Hey veteran San Diego Region teams, if you would be willing to share your experiences and give some advice to rookie teams trying to get started in FTC, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Rookie teams are asking for help in building, programming, and running meetings, and so we'd like to match them up with mentors in their area. If you also have expertise or facilities for special machining or 3D-printing, or have a Velocity Vortex field that you'd be willing to have other teams come and scrimmage with you (thank you Dragons 5229!), let us know that too.
Rookie teams if you would like to request help from a mentor, you can also contact us at email@example.com with a description of your difficulty and when/where you usually meet. The more specific you can be, the better - since we're not trying to replace your own coaches and mentors. We just want to get you over those simple issues that are easy to solve so you can get to the harder ones!
We think the most practical way for mentor teams to help is to have the rookie team visit one of the mentor team's sessions, but perhaps email/text/phone/video chat will be enough to solve certain problems. We hope many veteran teams will step up for this outreach effort as the San Diego Region is eager to recruit more rookie teams and get them up to speed!