Although FIRST LEGO League does not match children with existing teams or provide team contact information for several reasons*, here are some ways to connect with others who may also be looking for a team:
FIRST TeamUp is a community-driven system that allows parents, coaches and mentors to connect with one another to form teams. Although FIRST does not guarantee that users will find a team through this system, it’s a great place to start.
The Virginia + Washington, D.C. community has an email list/listserv that provides a way for coaches, mentors and others to discuss and distribute FIRST LEGO League questions and suggestions. When you join the list you can send an email to everyone in the community who has subscribed.
Some of the students who enroll in these programs may be members of a FIRST LEGO League team or may be interested in starting a team.
If you can’t join ’em, start your own! We encourage parents and teachers to start teams in their areas and then invite other interested students to join.
*Teams are structured in a variety of different ways; some are clubs or after-school programs that meet year-round, while others are formed by parents, community organizers, or youth groups. For these and other reasons, we do not match individual children with pre-existing teams. For privacy reasons, we are not able to share team contact information.
**The Virginia + Washington, D.C. Facebook page is moderated, which means we check it frequently for inappropriate posts. Please keep the topics limited to FIRST LEGO League-related issues.