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.
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
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!