While I can certainly understand feeling like coaching a team is complicated or overwhelming after attending an Expo, trust me when I say you are selling yourself short by feeling that you are not capable of starting your own group. I have coached a Jr.FLL team for my son for the past two years and it is a completely manageable task. Truly - anyone can coach a Jr.FLL team!
If you would like to talk on the phone, just send me a note privately off the list and we can connect to talk through what my coaching path has looked like these past two years if that would be of any value to you. I am also happy to share the information packet that I prepared for parents to set expectations for their involvement.
I hope to see you and your son at an Expo next year!
On May 1, 2011, at 5:58 PM, Gina Willett wrote:
Hello, We attended the expo on Saturday hoping to figure out how to get my son (almost 9 years old) in a Lego group, but had no luck. I've been trying for well over a year to find a group that he can join -- with no success. We live just north of Richmond, in Ashland Virginia. My son is crazy for Legos and would like to someday be an engineer. The only Lego club that operates through our school starts with 4th graders. He is a rising 3rd grader. All I keep hearing is to "start your own group," but I am not really capable of that (sorry, I haven't got a clue about building these things) and my husband is bogged down with his job. Does anyone have any suggestions?? I would really appreciate it!! Gina Willett
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