What is FLL? 

FIRST LEGO League (FLL) is a hands-on program designed to capture young children’s curiosity and direct it towards discovering how science and technology impact the world around them. Focused on building an interest in science and engineering, the program features a real-world challenge, to be explored through research, critical thinking, and imagination. Guided by adult coaches and the FLL Core Values, team members work with LEGO elements and motorized parts to build ideas and concepts and present them for review.

What is the time commitment for FLL participants? 

Teams generally require 6-8 weeks to complete a project. We recommend for teams to meet for about 1-2 hours, once or twice per week to work on their project. Parent coaches, with input from the parents of the team members, can decide on the team’s meeting schedule and location. Teams will have an opportunity to attend one of the FLL Expos in our area during the Challenge Season.

Who can participate in Navy’s FLL teams? 

Participation is open to students in grades 1-4 for Lego League Explore and grades 4-6 for Lego League Challenger. Teams will be formed during the month of October. Each FLL team, consisting of a maximum 6 students, must have at least two parent coaches.

What is a FLL parent coach? 

Coaching requires no special skills — you do not need any engineering background or have any technical skills. All the materials needed to run a team will be provided. All it takes is the willingness to help the team and a couple of hours out of your week.

What is the cost to participate?

We estimate the cost to participate in Lego League Explore (1st – 4th grade) to be around $120 per student and the cost for Lego League Challenger (4th – 6th grade) to be around $230 per student.  The cost covers the registration fee, kits, and Homeroom fees. Payment will not be due until after teams are formed. Financial assistance is available for eligible students through Navy Cares.

Where do I sign up?

If you are interested in participating in FLL, please complete the Interest Form linked here. The FLL coordinators will contact you about available space on a team.


Please reach out to the PTO’s Director of Student Activities: navyptoafterschool@gmail.com

To create a FLL team, there must be 2 adult volunteers willing to coach the students. The number of teams formed will depend on the number of coaches available. Parents, please consider volunteering as a coach!