Supporting STEM, Gracious Professionalism and the "I" in team.
The following is what, in our opinion is the main reason for choosing FIRST over other robotics programs.
FLL Core Values are the cornerstone of the FLL program. They are among the fundamental elements that distinguish FLL from other robotics programs By embracing these Core Values, team members and coaches learn that friendly competition and mutual gain are not separate goals, and that helping one another, is the foundation of teamwork. - usfirst.org
Core Values are one of the 3 areas that your team will be judged on during a competition. Judges will be looking to see how well teams works together, how well they work with their coach and how well your team incorporates FIRST's Core Values.
Judges will be looking to see if your team has an identity. A team identity would include:
Team understanding of what they are doing and what the first program is about.
Here are FIRST's Core Values,
We are a team.
We do the work to find solutions with guidance from our coaches and mentors.
We know our coaches and mentors don't have all the answers; we learn together.
We honor the spirit of friendly competition.
What we discover is more important than what we win.