Grand Rapids Junior Robotics

Registration – registration closes August 30 at 10pm

 

FLL LEGO Robotics – 2018 Challenge Theme:

INTO ORBIT

Grades 4th-6th

We currently have very few FLL openings due to limited volunteers! If you are interested in coaching an FLL team please contact,

Brent Olthof: 616-570-3213 or brent.olthof@grjrrobotics.org

Registrations accepted on a first come first served basis, space is limited.

Additional applicants will be added to the waiting list.

Registration Fee: $125 per child due at the first practice (nonrefundable)

First Practice / Parent Meeting will be the first week of September

Teams will meet for practices a couple times a week for a couple hours (head coaches will decide practice schedule).
Each team will take at least one field trip which may be on the weekend.
Teams will participate in the Grandville regional qualifying tournament all day on Saturday, mid November (!this date/location may change!).
Teams that qualify for the state tournament will advance to the state tournament (typically held in December or January).

Teams will work for approximately nine weeks to prepare for the regional FLL tournament. A FLL tournament includes 3 separate judged categories under the challenge theme:

1. Robot Game: Teams design a robot to complete challenges on the challenge mat
2. Project: Teams research and solve a problem within the challenge theme
3. Core Values: Teams work together to perform a teamwork challenge and demonstrate to the judges what they have learned about “gracious professionalism”, teamwork, and sportsmanship

Team Members are expected to attend all practices and events. With three unexcused absences at practices or events, team members may be removed from the team at the head coach’s discretion

Please indicate in the additional information field in the Registration Form if you are interested in volunteering.

If you have any questions, please contact Grand Rapids Junior Robotics Team Coordinator,
Brent Olthof: 616-570-3213 or brent.olthof@grjrrobotics.org

FLL Registration Form

FLL Member Signupcloses August 30 at 10pm

 

VEX Robotics – 2018 Challenge Theme: TURNING POINT

 Grades 6th-12th

We currently need additional VEX mentors! If you are interested in volunteering in our VEX program please contact,

Brent Olthof: 616-570-3213 or brent.olthof@grjrrobotics.org

Registrations accepted on a first come first served basis, space is limited.

Additional applicants will be added to the waiting list.

Parents of students will be required to assist coaches on a rotational basis at practices/tournaments.

Registration Fee: $200 per child due at the first practice (nonrefundable)

First Practice / Parent Meeting is Tuesday, September 4, 6:30 – 8:30pm

Teams will meet for practices on Tuesday and Thursday from 6:30 – 8:30 each week.
Teams members are encouraged to attend optional practice on some Mondays.
Teams will participate in weekly league play and weekend tournaments.

Preliminary Schedule (to be determined):

Fall Grandville League one night per week
2 Grand Rapids area Saturday Tournaments
Additional events may be added.

Regional VEX Tournament, January
State VEX Tournament, March
VEX World Tournament, April

Team Members are expected to attend all practices and events. With three unexcused absences at practices or events, team members may be removed from the team at the head coach’s discretion.

Please indicate in the additional information field in the Registration Form if you are interested in volunteering.

If you have any questions, please contact Grand Rapids Junior Robotics Team Coordinator,
Brent Olthof: 616-570-3213 or brent.olthof@grjrrobotics.org

VEX Registration Form

VEX Middle School Member Signup – closes August 30 at 10pm

VEX High School Member Signup – closes August 30 at 10pm