To start, I don’t actually know how long my meetings have lasted. They have a start time and they stop when we’re done. I would imagine 1-2 hrs is the time frame. Sometimes we have to re-watch match video to correct erroneous scouting, sometimes its a quick and dirty affair.
Here are the rules that I enforce that keep the meetings moving:
- Curfew is waived if you’re in the meeting
- As soon as you are not being productive, you will be asked to leave (and curfew is now enforced)
- Scouting Captain/Strategist have final say on disagreements
- When we hit a lull (debating semantics) or feel “done,” we’re done
If a pit person is contributing then that’s great. If they’re distracting, they get to go to bed. Same with cheering/drive team/etc. Teammates want to add value to the team and I encourage that.
I’ve done lists with 2 students in an hour, it was stressful for everyone involved and we made mistakes. I like throwing human-power at the problem, so long as its productive. Also, the meeting isn’t mandatory for anyone - its 100% opt-in.
100% agree. I don’t think anyone should take we what we wrote and regard it as law - but if you’ve never done a pick-list before, here’s a starting place. If you don’t like your process, here’s a starting place.