Important Dates

  • October 1 – Purdue FIRST Forums
  • October 14 – National Registration Deadline for Indiana Qualifying Tournaments
  • October 17-21 Qualifying Tournament Preference Selection
  • October 22 – Superior STEAM FLL Scrimmage
  • October 25 – Qualifying Tournament Assignments Announced
  • November 12 – Qualifying Tournaments
    • Indy South (Greenwood)
    • Columbus
    • GEARS/ETHOS (Elkhart)
  • November 19 – Qualifying Tournaments
    • Purdue Fort Wayne
    • University of Southern Indiana
    • Purdue FIRST Programs – West Lafayette
    • E3 (Elkhart)
  • November 20 – Qualifying Tournament
    • IU Northwest
  • December 10 – State Championship at The University of Indianapolis
  • February 1 – FIRST Indiana Robotics Day at the Statehouse
  • April 19-22 – World Festival in Houston, TX

Qualifying Tournament Registration
Coming October 17

Qualifying Tournaments – November 12

  • Columbus
  • IndySouth – Greenwood
  • GEARS – Elkhart

Qualifying Tournaments – November 19

  • Purdue Fort Wayne
  • University of Southern Indiana
  • Purdue FIRST Programs – West Lafayette
  • E3 – Elkhart

Qualifying Tournament – November 20

  • IU Northwest

Purdue FIRST Forums

Purdue FIRST Programs is excited to welcome everyone back to campus for the Purdue FIRST Forums on October 1, 2022!

FIRST LEGO League Challenge Sessions include:

  • Brainstorming Session: On Demand Mentoring
  • Building Agile Teams
  • Building Sustainability of your Robotics Program through Non-Profit Management
  • FIRST LEGO League Coaches Clinic
  • Open Discussion with the Student Board of Directors
  • Running a FIRST Pipeline of Programs

More Information


Superior Steam FLL Scrimmage

Superior STEAM 4-H Club is hosting a FIRST LEGO League Scrimmage on October 22, 2022 at the Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence County.

This is a terrific way to prepare your team for events! Practice your robot runs, participate in judging sessions, and work out those first event jitters! Space is limited, so register today!

FIN Consent & Release

As you begin registering team members, please make them aware that they must fill out both the national consent & release at, and the local consent & release form.

We are excited to announce that our
new consent & release form
is online and ready to go!

  1. Click the black button on the left to start a form
  2. Click the green or purple button, whichever is applicable
  3. Select the applicable program and team
  4. Fill out the personal information
  5. Read the body text
  6. Sign & submit!

Can’t remember if you submitted a form?  Choose the “Get your magic login” link on the right and you can see any forms you have entered.

Coaches use the “Get your magic login” link to create a login and see which team members have completed their consent & release forms.

Special thanks to Brad Thompson
for all of his efforts to get this system up and running!


FIN Playbook

We are excited to announce the new FIN Playbook!

In this playbook you will find a variety of resources including regional mentor groups, and program support.  There is access to season and program specific tools and information as well as space to ask questions and interact with other coaches & mentors.

FIN Grant Applications – Now Open!

The FIRST Indiana Robotics grant application process for 2021-2022 is now open.

We encourage all teams at all levels to fill out our application. This will enable us to determine if you are eligible for any of our existing or future regional team support grants. It will also help us to be able to let prospective grantees know how their grant dollars will impact our teams.

If you are a Toyota-sponsored or Rolls-Royce-sponsored team, this grant application is required for that support. Click Here to see these amazing opportunities, including the NEW Plex Smart Manufacturing Grant.

General Grant Resources


Outreach Opportunity

Who:  Starbase Indy
What:  Showcase robots at this year’s convention
When:  November 25-17, 2022
Where:  Indianapolis Marriott East

About Starbase

Starbase Indy is a fan-run Star Trek convention held each year on Thanksgiving weekend. We are fans not only because we enjoy Star Trek, but also because it inspires us. From this inspiration comes the mission of our convention:  The mission of The Starbase is to provide inspirational content and activities relating to Star Trek, STEM, and humanitarianism to aid in creating a future that is inclusive and diverse. We host a yearly gathering place to connect creators and explorers in the community with fun and enriching experiences for all.