Hello I take a bit of a different approach. I found that having parents hanging around the pit area became crowded and confusing. Then also the parents were directing their kid to do things when I was making a different plan. Thus we ask parents to remain in the gym (robot area). They are close if needed but not interfering with the kids interacting with the other teams. The 3 coaches do the wrangling and organizing. Maybe if you only have 2 coaches, have 1 or 2 particular parents designated to assist. Good luck and most importantly have fun!!! Coach Williams Flaming Marshmallows On Fri, Nov 2, 2018 at 3:27 PM N K <[log in to unmask]> wrote: > It is a good idea to have at least one parent per kid especially since > this is the first year. There is a lot of running around to do from place > to place for robot runs and judging sessions. Having extra set of hands to > get the team time on the practice table, scout out the judging session > rooms, keep track of the kids as they roam around to see other teams, pick > up lunch, bring snacks, etc., is very helpful. As a coach you will have too > many other things to take care of to be doing these things. There are three > adults allowed in the judging session so parents can take turns going into > the three judging sessions as well. > > > On Fri, Nov 2, 2018 at 2:36 PM Robin Cole <[log in to unmask]> wrote: > >> I've got a first year team that's competing next weekend. I'm trying to >> get a better feel for the logistics of tournament day. Do kids usually have >> at least one parent per kid hang out the whole day? It looks like the >> actual competitions are fairly closed, so parents won't be able to watch >> much. I guess it's more a question of whether my fellow coach and I want to >> be responsible for wrangling the team by ourselves all day. What do other >> people do? Thanks. >> >> -- 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. -- *Susan Williams, Ph.D.* *Organizational Development Manager* *Virginia Department of Corrections* *[log in to unmask] <[log in to unmask]>* O: (804) 887-8269 C: (804) 400-2322 *Talking Together, Thinking Together, Working Together* *Consciously and Boldly Contributing to the Mission of the Department* *Cultivating a Commitment to Transform Lives* -- 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.