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Spring 2022 Winners Are Live!

Apr 26, 2022

Find out which schools cleaned up in the prize department - Spring 2022 winners are live at the link!

Spring 2022 Winners Are Live!
Finals Vote Check

Finals Vote Check

Apr 19, 2022

And that's a wrap on postseason voting for the Spring 2022 Youth Coding League season - the YCL team is working to ID winning teams - stay tuned for an award announcement in the next week!

Finals Voting is Live

Apr 14, 2022

Those sweet prizes are within reach, but there's one more round of fierce competition to summit in the Final round. Cast your votes for winning teams in the Community Favorite category through Monday at 8 a.m. Finals voting is open April 13 at noon --> April 18 at 8 a.m.. Same rules apply, 1 vote/person/round/division, we appreciate your help keeping it clean.

Finals Voting is Live
Semi Final Winners!

Semi Final Winners!

Apr 14, 2022

They made it through the Prelims and now the Semi Finals, and this group of winning teams will next bring their competitive fire to the Finals! Find out who will continue to compete in Technical Merit and Community Favorite categories at the link.

Technical Merit Judging

Apr 8, 2022

Groups of professional software developers are gathering today to evaluate Technical Merit track projects for coding proficiency and skill. Projects are judged anonymously, so a judge's pride in their alma mater can't influence scores. Explore all of the projects competing in the Technical Merit track: https://www.youthcodingleague.com/playoffs

Technical Merit Judging
Semi Finals Voting Starts Now

Semi Finals Voting Starts Now

Apr 8, 2022

It's time: Preliminary Round winners officially go up against YCL-wide competition in the Community Favorite category now --> April 12 at 8 a.m. They've been seeded into their brackets based on their regular season team rankings, and the projects with the most votes in each round move on to the Finals. Cast your vote for your favorite project at the link! Semi Finals voting is open April 7 at 8 a.m. --> April 12 at 8 a.m.; One vote/person/round/division, thanks for keeping it fair for the coders!

Preliminary Round Winners!

Apr 7, 2022

They battled it out among the other teams at their school, and they've risen to the top - now, Preliminary Round winning teams go on to compete against the entire Youth Coding League. Congratulations to our Preliminary Round winners!

Preliminary Round Winners!
Preliminary Voting: Open!

Preliminary Voting: Open!

Apr 2, 2022

Schools are selecting which team project will be their champion in the Preliminary Voting round. Weigh in by casting your vote! Rules/timing: Preliminary Voting round is open April 1 --> April 5 at 8 a.m.; 1 vote/round/person/division, let's keep it clean folks.

Final Regular Season Scores Live

Apr 1, 2022

Sprint 8 scores officially wrap up the regular season, check out who is taking home top spots both individually and as part of a team at the link!

Final Regular Season Scores Live
Group Work Week 1

Group Work Week 1

Mar 23, 2022

The regular season focuses on skill-building in a structured, individual environment. Coders get to use everything they've learned, group up, and really show off what they can do in the postseason as they build out group projects that are competitive in virtual, bracket-style competitions. Stay tuned for more postseason competition info, and get ready to show your support to our Youth Coding League teams!

Sprint 7 Scores Are Live!

Mar 19, 2022

Regular season scores are still hot, Sprint 7 scores are officially live at the link!

Sprint 7 Scores Are Live!
Sprint 8

Sprint 8

Mar 16, 2022

It's the final sprint of the regular season, and this week coders are reviewing and reinforcing all of the concepts they've learned this spring. See what they've been busy learning at the link.

Sprint 6 Scores Are Live!

Mar 12, 2022

Cheer your team on - scores for Sprint 6 just hit the site! See who's on top and making moves at the link.

Sprint 6 Scores Are Live!
Sprint 7

Sprint 7

Mar 8, 2022

This is a fun week for our junior high coders, who are building an RPG style Quest Game and digging into broadcasting and events. Meanwhile in Sprint 7, middle school coders are learning about how procedures are used in computer science while they design their own pattern.

Sprint 5 Scores: Live

Mar 5, 2022

Scores are live for Sprint 5!

Sprint 5 Scores: Live
Sprint 6

Sprint 6

Mar 1, 2022

Middle school coders are introduced to clones or objects in this week's Sprint 6, and junior high coders are working on the same with the added element of increasing game difficulty in their launcher game project. See examples (maybe give it a shot yourself!) + a full schedule at the link!

Sprint 5

Feb 22, 2022

7th and 8th grade coders are exploring the ins and outs of variables and randomness in Sprint 5 this week, and 5th and 6th grade coders are also working with variables as they build a project where users can cast a vote. Check out example projects at the link.

Sprint 5
Sprint 3 Scores

Sprint 3 Scores

Feb 19, 2022

Three sprints in - how are rankings shaking out? Get the scoop at the link!

Sprint 4

Feb 15, 2022

It's the middle school division's turn to dig into conditionals this week in Sprint 4, while junior high coders reinforce if-then statements as they build a platform game. Full regular season schedule with example projects so you can see exactly what YCL coders are learning this week.

Sprint 4
Sprint 2 Scores Are Live

Sprint 2 Scores Are Live

Feb 12, 2022

Scores are live, take a look at movement in the team and individual rankings at the link!

Sprint 3

Feb 8, 2022

Sprint 3 is happening this week, and junior high division coders are building out a maze game while learning about if-then statements and boolean blocks. In the middle school division, coders are working with events while they build an interactive project with a user selection component.

Sprint 3
Sprint 1 Scores

Sprint 1 Scores

Feb 5, 2022

Sprint 1 scores are officially live, click on the link to see the very first round of rankings across the league!

Sprint 2

Feb 1, 2022

5/6 grade coders take on loops this week, while 7/8 graders tackle a trifecta of events, movement, and repeat blocks in Sprint 2 this week.

Sprint 2
Sprint 1 Part 2

Sprint 1 Part 2

Jan 25, 2022

Coders get extra time to dig into Sprint 1 with two weeks to work. Gotta get used to that league-wide, national competitive element! Learn more about the competitive element at the link.

Sprint 1 Kicks Off

Jan 18, 2022

It's game time: coders are officially hard at work in the regular season, and they're learning their way around Scratch, CS First, and the Youth Coding League's competitive element in Sprint 1.

Sprint 1 Kicks Off
Spring 2022 Curriculum

Spring 2022 Curriculum

Jan 18, 2022

Design is the name of this spring's regular season Youth Coding League curriculum game, with middle school division coders learning the basics of computer science through a curriculum themed around Fashion & Design, while junior high division coders tackle coding through Game Design. Check out what they'll be working on week by week at the link!

Sprint 4 Scores

Feb 26, 22

It's the midpoint of the Youth Coding League's regular season! Here's how individual and team standings look today at the link.

Sprint 4 Scores