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Upcoming tournaments

The FLL and FLL Jr. events for the 2017 season include:

November 4

  • Mt. Saint Mary’s (Oklahoma City)
  • University of Tulsa
  • Okmulgee

November 11

  • Booker T Washington (Tulsa)
  • Amarillo College

November 18

  • Memorial (Tulsa)
  • Gordon Cooper (Shawnee)
  • Newcastle
  • Francis Tuttle (Oklahoma City)
  • Jenks

December 9

  • Oklahoma Regional Championship

FLL Season Kickoff Events on Sep 9 in OKC and Tulsa!

This year we’ve got two great FIRST LEGO League Kick-Off Events taking place on September 9th in Tulsa and Oklahoma City!

FIRST-FLL-HYDRO-DYNAMICS17-ColorJoin us in Tulsa from 10AM to Noon
At Memorial High School
5840 S Hudson Ave
Tulsa, OK 74135
Sign up at
Hosted by FRC Team 932

Join us again in Oklahoma City from 1:30pm to 3:30pm
At Mount Saint Mary High School
2801 S. Shartel Ave
Oklahoma City, OK 73109
Sign up at
Hosted by FRC Team 2723, FTC Teams 3638, 4266, and 4962

Learn More About: Core Values, The Project, The Robot Game, The Rules
See the Hydro Dynamics Field
Connect with other coaches and build your support network
Come with Questions & Leave with Answers

Season Information for 2017!

Here are some dates of interest for the new season:

  • Aug 1: FLL Jr. Challenge Release
  • Aug 29: FLL Challenge Release, 11am CDT
  • mid-Sep: Registration for Oklahoma qualifying tournaments opens
  • Sep 9: Season kickoff events in Oklahoma City and Tulsa
  • Nov 4, 11 &18: Qualifying Tournaments (each team can compete in one, site TBA soon)
  • Dec 9: FLL State Championship and FLL Jr. Expo (Shawnee)

Steps to get started:

  1. Register your team with FIRST:
  2. After the challenge release, the team  designs and builds a robot (FLL) or challenge model (FLL Jr.), and works on their project.
  3. Watch for emails from FLLOK about how and when to sign up for a local event.

Looking for a team for your child? Looking for more kids to add to your team?  Join the FLLOK Team-up group on Facebook!


FLL and FLL Jr Kickoff / OKC and Tulsa


We have two kickoff events on Sep 17!  Scroll down to read the details for Oklahoma City and Tulsa.







Oklahoma City

The event will take place on Saturday, Sep 17, starting at 9:30am.

Even if you responded to the initial survey, please fill click this link and fill out the new form to RSVP so we can get an accurate head count:


The kickoff activities will take place at the Metro Technology Center (1900 Springlake Dr, Oklahoma City, OK 73111), next to the zoo. Primary parking is on the north side of Metro Tech. After the kickoff activities, you can head over the OKC Zoo (2000 Remington Pl, Oklahoma City, OK 73111).

We encourage teams to wear their team t-shirts or any other FIRST gear you have. We had over 800 respondents to our interest survey, so this should be a huge crowd of FIRSTers – probably one of the largest non-competition events we’ve ever had in the state. Let’s have a great time filling up the zoo!

The event is hosted by:

  • FRC Teams 5578 Metro Mechanical Monsters & 2723 Team Rocket
  • FTC Teams 3638 Atomic Shock and 4962 The Rockettes
  • FLL Teams 11, 21 & 9293 Baking Soda Volcano


  • 9am Doors Open @ MetroTech Business
  • 9:30 Kickoff activities
    • Welcome
    • Group Icebreaker
    • Introduce the Animal Allies and Creature Craze challenges (project part)
    • OKC Zoo Speaker
    • Introduce the FLL robot game
    • Instructions on what to do at the zoo
      • Keeper Meetups
      • Scavenger Hunt
      • The zoo staff are providing a list of animals, exhibits, and keeper talks that will be most useful for kids to research
    • Dismissal (by around 10:30am)

Then we have:

  • FLL table with Q&A for referees or experts available
  • FLL anf FLL Jr. veteran coaches and teams available to talk with new teams
  • FRC / FTC robots driving around

And everyone heads over to the zoo at their own pace. At that point, you are on your own to spend the day exploring, taking notes, eating, and being distracted by all the PokeStops.


We will not collect any money. All payments should be made directly to the OKC Zoo.

