Los Angeles Region FIRST® LEGO® League (LAR FLL)
2013 Workshops

This list will be updated during the year as new workshops or updates are announced.

How to Register for Workshops and Tournaments (link coming soon)

Coach and/or Teacher Training Workshops

These live in-person workshops supplement the FLL Coach Calls that are available by live teleconference or by online recordings.

SaturdayFeb. 238:30-4:30LEGOLAND California, CarlsbadCoach's Workshop: Learn to Teach RoboticsLynn Crockett
SaturdayJune 19:00-12:30Old Library,
3100 E Ponderosa Dr. Camarillo
Introduction to FLL for Coaches*Darren Patnoe
LeRoy Nelson
TuesdayJune 18 CamarilloNXT Programming: How to program the
robot to move
Carey Smith
TuesdayJune 25
CamarilloNXT Programming: How to use sensorsCarey Smith
SaturdayJuly 139:00-2:00Girl Scouts Program Center,
2732 Montrose Blvd, Montrose
Introduction to FLL for Coaches*Tony Ayad**
SaturdayJuly 209:00-2:00Girl Scouts, MontroseAdvanced NXT-G Programming for
FLL Coaches
Tony Ayad**
SaturdayJuly 289:00-2:00Girl Scouts, MontroseIntroduction to FLL for Coaches*Tony Ayad**
SaturdayAug. 39:00-2:00Girl Scouts, MontroseAdvanced NXT-G Programming for
FLL Coaches
Tony Ayad**
SaturdayAugust 31
Girl Scouts, MontroseEV3 Basic Programming - Registration Form
Tony Ayad**
Sept. 36:00-8:00Orcutt Academy High School MU,
610 Pinal Ave, Orcutt CA 93455
MINDSTORMS® NXT ProgrammingTy Fredriks

* Copies of workshop slides presented by LeRoy Nelson and Tony Ayad at Coach Training workshops are on Team Resources.
** Tony Ayad was the coach of the LOL Comets, the Los Angeles Region FLL Champion's Award Winners in 2009 and 2010.

Challenge Release Workshops

The Nature's Fury Challenge will be released on August 27, 2013 at 9:00 AM Pacific. Challenge Release Workshops (CRW) are intended to help new teams get off to a good start for the Challenge. These workshops will cover the robot game, the project, team organization, core values, strategies for new teams, and additional resources. A full field setup will be available. Each team will receive a printed color copy of the Challenge documentation. Coaches, mentors, students and parents are welcome to attend.

Note: Coaches of teams that receive 2013 Rockwell Collins New FLL Team Grants are required to attend either a coach and/or teacher training workshop or a challenge release workshop.

Confirmed schedules will be announced to all registered teams via the LAR-FLL-Teams Google Group in mid August. Registration for these events will open at that time.

Handouts for Challenge Release Workshops:

Challenge Release Workshops Agenda
Nature's Fury Challenge with Field Overhead View (PDF, 28 pages, 1.3 MB)
Nature's Fury Challenge Supplemental Documents (PDF, 30 pages, 5.3 MB)
Nature's Fury Team Resources (PDF, 28 pages, 6.6 MB)

WednesdayAug. 286:00-8:00St. Francis de Sales School Auditorium,
13368 Valleyheart Dr, Sherman Oaks 91423
Sherman Oaks FLL CRWJerri Ford
LeRoy Nelson
ThursdayAug. 296:30-8:30Culver City Elk's Lodge,
11160 Washington Pl, Culver City 90232
Culver City FLL CRWAndres Islas
LeRoy Nelson
FridayAug. 305:30-7:30Jefferson Middle School,
1372 E Las Tunas Dr, San Gabriel 91776
San Gabriel FLL CRWTony Ayad
LeRoy Nelson
SaturdayAug. 3110:00-12:00Las Posas Elementary School,
75 Calle La Guerra, Camarillo 93010
Camarillo PVEF FLL CRWDarren Patnoe
LeRoy Nelson
SaturdayAug. 319:00-11:00Orcutt Academy High School MU,
610 Pinal Ave, Orcutt CA 93455
Central Coast FLL CRWTy Fredriks
SaturdayAug. 319:00-11:00Girl Scouts Program Center,
2732 Montrose Ave, Montrose 91020
Montrose FLL CRWTony Ayad
SaturdayAug. 312:00-4:00Canceled August 22Santa Barbara FLL CRWRip Chou
LeRoy Nelson
SundaySept. 12:00-4:00Hammack Activity Center,
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Antelope Valley,
815 E Avenue Q6, Palmdale 93550
Antelope Valley FLL CRWJerri Ogden
LeRoy Nelson
SundaySept. 1 6:30-8:30New Roads School, Moss Theater,
3131 Olympic Blvd, Santa Monica 90404
Santa Monica FLL CRWBryan Smith
LeRoy Nelson
MondaySept. 210:00-12:00Los Angeles Robotics,
1457 3rd St, Manhattan Beach 90266
Manhattan Beach FLL CRWLeRoy Nelson
MondaySept. 22:00-4:00St. John Fisher Church, Barrett Hall,
5448 Crest Rd, Rancho Palos Verdes 90275
Palos Verdes FLL CRWYolanda Williams
LeRoy Nelson
SaturdaySept. 289:00-12:00 *Los Angeles Robotics,
1457 3rd St, Manhattan Beach 90266
Manhattan Beach FLL CRW 2LeRoy Nelson
SundaySept. 291:00-4:00 *Los Angeles Robotics,
1457 3rd St, Manhattan Beach 90266
Manhattan Beach FLL CRW 3LeRoy Nelson

* Includes Introduction to FLL for Coaches in addition to CRW.

Other 2013 Events