banner I have been a Lego League coach since 2007. This year, I wanted to document the season to give rookie coaches a resource to help them through to competition. The process can be intense, but it can also be a lot of fun for you and your team.

I hope to cover enough through my posts, but if I leave anything out, please feel free to leave a comment, or contact me.
Aug
23rd

Time Commitment

Author: fllCoach | Files under About Lego League
  • Being a Lego League coach is a HUGE time commitment
  • I usually start with two meetings a week
  • I call in sub-teams as necessary as we get closer to competition
  • As coach, you can decide how much to meet

As with any activity, the time you put into it will dictate what you get out of it. I won’t lie to you. Lego League is a HUGE time commitment.

We typically start with two meetings a week in September and October and meet as necessary as the competition gets closer. I usually split the team up into sub-teams, so when it gets more intense, I don’t always have the entire team there for every meeting. I typically meet with each sub-team and still have full team meetings every week. But that means as a coach, depending on the size of the team, you could be seeing parts of your team for 6-7 days out of the week.

In the 2009 season, I was meeting with at least part of my team every day for about 6 weeks. I only got a break Thanksgiving Day.

But please don’t let my time commitment scare you. That’s the amount of time I choose to put into the team to make them successful. Lots of teams don’t meet nearly as much and still have a very meaningful experience at their competition. The beauty is, as coach, you get to decide.


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