FLL Update: Coach Orientation, Jr.FLL, Preparation, Thanks to Sponsors

 –>Coach Orientation – Where Do I Start?

Join the FIRST Senior Mentors and experts in the field for the first FLL coach call of the SENIOR SOLUTIONS(SM) season. On Wednesday, August 15, 2012 at 7pm ET, log in to our conference line to learn about the materials teams receive, important dates you to know, when to sign up for tournaments, and to get a general overview of what to expect for the season. Each call can hold 1000 participants, so make sure to join on time. There will be a Q&A after the speakers are done, so come prepared with questions.

Want more information? Call in information and the general outline are posted here:http://firstlegoleague.org/challenge/teamresources#coach-calls

FLL will be having additional calls throughout the season – from an overview of the Robot Game and Project to Judging and Preparing for an Event. So check the schedule (see link above) and make sure to pencil us in!

–> Jr.FLL is Looking for a Few Good Coaches

Registration for Jr.FLL (ages 6-9, think younger siblings) is in full swing! One of the cool things about this program is that Jr.FLL teams receive the Challenge immediately after they register. Many teams are already knee deep in their SUPER SENIORS(SM) Challenge. 

Consider “adopting” a team and getting them “immersed in FIRST” through Jr.FLL. We have had many, many Jr.FLL teams mentored by FLL kids and coaches. It’s a fun, low-cost way to ignite the curiosity of the younger generation. Register today: http://www.usfirst.org/roboticsprograms/jr.fll/registration

 –>Get ready for SENIOR SOLUTIONS

Start by having your team research people who work with seniors in your area.  Are there professionals in your town, county, or state who help seniors stay independent, engaged, and connected?  How do they help?  What qualifications do you need to enter these professions?  Could these professionals be good resources when your team starts researching for the SENIOR SOLUTIONS Project?

 –>Thank Your Sponsors

Make sure to keep your sponsor in the loop throughout the season. Let them know when the Challenge is released (AUGUST 28th!), what strategies your teams will use to tackle the Robot Game, where you are doing your Project research, and when your tournaments are. Keeping them informed may lead to future funding for your team and perhaps funding for many other teams!


With High 5’s and Admiration,
FLL Team Support

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