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Hmm. Not sure I agree with that – it’s actually quite structured, and the activity and the discussion of how and why they did what they did is important. At the risk of sounding like a curmudgeon, I’d be reluctant to let them co-opt part of the time that way.

 

I suppose if they just did it on the way in and stopped promptly enough, it would be OK, but it needs to be short. And (as I think someone else posted) not be loud enough to bother other teams being judged off the same hallway.

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Phil Smith III

 

Judge Advisor

Coach, The Capital Girls (retired)

Team 1900 (2002)

Team 2497 (2003)

Team 2355 (2004)

Team 1945 (2005)

 

From: First Lego League in Virginia and DC [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of VA-DC Referee Advisor
Sent: Tuesday, November 07, 2017 9:16 AM
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Subject: Re: [VADCFLL-L] Judging Formats

 

Core Values judging is less structured than Project judging.  As long as the team is prepared to have their song count as part of their 10-minute judging session, they can sing it as they enter.

 

Asking permission first just takes more time off the clock ;-)

 

Steve

 

On Tue, Nov 7, 2017 at 8:16 AM, Saritha Soma <[log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]> > wrote:

Quick question on the Core Values Judging.

Can the kids walk into judging and sing their theme song, I see first 5 minutes is set to activity or should they ask the judge first and hold off singing their intro song at the second half?

 

This is our rookie year, appreciate any thoughts/guidance.

 

Thanks,
Saritha Soma

Team Activators #31464

 

On Mon, Nov 6, 2017 at 12:57 PM, Scott Rakestraw <[log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]> > wrote:

Below is guidance given to judges regarding judging format. I am sharing it with teams so teams know what to expect in judging. 

 

Core Values Judging Format

Core Values Poster is optional in the VA-DC region. A Core Values Poster is encouraged as it provides a conversation guide for both rookie and experienced teams.

 

1.           ~ 5 minutes – Teamwork Activity: When your team enters the judging room, they will be given a short, fun activity while the Judges observe how the team works together.  Team introductions should be extremely brief.

 

2.           ~ 5 minutes – Questions and Answers: Time reserved for the Core Values Judges to ask questions about the Teamwork Activity, your displayed Core Values Poster and the season.  Core Values Posters are optional in VA-DC.   Teams with posters and team without posters should be weighted equally. 

 

Project Judging Format

 

1.           5 minutes – Project Presentation: When your team enters the judging room, they will have 5 minutes to present their project. All setup is included in the 5 minutes and no adults should help with setup.  Team introductions should be extremely brief.

 

2.           5 minutes – Questions and Answers: Judges will ask questions related to the Project Rubric.




 

Robot Design Judging Format

A Robot Design Executive Summary (RDES) is optional in our region. RDES is encouraged as it provides a conversation guide for both rookie and experienced teams.

 

1.           ~ 4 minutes – Robot Presentation and Trial Run: When the team enters the judging room, they should be prepared to present their robot and conduct one trial run.  Team introductions should be extremely brief.

 

Robot Presentation (Verbal or written)

The robot presentation should cover the following:

a.           Robot Facts

b.           Design Details (Fun, Strategy, Design Process)

c.            Mechanical Design

d.           Programming

e.           Innovation

 

Trial Run

Run the robot briefly to demonstrate how it completes the mission(s) of the team’s choice. Please do not do an entire robot round.

 

2.           ~ 6 minutes – Questions and Answers: Judges will ask questions related to the Robot Design Rubric. It is highly recommended each team have a means of showing some programming.

 

Thanks,

Scott Rakestraw

VA-DC Judge Advisor

 

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