Mentoring an FIRST LEGO League Team

FIRST LEGO League teams are typically 3-10 students in the age ranges from 9 to 14 years of age. You do not have to be a robotics or technology expert. Anyone can do this, including you!  The robotic part of this program is really designed for 9-14 year old students to be able to learn and master. Coaches and mentors are there to help keep the team on task, working well together as a team, and helping to find resources handling logistics. We expect the students to do most of the hard parts with your guidance.

Mentors are typically:
  • Teachers
  • Parents
  • FIRST Robotics Competition members
  • Community volunteers
  • Engineers and technology professionals
To be a mentor you should be prepared to:
  • Spend a few hours each week helping 9-14 yr old students learn about science and technology
  • Work with your team to research and plan a strategy for presenting their research to judges
  • Work with your team to design, build, test, and refine a robot design to play in a game
  • Most teams meet two or three times a week for 2-4 hours at a time
  • Contests in our state are usually the first weekend of December
Interested in getting involved? We would be happy to work with you to find a way for you to contribute. Let us know you are interested.  Express interest by clicking here!

Click here to read more about FIRST LEGO League on our website

Click here to read more about FIRST LEGO League on the official FIRST global website

If you have questions about mentoring a team, starting a team, or finding a team to help with, contact our senior mentor Eric VanBuren at  evanburen@usfirst.org