As a rookie coach, I have a silly question. Do most people print out the building instructions or do you work off looking directly at the computer. Printing would be hundreds of pages!!! -Penny > On Jul 31, 2014, at 10:39 PM, VA-DC Referee Advisor <[log in to unmask]> wrote: > > FLL Coaches and Teams, > The World Class mission model build instructions will be posted tomorrow, Friday, August 1, at 12 noon Virginia-DC time. They will be on the web at http://www.firstlegoleague.org/challenge/missionmodelbuildinginstructions > > Even if you don't have your field kit yet, you can still take a look at the model pictures and guess what your robot's tasks might be. We won't know for sure until August 26th, so let your team's imagination really run free. > > Lots of teams like to get together during August or after they form in September to have a "build party". Team members can get familiar with uses for different types of LEGO pieces and have the mission models ready to go. > > For rookie coaches, and others who'd like to get more comfortable with FLL, keep an eye on the FLL Coach Calls that will be listed at http://www.firstlegoleague.org/challenge/teamresources (plus, you can start by listening to some of the recordings from last year--the basics of mentoring a team apply every year--only the specifics of the robot game and the project challenge should change.) There is a lot of good material linked from the Coach/Team Resources page, so try to check there multiple times during the season for help. > > From the FLL Challenge website, you'll be able to link to FAQs about this year's project: > http://www.firstlegoleague.org/challenge/projectupdates > > to the Robot Game updates: > http://www.firstlegoleague.org/challenge/robotgameupdates > > and to the official rules about tournament judging and awards, plus advancement: > http://www.firstlegoleague.org/event/judging > http://www.firstlegoleague.org/event/judgingfaq > > Just remember our FLL Core Values (http://www.firstlegoleague.org/mission/corevalues): > > We have FUN! > > > Steve Scherr > Virginia-DC FLL Referee Advisor > > > 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.