What the Team is up to...

Upcoming Meetings

posted Jul 8, 2019, 8:39 AM by David Swingle

All of the following will be at the Moorestown Library, starting at 6:30pm (until 8:30 or earlier):

Wednesday, July 10th:  Basic Robot design/coding
Monday, July 29th:  FLL Jr. Training
Monday, September 16th:  Advanced Robot
Tuesday, September 24th:  FLL jr to FLL transition training
Monday, September 30th:  Judge Training

Signups End June 4th (and more dates)

posted Jun 3, 2019, 5:57 AM by David Swingle

Signups for kids ends on Tuesday, June 4th.  Even if your child was on a team last year, you still need to sign them up for this year.

More dates (all meetings are at the Moorestown Library unless otherwise specified):
June 10th:  FLL Jr. 6:30-7:20, FLL 7:30-8:20.  Mandatory Coaches meeting.  Introductions, logistics, then draft for teams that need more kids.
June 18th:  6:30-8:30.  Coaches Project and Core Values Training.  This is for all new coaches and returning coaches that want to learn some 'tips'.
July 10th:  6:30-8:30.  Coaches Robot, Coding, Robot Design.  This is for all new coaches and returning coaches that want to learn some 'tips'.

Following meetings have not been scheduled yet:
Coaches Advanced Robot
Kids Coding and Robot Design
FLL Judging - this is a great class that gives you insight into what judges look for but will also help you become a volunteer judge.

Sign up for the 2019-2020 Season

posted May 14, 2019, 12:15 PM by David Swingle   [ updated May 14, 2019, 12:15 PM ]

Sign up for the 2019-2020 season now!

2019-2020 Important Dates

posted May 1, 2019, 12:33 PM by David Swingle   [ updated May 14, 2019, 12:23 PM ]

Applications (kids) for the 2019 season is open now!  Click on http://www.moorestownrobotics.com/team-sign-up.  Here are some important dates:

30-Apr-19   Information Session (Library. FLL Jr. 6:30-7:20pm, FLL 7:30-8:20pm)
13-May-19   Information Session (Library. FLL Jr. 6:30-7:20pm, FLL 7:30-8:20pm)
14-May-19   Application for Kids Opens
20-May-19   Prospective Coaches Meeting                   (Library, 6:30-8:30pm)
29-May-19   Coach Pairing                                 (Library, 6:30-8:30pm)
 3-Jun-19   Application for Kids Closes
18-Jun-19   FLL Coach Training (Project and Core Values)  (Library, 6:30-8:30pm)
 2-Jul-19   FLL Jr. Coach Training                        (Library, 6:30-8:30pm)
 3-Jul-19   FLL Coach Training (Robot Design, beginners)  (Library, 6:30-8:30pm)
10-Jul-19   FLL Coach Training (Robot Design, advanced)   (Library, 6:30-8:30pm)
 1-Aug-19   FIRST Reveals the 2019 Challenge!
FALL, 2019  Team Meetings
Jan, 2020   Qualifiers

FIRST Lego League's Impact

posted May 25, 2018, 10:09 AM by c s

Here is a story where a public radio station followed an FLL team through judging at the Razorback Invitational, which is an international level FLL tournament.  The story provides a great perspective of what going through the FLL process can do for kids.  The interview of the kids by the news woman is the best.

When you get  chance, thank your kid's coaches and let them know that their efforts are valued.  The kids that they guide through this process are really benefiting from their volunteer efforts.  A big Thank you goes out to all that step up to help out.  

2018 FLL Jr/FLL Applications are now being taken!

posted May 14, 2018, 8:50 AM by c s

Sign up now for the 2018 season!   The Moorestown Robotics FLL and FLL Jr Team application process is now open today through June 3rd.  

In order to prepare for the 2018 season, Moorestown Robotics (MR) is seeking interested participants who are between
  • ages 10-14 (born in years 2004 – 2008) for FLL.
  • ages 6-9  (born in years 2009 – 2012) for FLL Jr (must be able to read/write).

The final costs is TBD but will not be greater than $225 per child for FLL and about $150 for FLL Jr.. Registration ends June 3rd.  Applicants must register online via the "Season Application (kids)" link on our website or by clicking here.  No other forms of registration will be accepted.  Please note that all Moorestown Robotics FLL teams are Competition Teams.

Limited spots will be available. Priority will be given to children of coaches. All participants must be Moorestown Residents. If you are interested in coaching, please use the Coach's Signup on our website or click here.  

FLL Jr and FLL Parent Information Nights

posted Apr 24, 2018, 6:28 PM by c s

Learn all about it - April 30 and May 10th at the Moorestown Library, 6:30PM for FLL Jr (6-9); 7:30PM for FLL (10-14)

It is SO MUCH MORE than robots!  Research, problem solving, public speaking, team work, and coding/design of robots!  For more information regarding kids 6-9 contact Melissa at  mathiessen@gmail.com and for kids 10-14 contact Harry at jhhf@me.com.

We also have a need for parents to volunteer as coaches.  No robotics or engineering experience required.  It is the only way you can guarantee that your child will be on a team!

New Season Dates

posted Mar 27, 2018, 10:00 AM by c s

Sign ups for the new FLL Jr and FLL seasons will begin on Monday May 14th and will remain open until Sunday June 3rd.  Note, this is earlier than previous years.

FLL Jr registration will be limited to children who are 6-9 years old. They must know how to read to participate.
FLL registration will be limited to children who are 10-14 years old.  We will entertain allow a few 9 year old kids to join FLL, but only under special considerations requested during sign-ups.

As you know, Moorestown Robotics is parent run.  Two coaches are required for each team.  We can only field as many teams as their are coaches available.  The only way to guarantee that you child will be on a team is to coach.  If you want to be considered as a possible coach, please let us know today so we can share more information:  https://sites.google.com/site/mtrobotics/home/coach-s-signup

What a great 2017/2018 season!

posted Mar 27, 2018, 5:56 AM by c s

In early March, our 2017/2018 season came to a close.  It was a GREAT year overall with many accomplishments.  This was the first year that we opened FLL Jr to full registration, and 11 teams signed up!  By all measures, it was an overwhelming success with more than 60 kids, some as young as 6 years old, embracing STEM education.  We thank the 22 parent coaches who made that happen.  Our FLL showing was strong as well.  We hosted 8 teams, 18 coaches, and more than 60 children.  25% of these teams also went on to the finals at Rowan University and performed really well.  In total, 130+ kids across FLL and FLL Jr had hands on experiences with STEM, LEGOs and Fun!

Moorestown Robotics is hosting a parent / perspective coach information night.

posted Jun 7, 2017, 6:26 AM by c s   [ updated Jun 7, 2017, 6:27 AM ]

 We will be having our second parents and prospective coaches meeting Tuesday, June 13th at the Recreation Center (3rd floor) at Third and Church Streets from 7-8pm.  Children are welcome to come but this session will be geared towards the parents.  This will be a duplicate of our first meeting.

We will be covering the following:
What is Moorestown Robotics?  
What is F.I.R.S.T.?
What is FLL?
What is FLL Jr?
The need for coaches.

FLL and FLL Jr Registration for kids will open June 11th on our website, moorestownrobotics.com, and close June 30th.  The only way to ensure that your child will be on a team is to coach.  We will explain this further at our information session June 13th.  You can sign up to be an FLL or FLL Jr coach on our website at the Coach's Signup link.

We expect FLL JR spots to be in EXTREMELY HIGH demand.  If you desire for your child to be on a team, the way to guarantee a spot is to sign up to coach.  Find out the details at the info session, or quickly reach out via the Contact link on the website and we will put someone in touch with you.

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