Host an Event
FLL events are a great way to help your school or group get involved in the community and have a lot of fun doing it. The events are rewarding, filled with students excited about science and technology and ready to show off their creations to everyone. However, hosting an event takes space, money, time, and, most importantly, dedication and a strong understanding of the FLL objectives by those organizing the event.
Some of the basic things you will need in order to consider hosting an FLL Tournament:
- Competition Space: A large area that includes room for at least two 8' x 8' competition tables and seats with good viewing for spectators.
- Scoring display: A large projection screen or multiple small displays which are connected to a computer and updated with scores and standings regularly.
- Pit Space: A large area with tables and chairs for the teams to work on their robots. This area should be as close as possible to the competition space. Each team should be given approximately a 6' x 6' space for working that includes a table and a couple chairs. Room should also be made for teams to bring practice tables for the group to share.
- Volunteers: Lots of dedicated people are needed to help setup and tear down the event as well as help with the day of activities. High school and college students make excellent volunteers! Jobs will include high responsibility tasks like refereeing, scorekeeping, pit manager, and queuing along with some easier to train for tasks like crowd control and manning an information desk.
The MA FLL Alliance is excited to help support the development of new local and Qualifying Events. Keep in mind, anyone can run a local event with or without joining the MA FLL Alliance. However, all events to be considered qualifiers for the Championship Tournaments must be approved by the Alliance.
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Last modified: September 11, 2008 11:15:37