We recently asked coaches what off-season activities they do with their teams on Twitter. A few coaches asked, “what off-season”? – many teams keep the FIRST® fun going year-round!

Are you looking to keep your team engaged this summer so they’re ready to blast off when the INTO ORBITSM Challenge releases on August 1?


Here are a few ideas:

  • Work on your programming skills. You can find activities here.
  • Work on building your team identity
  • Host or attend a workshop event
  • Take field trips (a visit to a local planetarium may help build excitement for the upcoming season)
  • If your school/organization has past Challenge Sets, work on a previous Challenge! You can find archived Challenge info here.
  • Check out our Pinterest for fun STEM activities
  • Coaches – sign up for FIRST Steps and take a look at our Coach Quick Tip videos

Let us know what your team does during the “off-season” with a tweet to @firstlegoleague or an email to fll-media@firstinspires.org!