Rookie Alert- Upcoming Deadlines~Recruit Help Now~Save Yourself Some Trouble~We're Here To Help
Team Profile information in TIMS will be exported on December 20th.
Why is this important to you? Program books are distributed to visitors, VIPs and teams at regional events and your team profile will be included if (and only if) you have completed the information in TIMS by the deadline. You want other teams to know who you are and you want to bring home this slick souvenir to your sponsors and supporters. To make sure you have the most up to date information included in your profile:
Log into TIMS https://my.usfirst.org/frc/tims/site.lasso
Under Teams I can Administer, click the Edit button for your team
In the Team Profile section, Click the Edit/View button for Team Information
Recruit Help now:
After Kickoff, your team will be too busy building a robot to even ask for help (let alone explain to others what kind of help you need) so start recruiting now. You need:
2-3 professional engineers to work directly with your students during the design and construction of your team robot.
2-10 additional adults – to handle everything else. Ease the burden on yourself and your technical volunteers by assigning parents and other volunteers to:
- Make travel arrangements – how will you get your team to the competitions?
- Communicate with parents/the school(s)/sponsors/local press
- Communicate with other FRC teams/your Regional Director/FRC
- Pick up supplies – keep your team focused on the work at hand and send someone elseto the hardware store
- Organize snacks – your team will put in long hours and everyone will get hungry
Save yourself some trouble:
Rookie teams from previous years suggest you design your record keeping methods and create a financial plan now. Set up your fundraising/revenue stream in advance and figure out how to pay for items you need to purchase during the season. Don’t let a few mentors charge everything on their credit cards as they might get stuck with the bill. More details are available in the FRC Team Handbook. http://www.usfirst.org/sites/default/files/uploadedFiles/Community/FRC/Team_Resources/2013_FRC_team_handbook.pdf.
We’re here to help:
If you have any questions, please contact Team Support at FRCteams@usfirst.org or 1-800-871-8326, “0” – they are eager to help you during this rookie season!
Did you find this rookie alert helpful?
You can find an archive of this season’s prior rookie alerts (and email blasts) here http://www.usfirst.org/roboticsprograms/frc/emailblastarchive.aspx.