Rookie Fast-Starts

are being planned for August for Louisiana teams!
Detail will be provided when available.
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Need help getting started?  There are a number of opportunities to attend a FIRST Lego League (FLL) “Fast-Start” Training this year!  It is a great opportunity for rookie teams to get up to speed, but veteran teams are also welcome. Each Fast-Start is being graciously hosted by FIRST teams, so the particular agenda may vary, but the objective is to go home with a working robot and at least one program!

To make the most of this opportunity, it is recommended that you:
* Build your robot ahead of time. Instructions for a basic robot come with the EV3 set.
* Bring your team laptop, if you have one, with the software already loaded.  If you don’t yet have your software, you can now download the Mindstorms EV3 Education Edition free from Fast-start hosts may have a limited number of computers onsite, but it is always best to have your own, if possible.

Attendance is free, but you must register by the Wednesday prior to the Saturday event.  If the registration number exceeds the capacity of a facility, registration for that event will be closed. Each team may bring up to 10 students max and must be accompanied by an adult. No students may be dropped off unaccompanied.  Questions regarding the Fast Starts may be addressed to Louisiana FIRST LEGO League Partners Dr. Annette Oertling at or Dr. Michelle Sanchez at

2019 Locations and Dates

HAMMOND: Saturday, August 17th, 10am – 2pm, (deadline to register August 14th) Hammond High Magnet, 45168 River Road, Hammond, LA 70401. YOU MUST REGISTER DIRECTLY WITH FIRST ROBOTICS TEAM Torbotics #2080. INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION LINK

LAFAYETTE: Saturday, August 24th, 8:00-11:30am, (deadline to register August 21st):Comeaux High School, 100 W Bluebird Dr, Lafayette, LA 7050 Parking in the back of school – go upstairs to Room 219. Bring your robot! REGISTRATION LINK. Hosted by FIRST Robotics Competition Team #3616.

BATON ROUGE: Saturday, Sept. 7th, in Patrick F Taylor Hall on LSU’s campus in Baton Rouge. A schedule and detailed information will be emailed and closer to the event date. Focus will be on the robot game, programming and project. Hosted by LSU’s Society of Peer Mentors in the College of Engineering. YOU MUST REGISTER DIRECTLY WITH THE LSU SOCIETY OF PEER MENTORS – INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION LINK.

NEW ORLEANS: Saturday, (tentatively Sept. 7th), Delgado Community College in City Park in New Orleans, 615 City Park Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119 in the Student Life Center. REGISTRATION LINK (will be posted when available). Hosted by Delgado and FIRST Robotics Competition Team #4087 – Ben Franklin High School.