FLL Typical Calendar/Schedule


Typical FLL Calendar

May Registration Opens
Mid-May Registration Materials and Robot Sets Begin to Ship
August Field Set-up Kits Begin to Ship
September 3 International Challenge Release
Mid-to-Late-September* Team Registration with FIRST Closes / Last Day to Order Products
December Team Registration with Local Tournament Closes
January Tournament Season
April World Festival

*Team registrations will be accepted until all slots are filled. This usually happens sometime after mid-September. Please note that FLL materials (Robot Set and Field Setup Kit) must be ordered by this deadline, but are subject to product availability.


Typical FLL Tournament Day Schedule

Time Morning Activities Check List
7:00 am Registration begins and Pit opens
Practice begins (“first come, first served”)
7:40 am Coach Meeting with Head Referee and Judge Advisor
8:25 am Account for participants: All students, coaches, and spectators
8:30 am Opening Ceremony

  • Welcome Remarks and Guest Speakers
  • Brief Description of FIRST and FLL, Challenge, Team Queuing and Judging Procedures
  • Introduce judges, referees
  • National anthem
9:15 am Presentation schedule begins (Schedules will be given in registration package)


Time Afternoon Activities
11:40 am All Teams assemble in formation to walk in again to the GYM Area
11:50 am Afternoon ceremony walk in commences
12:10 pm First Table match begins
12:15-3:00 pm Robot Competition
3:00-3:30 pm Pit Area Cleanup
3:30 pm

Awards Ceremony commences

  • Thanks to sponsors
  • Thanks to judges
  • Awards presentation by Judges and Referees
  • Closing remarks