So, I’m seeing a lot of threads about various subjects, and I would like to suggest that you try to find out who your regional planning committee is, or find out who the Regional Director in that area is so they can point you in the right direction. I’m sure you can contact FIRST and they can let you know who to contact. Most regions should be having a team forum as well where teams can attend and comment on the season.
I suggest this because complaining on CD doesn’t really accomplish much, in my opinion. There have been some good suggestions on how to make things better at regionals, but it’s not gonna help anyone if committees don’t see it. And after complaining about something, you might even get an explanation as to why something was the way it was, rather than assuming that nobody thought about it.
I invite anyone who is on a regional committee to identify themselves here, if they are willing to take the suggestions back to their commitees. This is not a thread for actually making suggestions, but more so to point people in the direction.
One suggestion I have is to ask committees to have a suggestion box AT the event, as well as a main regional email address that the committee reads. Boilermaker does this and we get good feedback - some comments we even try to address during the event. Keep in mind that some things like music, A/V, scoring, reffing is more within FIRST’s control, but comments can be passed on.
If anyone has comments regarding Boilermaker, feel free to PM me. I know there are several other commitees who have active CD members. If you hit a brick wall and can’t find any contacts, PM me and I’ll see what I can do.