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Judy Shaw <[log in to unmask]>
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Absolutely compete!!  They will love the experience.  You'll also be amazed at the accomplishments that can be pulled off all the way up to the last minute.

I know this from experience!

Set the dates for the practices.  Work with whomever shows up.  Compete and have a blast.  I promise you there will be no regrets!!

Judy Shaw

Sent from Judy's iPhone

On Oct 14, 2012, at 6:17 PM, "Jeff Lavezzo" <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>> wrote:

Hi Folks,
I'm looking for some advice about my team.

Through a variety of circumstances, our team finds itself very behind schedule.  We have yet to assemble a robot and only have one person on the team with experience programming the bot, (though the two coaches are both professional programers).

I'm in the middle of finally signing up for tournaments and recognizing that the best case scenario is that we get one more month, worst only a few weeks. I can't seem to get the kids together for more than about 90 min a week. Everyone has something at some other time. Ideally, we'd add a couple 3 hour weekend meetings to get us back on some semblance of a track, but I think I could only get about 3 team members for that.

Here's the question: Should we even sign up for the tournament?

I have my own ideas about our options, but I'd like to hear advice from those with more experience than me (I have no experience with FLL, haven't even been to a tournament). Especially advice from someone who's been in this position before: inexperienced coach, inexperienced team, hardly any time left.

Thanks

Jeff
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