ULTIMATE GOAL Coach Email Volume 11 1/5/21 – Innovation Challenge released Saturday!
If you are new to this email this is the place where you will find all of the Washington specific FIRST Tech Challenge information. Coaches in the FIRST system for the ULTIMATE GOAL season will be added weekly. 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:
- FTC Tuesdays with Kevin continues
- Kickoff Jan 9
FTC Tuesday’s with Kevin 3:00 – 4:30 pm Today
Have FTC questions or just want to hang out with FTC people? Join Kevin Ross on Tuesdays at 3pm Pacific for a 90 minute Q&A session.
Kevin is the Founding Chairman of FIRST Washington. He is a FIRST mentor going into his 22 year. He can help with mechanical, electrical, programming, judging, team organization, and can make all sorts of inappropriate jokes and bad puns to help your team succeed. No question is too simple or too complex. Feel free to come for a couple of questions, or stay for the entire time. Open to anyone in the FIRST community.
This meeting will be every Tuesday 3pm to 4:30pm.
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 829 1381 7510
Release of the innovation challenge is this Saturday at 9:00 am!
The kickoff broadcast that will announce the innovation challenge will begin at 9:00 am pacific time. For info on how to sigh up for the broadcast click here Since we can’t meet in person on the 9th, we have decided to do some remote brainstorming sessions over zoom and because the Innovation Challenge will be the same for FTC and FRC teams, we thought strategizing as a larger group would be fun! Here is where we need your help. We have a 500 person zoom account and depending on how many attend, that may not be large enough. We are asking each team to take a minute to poll your students and mentors so you can give us a reasonably accurate count or how many plan to attend these sessions. Once you have your count, please fill out this form to let us know how many from your team to expect. As of right now only 4 teams have filled out the RSVP. Please fill out this form by the end of the day tomorrow so we can set up the zoom meetings and send you the info. We want everyone to be able to participate in these sessions!
We plan to start these sessions right after kickoff ends (which should be around 9:40 pacific time) and will run them until noon or until everyone has decided that they have strategized enough!
I will send an email out this Friday with the Zoom links.
FTC Program Delivery Partner
Director of Programs