Re: Team Spirit
Cheering is contagious, so it depends annually on who is on your team.
As advisors, we do team building/fun activities with the students during summer camp, allow them to have fun at a summer picnic, and do more team building acitivities during kickoff week. This helps, I hope, them to feel comfortable with each other.
Our schoo isn't very spirited during football & basketball season, so getting our students to cheer/dance/chant at FIRST events is a real achievement as it doesn't happen elsewhere! We won the spirit award in PIT two years ago when our robot was basically "dead" and I told our team we could either pout or have fun and cheer for the others - they made the decision to have fun.
Oh, yeah, at camp last summer everyone learned three dances! No excuses for not joining in the between matches fun this year!
Don't forget, the advisors "set the pace" too!