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Robotic Coaches and Mentors

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YWCA Princeton
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Princeton, NJ
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Published 1 month ago

The YWCA Princeton is looking for volunteers as coaches and mentors for their All-Girls Robotic FTC Team and FLL Team


COACH:

Coaching can be one of the most rewarding experiences of your life.  Your goal is for you to help your team members see the fun in science, technology, engineering, and math. Whether or not your team receives an award at a competition, team members win just by participating.


As the Coach, your team needs you to give them guidance and provide structure, encouragement, and most of all, a fun experience.  Lots of people make great Coaches: parents, teachers, engineers, college students, scout leaders, and more.  You must be willing to meet with your team 1 to 3 times per week during pre, in season & post.


You are also responsible for guiding the team in developing its goals and timeline, as well as the planning and scheduling of meetings, visits, and trips. You are the liaison between team members, mentors, parents, and volunteers. It is important that you inform children and parents about what is expected of them in terms of their commitment to the team each step of the way.


MENTOR:

A Mentor is any person who works with the team in his or her area of expertise for at least one team meeting. Mentors help expose your team members to potential careers in addition to helping them learn the skills necessary to complete the FLL or FTC season.  The most important quality for a Mentor is someone who enjoys working with young people and wants them to learn.


All Volunteers Must:

      1. Submit a short bio of 4-5 sentences and a to robotics@ywcaprinceton.org

      2. File a YWCA Volunteer Application

      4. Pass the YWCA background check

      5. Respond to FIRSTⓇ email inquiry to be associated with a team

      6. Pass the FIRSTⓇ background check

      7. Be able to attend at least 1 training session for coaches and mentors

- Online training

- In-person training N/A during Covid-19

- Teleconference with experienced coaches



All Coaches Must:

      1. Become familiar with information available at www.firstinspires.org

      2. Clearly communicate with parents, mentors, YWCA liaisons, and       FIRSTⓇ officials

      3. Review the Game Manual on the FIRSTⓇ website

      4. Register and escort Teams to competitions


      In addition, FLL Coaches must attend:

             at least one (1) scrimmage

1 qualifier event

Other events if invited


      And FTC Mentors must attend:

             at least one (preferably 2) meets

Other events if invited

The YWCA Princeton is looking for volunteers as coaches and mentors for their All-Girls Robotic FTC Team and FLL Team


COACH:

Coaching can be one of the most rewarding experiences of your life.  Your goal is for you to help your team members see…

Details at a Glance

  • Schedule
    Weekends
  • Time Commitment
    Part time (10-30 hrs/wk)
  • Recurrence
    Recurring

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Princeton, NJ
Associated Location

YWCA Princeton

59 Paul Robeson Place, Princeton, NJ 08540, United States
Princeton, NJ 08540

How to Apply

Submit a short bio of 4-5 sentences 

Submit a short bio of 4-5 sentences 

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