Off Season FRC Events.

Many teams have off season programs and many of those programs include going to off season competitions. What I want to know is what your team had to do to convince your district to let you go off season. Our district has over the past few years refused to let us go although some of our engineers and mentors are more than willing and I believe in the phrase, “If at first you don’t succeed. Try, try, again,” so I am looking for suggestions to try and convince our district.

All help is appreciated.

Thank You,
Pavan Dave.

Our off-season events are not school sponsored, but rather parent sponsored trips.
Still with the agreement of the school. The district doesn’t want to be held liable in the event of an accident or injury, since we don’t strictly follow their rules of district transportation and district trained supervision.
You want the school to be reassured that you share their concerns, so don’t dismiss out-of-hand any issue they may raise. Work with the administration to prove you will run a responsible trip.

We essentially borrow the robot, parents drive and chaperone their own kids.