 1 hour No Maybe

Emcee 1/2 hour Yes Yes

Field Reset Crew 1/2 hour Prefer not Yes

Field Manager 1-4 hours No Maybe

Pit Manager 1-4 hours No Maybe

Tournament Volunteer Job Descriptions

See the Volunteer Jobs page to select volunteer positions that interest you.

FLL Events

The events that need the most volunteers are the qualifying events and the championship event. Please select one or more events at which you are available to help from the FLL Events page. Volunteers interested in participating in the championship event for the first time should prepare themselves by participating in a qualifying event first if possible.

Other Information

The dress code is Casual. You may be asked to wear a special shirt, which may be worn over your other clothes. Referees and emcees may be invited to wear funny hats; if you would not be comfortable wearing a funny hat, you might not be a good match for these jobs.

You will probably want to wear comfortable shoes. Judges and most other volunteers will be sitting part of the day and walking around talking / observing teams the rest of the day. Referees, emcees, field reset crew, queuing managers, scoresheet runners, and traffic control & security will be standing or walking most of the day.

Please Help

To volunteer, please send an email to: volunteers@larfll.org.

Please include the tournament(s) that your are available for, the position(s) you are interested in, and the times that you will be availalble to help.

To help the tournament organizers plan their events, please sign up as soon as you can; on the other hand, last minute volunteers are always welcome. We'd also appreciate your help spreading the word to other potential volunteers.

Forms for Tournaments

FIRST Consent and Release Forms must be signed by all tournament participants. Blank copies will be available at each event.

Los Angeles Region FIRST LEGO League (LARFLL) is sponsored by Rockwell Collins, Time Warner Cable, the Southern California Regional Robotics Forum (SCRRF), and FIRST (Foundation for Insipiration and Recognition of Science and Technology). SCRRF and FIRST are 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations. For additional information or to report problems, please contact fll@larobotics.org.

Preparing: Attending the High Desert Classic

ARE YOU READY?  The AV Techno Classic Regional Qualifying Tournament is here.
ARE YOU READY? The AV Techno Classic Regional Qualifying Tournament is here.

Antelope Valley Qualifying Tourney Underway

16 TEAMS have already registered for this grand event! The Antelope Valley will now have a Local Tournament and a Qualifying Tournament right here in our own backyard! The tournament is scheduled for Sunday, December 5, 2010. Hope to see you there!

On October 3, 2010, the team went to the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds to exhibit the Body Forward and FIRST Lego League concept.  Special thanks to the Joint Chambers of Rosamond and Lancaster for allowing us to participate.

The tournament registration is closed and we have teams on the waiting list for this big event!


League Play

The High Desert Classic is a yearly local event in Lancaster at Lancaster High and this year was hosted by "Jessie".
The High Desert Classic is a yearly local event in Lancaster at Lancaster High and this year was hosted by "Jessie".

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