ULTIMATE GOAL Coach Email Volume 19 3/23/21 – Two important meetings this week.
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:
- Your first event window starts next week!
- Coaches meeting Tonight at 7:00 pm
- Drivers meeting This Thursday at 7:00 pm
Window for your first league event opens next week!
The Window for your first League events opens next Wednesday, 3-31 and will close Tuesday 4-6.
Hopefully you have all been taking advantage of the scrimmages we have scheduled to test out the functionality of the scoring system and see how to upload your match scores. If you haven’t taken advantage of a scrimmage window, no worries, we have one going on right now!
To helps us better plan (and know who to reach out to during the event week) Please fill out this form to let us know if you will be participating with your robot in the first event window.
If you are not participating this season, please fill out this form for the first week noting that you aren’t participating even if you have already notified me, Rob’n or Kevin. This will help me make sure that all of the correct people know what your plan is. You do not need to fill it out when I ask in subsequent weeks.
Remember, you don’t HAVE to participate with your robot at all 3 events so don’t worry if you aren’t ready quite yet and just focus on the 2nd League window. You can also be judged at your Interleague Championship event regardless of whether you participate with your robot or not.
Coaches meeting tonight at 7:00 pm
We will be having our first pre event coaches meeting tonight at 7:00 pm. Remember coaches, this is your opportunity to get your questions answered. Both Troung & Jim will be on as our representative Referee & Robot Inspector to help guide you and make sure you feel comfortable with what to do in those roles during your remote event. This meeting will not be recorded so it is important that you have someone in attendance if at all possible.
The zoom info for this meeting will be the same as the Thursday meeting. Links for both are listed at the bottom of this email.
Our first drive team meeting is Thursday at 7:00 – Coaches, please forward this info to your students!
This meeting is the opportunity for us to make sure the students know what they are supposed to do and to answer the questions they have. Much of the information will be similar to the Tuesday coaches meeting but don’t skip the coaches meeting thinking you can get your questions answered on Thursday. Adults are welcome to attend this meeting but we ask that you stay muted and let the students take the lead and interact with our volunteers.
Again, especially with students on this call, this meeting will not be recorded so please mark your calendar if you would like to attend.
The link below will work for both meetings:
Topic: FTC Coaches Chat & drivers meeting
Time: This is a recurring meeting Meet anytime
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Meeting ID: 838 4669 4396
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Take care and have a nice evening everyone!
FTC Program Delivery Partner
Director of Programs