Starting a Team
Teams can form in private homes, schools, after-school programs, or through any youth organizations. Almost half of the teams in Oregon meet in private homes. Starting in May, a team can register nationally with FIRST®, based in Manchester NH. Learn all about getting started at FIRST – Start A Team
Registration for the FIRST LEGO League Challenge 2020-2021 Season has been extended. Qualifying Tournaments in Oregon will be held in April 2021 instead of December 2020. See April 2021 page on the ORTOP calendar page.
Each year, the Annual Challenge is released in August. Once the challenge is revealed, your team can start problem-solving!
For information on Team Financial Support click here.
After you’re registered nationally, you can register for local tournaments with ORTOP. ORTOP Season Registration begins in October. Participating in a local tournament is a key component of the FIRST LEGO League program. Our coaches tell us that teams learn just as much on the day of a tournament as in the weeks leading up to it.
See the ORTOP Wiki for much more information.