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. Lloyd O'Hara Coach, The Crestwood Monarchs ----- Original Message ----- From: "Leigh Light" <[log in to unmask]> To: <[log in to unmask]> Sent: Tuesday, November 06, 2012 5:06 PM Subject: [VADCFLL-L] Project Presentation Attendance > All, > > 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 > well? > > This is the first time my team and I have participated in an FLL > tournament. > > Thanks, > Leigh Light > > -- To UNSUBSCRIBE or CHANGE your settings, please visit > https://listserv.jmu.edu/archives/vadcfll-l.html and select "Join or leave > the list". > > -- VADCFLL administrative announcements are sent via > VADCFLL-ANNOUNCEMENTS-L. Visit > https://listserv.jmu.edu/archives/vadcfll-ANNOUNCEMENTS-l.html to > subscribe. -- To UNSUBSCRIBE or CHANGE your settings, please visit https://listserv.jmu.edu/archives/vadcfll-l.html and select "Join or leave the list". -- VADCFLL administrative announcements are sent via VADCFLL-ANNOUNCEMENTS-L. Visit https://listserv.jmu.edu/archives/vadcfll-ANNOUNCEMENTS-l.html to subscribe.