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Mon, 9 Nov 2009 09:44:37 -0500
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Our team (team Road Runner) had a blast- they were an all new rookie  
team- so our expectations were to check it all out- I agree- all was  
very well run- thank you to everyone involved at Maggie Walker.   
because our team switched robots and plans multiple times- and we were  
a new team- we only had two missions completed prior- they were able  
to make both happen at the table, so they were happy- we had better  
consistency at school.  I think they all want to do it again next  
year.  I was proud of our team for their first go round- and it was  
really fun to watch all the teams! Did anyone do the bridge? I never  
saw it?  Laura Dysart:) Have fun for those teams next weekend!!
Are there any classes or groups to help new coaches learn some of the  
more advanced programming- not to "tell the kids" what to do- but to  
have the knowledge to ask the questions and guide them. Our programs  
were very basic- which again, I think fine for a first year team- they  
had a fun attachment. The tutorials helped me only so much. I'd like  
to definitely line up a mentor and another coach for our team next  
year in advance.  My team would like to keep meeting to play around  
with the programming and the robot.
On Nov 8, 2009, at 7:03 AM, Eric Palmer wrote:

> Maggie Walker had 20 teams and was very well run.  I think we kept on
> schedule all day. That in and off itself is pretty amazing. Teams  
> were very
> excited and had a great time.
>
> Table scores were mostly low.  Div 1 - 115 top score and Div 2 - 235  
> top.
> But many div 2 scores were in the low hundreds.
>
> Just wondering how your tournament went yesterday.
>
> Team 956 is excited about BHS this Saturday.  Can't wait, but lots  
> more work
> to be done before we are ready.
>
> Thanks to all of the volunteers, coaches, Judges and Refs at Maggie  
> Walker.
>
>
> Eric Palmer
> [log in to unmask]
>
> FLL 2009 Team 956 Coach
> FLL 2009 Team 882 Mentor
> THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS
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