Best advice is don't give up. Even if you are not ready go to competition any way, you and your kids will learn TONS from other teams. If you need a program for a spreadsheet, download openoffice at openoffice.org. It's free and will meet 90% of your needs. Check out techbrick http://www.techbrick.com/ loads of help, ideas and even an android and iphone apps for scoring. As for the hours I tell my parents at the start that it is a large commitment, We end up at least three days a week for two - three hours and some Saturdays. Mike Coach of the WAFFLEBOTS! The only team on the Eastern Shore. On Thu, Jul 28, 2011 at 12:01 AM, SUBSCRIBE VADCFLL-L Anonymous < [log in to unmask]> wrote: > Hi, > My team of 6 has met three times and we're trying to decide whether to > compete this year or wait. I'm sorry, I'm sure these questions have been > posted before. I have looked through the archives, but haven't found what > I'm looking for. > > 1. Is the National Registration a one time fee forever, that will be > attached to > the coaches name or the school, regardless of what students are on the > team? > > 2. I can't download most of the files on here as my computer doesn't have > anything except works and pdf capabilities. Is there a sheet from a > previous > year that breaks down the basics of the competition? I read that the robot > missions are 25% of the score, but don't know what encompasses the other > 75%. > > 3. Would it be humiliating for a group of 9-11 yr olds to meet 2 hours a > week > and compete? My parents don't want to add more at this point, and I don't > have a point of reference as far as skill levels in either research or > maneuvers. > > 4. Are there licensing legalities to putting logos on team t-shirts? And > how do > we find out if other teams have the same name? > > We don't have funding organized at this point, so I can't go get some of > these great resource books you have been suggesting. Thanks for any tips, > and for posting them yet again. > > Jennifer Armstrong > > -- 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. > -- -- Michael Brown Y!:nrune AOL:nrune GPS: Team Virginia Brown's -- 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.