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How do I get my child on a
FIRST LEGO League team?

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:

1. Sign up with FIRST TeamUp

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.

  • Go to the FIRST TeamUp Portal.
  • Scroll down and click the Create Account button.
  • Fill out the form that appears. Required fields are labeled in bold.
  • Click the Create an Account button.
  • Follow instructions and use the system to connect with others to form teams.

2. Post on our Facebook page**

3. Sign up for our listserv

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.

  • Join our email list
    • Go to our listserv page.
    • In the Options section, click Join or Leave VADCFLL-L.
    • A new page will open. Fill out your name and email address and select your email preferences.
    • Click the Join VADCFLL-L button at the bottom of the page.
    • When the confirmation email arrives in your inbox, follow the instructions.
  • Send a team-match inquiry email to the community at vadcfll-l@itlistserv1.jmu.edu.

4. Contact your local community

  • Inquire about pre-existing teams through any of the following:
    • Local newsletters
    • Local schools
    • Neighborhood associations

5. Contact organizations that provide enrichment programs for school-aged children.

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.

6. Start 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.

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