ULTIMATE GOAL Coach Email Volume 15 2/11/21 – Coaches chat tonight at 7
Greetings Coaches & Mentors!
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 are the updates I have for you today:
1. If you plan to compete this season and have not registered with FIRST, please register ASAP
2. FTC Coaches chat tonight, 2-11 at 7:00 pm
3. Invoices should go out this Friday
If you plan to compete this season, please register with FIRST ASAP
We announced our official event schedule during the coaches chat last month (if you missed that chat, the link to the recording will be in a segment below) click here to see the schedule. We plan to send invoices out by next Friday and teams will be placed into leagues by the end of the month. Any public school team who applied for the OSPI grant should have been notified of their grant award (and remember those funds must be spent this school year) so now is the time to get your team registered if you would like to participate.
We recognize that all teams may not be able to build and compete with a robot, your team can participate in judging even if you do not submit robot scores so please don’t let this be a reason you don’t sign up. We will talk more about the specifics of the events and how they will work in our coaches chat early March and Kevin will talk more specifically about the judging process at that time.
Our next coaches chat will be tonight, Feb 11 at 7:00 pm
This is our opportunity to check in with all of you to see how you are doing and for you to share successes/challenges with your fellow coaches. We generally do not record these because the value is in the participation. If we do give specific information (as we did last month) we will create a recording and post it on our website. I encourage all coaches to attend.
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Invoices should be out by Friday
We are on schedule to get invoices out by tomorrow, at the latest I would say you should see them by Tuesday. Invoices come directly from our accounting program and not a firstwa.org address and will go to either the coach 1 or purchaser listed as of this past Tuesday (2-9). We will send coaches an email to let them know when invoices have been sent. Be sure to check your spam folder if you don’t see it show up in your inbox.
Take care and have a great week everyone!
FTC Program Delivery Partner
Director of Programs