FIRST LEGO League Event Calendar

This page lists the South Carolina FIRST LEGO League event schedule for the 2017 Hydro Dynamics season.

Hydro Dynamics Presented in South Carolina by Atlas Technologies, Inc.

Please check back regularly for additions and updates to the schedule.





A Kick-Off Celebration is an early season, kid-centric event designed mostly for existing FIRST LEGO League teams. Kick-Off Celebrations tend to be held for a few hours at a special venue such as a museum, zoo, or other public location. During the event teams are shown the new season’s Robot Game missions, are instructed about the Project requirements, and teams are connected with potential professionals related to the season’s theme. The purpose of a Kick-Off Celebration is to get teams excited about the new season and to share any new information related to competing in the FIRST LEGO League.



Most Coaching Workshops are training sessions that introduce new coaches to all four aspects of competing in the FIRST LEGO League (Project, Core Values, Robot Design Judging, along with the Robot Game). Some more advanced or specialized Coaching Workshops focus on a particular aspect of the program.

  • Sep 12 — Robot Building/Attachments/Game Strategy at Hanahan Recreation


A Challenge Academy is a mid-season event in which teams come together, share ideas, and network with each other. During a Challenge Academy, the host venue runs simulated Robot Game matches using nearly the same standards as an official FIRST LEGO League tournament event. The host venue also provides opportunities for teams to receive feedback on the various judging areas. Challenge Academies are designed for teams to demonstrate Gracious Professionalism and Coopertition prior to an official qualifier event by sharing their mid-season accomplishments and learning from their future competition.

  • Oct 28 — Grand Strand Challenge Academy                                                                                          To Register: Payment Page
    Academy for Arts, Sciences and Technology, 895 International Drive, Myrtle Beach, SC 29579
We would like to see more Challenge Academies pop up throughout the state. They’re a great way to network and to give teams a unique way to prepare for a qualifying event. If you’re interested in hosting a Challenge Academy please send us an email at


Starting with the Hydro Dynamics season, teams will directly register themselves for a qualifier of their choice. To hold their spot at the event, they must pay the $50 event fee at the time of registration ($53 if paying by credit card.)

Teams can begin registering for qualifying tournaments starting at 10:00 am on Saturday, October 7.

Below is a list of the 2017 Hydro Dynamics Qualifiers in South Carolina. To view the participating teams and the results from any completed event click on the hyperlinked qualifier name.

  • Dec 2  — Berkeley Qualifier
    Cane Bay High School, 1624 State Road, Summerville, SC 29483
  • Dec 2  — Greenville Qualifier
    Dr Phinnize J Fisher Middle School,  700 Millennium Boulevard, Greenville, SC 29607
  • Dec 2  — Tri-County Qualifier
    Tri-County Technical College, 7900 Highway 76, Pendleton, SC 29670
  • Dec 2  — York Qualifier 
    York Technical College, 452 South Anderson Road, Rock Hill, SC 29730
  • Dec 9  — Charleston Qualifier 
    Summerville High School, 1101 Boone Hill Road, Summerville, SC 29483
  • Dec 9  — Horry Qualifier
    Ten Oaks Middle School, Revolutionary War Way, Myrtle Beach, SC 29579
  • Dec 16  — Cherokee Qualifier  (Originally scheduled for Dec 9)
    Gaffney High School, 149 Twin Lake Road, Gaffney, SC 29341
  • Dec 16 — Colleton Qualifier 
    Colleton County Middle School, 1378 Tuskegee Airmen Drive, Walterboro, SC 29488
  • Dec 16  — Mauldin Qualifier  (Originally scheduled for Dec 9)
    Mauldin High School, 701 E Butler Road, Mauldin, SC 29662
  • Dec 16  — Oconee Qualifier
    RC Edwards Middle School, 1157 Madden Bridge Road, Central, SC 29630
  • Jan 6  — Aiken Qualifier
    Chukker Creek Elementary, 1830 Chukker Creek Road, Aiken, SC 29803
  • Jan 6  — Columbia Qualifier
    Meadow Glen Middle School, 440 Ginny Lane, Lexington, SC 29072
  • Jan 27  — Dorchester Qualifier  (Originally scheduled for Jan 6)
    River Oaks Middle School, 8642 River Oaks Road, North Charleston, SC 29420





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