Clarification/Challenge Release/Coach Calls

Coaches:

Clarification
On page 27 in the Coaches’  Handbook "FLL Robot Set"  it says:

“Each team must have a LEGO MINDSTORMS set to participate in the Robot Game (NXT, or RCX), ….”

At the time the Coaches’ Handbook was printed, it was unclear if the EV3 (3rd evolution of MINDSTORMS) would be available. It is available for this season and we encourage teams who are ready to upgrade to select the EV3.

Challenge Release Is Almost Here
We know you have been waiting, and the time has almost come!  The 2013 Nature’s Fury Challenge will be released at 12:00 noon EDT on Tuesday, August 27.  At that time you will be able to download the Nature’s Fury Challenge as well as supplemental documents to help you get started.  Find everything on http://www.firstlegoleague.org/challenge/2013naturesfury starting August 27.

Two (2) Coach Calls – August 19th and 20th
On Monday, August 19th at 7 pm EDT, we will host a new call this season, FLL Parents: What to Expect.  As coaches, you may already understand what to expect from the season and events. This call will help you keep parental expectations reasonable and help educate them about the importance of modeling Core Values – especially at events.

On Tuesday, August 20th at 7pm EST, we will continue our coach orientation series with a call on Coaching a Team. This call will be a more detailed description of what to expect as a coach and how to structure the season. A description of the 3 parts of FLL – Robot Game, Project, and Core Values- will also be discussed.

We will post the call outlines online prior to call. Go to: http://firstlegoleague.org/challenge/teamresources