You should at least have a separate coach for the project research activities. It's also good to get the other team parents to handle logistics ( t-shirts , tournament day coordination...) As far a "policing" , I think it is a good idea to have one or two kids take the lead to make sure the others stay on task. We also have a ping pong table now which helps break up the monotony. It's my fourth year coaching the same 10 kids and I like to step out of the room and pop in every so often for status reports from the team leads. If you are a rookie team, be proud of your own achievement regardless of how many missions are completed. Stick with it. Coaching gets easier every year; as long as you don't sweat the deadline. Let the kids worry about that. Btw, I have not as yet seen them solve more than one mission with any consistency. I may have to put a moratorium on ping pong for a while :) David Levy Coach - Super Nanobot Extremes On Oct 21, 2009, at 10:02 PM, Tom Chiffrilller wrote: > Hi everyone, just wondering how many adults and or mentors your team > has. I am coaching solo and feel overwhelmed at managing all the > kids. Any ideas? As soon as I start helping a few on a task the > others start running around. I don't want to be a policeman all > the time but am wondering how to keep the others busy. thanks. The > kids range from 10 to 13 years old. > 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-ADMIN-L. > Visit https://listserv.jmu.edu/archives/vadcfll-admin-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-ADMIN-L. Visit https://listserv.jmu.edu/archives/vadcfll-admin-l.html to subscribe.