FIRST LEGO® League Challenge Team Portal

Is your team paid and nationally registered in the Greater Kansas City Region?

This is where you’ll find more details about the challenge and events throughout the season, so bookmark this page for easy reference. Coaches also should look for emails ahead of each event their team is participating in.

Regional events are organized by KC STEM Alliance staff and volunteers, led by your local contact, FIRST LEGO League Challenge Partner Christina Chandler, and a Regional Planning Committee of key volunteers and qualifier site hosts.

Don’t forget to join the FIRST Kansas City community on Facebook to stay up to date on happenings across all levels of FIRST.



This Season's Challenge

In the 2023-2024 MASTERPIECESM challenge, FIRST® LEGO® League students will imagine and innovate new ways to create and communicate art across the globe.

This Season's Documents

Forms for Competition Events

All student/team registration for this season should be completed through the FIRST Inspires registration site, including:

Each parent/guardian will need to create a FIRST account to register their student.

This Season's Grant Opportunities

KC STEM Alliance does not have ongoing funding for seasonal FIRST LEGO League Challenge team grants. However, grant requests to serve under-represented students are considered on a case-by-case basis as Kansas City FIRST works toward the goal of giving every student in our metro the opportunity to participate in the full progression of FIRST programs.

If you have a proposal to start a new team in an under-represented area, contact us using the form on this page or by email. KC STEM Alliance has previously supported FIRST LEGO League Challenge teams through Girl Scouts, the Ivanhoe Neighborhood Council and YMCA.


Coaches Workshop

This year our coach’s workshop will take place on September 16 at Manual Career & Technical Center in Kansas City, Mo.

This workshop is open to new and returning FLL coaches in the Greater Kansas City area.

Contact Chrissy Chandler for more information.

Regional Qualifying Tournaments

The Kansas City region’s schedule of Qualifiers is below:

    1. Nov. 11: Lawrence High School
    2. Nov. 18: North Kansas City High School
    3. Dec. 2: Olathe Northwest High School
    4. Dec. 8: Troost Elementary School
    5. Dec. 16: Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley Campus

How to register for qualifiers

After you complete your team’s national registration, you will receive an email from the Kansas City’s FIRST LEGO League Challenge Partner Christina Chandler with specific information about how to register for a qualifier in our region.

Registration will open on Sept. 21 and close on Oct. 10, 2023.

Qualifier Cancellation Policy

Events for our region are booked and scheduled in advance. Event managers have the authority to cancel an event if the host facility determines conditions to be unsafe. This policy  applies to inclement weather or any other public safety issue, including a lack of screened volunteers. If a venue cancels a Qualifier for safety reasons it will not be rescheduled. If an event is not cancelled and weather is a concern, parents and coaches should use their own discretion to determine whether to attend.

No refunds will be given if a qualifier is cancelled or if a team decides not to attend.  Qualifier advancement from a cancelled qualifier will be determined by lottery.

If its original date must be cancelled, the Greater Kansas City FIRST LEGO League Challenge Championship will not be rescheduled. Invitational advancement from the championship would be determined by a lottery.

Team/Coach Information Packets

Team Information: CLICK HERE

Qualifier and Championship Scores and Awards

Teams who advance from an official KC region FIRST LEGO League Qualifier will attend the Greater Kansas City FIRST LEGO League Championship on January 20, 2024.

The 2023-24 Season Results will be shared here as they become available.

FAQs and Calendar

What awards can teams earn?

FIRST LEGO League Awards at Qualifiers and Championship.

Is a Core Value Poster required?

The Core Values Poster is encouraged but no longer required in the five Kansas City-area qualifiers and our championship.

How do teams advance from a qualifier?

In Kansas City, 25% of teams at each qualifier advance to the championship.  Teams must score well in all judged areas and the Robot Game to be considered for advancement.

How do we receive our completed rubrics from the event?

Rubrics will be available after the end of the day on your chosen Qualifier date.

Upcoming FIRST LEGO League Events