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.
Jan
31st

2010 Season Over

Author: fllCoach | Files under About Lego League

The 2010 FLL season is over. The state competitions were held all this month (ours was this past Saturday) and living rooms, basements, and garages can now be reclaimed for their intended purposes.

This was another good season for me. My all-girls team won their regional tournament and placed 13th overall at state. I had high expectations at the beginning of the season because of our 3rd place finish last year. Even though only three girls returned, I expected the same kind of results. It’s hard not to. But the competition was fierce at state this year. Much more so than last year. And our team just didn’t have the same magic as last year’s.

But in some ways, this year’s team outperformed last year’s team. The girls took home a trophy in the Programming category. I was very excited that they were able to take home something for their hard work.

I also volunteered as a referee for the first time this year. It was a lot of fun and I’m definitely going to do it next year. It was cool to get a perspective from the other side and neat to see what goes on behind the scenes at the tournaments. It’s a lot of work and my hat goes off to the organizers of the Minnesota tournaments. They always pull off well-run, fun events.

When I started this blog last fall, I wanted to help rookie coaches with information I wish I had in my rookie year. I got so much more out of it than I expected. I’ve met some great folks, learned about how FLL is run across the country, and learned a lot from coaches more experienced than me that took the time to leave comments. For that, I am truly grateful.

I intend to be back next year with a few more tidbits that I learned along the way this year and will edit and refine posts from this year for 2011. Thank you for stopping by this year. I hope you found my information useful. If there is anything you want to learn about, please don’t hesitate to ask. If I can’t answer your questions, I’ll try to find the answers for you.

Congratulations on your year. Talk to you again soon.


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