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    What Defines a Team?

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What Defines A Team?

A FLL team is made up of at least 2 and no more than 10 members, between the ages of 9 and 14 years of age.  Students may be no older than 14 years old as of January 1 of the calendar year in which the current challenge season takes place in order to be eligible to be on a FLL team. 

A FLL team also needs at least two Coaches, 18 years of age or older, who are willing to be the responsible adults for the team.  The role of the Coach is to inspire, facilitate and guide the team; however, it is the responsibility of the team members to create the designs, solutions, computer programs and presentation ideas.

What are the Expectations of a FLL Coach?

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Be eighteen years or older

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Enjoy working directly with children

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Possess excellent communication, prioritization, and multi-tasking skills

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Be willing to learn some of the basics of programming and robot building

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Act as a facilitator throughout the 8-week program

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Act as point of contact for all communications regarding the team

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Retain parental permission forms

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Keep everyone (including parents) involved and aware of communications concerning the team throughout the season

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Encourage independent and creative thought in team participants

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Provide a positive and supportive environment for the team to meet

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Keep lines of communication open between all team participants

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Conduct themselves appropriately as a role model

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Clearly identify each team member’s role and responsibility

Many FLL teams also have Mentors, people who have skills and knowledge to help teams research their project; compose and present information; engineer, design and program their robot; design a web site; etc. 

Who are good mentors?

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Teachers: Science, Math, English

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Parents

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Engineers

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Computer Programmers

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Scientists

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High School Students