I coached a team of middle school boys (and one girl) in the vehicle problem last year including going to state really pregnant
No way I can handle coaching with the 4 yo, 2 yo and an infant.
Right now I'm deciding which, if any, of my kids are participating. My oldest dd has been to World's three times now and is d.o.n.e
Right now it is looking like just my 9yo. I will probably judge come tournament time.
I've co-coached and solo coached. If you need any help, PM me.
Last year our kids were mostly K with one young 1st and one 2nd. We didn't do spontaneous at all.
This year they're doing some spontaneous at each meeting, but we haven't hit the books yet (but we have a VERY experienced coach who has all the books and knows many of the problems by heart...)
how's that for no help? lol
Last time I looked at them, the books were pretty similar to each other in content- each has different problems, but they all have a nice selection.
We have a tricky team:
two K (one very ready for OM, the other not so much)
one first grader
4 2nd graders
Half have experience w/ OM and half don't and there is a very wide developmental spread. The focus has so far has been team building, and trying to teach them ways to work together. I am finding that they do okay working in pairs or as a guided group, but when I set them free with a problem of any sort to solve in a group of three or more it is just too much to ask hence my interest in resources. So much of the training seems geared towards the older kids....