Central Valley Robotics provides many training opportunities and many learning opportunities for new and returning coaches.  

FIRST Provided Trainings


While geared for new coaches, this extensive training module will help get you started in coaching for FIRST LEGO League, including step by step meeting modules: http://info.firstinspires.org/fll-first-steps-request

Diversity & Inclusion Training

This training helps coaches and volunteers become aware of Diversity and Inclusion best practices:  https://www.firstinspires.org/resource-library/training-equity-diversity-inclusion

Local Area Trainings by Central Valley Robotics

Central Valley Robotics provides training calls for coaches and team members to learn more about various topics and how to use certain tools in our region.  We also provide more generic question and answer calls for new and returning coaches.

All trainings can be found on the full calendar: Official Calendar of Events

Join the Coach Trainings or the Coach Webinars

Visit  https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/819886653 when the training or webinar is scheduled to begin.   You can also dial in using your phone at +1 (224) 501-3412 using  Access Code: 819-886-653 

If you would like to verify your system before the meeting, visit  https://link.gotomeeting.com/system-check  

Topic Trainings

These will be held online through GoToMeeting. 

Our Coach Trainings are recommended to any coach who is interested in any of the following topics.  All trainings sessions will start at 6PM.

Note: Some trainings have changed dates since initially posted!

  • September 5th: Wiki Walkthrough
  • September 10th: MyCVR Walkthrough
  • September 12th: Introduction to FIRST LEGO League
  • October 3rd: Introduction to Judging 

Coach Webinars

Formerly known as the Coach Seminars, these webinars allow CVR to provide updates to coaches and allow coaches to ask any questions about the program, event expectations, and more!  These seminars will start in mid September and run every 3-4 weeks until November.   

The dates for the Coach Webinars are: (all webinars start at 6PM)

  • September 17th 
  • October 10th 
  • October 23rd 
  • November 7th 
  • November 21st

Find more information on the full calendar: Official Calendar of Events

This section of the manual will be updated with links to join the calls, as well as links to recordings after each webinar. 

Recordings and Downloads

All downloads and recordings can be found by clicking the session titles above or visit: Session Recordings and Downloads