I am wondering the best coaching method. I could ramble on about "on the other hand" quite a bit, but I'll try to keep it short. How do you motivate learning? I coach and I have an engineer mentor helping out. This is our third year, and his opinion all season has been if the kids want to accomplish a lot, they have the ability to look things up for themselves. They are all over 12 years old except one. I concurred, but now that we're getting close to the end, I'm rethinking. My boys want to use only move blocks. As this may be our last year, I'd like to branch out and use a sensor (light). They are sure that move blocks using rotations are the best. Ideally I would like to run tests to gauge both, but I can't make the light sensor work myself. And there's not much time. Should I force the issue and make them stretch giving them the final say, or do I let them do the same old thing? Do we waste lots of time angling and adjusting degrees, or do we plow through until we learn how to make the sensor work going on my word that it will be more accurate? I know it's supposed to be team driven, the kids do the work, but is there a way to challenge them and it still be fun? They seem to be in a rut. Thanks, Jennifer -- 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.