Arizona FIRST LEGO League

Coach/Mentor Resources

Coach/Mentor Resources 

Arizona FLL gracious professionals share these resources to facilitate your coaching/mentoring experience. If you have resources you would like to contribute to this perpetual “work in progress,” please submit via email to

2015 FIRST Expo & Kickoff Presentations

PID for KIDs presented by Scott Gray, veteran FLL coach (Get Smart) and head referee

Trash Trek Kickoff Mission PP, World Class AZ State Champions,  Local Legends and FLL World Class Coach of the Year, Charlotte Ackerman

Coach Tips and Tricks, presented by veteran FLL coach, Mark G. Pond (Knight-N-Galz)

Don’t Forget the Project! presented by veteran FLL coach, Diana Flores and FLL veteran team member, Stephen Robertson

Don’t Forget the Project! Video presented by veteran FLL coach, Diana Flores and FLL veteran team member, Stephen Robertson

Tournament Day 101 presented by Plasma Robotics

Advanced Mechanical Design Powerpoint presented by Zach Rolfness, veteran FLL team member

Advanced Mechanical Design Video presented by Zach Rolfness, veteran FLL team member

Marketing and Fundraising – GRANTS: Grant-Funding sources for FLL workshop  Sample Grant Application  FLL Grant Success Story QA

FLL Coach Workshop Presentations

Jen’s FLL Coach/Mentor Workshop Presentation.

Erik’s  EV3 Presentation 2014

Dr. Johnson’s NXT Presentation 2014

Click here to view a recording of a  Coach/Mentor Workshop.


The Registration Process in a Nutshell

Team registration for 2015 will open in May!

1.      Register your team at Pay your $225 fee. FIRST W-9 Form – for school districts that need it.

2.      Submit your background screening.

3.      Invite an alternate coach. Make sure he or she accepts the invitation and submits his or her background check.

4.      Once the fee is paid and BOTH coaches (you and one other person) have passed the screening, the portal to order materials will open on the team summary page in the “Product Ordering” section. Clicking the “Order” button will take you to the Lego Education site to order your field setup kit ($75), robot ($499), or any parts (varies).

5.      The final step is registering for a tournament ($95). This is done through ASU. ***In Arizona, you cannot register for tournaments in TIMS!!! The registration form for tournaments is available a

Starter documents

Tournament Preparation:

Required Tournament Forms:

Scrimmage Resources:FLL-12_JS_1617_a


  • Strategy & Problem Solving
    • Intermediate Robotics Presentation (PowerPoint  –  PDF)
    • NXT Curriculum (PDF)
    • Robot Challenge Worksheet (PDF)
    • NXT-G Robotics Programming Presentation  (PDF)Tony Ayad
    • Techbrick Robotics Link – programming, planning templates, and team building activities
    • A collection of EV3 Lessons developed by Droids, an FLL team in Pennsylvania
    • Robot Design Summary – Tournament Presentation (PDF)
    • Introductory Robotics Presentation (PDF –PowerPoint )
    • Arizona FLL Overview Presentation (PowerPoint  –  PDF)
    • Tips from a Veteran Coach (PDF)

Research Project:

If you know of any other great Trash Trek resources for teams as they research better ways to manage trash, please send them to

Previous Project Presentations:

Core Values:


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