Wisconsin FIRST LEGO League
Welcome, Wisconsin FIRST LEGO League Challenge teams! This page contains the information you need about tournament schedules, registration, costs, deadlines, and more.
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When will the 2023–2024 season begin?
FIRST typically launches the season by providing detailed information about the robot game in early August. Wisconsin regional tournaments start in late October or early November, and the season wraps up with the State Championship in February.
How do I set up a team?
You need at least two kids and two adults to start a FLL Challenge team. Then, you’ll need to register your team at firstinspires.org. Once you’re registered, your coaches will automatically get signed up for our weekly email newsletter where you’ll get additional information and access to our weekly Zoom meeting. Teams must be registered with FIRST in order to attend any Wisconsin tournaments.
How much does FLL cost?
First, you'll need to buy or have access to a LEGO robot. Then, each team will need to pay a registration fee of $250, buy a Challenge Set for $95, and pay a $165 fee to participate in a regional tournament. Teams that advance to sectional and championship tournaments will pay an additional $25 fee per event to participate in those additional tournaments.
What support will teams get from BadgerBots?
We communicate frequently with team coaches in multiple different ways.
If you have a specific question, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or join us on Slack. Slack is a messaging app where our head referees and judging advisor are often available and you can have conversations with other coaches and volunteers. You will need to be invited to join our Slack channel; email us at email@example.com to get an invite.
For weekly updates, make sure you’re subscribed to our email newsletter. When you register your team with FIRST, we will automatically subscribe your coach1, coach2, and admin contacts. Anyone else can sign up through our subscription page.
To connect with other coaches and mentors, join our weekly Zoom call. We typically host these on Mondays at 6:30 p.m., and frequently have referees and judge volunteers on the call to answer questions. We record these calls so you can watch them even if you can’t attend. The Zoom link is provided in our weekly email newsletter and recordings are available on our YouTube channel.