Team near Lynchburg, VA

OK, I feel dumb for having to post this, I know that there is an easy way to find local teams, but I don’t remember how. I looked on the FIRST site and the best I could find is a list of all teams in VA.

I am graduating in December, one of the areas I am considering moving to is Lynchburg VA. I would like to continue mentoring this year (probably in a very limited role since I will be relocating and starting a new job in the week before Kickoff), but need help identifying local teams.

If any one has intimate knowledge of the teams in the area, I would prefer to work with one that has limited resources, or a rookie team. I have had success in the past with this type of team and would love to continue. Also if any one knows who the senior mentor (or a regular mentor who works with multiple teams in the area) for the area is I would like to know.

Thanks guys,


If you go to the main FIRST website, from the contact us page, you can get the information for the regional director. You can also get there from the regional contacts link on the FRC sidebar.

You can also get the senior mentor information. Click on the community menu then volunteers then senior mentor.

The winning team of the recent XPrize (100mpg producable car) is from Lynchburg, VA. There should be some excellent mentoring and/or shop resources available if you want to start a team.

Once you learn to think like the site’s designer, this FIRST utility is pretty handy:

Here is an ugly cut-n-paste of what it produces for 2011 VA FRC teams right now. By asking for 2010 teams you might flush a few more (who haven’t registered for next season yet) out of the woodwork.

Consider connecting with a Vex or FTC team, often they operate at a much more even (and less frantic) pace throughout the school year; and they might be a better fit for what you want to do.

The FIRST site will show you FTC teams and I can hook you up with some Lynchburg area Vex teams.

Good luck with the new job.

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