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FIRST LEGO League Challenge

Appalachia Intermediate Unit 8 is excited to announce its affiliate partnership with FIRST Lego League. The FIRST Lego League program is for students in grades 4 through 8. Below, you will find videos containing information on the theme, team start up process, and registration.

Interested in bring FIRST to your students. Learn more about FIRST and programs available.

DATES: Week of March 7 - 11, 2022

This competition will be a hybrid event. Teams able to travel can participate in-person at our Executive Office in Altoona. For teams who are able to participate virtually, we will send out a Zoom link during your scheduled competition time.

Competition dates will be updated to the FIRST platform by October 2021.

Registration opens: Wednesday, October 6, 2021.

First Lego League Replay

Transportation drives us forward – impacting economies, bridging cultures, and making us all more globally interconnected. In 2021-2022 FIRST® LEGO® League’s CARGO CONNECTSM, participants will learn how cargo is transported, sorted, and delivered to its destinations. 

Registering for First Lego League Challenge:

The registration for the FLL event hosted by the Appalachia IU8 & TIU11 is a four-step process.

Register through FIRST. Go to and click “log in” in the top right corner. If you are a new team, you’ll need to create a new account. If you are a returning team, you can use your account information from the past. Once you are logged into your account, you will need to pay to register as an official FIRST team.

Sign up for the event through FIRST. Once you are logged in and have paid your FIRST registration, you should see our event (PA-CENTRAL) on your dashboard. Click on the event and follow the instructions to sign up for it.

Register through the Appalachia IU8. Click on the following link to REGISTER and pay for this event through the IU.

Each team will be required to register two volunteers through the First Volunteer Management System that will server as a Tournament Volunteer.

Once you have completed all three steps, you are ready to compete. Look for more information as the event date draws near. Good luck!

Additional information on cost and registration procedures available through FIRST.

District/Team WILL NOT be invoiced if the event is cancelled by the IU due to low enrollment
District/Team WILL NOT be invoiced if the participant cancels at least 7 days prior to the start of the event.
District/Teams WILL BE invoiced the FULL COST if the participant cancels with less than 7 days notice of the start of the event or if the participant simply does not attend.