Coaches' Handbook Available Electronically/ XPRIZE After Earth Challenge


Digital Revolution – Coaches’ Handbook Now Available Online
Now you can take FLL® with you wherever you go. The complete FLL Coaches’ Handbook is available on the FLL website in PDF and ePUB formats so you can download it to your computer, phone, or e-reader device. Any Coach, Volunteer, or Parent can read all about the FLL experience.  A hard copy of the Coaches’ Handbook will still be provided to each team in your registration packet.

The XPRIZE After Earth Challenge – Registration Closing Soon!
Win a LEGO® MINDSTORMS® kit, a Sony HD HandyCam, and other cool prizes!
The XPRIZE After Earth Challenge is a robotics challenge open to students ages 13-17.  In the first phase of the challenge, teams upload a video discussing how they are promoting environmental sustainability in their communities and describing the mission they would design to send an unmanned rover to explore a potential site for humanity's next settlement.  
The top ten teams will receive a LEGO MINDSTORMS kit to use for their mission and a Sony Handycam to document their experience.  Teams will build and program a rover, construct a landscape out of sustainable materials to represent the planet Nova Prime, and design a mission to assess whether this planet could be the site for human settlement.
The grand prize winner, as determined by a panel of judges, will be featured on the Blu-ray release of the movie, After Earth. Registration is open until June 7th.  More details are at