9:00 am - 2:45 pm. Saturday, January 13, 2018
Location: Montecito Elementary School, Burnaby
We will be open for registration at 8.30 am. Please make sure to check in early so that the presenters can start on time.
*Early Bird registration for Coaches Training is $10 which includes handouts and lunch.
* Please note that starting January 1st, registration will be $20.
1. For NEW Coaches:
Beginner Introduction – For coaches with no experience, this workshop is mandatory. We will walk you through the program, sharing coaching tips, personal experience, and strategies to help you get through your first year. Long Time Coaches, Holly Lloyd and Charles Wong
This session will run throughout the morning. In the afternoon new coaches will be able to attend an additional session which can be chosen from the session list below.
2. For everyone who attended the Fun Day Training and for EXPERIENCED Coaches:
Coaches will be able to select 3 sessions:
Balsa 101 – Is your team thinking about building the balsa structure? Are you wondering what the heck the balsa structure is all about? This session will introduce you to the basics of working with balsa and some of the insider information you might find helpful when coaching a team working on the balsa problem. Balsa Problem Head Judge, Paul Kwasnicky
The Art Of The Story - Successfully working with Problem 3 and 5. How to put together a great story arc, plot and characterization. Long-Time Coach and English Teacher Cindy Quach.
Spontaneous for Experienced Coaches – Did you know that Spontaneous Problems are the playground of creativity? Let us show you how to help your team take their creative ideas from the imaginative into the physical realm. What helps turn Creative Ideas into Workable Solutions to Spontaneous Problems?Spontaneous Head Judge, Jim Atwater
Spontaneous for Everyone: What happens behind closed doors? Find out what your team will experience at competitions. Get some tips to help the team rock the Spontaneous category. Spontaneous Head Judge, Jim Atwater
Technical/Vehicle Problem Coaching Tips – Are you surrounded by mechanically inclined children yet the team can’t seem to get it in gear? This workshop is geared towards unravelling the mysteries of the technical problems (#1 and 2) and guiding your team through the design/build/test process. Vehicle Problem Head Judge, Michelle Amann
Creativity and Style: Getting the most from your team – For 50 points, what is Style? Learn how to focus in on the team’s strengths in performance, and compose a good Style sheet. Learn strategies for coaching your team during difficult moments through actively engaging them in self-awareness and creative thinking. Odyssey AD, Jennifer Martin
Set Building - Learn what it takes for your team to bring an empty stage to life. How to turn the gym floor into an exciting scenery for your team's performance. Long-time Coach and local Designer Glenn Ross.
**Please note: We haven't determined the schedule for this Coaches Training yet. Please allow for some flexibility as some sessions might overlap. Thank you.