December 8, 2015

Important Information for Michigan FLL Teams Attending Championship Events (MI FLL Team Blast 2015.15)

The list of Teams Advancing to the Michigan FLL Championships, and their Championship assignments may now be found in the official Michigan Team List.

Michigan FLL Championship Preparation: 

Additional opportunities for Michigan teams:

December 7, 2015

Student Design Contest: 2016 Michigan State of the State Program Cover (MI FLL Team Blast 2015.14)

"Monday, Dec. 7, 2015
LANSING, Mich. – Michigan high school, junior high, and elementary school students are encouraged to submit designs for the cover of the 2016 Michigan State of the State program contest, Gov. Rick Snyder announced today.
Snyder will deliver his sixth State of the State address to a joint session of the Michigan Legislature in the state House Chambers on Tuesday, Jan. 19 at 7 p.m. The winner of the student design contest will have the opportunity to meet Snyder and attend the address with one guest."
For more details on this unique opportunity for Michigan students, please go to:

November 17, 2015

Robot Design Executive Summary & Core Values Poster (MI FLL Team Blast 2015.13)

Hello Teams!

You may have seen something about a Robot Design Executive Summary, and a Core Values Poster.  Don’t panic!  The Robot Design Executive Summary (RDES), and the Core Values (CV) Poster are NOT needed for your FLL Qualifier.

The RDES and CV Poster WILL, however, be required if you advance to a Michigan State Championship Event.

Read more below, or download a summary document here.

November 2, 2015

Michigan 2015 FLL TrashTrek Competition Season Starts! (MI FLL Team Blast 2015.12)

Hello Teams!

Our 2015 FLL TrashTrek competition season officially starts this week!  We know you have been working hard, figuring out how to accomplish the robot game missions, practicing your project presentation, learning about teamwork, sharing, helping others, respect, and the FLL Core Values, and most importantly, having FUN!

October 22, 2015

2015 MI FLL Qualifying Event Assignments & Late Registration Period Opening (MI FLL Team Blast 2015.11

Qualifying event assignments are now posted to the official Michigan FLL Team List on the FIRST in Michigan website. 

A second event application period will be opened from October 25 - 30.  This application period is for teams who missed the earlier registration period, and have not yet been placed in an event.

October 17, 2015

2015 MI FLL Qualifying Event Applications Close October 18! (MI FLL Team Blast 2015.10)

Event applications will close on Sunday, October 18, at 10:00 p.m.

Not sure if your team has applied?  Please check out the 2015 MI FLL Team List 

Not sure why your team is not listed?
Teams will only appear on the list if the following requirements are met:

October 13, 2015

Ford Motor Co. Employee Mentored Team Grant (MI FLL Team Blast 2015.09)

FIRST® teams (Jr.FLL/FLL/FTC/FRC) with a Ford employee mentor can apply for Ford team grants at  Please refer to the site for details. 

To be eligible, teams must have a Ford employee as an active mentor.  Only one team grant is available for each team.  Note that the application must be made by a non-Ford employee requester. 

The grant application is a two-step process.

October 7, 2015

2015 MI FLL Qualifying Event Application Process (MI FLL Team Blast 2015.08)

Each Michigan FLL team may participate in one official Qualifying event.

A “home” event will be identified for each FLL team.  A team must indicate three Qualifying events they are interested in attending.  The three events a team indicates when they apply do not necessarily need to include their home event.  (Please reference the priority for placement in events, below, for additional information about “home” events.)  The Michigan FLL Team List, with “home” events may be found here. This list will be updated 2-3 times per week.

It is recommended that teams verify their team number, coach, assistant coach, and purchaser (if applicable) information in TIMS, prior to beginning the event application process.  

September 28, 2015

2015 MI FLL Qualifying Event List (MI FLL Team Blast 2015.07)

Hello Michigan FLL Teams!

The Michigan FLL Qualifying event list has been posted to the FIRST website. 

Event registration will open on Saturday, October 10, at 8:00 a.m.
Event registration will close on Sunday, October 18, at 10:00 p.m.
Event registration results will be posted by 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 22. 

September 23, 2015

2015 MI FLL Qualifying Event Registration (MI FLL Team Blast 2015.06)

Hello Michigan FLL Teams!

We will be using a new event registration process in Michigan this season.  A note will be sent out to all registered teams, with further details on the event registration process, at a later date.

September 7, 2015

2015 FLL Pilot Program (MI FLL Team Blast 2015.05)

In order for schools to participate in the FLL School Bundle Pilot, they must apply on-line. The application can be found here:

The FLL School Bundle Pilot is a much different format from last season. The goal of the pilot this season is focused on increasing the number of teams in schools.

Freescale Grant for Detroit FLL Teams (MI FLL Team Blast 2015.04)

There is a fabulous grant available ONLY to Detroit teams from FREESCALE. FIRST in Texas is administering this grant.

The award amounts are up to $1,000-$2,000 for an FLL team!

2015 Michigan FLL GM Rookie Team Grants (MI FLL Team Blast 2015.03)

FLL Rookie Team Grants are now available!

This grant is made possible through a generous donation from General Motors.
  • This grant is available to Michigan, Rookie, Elementary School, FLL teams.
  • This grant is a reimbursement grant.  You must have registered and paid for the 2015 season, and purchased your robot and field setup kits, before applying.

Metro Detroit Area Kickoff (MI FLL Team Blast 2015.02)

This message is for Metro Detroit Area FLL Teams:

The Robot Garage ( will be hosting FREE Kick-Off Events for Teams, at each of their three locations in Metro Detroit.

Progression of Programs (MI FLL Team Blast 2015.01)

Michigan is strongly committed to the FIRST® progression of programs. Each FIRST program, from Jr. FLL® to FLL® to FTC® to FRC®, offers our students unique opportunities to learn, grow, and build upon previous knowledge.