FIRST LEGO League Event Calendar

This page lists the South Carolina FIRST LEGO League event schedule for the 2016 Animal Allies season.Animal Allies

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.

  • Aug 27 — Brookgreen Gardens FLL Kick-Off and LEGO Exhibit
    1931 Brookgreen Garden Dr, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
  • Sep 3 — AJ Wittenberg Elementary Kick-Off Celebration
    420 Westfield Street, Greenville, SC 29601
  • Sep 6 — South Carolina Aquarium Kick-Off Celebration
    100 Aquarium Wharf
, Charleston, SC 29401



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 10 — Horry Coaches’ Workshop in Myrtle Beach


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.

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


In South Carolina, teams will apply for their top three choices for a qualifying event by completing one of the following Google forms per team:

Teams can begin applying for qualifying tournaments starting at 10:00 am on Saturday, October 1st. In mid-October teams will receive their qualifier assignments via email.

Below is a list of the 2016 Animal Allies qualifiers in South Carolina. To view the participating teams and the results from any completed event click on the hyperlinked qualifier name.

  • Nov 19  — Horry Regional Qualifier
    Myrtle Beach High School, 3302 Robert M Grissom Parkway, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577




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