Rapid React Coach Email Volume 9: 10-1-21 – Off Season Events Need You to Register if Attending
If you are new to this email this is the place where you will find all of the Washington specific FIRST Robotics Competition information. Coaches in the FIRST system for the RAPID REACT season will be added once teams are able to register for events. Every email from me will be numbered and that number lets you know which update it is, if you miss an update you can find it on our website.
Here is what I have for you today:
- Off Season Event info – Please register or reach out to the host if you plan to attend, some events may cancel if they don’t get enough teams.
Off Season Event Info
1) Robot Rodeo, Wilsonville, OR – Hosted by 1425 Oct 9:
Robot Rodeo – is a one-day event for the first 24 teams to sign up. It will be in the format of a District Qualifier on the real field, with scheduled matches and a playoff, to give teams the chance to roundup their robots and get their new drive team members familiar with the rhythm of a season event. The emphasis will be on getting every robot and drive team run time, so there will be plenty of help, patience and gracious professionalism available. Don’t worry if your drive team is new or your robot isn’t doing everything it was back in 2019. Get the straw out of that robot and come have some fun! In past years this has been a “Girls Gen” event, but this year in the spirit of helping all teams get “back in the saddle”, any and all drive team configurations are welcome. 2021 Infinite Recharge rules will apply.
Register to attend this event October 9th.
2) Bordie Recharge! Team 2412, the Robototes, has taken over the cancelled Auburn event with a few changes. The event date is confirmed: Oct 16-17
The Robototes, Team 2412 invites to you join us at Sammamish High School in Bellevue October 16 and 17, 2021 for Bordie Recharge! Our plan is for setup Friday night and Saturday AM with load-in Saturday AM. Matches to run Saturday and Sunday. Cost will be $250 for the first robot, $100 for the second. If you are interested in coming to this event fill out our form at Infinite Reboot Reborn by Tuesday 9/28, after that email Laura Dooley firstname.lastname@example.org. We will take all teams registered for the Auburn event and then others as space is available up to 20 teams. First bots will be given preference. Payment details coming soon. Concerns or questions: email Laura Dooley at email@example.com. www.bordierecharge.com
*This event will be run based on current COVID Protocols and Policies. Masks will be required for all attendees and Team size will be limited. Vaccination required for Adult volunteers. Spectators will not be allowed as team size is limited.
4) Robot Rewind, Spokane, WA hosted by 2147 Oct 30 – has been cancelled due to lack of teams
5) Storm Surge, Vancouver, WA hosted by 2811 Oct 30:
The Skyview StormBots will be hosting a one-day competition on Saturday, October 30th called StormSurge. We will be playing Infinite Recharge in the format of a District Qualifier on the official field, with scheduled matches and a playoff, to give teams the chance to polish off their robots and get their new drive team members familiar with the pace and pressure of a season event.
WE NEED YOUR HELP: Currently, only 11 teams are signed up for this event. We need at least 20 to run the event. If you are interested, please sign up ASAP here. These are the teams currently registered (753, 955, 1359, 1432, 2471, 3711, 4692, 5468, 6343, and 7034).
If you have any questions please email Luke Glassett: firstname.lastname@example.org.”
Important Dates & Deadlines
Oct 21: FRC Coaches Chat
Nov 8: OSPI Grant closes (WA public school teams)
Have a great week!
Director of Programs