Typically the judge asks if they are ready to begin before they start the clock.Having judged before, the teams that come in with simple props and streamlined set up are well positioned to perform (less nervous, rushed). Practicing set up as well as the skit will help. The judging rubric can give your team a good idea of what the judges are looking for in terms of content and preparation. Our team has found the rubric to be a great tool to self-assess before the tournament. Also, you probably remember that your team must set up independently and leave the room as you found it (removing any debris generated during the skit, if any). Good luck. Ari Autor Co-Coach of The BrickBeasts On Mon, Oct 26, 2015 at 7:08 AM, Skip Morrow <[log in to unmask]> wrote: > Second year coach here, but my old age is getting the better of me. What > can we expect in the project judging session? I know our team has five > minutes to set up and perform, but I am thinking about the logistics of the > whole thing. > > For example, the team is lined up outside the classroom. The judge comes > to the door and tells them to come in. The team comes in and brings the > props for the skit. The judge explains what is going to happen ("you > perform; you have five minutes; then we will ask questions; yada yada"). > Then the clock starts and the team performs. > > Or does the judge come to the door with his stopwatch and tell the team > everything they need and clicks the start button and then the team goes in? > > Or something else? > > In other words, when practicing, when should I hit the start button on my > stopwatch? > > And while I have your attention, what else can we expect in the project > judging? > > Coach Skip > Team TechnoBotz of Chesapeake > > . > ------------------------------ > 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.