Taylor Wow! Your story is really inspiring. All the information the other coaches have given seems right on the spot. Our team is going to help mentor new coaches this season and in Aug will hold a workshop to help get everyone off to a good start. We live in Ashburn which should be close enough to your home if attend TJ. Send your contact info off line if you want me to add you to the list. One other resource to see would YouTube for robot and research. Best of luck Mark Sent from my iPhone On May 29, 2011, at 10:22 PM, Taylor Culman <[log in to unmask]> wrote: > Hello fellow coaches! > > My name is Taylor Culman, and I am a tenth grade student at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology. I recently received a grant from my school to start a team at a middle school in a less fortunate neighborhood. > I was wondering if anyone had any advice for me. My brother has competed in the competitions, but I still am a little clueless when it comes to the whole coaching thing. In addition, I have already exhausted all of the grant money buying the NXT and registering the team, so if anyone has any fundraising ideas, or extra parts they can donate, that would be fantastic. I am trying to keep the financial burden as low as I can for these kids. These kids all have a real passion for Science and Tech, and I am so greatful i get to help them with that. Thanks so much for your time everyone. This community seems so welcoming, and I am thrilled to be a part of it. > > Thanks for your time, > > Taylor Culman > > Holmes Hawks > [log in to unmask] > [log in to unmask] > 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.