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2022 FIRST LEGO League BPX Grant Application

Thank you for your interest in starting a
FIRST LEGO League Explore (Grades 2-4)
FIRST LEGO League Challenge (Grades 4-8) robotics team!

Please see the Grant Requirements and the Timeline below. If you have any questions or need further information, please contact Annette Oertling ,
FIRST Program Delivery co-Partner for Louisiana FIRST LEGO League.

BPX Grant Requirements:

  • Team must be hosted by a public school in Caddo Parish.
  • There must be 2 adult coaches (mentors) for each team to comply with FIRST Youth Protection Protocols.
  • 1 coach per team is expected to attend the online live FIRST Professional Development workshop(s) (14hr total) in September/October time frame.
  • BPX has proposed a brief monthly Zoom call to touch base, offer support and keep up with your progress. A team representative is expected to call in.
  • FIRST LEGO League Explore Teams are expected to participate in a “Festival” and FIRST LEGO League Challenge teams are expected to participate in a tournament, both hosted by SciPort in December.
  • Finances will be managed by FIRST Louisiana-Mississippi, Inc. (FIRST LA-MS), the non-profit organization managing FIRST programs in Louisiana. Purchase of equipment and team registration may be handled by FIRST LA-MS. Receipts are needed for reimbursement of expenses paid directly by teams.
  • A follow up report will be requested, which will include team progress, team demographics, and student performance data.

2022 Timeline

  • Maygrant applications will be accepted with awards at the end of May and until funding is completely allocated.
  • June/July – team registration and equipment/material ordering (robot, engineering notebooks, team meeting guide, etc.)
  • August – once school starts, team members should be identified as soon as possible.
  • September/October – online live FIRST Professional Development workshop(s) (14hr total)
  • December – FIRST LEGO League Challenge Competition and Explore Festival at SciPort – date to be determined.
  • January – FIRST LEGO League Challenge State Championship (to which 60 teams advance) and Explore Festival in New Orleans (optional)
  • February/March – follow up report requested

2022 BPX Grant Application for LA FIRST LEGO League

Coach Name (or Team Contact)(Required)
School Address(Required)
Rookie team is defined as new kids AND new coach.


Welcome to the 2022 Bayou Regional Student Ambassador Program. We would be honored to have a student from your team represented at our 2022 Regional Competition. Students will be escorts to all V.I.P.’s during our event on Friday, April 1 and on Saturday, April 2, 2022.

The deadline to sign up is FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 2022. You will need to share the link to a 30-second video sharing why you want to be an ambassador. Please make sure your link is set so that anyone with the link can view the video.



  • As you want it to appear on printed materials
  • In case of an emergency
  • Please list any known allergies (including food) or medical conditions (this will not affect admittance to the program).

2021-22 LA FIRST LEGO League Challenge State Championship REGISTRATION

DATE: Saturday, January 22nd, 2021, 7:30am-12:30pm and noon-5:00pm (split schedule)

LOCATION: Jesuit High School, 4133 Banks St, New Orleans, LA

REGISTRATIONis now open until Friday, December 31st. Please complete the form below to register your team. All teams who participated in the December qualifying tournaments are automatically invited to advance but need to register by December 31st to participate. Teams that did not participate in December Qualifying Tournaments are welcome to register by December 31st and will be accepted on a first come first serve basis as space permits.

2021-22 FIRST LEGO League Challenge State Championship Registration

(For example, if your team is based at a school, please enter the name of your school)
Please enter only the city, state, and zip code. No street address is needed here.
Coach Name(Required)

2021 LA FIRST LEGO League Challenge Participation Survey

This survey is for nationally registered FIRST LEGO League Challenge teams in Louisiana who are not able to participate in Qualifying Tournaments in December 2021 due to delays in starting back to school following Hurricane Ida.  There are several opportunities being proposed, and we would like your feedback on them. This survey will help us gauge interest before moving forward with planning.

LA FIRST LEGO League Challenge State Championship, January 22nd – A limited number of open spots may be available by invitation only to teams that were not able to participate in December qualifiers. (All teams participating in December qualifiers will be invited to advance to the Championship.)

LA FIRST LEGO League Challenge Off-Season Competition – There is potential for an off-season, in-person competition in May or early June.


This survey is only an indication of interest, not a reservation or commitment.

2021 LA FIRST LEGO League Survey

Coach Name
Please select YES if your team would like to be considered for one of a limited number of open spots in the State Championship on Saturday, January 22nd.
Please select yes if your team would be interested in participating in a competition in late spring, 2022.

LA FLL Referee Communication

If you believe there has been an error in the scoring of your Robot Game Video, please complete the form below and a referee will get in touch with you.

UPDATED POLICY (1/21/22):  Because of FIRST Youth Protection protocols regarding youth privacy and one-on-one digital communication, we ask that only adults use this form to communicate with the referees. We realize that at in-person events, students communicate directly with referees at the end of the match, but for remote events, please have an adult coach submit the communication. And please identify only one point of contact for your team, as multiple people sending in comments from one team creates confusion. We appreciate your understanding.

FIRST LEGO League Challenge State Championship Grading Rubric

Championship Robot Match Video Submission

Teams are required to provide 3 Robot Game Videos by
5pm on Thursday, January 20th.

Please refer to the instructions below provided by FIRST for producing your videos.

  1. Robot Game Video Recording Tutorialon YouTube
  2. robot-game-video-recording-doc_UpdateFeb2021

To share your videos, please upload them to the platform of your choice and provide links to your videos 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 – 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.

FIRST LEGO League Official Match Video Submission

For submission of 3 LA FLL Official Robot Match Videos.
  • Please select your team number and name from the drop down list.

FIRST LEGO League Robot Game PRACTICE Video Submission

FIRST LEGO League Practice Video Submission

For submission of robot game video practice round.
  • Please select your team number and name from the drop down list.

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!