I’ve been chewing on this for awhile now and I wanted to ask all of you if you had any ideas.
During alliance selection on Newton I walked onto the floor 90% certain we weren’t going to be picked. I knew that people wanted bots who could help them get 4 rotors and we hadn’t proved we could do that. I also knew that people wanted bots with side auto gears and we also hadn’t proved we could do that. Sure we beat both the #2 and #3 ranked teams and ended up ranked 22nd, sure we could truck anyone (if you think your drive-train is more powerful than ours I challenge you to a pushing match :p), sure we had a 100% climb rate.
But I knew that none of those things (especially rank) mattered if we couldn’t pull of an auto gear or pull our weight for four rotors (we scored max 3 gears in matches where we weren’t playing D). So I fully expected not to be picked, sure it was disappointing but I was quite happy that we just finished our most successful season (robot performance wise) in our 20 year existence.
Some of my team members were upset however. I tried to cheer them up but they felt like we should have been picked (which is totally fair). But it seemed like it really got them down in them dumps.
So… sorry for the long rant… but I suppose what I’m asking is how to I help my team focus on all that we have accomplished rather than what we did not?