Attention West Virginia educators!

FIRST robotics and NASA IV&V ERC would like to invite you to attend a WV Jr. FLL Training.

 What is Jr. FLL?


  1. FIRST LEGO League is a robotics program for students Kindergarten to 3rd grade, which is designed to capture young children’s curiosity and excitement surrounding science and technology — and teach them valuable teamwork and life skills while doing something awesome!  The challenge features a real-world scientific concept to be explored through research, teamwork, construction, and imagination.

Who is Invited?


This training is designed for coaches only and will prepare new coaches for the Jr. FLL experience. The training will include an overview of Jr. FLL, what to expect during the season, how to run a team, and training with LEGO robotics.

All are welcome to attend.  Furthermore you may be eligible* for additional assistance through a hardship grant that would provide a loaned robotics base kit and/or paid registration fee under the condition that you attend a Jr. FLL expo in West Virginia.


Please indicate which event is preferred:


 -September 26, 2014, 4PM-8PM located at the NASA IV&V ERC in Fairmont, WV

-September 27, 2014, 12PM-4PM located at the Berkeley Co. Library in Martinsburg, WV

-Location and time for southern WV will be announced soon!!!


What’s the Catch?


You will be expected to meet with your team regularly and attend 1 or 2 qualifying tournament (Nov. 15 or 22 depending on location).  You are also invited to the  the FLL state championship event on Dec. 6 at Fairmont State University.  The qualifying events and state championship are free of charge to Jr. FLL teams.  Your students will love the experience of a FIRST event and will be able to see FLL events compete as well.


How to Apply?


Fill out the Registration Form.  Make sure to fill out all sections of the form including the Hardship Grant.  You will be contacted by September 12 to let you know if you are accepted.

Direct all questions to:

FIRST Senior Mentor Jaime Ford at 304-367-8379 or

FIRST AmeriCorp VISTA Michael Lyden at 304-367-8299 or