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    I'm coaching a team of 13 year old kids. Can they be on the team next season?

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    Re: FLL team member age limit

    Yes.

    In the United States, teams are defined as having 3 – 10 participants from ages 9 - 14. Teams can be a mix of grades & ages. A child cannot be older than 14 on Jan. 1, 2012 to participate.

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      Re: FLL team member age limit

      Another option to consider is FTC. Many older FLL'ers are more than ready to move up a step.

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      • #4
        Re: FLL team member age limit

        So, if a student will be 14 in September 2012 can he be on the team for 2012-2013 SENIOR SOLUTIONS Challenge?
        Last edited by SWAT Robotics; 04-08-2012, 06:16 PM.

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        • #5
          Re: FLL team member age limit

          Originally posted by SWAT Robotics View Post
          So, if a student will be 14 in September 2012 can he be on the team for 2012-2013 SENIOR SOLUTIONS Challenge?
          I think it depends on what their age is on January 1st.
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            Re: FLL team member age limit

            Originally posted by SWAT Robotics View Post
            So, if a student will be 14 in September 2012 can he be on the team for 2012-2013 SENIOR SOLUTIONS Challenge?
            Yes, as long as they are not older than 14 on January 1, 2012, the students are eligible to be on a team for Senior Solutions.

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            • #7
              Re: FLL team member age limit

              Thank You All for your response.

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              • #8
                Re: FLL team member age limit

                Does anyone know the background on why FLL outside North America goes up to age 16? Just curious.

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                • #9
                  Re: FLL team member age limit

                  Originally posted by dna1990 View Post
                  Does anyone know the background on why FLL outside North America goes up to age 16? Just curious.
                  Because they usually don't have access to other FIRST programs, FTC and FRC.

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                  • #10
                    Re: FLL team member age limit

                    True, but that means that at international competitions, US kids can be up against 17 year olds (almost adults…).
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