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Robert Haskins <[log in to unmask]>
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Robert Haskins <[log in to unmask]>
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Fri, 5 Nov 2010 09:44:54 -0400
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If you have never considered volunteering, you should. We (myself,
daughter and son) started volunteering two years ago when the state
tournament moved to Harrisonburg and my kids (15 and 12) look forward
to that day like no other. It is a lot of work, but it is a ton of fun
and you get to meet lots of interesting people.

You also learn how to act as a coach. Let me tell you, from a referee
standpoint, the best coaches are the ones who stand back and don't
involve themselves whatsoever in whatever is happening on the table
(before during and after each run). The team should be the one and
only interface to the referee.

On Fri, Nov 5, 2010 at 6:09 AM, Eric Palmer <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> As tournament time approaches, I'm guessing that many of you are excited,
> nervous, may be wishing this were over, wanting more and so much more.
>
> Good luck to your teams and may fun and learning be part of your tournament
> experiences.  For those new coaches this year or experienced coaches that
> have never thought about judging at a tournament; if FLL has been a great
> experience for you and your team and if you see the immense value in FIRST,
> please consider volunteering to be a judge or tournament volunteer next
> year.
>
> In VA and DC FIRST is growing at an amazing rate and the number of
> tournament are growing along with the number of teams.  With this growth,
> the need for volunteers, judges and referrers  grows as well. Even if you
> have never considered participating in a tounament as some sort of
> volunteer, please take a moment and consider this for next year.  Volunteers
> are made up of people like you and me.  Many started out as coaches or
> mentors and even now we have former team members old enough to volunteer and
> judge.


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Middletown, VA
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