ULTIMATE GOAL Coach Email Volume 23 5/5/21 – State Champs, virtual pits and more!
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.
- Interleague Results & Awards
- Virtual pits at State Championships open to everyone from 2:30 – 3:30
- Compass & Promote upload deadline is tonight
- Join us for our virtual showcase and awards ceremony on Thursday, May 13 at 7:00 pm
Interleague Results & Awards
I want to thank all of your for your flexibility and Gracious Professionalism as we had to switch things up on Saturday morning because of a Youth Protection glitch that locked many mentors and volunteers out of the scoring system. I know it made for a bit of a crazy morning but not surprisingly you all took it in stride and rose above the challenge!
The results from the 3 Interleague Championship events are posted on the FTC page at firstwa.org along with the list of teams advancing to the State Championship event.
For those of you receiving awards, you will receive an email from me by the end of the week with a form to fill out giving me your shipping info etc… I have not yet received the awards from Crown Trophy so I am working to find out an eta from them before I send the email so I can give all of you an idea of when they will be shipped. Additionally, anyone who qualified for State will not have their awards shipped until after the championship event so we can ship everything together.
Virtual Pits at State Championships
We have had several teams who did not qualify for state reach out and ask if we would all non competing teams to visit the virtual pits. As a result, we have decided to open up the virtual pits to all teams during the last hour. The virtual pits will start at 1:30 but the first hour will be reserved just for competing teams and judges (we ask non competing teams to be gracious and respect that) at 2:30, anyone from a non competing team may log on and “surf” the pits. We just ask 2 things:
- Just like in the Interleagues, if a judge comes into a teams pit, please just move on to a different pit.
- We do have a 500 person limit on this account so if we find that we reach that limit, we may send a broadcast message asking some of our non participating students/mentors to log off so someone else can join.
It should be a fun time so we hope to see everyone there!
Topic: FTC State Virtual Pits
Time: May 8, 2021 01:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada) (2:30 pm for visitors)
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Compass & Promote Deadline is tonight
Just a reminder that the deadline to submit for the Compass and Promote award is 11:59 pm tonight. To upload your submission click here
Remember, All teams are eligible to submit for the Promote & Compass award.
Good Luck to those who submit!
Join us for our Virtual Showcase and Awards Ceremony on May 13th at 7:00 pm
Once again we will be holding a virtual showcase and awards ceremony to honor our outstanding teams from all of our programs. For FTC, we will showcase the Inspire award winner (which will be announce at the award ceremony on May 11) as well as announce our FTC Dean’s List Finalists and Compass Award Winner (which will not be announced at our awards ceremony on May 11)
We hope you are all able to join us for this event. Here is the link see you all there!
Take care and for those competing in State good luck this week!
FTC Program Delivery Partner
Director of Programs