Centralia Robotics Rules and Expectations

This document describes the rules and expectations for FTC teams 11752 & 15128. By having and following these, we believe that the team will be able to be more successful at reaching and positively impacting the lives of more students while


We have found that in order to be a full contributing member of the robotics team, a member needs to commit to a minimum level of attendance.  Students who do not meet the minimum time commitment will find it difficult to be involved on more than the most basic level. This is a team just like a sports team and commitment and practice is necessary for success.

Minimum Attendance Requirements – Competition Season (Kickoff thru Last Match)

Builders:  Mondays and Wednesdays from 3 – 4:30.  The two weeks prior to a match, the requirements are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 3pm-5pm.>

Programmers:  Mondays and Tuesdays 3-4:30, Sundays from 12-2.  The two weeks prior to a match, the requirements are Mondays and Tuesdays 3-5:00 and Sundays from 12-2.

Managers:  We will meet every Thursday from 3-4:00.

Attendance is much like the policies used during school.  There are excused absences and there are unexcused absences.  If you are going to miss a meeting for any reason, you must inform a coach within 72 hours of the planned absence. Additionally, there must be an acceptable reason for missing practice.  Occasional excused absences are understandable and can be accommodated. Unexcused absences are not acceptable and come with the following consequences:

·    1st unexcused absence: you will not be allowed to attendant the next competition.>

·    2nd unexcused absence: the other members of the team will vote to remove you from the team.

·    3rd unexcused absence: you will be removed as a team member.

Make-Up Attendance:  If you are unable to make it to practice during a required time, you must make that time up during another practice.  For those who have an unexcused absence, you can make the time up X2 in order to attend the next competition, and must be made up prior to.

Off Season Attendance Requirements

Coming soon……..