Theme of 2015
Finding better ways
to manage our trash
Mission description will be rolled out on website August 25th
the competition is on!
https://youtu.be/Ujv_oTTqMgA Trash Trek Trailer
Coaches Weekend Training @ McKendree College
2014 Coach of Illinois team, Regional Core Value Award
Winner, made it to State Competition
NXT, EV3 Mindstorms owner
Mom to sons Matt & Nate - Current SPX 7th
previous team Robo Sadrz
Amy Stehlin, Cell 618-616-3193 email@example.com
FLL Robotics Description
Build & Program LEGO MS EV3 to perform missions on
the field in specific time period to gain points.
Real world problem to solve. 2015 Theme is Trash Trek.
Solve a problem we come up with regarding Theme
and present it to the judges in a timed speech with
Follow Core Values during the season and
document usage for presentation before judges.
Two meetings per week for 1.5 hours each in SPX
One meeting right after school and one meeting in an
evening to accommodate working parents. Flexible
floating time due to other SPX activity conflicts.
Weekend Meetings possible when we fall behind or
need to work thru something…maybe 1-2 per month.
Flexible commitment. Need to get to certain benchmarks by
certain times. Home tasks to make up for missed meetings so
we can accomplish what needs to get done for the week.
Technology usage awareness. Examples: Internet/youtube to
view other team’s robot construction. Emailing. Directions on
building mission models. Checking FLL site for updates and
tips. Facetiming into meetings or mentor teams to help solve
Safety. Coach oversight and team member’s identity
and safety will always be in the forefront with
anything we do online.
Logbook to keep track of 5W’s.
Some meetings over the summer to introduce
programming and get to know each other. Weekly
meetings will start in August.
Scrimages normally held at other schools in October.
Parent Performance or school performance as
rehearsal for Regional Qualifier in early November.
Qualifier choices are usually late November or
early December. Will know firm dates around
September and then will need to know conflict s
Currently $100 per team member. Payable to SPX.
Write FLL Robotics note on check.
Other area teams comparison were at least twice this
amount. This will still not completely cover the
operating expenses of the team. We will need sponsors
Cost breakdown available if requested.
Sponsorships. Logo/name on shirt, banner,
correspondence. Template that team members
will revise and send out. Please contact me if
you know a company interested in sponsoring
Open Meeting. Parents always welcome!
Snacks. Need Snack Volunteer to set up schedule.
Usually I set 10 minute break time halfway thru
meeting. Kids choice. NO EATING or DRINKING
anywhere near robot or field.
Mentoring. We need mentors! Requesting any
assistance from parents, relatives, friends, co workers
that have expertise in marketing, public speaking,
presenting in front of audiences, IT programming, any
engineering, teaching, TRASH, RECYCLING,
photography, building, etc. All goes towards
points at our presentation to the judges.
Coaches Roles & Responsibilities
Assist not Do. Guide thru problems.
Create safe, fun atmosphere to problem solve.
Bring in mentors.
Promote Core Values and STEM/STEAM.
NEED VOLUNTEERS to Coach. Kids do the work. Coaches
do not need to have any scientific or computer
background. Example: I have never touched the team
computer to program anything ever. Kids are in
charge of saving (or forgetting to save) the
files, testing the robot, etc. Will also have a
teacher act as School Representative.
Roles & Responsibilities
Refer as Team Members. They will learn how to work
as members of a problem solving team.
Always conduct themselves as Gracious Professionals
and work towards this goal with Core Values in mind.
Will learn all aspects of the process but will have
certain specific responsibilities that they alone are the
“Master” of. Examples: Master Timekeeper, Ruler,
Chief Programmer, Marketing Coordinator,
Photographer, Field Guru, Guest Relations,
Needs & Questions
If interested, contact firstname.lastname@example.org Need
parent contact info. Email, cell phone.
Team Member task: Start thinking of team name ideas
and or logos. Go online and learn about FLLR.
Parent volunteers to make this an awesome rookie year
for our kids!
Contact Amy Stehlin or Ann Flynt with any
questions or concerns