Appalachia Intermediate Unit 8 is excited to announce its affiliate partnership with FIRST Lego League. The FIRST Lego League program is for students in grades 4 through 8. Below, you will find videos containing information on the theme, team start up process, and registration.

(see registration details below)

DATE: Saturday, January 11, 2020
LOCATION: Altoona Area Junior High School
                     1400 Seventh Avenue
                      Altoona, PA 16602

The Force is building

This season, our programs represent the opportunity each of us has to foster a sense of belonging and help our cities, towns, and communities reach new heights. As the architects of FIRST, we’re all working to build a stronger foundation, so we can build a better world. Together, we RISE.


What is FIRST Lego League?

How do you create a team? Watch this YouTube video for step-by-step instructions on Creating a Team

How much does it cost to start/run a team?

$489.95 for the EV3 Robot Set & Software (Lego Mindstorm) *one-time purchase
$299 yearly registration fee (includes yearly Challenge Set- based on theme)
$125 yearly tournament fee for each team (up to 10 kids + 2 coaches)
Misc. $$ for t-shirts, food, etc.

Coaches Handbook

Registering for First Lego League:

The registration for the FLL event hosted by the Appalachia IU8 & TIU11 is a four-step process.

  1. Register through FIRST.
    • Go to firstinspires.org and click “log in” in the top right corner. If you are a new team, you’ll need to create a new account. If you are a returning team, you can use your account information from the past.
    • Once you are logged into your account, you will need to pay to register as an official FIRST team.
  2. Sign up for the event through FIRST.
    • Once you are logged in and have paid your FIRST registration, you should see our event (PA-CENTRAL) on your dashboard. Click on the event and follow the instructions to sign up for it.
  3. Register through the Appalachia IU8.
    • Click on the following link to REGISTER and pay for this event through the IU.
  4. New for 2020. Each team will be required to register one volunteer through the First Volunteer Management System that will server as a Tournament Volunteer.

Once you have completed all three steps, you are ready to compete. Look for more information as the event date draws near. Good luck!

First Lego League Workshop Information

Volunteers are always welcome and needed. CLICK HERE to register as a volunteer.