Anyone over the age of 18 can get involved as a robotic team coach. This can be a teacher, parent, or an older student. Coaches do not have to have any background in computer science or programing. Coaching is about motivating a group of kids to explore and learn to reach their goal – competition.
It’s not about winning or losing. It’sabout learning new skills and building confidence. Foster an environment where kids feel good about themselves.
Show them it’s okay not to know how to do everything, it’s a learning process. Demonstrate the importance of learning from what doesn't work to find what does.
Acknowledge the efforts of the group and encourage the team to think issues through for themselves.
During the preparation period (around February to July) the team should meet regularly, ie at least once a week for 2 hours. To estimate the effort, the following hints are used:
Since the WRO™ is a competition for children and adolescents aged 6 to 19, competition should be done by the students.
At this point, we would like to give a few pointers on how a coach should not behave on game day but also in preparation. Rule violations on the day of the competition can also lead to consequences such as deduction of points or disqualification.
Visit the WRO USA site to learn more about becoming a to become a coach and registering a team.
Game Pieces $50
Competition Mats $80