LEGO coaching clinic set

TROY — Do you still enjoy playing with LEGOS even though you’re over 25? Out of curiosity did you to take apart a transistor radio, your mom’s toaster, or vacuum cleaner and then rebuild them? Are you competitive? Do you want to help a child dream about future inventions? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you should consider being a First LEGO League Coach.

FIRST LEGO League is a robotics program for 9-14 year olds, which is designed to get children excited about science and technology — and teach them valuable employment and life skills. In FLL, the children program an autonomous robot (using the LEGO MINDSTORMS robot set) to score points on a thematic playing surface, complete a science project, and learn to teamwork.

WACO Learning Center, sponsored in part by a grant from the Dayton Power & Lights, will be hosting an FLL Coach’s Clinic from 6-7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23. Make a reservation at 335-9226 or call for additional information. The clinic will be held at WACO Air Museum, 1865 S. County Road 25-A in Troy.

The clinic will cover the three components of an FLL competition, Tips & Best Practices for a FLL Coach, Timing of the 2016 season, and Intro into Programming the EV3 robots.

There is no cost to the seminar, and no obligation to coach.