This is going to be my first year as a mentor, on Team 3534 House of Cards, and my main job is going to be teaching students how to drive effectively and strategize with other teams.
A little background: I started doing robotics my senior year, in early September, 2015. With almost the whole team being new, we needed a new driver. We did tryouts and I showed the most potential and drove at Kettering Kick Off. Come 2016 season, I was selected as the main driver. We competed in 2 districts, placing 2nd at Kettering week 2 and placing 1st at Marysville week 5. At states we made it to the quarter finals, losing to the state champs. Then at world’s, we were the leader of the 8th alliance in the Archemedies division, losing to the division champs in the quarter finals.
There has never really been drive coaching done because there hasn’t been enough mentor power/time to focus on driving after building the bot. Now that I am a mentor, I’m looking to develop drivers and was wondering what other teams are doing in the off season. Any tips would help!