Early on, I thought it was a great idea to go in and hear and see what was
going on. Now, I never go in to any of the presentations and any other
coach on our team who has worked with the team on a presentation, does not
go in. However, I think it is no big deal if parents who were not involved
go in to take pictures and videos. The videos provide a tremendous amount
of feedback for the team.
Long story longer, if you are a coach, I'd stay outside, if you are a parent
who is interested in seeing what goes on and also taking pictures and/or
videos, I think there is no issue. One last thing, we always coach our
teams that they are on their own in a presentation room and we tell them, if
they look to an adult in the room, it might adversely affect their
presentation. We have had no issues as far as I can tell.
Coach, The Crestwood Monarchs
----- Original Message -----
From: "Leigh Light" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Tuesday, November 06, 2012 5:06 PM
Subject: [VADCFLL-L] Project Presentation Attendance
> It has been recommended to me by a couple of experienced coaches that
> it is best if no adults (no coach or historian) be present during the
> teamís project presentation. The stated reason is that the team
> members sometimes look to the adults present for guidance, especially
> if it is their first time, and that this behavior can negatively
> affect their score.
> Does anyone have a different opinion?
> What about the Core Values and other sessions where the judges ask the
> team questions? Is it best that no adults be present for these as
> This is the first time my team and I have participated in an FLL
> Leigh Light
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