Congratulations, and thank you for coaching a team of students that are interested in drones, STEM and being part of a team. Coaching an Aerial Drone Competition team can be an intimidating concept for some new coaches, but we are here to support and encourage you on this journey.
Simply put, a coach is an advocate.
The REC Foundation keeps all programs student centered. That means your main job is to support your team by scheduling practices, ordering equipment, assisting with conflict resolution, and being a cheerleader for your team.
Anyone with a passion for helping students.
We see many different types of coaches that range from educators in a school environment, to a parent who is coaching out of their living room, to a high school student helping younger teams. If you have the desire to change the life of a student, you can be a coach.
Being a coach doesn’t mean that you are an expert in flying, coding, or even selecting a strategy for your team! No drone background or previous experience is needed. We have the resources and support staff to assist you, every step of the way.
The REC Foundation, along with our partners provide support to coaches. Who provides that support depends on whether you need assistance with your team, event, equipment or curriculum.
The Robotics Education and Competition Foundation (REC Foundation) is a non-profit organization that provides coaches and event partners with managers to aid in the development and sustainability of teams and events.
Our partners design, produce, distribute, and support all the hardware, software, and game elements for the Aerial Drone Competition. Our partners include:
The Aerial Drone Competition Game Design Committee also creates the game manual, enforces rules, and supplies the REC Foundation with support to ensure the success of event partners.
You can always reach our Aerial Drone Competition Support team at email@example.com. We will direct you to the appropriate support person.
Experiencing a competition first-hand is an indescribable opportunity. Look at teams’ pit areas and take notes of interesting or fun ideas to bring back to your organization. Watch matches and look at drones to learn some best practices for flying, programming, and witness student-centered drone competition in action.
Each team and organization runs differently, and each can teach you something new. Set up a visit to talk with another organization’s coaches, and bring your students to network with members of their teams. You can search for teams and events in your area at RobotEvents.com.
This platform is designed with you in mind. Topics include subjects like register a team, competition event formats, judging competition logbooks, coding your drone and so much more.
We are coaches’ advocates and the go-to source of support for all things team-related, including registration, grants, and general team support. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.