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Ashburn Robotics has some good material for rookie coaches:
http://www.ashburnrobotics.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/rookie_coaches.pdf

This presentation has some great info about team/time management.
http://www.ashburnrobotics.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/fll-team-management.pptx



On Wed, Sep 3, 2014 at 9:59 PM, Joe A. <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> I agree...great thread! I'm a total noob, never had a meeting, still
> coming up with ideas for their format, length and frequency. This helps a
> lot.
>
> Not to completely hijack the original post but since you're on the
> subject,  it would also be helpful to get tips from pros how you typically
> spend that time at meetings. Do you break up into groups and do different
> pieces of the challenge or project at the same time? Other team building
> games or challenges? If anyone feels like sharing tips on keeping the team
> engaged throughout, I'd appreciate it!
>
> Joe
>
> Sent from my iPhone. Pardon the typos!
>
> On Sep 3, 2014, at 8:54 PM, John Hostetter <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
>
> This is a great thread! It's good to know I'm not way above or below. We
> meet two days a week for an hour and a half each time. We're always
> scrambling a week before the competition, but they always make me proud.
>
> John
>
>
> On Wed, Sep 3, 2014 at 8:46 PM, Michele Bossick <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
>
>> Thank you all for your responses. I think I am on target with meeting
>> twice a week for a total of 3 hrs a week. I appreciate all the insight from
>> other coaches.
>>
>> Michele
>>
>>
>> On Wed, Sep 3, 2014 at 8:34 PM, Wendy Newton <[log in to unmask]>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> We meet once a week for a couple of hours. With scouts, tutoring and
>>> other responsibilities the kids have that is about all we can schedule
>>> together regularly. To help fill in, the kids do research between meetings
>>> as well and then when they come together they share, compare, etc.
>>> When it gets closer to the regional we add in days where we can. Also on
>>> school holidays I usually take the day off and let the kids come over all
>>> day. That is when we do any field trips they want to do.
>>> The night before the regional is crazy, they never seem prepared but
>>> somehow they pull it together.
>>>
>>>
>>> On Wed, Sep 3, 2014 at 8:04 PM, Lloyd O'Hara <[log in to unmask]>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>>>  We generally meet 5 - 6 hours per week.  Acouple hours on Thursday
>>>> nights and  3-4 on Sunday afternoons.  When the regionals come around, we
>>>> generally meet a couple more hours leading up to make sure we are ready.
>>>> The good news is that this is our 5th year and all of our team members know
>>>> what to expect and what needs to be done.
>>>>
>>>> Thanks,
>>>>
>>>> Lloyd
>>>>
>>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>>> *From:* Laura Dysart <[log in to unmask]>
>>>> *To:* [log in to unmask]
>>>> *Sent:* Wednesday, September 03, 2014 6:31 PM
>>>> *Subject:* Re: [VADCFLL-L] practice commitment
>>>>
>>>> I originally replied to just Michele- but thought it might be worth
>>>> noting- we are in our 6th year- we always are half rookie/half done it. Our
>>>> team meets on Saturday mornings and Monday afternoons for 2 hours. However,
>>>> the team has decided and agreed in the past to increased hours or days if
>>>> they feel like they need more time. The nice thing about that is that they
>>>> buy into - they feel they need it. Someone mentioned GT kids making it
>>>> easier-  we often have a few with attention issues- making it not easier-
>>>> so two hours is max in one meeting- with breaks. - we have done a one all
>>>> day thing at the agreement of the team- where we also take a break in the
>>>> local park and break it up a ton- Half fun day half work. the kids actually
>>>> enjoy that in the years we have needed it- getting them to decide on
>>>> additional time is key- they buy in.
>>>>  On Sep 3, 2014, at 5:24 PM, Michele Bossick wrote:
>>>>
>>>> Hello all.....Please share how often and how long your team meets to
>>>> practice. I am having some difficulty with parents understanding this is
>>>> more than club.  I am starting to feel like maybe I am being unreasonable
>>>> so I wanted to see how often other teams meet.
>>>>
>>>> Thanks for sharing...
>>>>
>>>> Michele
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> ______________________________
>>>> *Michele Bossick*
>>>> Technology Educator-Lower School
>>>> Nansemond-Suffolk Academy <http://www.nsacademy.org/>
>>>> 3373 Pruden Blvd.
>>>> Suffolk, VA 23434
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>> --
>> ______________________________
>> *Michele Bossick*
>> Technology Educator-Lower School
>> Nansemond-Suffolk Academy <http://www.nsacademy.org>
>> 3373 Pruden Blvd.
>> Suffolk, VA 23434
>> [log in to unmask]
>> 757.539.8789
>>
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>> rigorous college preparatory education in an atmosphere fostering moral
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>> above all, the Academy seeks to develop and inspire leaders who value
>> diversity, creativity, scholastic excellence and community service.
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