From the CyberTigers #5234,
Robot Bill is spot on with his comment. We are a school based team that
doesn't really get going until mid-September. We meet twice a week for
2 hours and never have enough time to do "everything" to prepare for
competition. This is my fourth year coaching, and every team has been
different--even with a 90% return rate year to year.
After the competition is complete, we move on to other activities that
help teach the basic prinicples associated with programming, robot
design, strategy, and just about anything else the team may be
interested in. Last year, after the season, we participated in the Hour
of Code, held our own SumoBot competition, SpeedBot competition, and the
ultimate challenge of Capture the Flag--RobotStyle. The last challenge,
without a doubt, was the favorite of every student.
Remember, what we discover is more important than what we win, and
you'll be fine.
Best wishes for a great experience.
Coach and Pizza Delivery Guy for the CyberTigers
From: Robot Bill <[log in to unmask]>
To: VADCFLL-L <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Wed, Oct 22, 2014 9:23 am
Subject: Re: [VADCFLL-L] Project presentation
I'd like to add a footnote to this conversation if I may. Please don't
fret too much over how much your team does or does participate in the
The teams in FLL compete at all different levels. There are rookie teams
and veteran teams. Some teams can compete at the qualifier-level, some
at the state championship level and some at the World Festival level.
They are ALL great teams.
Please do not compare your teams by how much you participate and how far
you go in FLL. As long as your teams are having fun and learning, your
seasons will be successful.
I am concerned that there might be rookie teams on this listserve who
are reading these comments and *fretting* over how much they are doing
with respect to the other teams in FLL. Do not worry. Do your best this
year and try to learn from the others to prepare for next year. All
teams had to be rookies at one time and they all go through the same
Do well, have fun and we'll see you at the tournaments!
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