Division 1 – December 10th | Division 2 – December 11th

Event Format

Teams will compete in a single day event, with 36 Division 1 teams competing on Saturday, December 10th and 48 Division 2 teams competing Sunday, December 11th. A list of teams attending will be posted once teams have confirmed their participation!

Basic Schedule Overview
– 8:00am Team Registration Opens
– 8:30am Coaches Meeting
– 9:00am Judging sessions and Robot Game begin *
– 11:00am Team Activities will begin (more to come)
– 3:45pm Parade of teams
– 4:00pm Closing Ceremony & Awards
– 4:30pm Team Clean up and Load Out

* Team Schedules will be sent to Lead Coaches a few days before the event. Teams can expect one 30 minute judging session, one 2.5 minute Robot Game Practice Round, and three 2.5 minute official Robot Game Rounds.


No FIRST LEGO League event is possible without the support of our volunteers. We would love to have you join us on either December 10th or December 11th. There are lots of ways to help out and training is provided for all positions!

Judges (must be 18+): Interview and assess teams on their work this season. Judges cannot have an affiliation to a team, but those connected to a team are welcome to serve as judges on the day their team is not competing. It is a great way learn about the program and inspire young people.
Referees (must be 18+): Observe and assess teams during the robot game matches. Referees cannot have an affiliation to a team, but those connected to a team are welcome to serve as judges on the day their team is not competing.
Robot Game Support (can be 15+):
– Table Resetters: Help to reset the LEGO model missions after each round
– Queuers: Help to que or line up the teams waiting for their robot game match
– Scorekeepers: Help to enter data from the scoresheets in our the scoring system
– Practice Table Managers: Help teams sign up for practice matches and keep things organized
– Timer: Help manage the clock for each of each 2.5 minute match
Other Volunteer Support (can be served in half day shifts; 8am to 12pm and 12pm to 4pm):
– Registration: Help check teams and volunteers in (7:30 to 12pm only)
– Judging Assistants: Help to que or line up teams for judging sessions


  • Visit www.firstinspires.org, Sign Up (top right) and Complete Profile (or log in to existing account)
  • Click on Volunteer Registration, Choose the “Volunteer Registration” Tab, the “Event Volunteering” button, select “FLL Challenge” & “Virginia” to find our event.

Hotel Information

For teams staying overnight in Harrisonburg, we have a few room blocks available.

  • Courtyard by Marriott (1890 Evenlyn Byrd Avenue, Harrisonburg, VA 22801
  • DoubleTree by Hilton (1400 East Market St., Harrisonburg, VA 22801)

Other hotels near the Festival Conference Center (1301 Carrier Drive, Harrisonburg, VA 22807)

  • Hyatt Place – 1884 Evelyn Byrd Ave, Harrisonburg, VA 22801 • (540) 417-1234
  • Residence Inn by Marriot – 1945 Deyerle Ave, Harrisonburg, VA 22801 • (540) 437-7426
  • Clarion Pointe – 1440 E Market St, Harrisonburg, VA 22801 • (540) 217-4550
  • Hampton Inn – 85 University Blvd, Harrisonburg, VA 22801 • (540) 432-1111

Food & Mealing Planning

Teams can plan to bring food and there will be food sold on site. We will post a list of options on and off site. More information will be available on Tuesday, November 29th.

Team Activities

There will activities for teams to participate in while not in judging sessions and robot game matches. More information will be posted here on Tuesday, November 29th.