I met Coach Brian 2 years ago at an Animal Allies scrimmage when I noticed that he was giving one of my team members advice on their gyro placement. I found this behavior odd and when I introduced myself, he told me that my kids could go to ev3lessons.com for more details on using the gyro. I was so inspired by this encounter that I volunteered at all of the remaining events that year. He is a 4 year coach that coaches 3 teams at his school. When someone asked him on Saturday which team he coached, I had to add that it's hard to tell because he just walks around helping all the teams. You can find out more about them at robosaders.com.
Now to the team. This is my son Canh, interviewing the BioBots in the pits:
Don't underestimate this team. One of the hardest things to teach is core values, and they are one of the more impressive teams. When Brian mentions that some of his teams just get it, this is one of them. We held two Coopertition events to rebuild 13 competition tables for the league. The 1st one was huge and 80+ kids and parents came out and pitched in. The 2nd did not have as great of a turn out, but that didn't stop the kids on this team from building almost all of the 5 tables we built that day. Though I was surprised that they didn't get the core values award. I am delighted that this is now becoming a tough category to compete in. It means that we are doing the right thing as a community and I was actually elated for Coach Veronica that her team, the Friendly LEGO LifeSavers received that honor on Saturday.
FLL Coach since 2015