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First LEGO League by Jonathan Daudelin, James Floyd Kelly

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Chapter 8. Coaching a Team

In this chapter, we offer some advice that will hopefully clear up any misunderstandings about what a coach should and should not do during an FLL season.

Opinions from previous FLL coaches vary from “Not too bad—the kids did all the real work” to “Herding cats is an easier job.” The ideal experience for a coach will ideally fall somewhere in between. Most coaches probably agree, however, that coaching is one of the hardest jobs you’ll ever love.

During a competition season, coaches often find that the task of scheduling team meetings and competitions becomes a job in itself. Communicating with students, parents, and sponsors regarding setting up meeting times, coordinating rides, and simple fund-raising activities can ...

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