Coaches support and guide teams as they work to complete the year’s challenge. The coach’s job is not to do work for the team, but to encourage their learning and discovery through thoughtful questioning, encouragement, and leadership by example. The coach is also responsible for promoting FIRST LEGO League’s core values, and ensuring that all team members have an equal opportunity to learn and participate.
Mentors are subject matter experts who help teams with the challenge or the robot game.
If you’d like to experience FIRST LEGO League from the other side, volunteer to be a judge at the Virginia + Washington, D.C. Championship in December. The experience will help you learn more about what the judges are looking for in each area of competition!