Today marked the first time that FIRST RGV has had a formal Coaches Clinic that included official training on the FIRST LEGO League (FLL) game in the Rio Grande Valley (RGV). The training today, administered by our very own Mike Acevado, FIRST Senior Mentor and also veteran coaches from teams in the RGV focused on what it would take to make these new teams successful in this upcoming game of HydroDynamics with FIRST Robotics.
More than 28 coaches from McAllen ISD, Roma ISD, Weslaco ISD, PSJA ISD and Mission ISD got together at Kennedy Middle School in Pharr, Texas today in an informal and high collaborative environment that attendees described as above and beyond / this is what I needed during the recap evaluation of the day.
FIRST Robotics is a progression of four programs for students K-12 that focuses on coding, engineering and life skills in communications and business development.
While this year, FIRST RGV is rostered for more than 124 teams valley wide in just FLL, the growth continues year over year thanks to the continued support of Pharr Mayor Dr. Ambrosio Hernandez; which has made supporting this specific a priority for the City of Pharr. Mayor Hernandez is joined recently by Dr Narciso Garcia, superintendent of Vanguard Academy in financially supporting the growth of FIRST programs in the RGV. Both professionals are proud to promote FIRST, not only within their jurisdictions, but as a resource for all students in the Rio Grande Valley.
For more information about FIRST, please visit our “Contract Us” page and send us a note. We will be glad to discuss how FIRST will work on your campus and assist you with applying for grants and presenting your team idea to your school / community leadership. FIRST is not just robots… its a way of life and just ask any of the more than 2,500 students enrolled in FIRST in the RGV…. ITS THE HARDEST FUN THEY’VE EVER HAD!