Thanks, Michael. I'll let the team know.
On Wed, Sep 21, 2022 at 9:31 PM VA-DC FLL Referee Advisor <[log in to unmask]>
> Hey Skip,
> Thanks for the encouragement to coaches to volunteer. I highly recommend
> it myself. It's definitely the best way to understand how things work.
> Skip, you raised a question about the toy factory and how one energy unit
> will sometimes roll out the back. I looked at this and I was able to
> replicate it on my model. There are certain configurations that make that
> happen. So your team will need to think about how you want to have your
> robot deliver these energy units.
> Only the energy units in this storage area on the back of the toy factory
> at the end of the match shall count.
> Best of luck and Best wishes for a great season!
> Michael Brown
> VA- DC FLL Referee Advisor.
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> Tonight there was a FLL Coach Chat and a great question came up. "Where
> can I see presentations from other teams?"
> The VERY BEST place to see presentations from other teams is to actually
> get in the judging room! But certainly the people in the judging rooms must
> be highly paid professionals or people who know someone, right? Well, in a
> couple of weeks you are going to start seeing emails from Karen, our
> wonderful tournament coordinator, where she will be asking for volunteers
> for the judging at all of the regional events. Yes, the judges at all of
> our events, as great as they are, are really just volunteers that replied
> to Karen's email. If you sign up to do this, you will see first hand how
> important the rubrics are, and you will get to see how several other teams
> do at the judging.
> As much fun as the Robot Game is, watching these highly motivated teams
> put on presentations that would make Tom Hanks jealous is truly inspiring.
> You really should do you and your team a huge favor and volunteer at least
> once. You will get all the training you need, and probably a really lousy
> lunch. And a T-shirt. But most importantly, you will get to see what really
> goes on behind-the-scenes at this (not so) mysterious FLL judging.
> Karen, sorry for stealing some of your thunder!
> Best regards,
> Skip Morrow
> Coach Team 24277
> Norfolk Collegiate O.A.K.S.
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