I think all this discussion is great, we are identifying areas of concern, listing opinions, and offering solutions.  I think we all should try to remember all this next year when a new crop of rookie coaches join us and are looking on the listserv for any advice they can find about the new world of FLL.  If we bring up this discussion about parent/coach involvement and where teams should spend their emphasis and practice time, we can help make this better and better.  In talking to some of the rookie coaches it seems they are coming up from the elementary school where many were in Odessy of the Mind ( OM ) competitions and they are using the skills they learned there.  It falls on those of us who have experience to offer suggestions to them ( listserv ) to let them know the differences.  My feeling is that we are on the right track. 



Rusty West

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