I’m sure most teams are going to be dealing with this in the 2022 season where team members have been to very few competitions. This poses issues for general team experience, technical knowledge, and more which we would like to avoid. Obviously, there was opportunity to remedy this in the 2021 season but multiple factors (not being able to meet in person for extended periods of time, funding, etc.) stopped us from doing this. If I could go back in time, there are 1000s of things I would change about how we ran our team/season in 2021 but no reason to dwell on that.
What should we do between now and the start of the 2022 season to prepare our team and get kids to a level of adequate preparedness? What is your team doing?
I’ve had a few ideas:
Build an EveryBot for underclassmen to gain experience and then submit that robot at an offseason along with our normal robot ($)
Build an entirely new offseason bot over the summer for 2021 ($$$)
Rebuild all of our mechanical and programming training programs which we should do over the summer anyways. (?)