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.

The First Meeting

Author: fllCoach | Files under About Lego League

Teams are beginning to get started for the 2011 season, so I wanted to point rookie coaches to my The First Meeting post from last year.

The post describes what you should do to get ready for your first meeting and what you should accomplish. To summarize, the first meeting should be an introductory meeting. All the team members should get introduced to each other and every one should be introduced to Lego League. If you’re a rookie coach and don’t know what Lego League is about yourself, read my What is Lego League? post, or visit the FLL web site.

No one can prepare you for the competition. It is loud, chaotic, and stressful, but you and your team will have a LOT of fun. You’ll be proud of what your team accomplished, and will be beaming with pride when the kids answer questions you didn’t ask them in practice.

Don’t be afraid of all that you’ll need to do before competition. It will all come together better than you expect. Just take it one step at a time, enjoy the time with your team, and most of all, have fun.

2 responses. Wanna say something?

  1. Angie Wright
    Oct 3, 2011 at 15:29:21

    As it turns out, we are going to have a team this year! Our Rookie Team from last year will be led by two of the parents, they were excited enough to take the coach’s training and continue on. Since we are a transient type family with company transfers, this is fantastic! Our high school borrowed a kit, and they will have a team as well. The Library will have another team, and our team will be new this year as well. I’m so excited to see the teams grow in the area! Glad you are continueing this great resource of a site!

  2. fllCoach
    Oct 3, 2011 at 18:45:06

    Wonderful! I was thinking about contacting you to find out if you were participating this year. Let me know if you need anything.

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