Team 3929 Scouting Sheet

Quantitative data at least serves as a good check against qualitative data. Scouts of all ages are more likely to write glowingly of a veteran powerhouse underperforming as they are likely to be derogatory towards a rookie that may actually serve as a great 2nd pick.

I guess I’m confused by the alliance/opponent part at the top left. This is meant to track a team’s progress throughout an event, up to 12 qualification rounds, right? Why is there not a listing for the 12 different alliance/opponent groupings? Or leave out the alliance/opponent frame altogether?

Emmett, Taylor is correct here. While you don’t have much space left on the front, it is easy to get double sided sheets printed. If you move pit scouting to the back of the sheet, you can allow more space for alliance partners/opponents for each match.

The reason to do this is to check quickly without the match schedule, which strong/weak teams the team being scouted played with/against. This allows you to figure out if results from a given match are due to strong defensive bots, floor loaders stealing discs, etc…

Good point, I totally missed that! Thanks Taylor! Akash, good point about moving pit scouting to the back. We might also move the field drawing to the back too, giving more space for notes. We can also use the extra space on the front to increase the sizes of some of the boxes, giving more space for tallies, as Mike suggested.

I’m sure sharing the source excel file will also be appreciated. My team will see your work so far. I hope it ignites their interest in scouting.

After we update it with the previously mentioned corrections, I will upload the Excel file.

I’m really glad that this sheet was received so well by the community. As a second year team, scouting was not a priority last year, but we’re hoping to make it better this year.

This was our 2012 sheet:


and 2010:

If you go through 2010 through 2012, you can see the evolution of what our scouts like.

I really like the way your sheet is organized. With the values for a given qualifier in a clumn, it should be easy to pick out increasing trends. I think it also looks a lot easier to compile at a glance than the sheets we have been using.

Our scouting sheets are primarily to support alliance selection and to correlate some calculated parameters we track. We have another scout doing “match scouting” which is where we specifically target partners and opponents and the behaviours they can offer.

Overall, I really like your sheet and will ahve my scouts check it out. I love the 1 sheet/team pencil paper method and have found it very effective. Beware in alliance selection that you don’t accidentally loose a sheet. Make sure you have a couple of team lists to cross reference.

If you expect to write on that field diagram during the match you’ll probably be better off keeping it on the front. Back-n-forth page flipping will complicate your scouts’ job.

That’s a good point. Our line of thought was that we would mark their general shooting position at the end of the match, not every shot they take. For instance, do they primarily shoot from behind the pyramid, under the pyramid, the feeder station, etc.?

Hello everyone, I’m the original creator of the sheet, here is an updated sheet, for excel, i have also included a PDF version for convenience.

3929 Scouting Sheet r1.1.xlsx (99.7 KB)
3929 Scouting PDF r1.1.pdf (40.1 KB)

3929 Scouting Sheet r1.1.xlsx (99.7 KB)
3929 Scouting PDF r1.1.pdf (40.1 KB)

Thanks for your source document. Naturally it has been hacked a bit. I had to do that for open office sanity. Font changes and some formatting streamlines made. Here’s a page preview capture. Note the addition of space for the scouters’ names. One sheet per team is the plan. I may make a workbook which has all of the CT regional teams in it. Fingers crossed that there will be enough interest among the team members to use this (or something) effectively.

The more I looked at it, the more I liked it. The kids and I used it as a template and modified it to our likings. Thanks for posting.

We’ve always used a paper system. This sheet was a great base (with some changes) for our scouts at bayou regional. It really shows a team’s progress throughout the tournament. Thanks for posting the scout sheet!

We were just discussing this today at Mt. Olive and Chris Pham and Emmett are very happy that these were well made and were used by some top teams. These two are slowly perfecting 3929’s scouting system.

Here are our cards based off of yours :slight_smile: Read more about how accurate they worked (SUPER accurate) for us down in KC!

Team 1836 used your scouting sheet for the LA regional, and we liked it a lot. As we have never data scouted before, it was a very easy and problem free way to get started. Thank you so much for sharing these sheets with us.

Great Scouting sheet. We have incorporated many of your same attributes into a web-based tablet application. This gives our drive team real-time statistics for strategy planning. We are heading to St. Louis and our intent is to scout all 4 divisions. We would love to share our application with anyone that will help with a little manpower scouting.

Cool to see how many teams used this. Great work Emmett and Chris! :slight_smile:

Kudos to them! And the accuracy we were able to figure out Saturday’s results in KC was astonishing :ahh: 97%! Great job Emmett and Chris for making a card and KISS’ing it!

It’s very neatly organized and it can be super helpful. What a great idea!