You have three options:

1) Zoo Friends members ( can get in free (2 adults + 5 kids)
2) Groups of 15 or more can get in for a reduced price. See to make your reservation and pay. $6 adults & $3.75 kids if you have tax-free status. Otherwise add tax.
3) Smaller groups can pay at the gate ($8 adults, $5 kids and over-65, free for kids under 2).

Parking is free.

The zoo has a handy guide for managing a group online, here:



Registration is not required, just come on over.

The kickoff activities will start at Tulsa Memorial High School (5840 S Hudson Ave, Tulsa, OK 74135) Primary parking is on the north side of the school.

9:30 Doors Open @ Memorial High

10:00 Kickoff activities

  • Welcome
  • Charge-Up Sessions Explained
  • Flashlights for FIRST Fundraiser
  • The Project
  • Gracious Professionalism – The Core Value
  • Robot Mission Overview
  • Detailed Mission Descriptions at the Tables
  • Free Roam One on One Q&A
  • FRC Robot Demonstration
  • Dismiss at noon

After the kickoff activities, you can head over to the Tulsa Zoo (6421 E 36th St N, Tulsa, OK 74115).

Cost: We will not collect any money. All payments should be made directly to the Tulsa Zoo. There is no cost for the morning activities at Memorial High

You have two payment options:

1) Zoo Friends members (

2) Pay at the gate ($10 adults age 12-64, $6 kids 3-11 and $8 seniors 65+)

Parking is $2 per car

This event is coordinated by:

· FRC Team 932, the Circuit Chargers


Attendance at either zoo is not a mandatory part of the kick-off activity, but if you should decide to go to the zoo please plan your trip:

  • When you enter the zoo set a meeting location so your team knows where to go in case they get separated
  • Use the buddy system to stay safe and out of trouble
  • Take a camera to capture the moment
  • Take writing materials so you can jot down notes that might be important from zoo keeper chats
  • Be gracious and professional during your stay, your team is representing FIRST
  • Most importantly, remember your Core Values and have FUN!

Teams should wear their team t-shirts or any other FIRST gear they have available. New teams that haven’t had time to produce shirts yet should wear their team colors.

Upcoming Training – Tulsa

The University of Tulsa will be hosting two training sessions on Saturday, June 4th from 9AM to Noon for coaches and mentors.

Event A: FLL Coach & Mentor Session – Preparing for 2016
Saturday, June 4th
Time: 9:00AM – Noon
Location: Keplinger Hall on the campus of Tulsa University, Room M1
Goals: This session is focused on expanding FLL / FLL Jr. in Oklahoma and is all about building the FIRST community to increase STEM opportunities in our schools and communities.
Who Should Attend: Veteran coaches/mentors who desire to help new teams (bring a new recruit with you).  Anyone interested in introducing FLL/FLL Jr. to their schools or youth organizations (church teams, girl scouts, boy scouts, home schoolers, etc. are welcome).


  • Welcome & Introductions
  • What is FLL
  • Core Values
  • Gracious Professionalism
  • How FLL can be used to complement a STEM program
  • How to start a team
  • How to Fund a team
  • Planning for the season aka What to expect next
  • What is FLL-Jr
  • Starting an FLL-Jr team aka the Future of your FLL team
  • Available Resources
  • Q&A

Event B: FLL Jr. WeDo 2.0 Coach & Mentor Training presented by LEGO Education
Saturday, June 4th
Time: 9:00AM – Noon
Location: Keplinger Hall on the campus of Tulsa University, Room M2
Goals: This session is a hands-on training opportunity for FLL Jr. Coaches & Mentors to learn about the WeDo 2.0 robotics platform.
Who Should Attend: Veteran & New coaches/mentors who plan to run a FLL Jr. team in 2017 or beyond.  There are some changes coming to FLL Jr. in the next couple of years and most of these have not yet been announced.  One known change is that the WeDo 1.0 or WeDo 2.0 platform will become a requirement for the FLL Jr. program in 2017.  Get ahead of the curve and learn about the new robotics kit now.


  • Welcome & Introductions
  • WeDo 2.0 Overview
  • WeDo 2.0 Software
  • WeDo 2.0 Hands-On Training

FLL Qualifying Tournament and Volunteer Registration is open!

