Tournament Walk-through Video (Rookie Coaches)

Last year we did a couple Tournament Walk-through workshop and recorded one. You can view the tournament Walk-Through Video at


How are teams evaluated for Judging?

The rubrics are the criteria judges use to evaluate FIRST LEGO League teams on their Project, Core Values and Robot Design. At the end of the competition, you will receive a completed rubric along with comments. Please download and review the Judges Rubric -


Who is allowed in the judging room?

VA/DC FLL policy is that only 2 coaches/mentors and 1 historian are allowed with the team in the judging room. A team can opt not to have any adults in the room. Please advise your historian (photos/videos) to stay in front of the judges table. When possible, there will be seats for adults behind the team (or at least out of line of sight of the team).


No animals are allowed at tournaments with the exception of a working service animal. No live animals should be used as part of a project presentation.


Can we show a video for project instead of presenting?

No, the presentation must be live. You can reference a video but the presentation must be live.


Can we leave materials with the judges? (new this year)

Only the Team Information Sheet.  Judges have limited to no time to review supplemental material.


Can I judge at a tournament if I am coaching?

Yes, except for the tournament/division you coaching. Judging is the best way to help your team succeed.


Have additional questions related to judging, email [log in to unmask]. Please allow a 2 to 3-day response time.


Scott Rakestraw

VA-DC Head Judge Advisor

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