LAUSD Coach Advanced Training at Barack Obama Global Preparation Academy


Event Code: RE-WORKSHOP-19-8943

Program: Workshops & Camps

Type of Event: Workshop

Capacity: 96 / Spots Open: 56

Price: FREE

This event is closed to registration because:
  • It is past the registration deadline.

Refund Policy

Not applicable.

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

If the need arises, this workshop will be rescheduled or relocated.


Experienced coaches are welcome to help train new coaches.
Please contact LeRoy Nelson,, 310-529-4637.


  8:00 am -   8:20 am   Check in and Introduction

  8:20 am - 10:00 am   Basic Programming (Review of Coach Basic Training) *

10:00 am - 10:10 am    Break

10:10 am - 11:40 am    Improving Programming Skills

11:40 am - 12:10 pm    Lunch

12:10 pm -   2:10 pm   Improving Team Organization, Robot Design and Engineering Notebook

  2:10 pm -   2:20 pm   Break

  2:20 pm -   4:00 pm   STEM Research Project and Online Challenges

  4:00 pm -   5:00 pm   VEX IQ Equipment Distribution to Registered 2019 NTG Teams

* Basic Programming is optional if you participated in Coach Basic Training earlier this summer.

Event Dates

Date: 08/16/2019


Barack Obama Global Preparation Academy
1700 West 46th Street
Los Angeles, California 90062
United States

Grade Level: All

Robot Skills Challenge Offered: No

Contact Information

Primary Contact
LeRoy Nelson
Phone: 310-937-7226
Event Day Phone: 310-529-4637

Secondary Contact
LeRoy Nelson
Phone: 310-937-7226
Event Day Phone: 310-529-4637

General Info

Thank you for registering for the LAUSD Coach Advances Training at Barack Obama Global Preparation Academy​, 1700 W 46th St, Los Angeles, CA 90062 on Friday, August 16 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. The entrance to the underground parking garage is on the right side of the Gymnasium, next to the playing fields.

VEX IQ Super Kits will be provided. VEX V5 Super Kits should be available for league host high school coaches.

Please bring a charged laptop for programming. Windows 7/8/10 laptops work with all available programming software. Windows laptops, Macbooks and Chromebooks work with Robot Mesh Studio in Chrome browser, which is recommended. You will need to install USB drivers and firmware for your computer to work with the programming software. It would be best to install these in advance to be sure your computer will work:

  1. Go to and click on the Install RMC plugin... link in the top right corner to install the Robot Mesh Connector (RMC), so you can download programs to your robot via your computer's USB port.
  2. If that is successful, follow the instructions for your VEX harware to update your USB drivers and install the appropriate Firmware Update Utility. Elementary and Middle School coaches will use VEX IQ hardware. High School coaches will use VEX V5 hardware.

LeRoy Nelson
310-529-4637 Cell