I want to also say what a great time my team and I had yesterday. I can now appreciate how much work goes on into putting on a show like this. Well done! I too was a rookie coach, and my team Div 1 team (E = M C Brick!) were also all rookies. I think they did fantastic, even if their score from the day doesn't show it. I am super proud of them! My Div 2 team was kinda "forced" upon me Saturday morning because their actual coach woke up with a fever, along with his son, who was also not able to compete. Fortunately both of our teams practice on the same days each week at the same place, so I know his kids quite well. I happily filled in for him and watched after his kids as they did everything that they had been trained to do. Amazingly, they took first place (Brainstormz). I cannot take any of the credit for their impressive performance, but I sure am proud of them. In fact, I am proud of every kid and team that I talked to yesterday. What an uplifting experience! We are already making plans for next year, and I know the Brainstormz' coach is making plans to represent the Hampton Roads area at JMU. Tournament volunteers, you guys are AWESOME! It was a real pleasure being your guests yesterday. Thanks for taking care of us, and showing us a great time. Skip Morrow Coach, E = M C Brick! . On Sun, Nov 9, 2014 at 10:58 AM, Guthrie, Theresa <[log in to unmask]> wrote: > Thank you everyone for the great time at the Newport News Tournament > yesterday! The Tigers AI team feels so fortunate that we were able to > participate in such a well-organized tournament filled with well-mannered, > good-hearted, supportive teams. > > > > Kudos to Amy Nichols and the Ruling Robot Falcons. You and your team are > great examples of what FLL is all about. You set the example for us last > weekend and on tournament day. > > > > Karen Berger, thank you so much for doing this for us year after year. You > are amazing. All the volunteers kept Gracious Professionalism and > Coopertition the main focus of the tournament. > > > > Dr. Lamberts expert announcing skills brought a thrilling vibe to the > tournament tables. We felt the referees were fair, kind, and very kid > friendly! > > > > As a rookie coach, I knew I was going to be so embarrassed for my kids > because I failed to coach them properly. But I was only a little > embarrassed. The team understood there was so much more they should have > considered, but they still walked out of every judging session with their > heads held high and a big smile on their faces! > > > > We can’t wait till next year! > > > > Terry Guthrie > > > > > > *From:* First Lego League in Virginia and DC [mailto: > [log in to unmask]] *On Behalf Of *Amy Nichols > *Sent:* Sunday, November 09, 2014 10:15 AM > *To:* [log in to unmask] > *Subject:* [VADCFLL-L] Thank you! > > > > I want to offer a huge thank you from The Ruling Robot Falcons to Karen > Berger and all the organizers, judges, referees, and volunteers that helped > put on the regional tournament in Newport News yesterday. Our kids had > such a fun time and I appreciate all the work that was put into it! I > think the referees were cheering for all the kids as much as the coaches > were! Thank you all! > > > > I also want to add a note about real Gracious Professionalism that > happened for our team yesterday. When we arrived at the school yesterday > and our kids ran their robot on the practice boards, they discovered that > nothing on their robot worked. All their missions were dependent on the > color sensor, which had was only randomly seeing certain colors. They > tried everything they could think of to fix it, but then got the idea to > see if the other teams that had EV3's could help. So they went around the > room asking other teams if they had any ideas or knew how to calibrate a > color sensor (one of the things they thought perhaps was wrong). The > other teams all stopped what they were doing to help our kids try to > problem solve and help think of what could be wrong. It was very apparent > that these kids were not just there to win a tournament...but they really > loved being there and wanted to help. This just made me love FIRST/FLL > even more than I already did, and realize just how great this organization > is! > > > > Thank you all! > ------------------------------ > > 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. > -- 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. 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