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Championship Robot Match Video Submission

Teams are required to provide 3 Robot Game Videos by
1pm on Friday, March 5th.

Please refer to the instructions provided in the FIRST robot-game-video-recording-doc_UpdateFeb2021 for producing your videos. You may NOT use videos from your January tournament for your official 3 Championship Robot Game Videos.

To share your videos, please upload them to the platform of your choice and provide links by completing the online form below. Any platform where you can post your videos and make them accessible to the referees is good. A shared school Google folder works, but an easy alternative is to upload your videos to YouTube using a designation of RESTRICTED (instructions provided here – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VtF2AgFSLAw&feature=emb_logo). Making it restricted means that the only way someone can find your video is if they have the link. It is not searchable, so it is not public.

Questions may be addressed to Annette Oertling, co-FLL Partner.

FLL and FTC Demonstrations at the Bayou Regional

FIRST LEGO League (FLL) and FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) Teams are invited to provide a demonstration at the 2020 FIRST Robotics Competition Bayou Regional on Friday and Saturday, March 27 & 28, at the Pontchartrain Center in Kenner LA.  There will be a FIRST LEGO League and FIRST Tech Challenge display, and we are looking for teams to sign up for 1-2 hour time slots on Friday between 10am-6pm and Saturday between 10am-1pm to demonstrate their robot and talk to visitors about their experience in FIRST. You would need to bring only your robot, as FLL and FTC fields will be provided.  FLL teams may also bring project and core values materials to show.

While at the Bayou Regional, FIRST LEGO League and FIRST Tech Challenge teams are invited to visit the “pits” where team members work on their 120 lb robots, and enjoy the matches on the field where alliances of 3 teams compete against each other in the INFINITE RECHARGESM game focused on supporting boundless innovation and creating a society that’s empowered, inspired, and hopeful.  Stay for the very exciting final rounds on Saturday afternoon.  60 teams are expected in the competition, including teams from Mexico and Turkey! It is a great opportunity to see where FIRST can take you.

If your team would like to provide a 1-2 hr demo, please complete the information below. If your team is just visiting, there is no need to register, as the event is free and open to the public. And if you decide to join us, PLEASE WEAR CLOSED TOE SHOES, which is the only way a person can go into the robot pits. Hope to see you at the Bayou Regional!

BAYOU REGIONAL VIP STUDENT AMBASSADOR 2020 APPLICATION FORM

Welcome to the 2020 Bayou Regional Student Ambassador Program. We would be honored to have a student from your team represented at our 2020 Regional Competition. Students will be escorts to all V.I.P.’s during our event, including the V.I.P. Experience on Friday, March 27, and on Saturday, March 28, 2020.

The deadline to sign up is FRIDAY, MARCH 20, 2020. If you have any questions, please email ambassadors@frcbayouregional.org.

FLL Admissions Test Form

SUBMISSION DEADLINE – Friday, January 10th at 5PM

If you have 7th or 8th grade students on your FIRST LEGO League team that are impacted by the New Orleans Archdiocesan office moving the high school admissions test date to Jan. 18th, 8:30-11:30am, please fill out the form below. Depending on the number of teams impacted, we may be able to control the schedule such that those teams have at least some later judging/robot performance time slots.

Louisiana FIRST LEGO League Jr State Expo Registration

The culminating event for the FIRST LEGO League Jr. experience is an Expo!  While it is not required for teams to participate, an Expo is a fun, non-competitive, way for teams to show off all the hard work they have done in the season, connect with other teams, be inspired, be challenged, and most of all be CELEBRATED!   Throughout the morning at the Louisiana State Expo, the teams present their project to reviewers, participate in activities with other teams, and receive an award at the closing High Five Award Ceremony.

The Louisiana State FIRST LEGO League Expo for the Boomtown Build Season will be held on Saturday, January 18, 2020 at Jesuit High School in New Orleans from 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM. Registration fee for the Expo is $25 per team.

REGISTER QUICKLY!!! Participation is limited to the first 39 teams that complete the registration process. Teams registering after NOVEMBER 22, 2019, IF space is available, may not receive awards during the High Five Ceremony at the Expo (Award will be shipped later).  Teams must be nationally registered & fees paid with FIRST prior to registering for the Expo.

There are two steps in the registration process:

  • Please use this REGISTRATION LINK to apply to register your team.

DO NOT use the link on your national team dashboard.  If you register on the national website, we will not see it!

  • Once your registration application is accepted, Mail a check for the registration fee made out to: FIRST Louisiana-Mississippi, Inc.              

To: FIRST Louisiana-Mississippi, Inc.
3421 Causeway Blvd., Ste 805
Metairie, LA 70002

Your team is NOT registered for the Expo until the registration fee is received