Best advice is don't give up. Even if you are not ready go to competition
any way, you and your kids will learn TONS from other teams.
If you need a program for a spreadsheet, download openoffice at
openoffice.org. It's free and will meet 90% of your needs.
Check out techbrick http://www.techbrick.com/ loads of help, ideas and even
an android and iphone apps for scoring.
As for the hours I tell my parents at the start that it is a large
commitment, We end up at least three days a week for two - three hours and
Coach of the WAFFLEBOTS!
The only team on the Eastern Shore.
On Thu, Jul 28, 2011 at 12:01 AM, SUBSCRIBE VADCFLL-L Anonymous <
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> My team of 6 has met three times and we're trying to decide whether to
> compete this year or wait. I'm sorry, I'm sure these questions have been
> posted before. I have looked through the archives, but haven't found what
> I'm looking for.
> 1. Is the National Registration a one time fee forever, that will be
> attached to
> the coaches name or the school, regardless of what students are on the
> 2. I can't download most of the files on here as my computer doesn't have
> anything except works and pdf capabilities. Is there a sheet from a
> year that breaks down the basics of the competition? I read that the robot
> missions are 25% of the score, but don't know what encompasses the other
> 3. Would it be humiliating for a group of 9-11 yr olds to meet 2 hours a
> and compete? My parents don't want to add more at this point, and I don't
> have a point of reference as far as skill levels in either research or
> 4. Are there licensing legalities to putting logos on team t-shirts? And
> how do
> we find out if other teams have the same name?
> We don't have funding organized at this point, so I can't go get some of
> these great resource books you have been suggesting. Thanks for any tips,
> and for posting them yet again.
> Jennifer Armstrong
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