Update: Read the detailed instructions for Oklahoma FLL Volunteer Sign Up Information. <– this link

Registration for Oklahoma FLL qualifying tournaments is open! Sign up for your first choice before it fills up!  Simply:DSCF0023

  1. sign into your FLL team account (at this link)
  2. select “Team Summary” and then select “Edit/View” in the “Events” section.
  3. select “View choose” events
  4. select “view event” next to the event of interest
  5. select the “apply” button

We have nine tournaments to choose from, on three different weekends!

Nov 7, 2015: Oklahoma City (Mount St. Mary), Muskogee
Nov 14, 2015: Oklahoma City (Francis Tuttle), Jenks, Tulsa (Memorial)
Nov 21, 2015: Chickasha, Shawnee, Tulsa (Union), Tulsa (TU)

With nine events and almost 200 teams, we need a lot of volunteers!  Please sign up on the FIRST Volunteer Information & Matching System.  If you have parents who will be attending, they will be sitting around all day except when they are watching their child’s robot matches, so here is an opportunity for them to get involved (and still get to see their child’s robot matches):

  1. Go to the VIMS web page.
  2. Click the button under “New Volunteers, Start Here” (or log in with your FIRST credentials if you already have an account)
  3. Follow directions (a help document is available for download)

Good luck, teams!

FLL Trash Trek Workshop – October 10 – Shawnee

PrintSaturday, October 10, 2015 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Gordon Cooper Technology Center
1 John C. Bruton Blvd. Shawnee, OK 74804 (map)


1:00 – 1:30 Registration & Welcome
1:30 – 2:30 Programming Workshop
2:30 – 3:30 Project & Presentation Workshop
3:20 – 4:30 Mission Overview & Strategies
4:30 – 5:00 Q & A and Closing


Contact Missy Dominy at
Or sign up online:

Hosted by:

FRC Team #2341 The Sprockets & FLL Team #7160 The NERDs

FLL Trash Trek – game review and seminar – Aug 29!

Game Review and Seminar at Mount St. Mary High School.

Time: Saturday August 29 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Location: Mount St. Mary High School, 2801 S. Shartel Ave, OKC (map) – just south of downtown Oklahoma City.

Please RSVP to with number of attendees. We want to accommodate as many teams as possible but, we have to abide by the Fire Marshall’s rules for occupancy!


2:00-2:30 Registration and Team Building Activities
2:30-3:00 FLL Game Reveal Review
3:00-4:00 Mission Details
4:00-4:30 Project and Presentation Seminar
4:30-5:30 Discussion and Q & A
5:30-6:00 Mentoring Appointments and Closing

Hosted by:

  • FRC Team 2359 – RoboLobos (Edmond Santa Fe)
  • FRC Team 1561 – RoboDucks (Francis Tuttle)
  • FRC Team 2723 – Team Rocket, including FTC Teams 3638 “Atomic Shock”, 4622 “Red Dirt Robotics”, 4962 “The Rockettes” (Mount St. Mary)
  • FLL Team 11 “Baking Soda Volcano” (St.Charles Borromeo)

There will be a similar event held in the Tulsa area September 12.  Please contact Craig Shreve ( ) or Lane Matheson ( ) for more information.

Welcome to the 2015 Trash Trek season!


PrintWelcome to the new  FIRST LEGO League season!

Here are some important dates:

Aug 8, 2015: Information session  (click for more info)

  • 9:30am – noon
  • Tulsa-Memorial High School, 5840 S Hudson Ave., Tulsa, OK
  • Room 128, enter through the front of building (East of – South Yale Ave & East 61st Street South; Host-Lane Matheson, cell 918-991-8326)

Aug 15, 2015: Information session (click for more info)

  • 9:30am – noon
  • Edmond-Santa Fe HS, 1901 W 15th St, Edmond, OK (Near 15th & Santa Fe)
  • Room 17 (enter through the front of building –off of West 15th street; Host-Randy Blackwood, cell 405-496-4250)

Aug 24, 2015: Grant application deadline for Oklahoma public/charter school teams (click for more info)

Aug 25, 2015 @ 11am: Trash Trek challenge release

September 12, 2015: Kickoff events in Tulsa and Oklahoma City (sites TBA)

Oct 2015: Training events in Tulsa and Shawnee (TBA)

Nov 7, 14, and 21: Oklahoma qualifying tournaments (many locations around the state, TBA)

Dec 5, 2015: Oklahoma State Championship Tournament, Tulsa Memorial High School.