Greetings Cheif Delphi Land.
I was wondering how many teams are a “community” based FRC team. I was talking in the discord a month back and was surprised by its abundance and its “definition” of a community team being interpreted differently. My team (FRC3182) is a community team and I would like to see its abundance and challenges. Our team is in decent shape with minimal problems occurring with the management of the team.
To me, a community team is a team not supported by a school system in any form of way. They work, receive funding from outside sources, and allow members from any school/town. If a team has either, such as working out of a high school’s workshop, that would be a Semi-School team, which I see is way more common but are still filed under “community”.
If we applied the definition of “community” above, how many teams are there? How do you receive funding and where do you work out of? How hard is it to manage every year? Thank you for reading!