Yep, we used to stand BEHIND the Capital Girls as much as possible, so they couldn’t see us!
One thing I have found over the years that is tough for a coach is going into the TECHNICAL OR TEAMWORK rooms and not making a sound or moving. I can’t help facial expressions but I usually want to say something that the team has failed to tell the judges about. The funniest thing I have seen is a coach who actually put duct tape over her mouth while she and her team were in TECHNICAL. One of my proudest moments was when the judge asks my team how much I work with the robot. My teams answer was “he doesn’t touch the robot; he just sits at his desk, plays on the computer and ask us a bunch of questions”. The judge looked at me and winked knowing that my kids had done ALL the work. The thing you don’t want to see is a coach carrying the robot back and forth from the pits to the practice table running missions while his team just hangs around.
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