FIRST LEGO® LEAGUE
Johannes de Vries
2004: FLL– Pilot tournament (19 Teams – 180 learners)2005:All African FLL Championships. South Africa, Nigeria and Jordan total 60 teams2006: First SA FLL team won a Team Award at the world Festival 2007: TUT Operational Partner (2 tournament 77 teams, SAP sponsor 10 teams Sci-Bono 8, MTN Science centre first tournament)2008: FIRST FRC Robot build in SA Combined team won various awards (4 tournaments FLL 90 teams, SAP sponsor 20 teams, Sci-Bono first tournament)2009: 112 teams (5 UNISA teams, SAP sponsor 44 teams)2010: First Tournament at UNISA and Nelspruit. Gold Fields as main sponsor (5 tournaments, 122 teams)2011: FIRST KZN tournament at Gateway Science centre. (6 Tournaments 130 teams. Pilot JFLL with 15 teams.2012: Official JFLL and Pilot FTC. Expect 6 – 7 tournaments 140 teams
Coaches a few pointers:• Practice makes perfect
• Too much preparation is not enough•You can never start to early (if we had only 1 more week)
• You should be “GOOGLE”
• HAVE FUN WITH THE KIDS!
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“FLL taught me patience and that I could learn more than I ever thought I could. Oh yeah, and it was fun all at the same time.”
Andre Bauman, FLL Participant