We are located in Ballston Spa, New York. About half of total support is from corporate sponsors, such as Ballston Spa National Bank and Bechtel, while the other half comes from team fundraisers. Our team generally has two full-time and one part-time advisors. Our team set a variety of goals for the FIRST Power Up season, some of which include producing a robot that performs well at competitions, organizing a team that fosters self confidence, effective communication skills, leadership and gracious professionalism, and to attend the world championship held in Detroit.
Responsible for pestering the Advisors, Mentors, Booster Club to be sure everyone is equally informed. Responsible for member fundraising efforts, team meetings, dedicated to being at all meetings possible, present in Pits to field Judges and other visitor questions, team-to-team socializing, etc.
One of the three school advisors must be in the room with students at all times and act as the offical chaperones on all trips, but each has their preferred specialty and tends to mentor the students working on that sub-system.
They are responsible for handling the school finances, team purchases, administrative reports, arranging for chaparones, and have the final say in critical team decisions. We engage our students in activities that are both fun and cognitively stimulating.
They are responsible for seeing that students and mentors receive proper training on the machines and safety operations.
Methods of communication include the team website news, schedule, special events list, email, school PA announcements, passing the word in the hall, Club Activity bulletin board in the Commons, etc.
Watch hours of game videos, spend days on the Internet watching posted robot videos, photos, game debates on ChiefDelphi, etc.
The advisors make sure the officers carry through with their responsibilities. A President is expected to have previously served in other team leadership positions. The Advisors have overall responsibility for the team--think benevolent dictators. Today we have 41 students and 37 mentors.
Additional faculty members may be enlisted as chaparones on trips to competitions, or other special events. Also, failure to perform will impact advisor approval.
We also try to have a positive impact on our community through a variety of activities. Typically, our Team President serves only one term, while other positions, e. We have also performed demos at local parks and run a Lego academy summer camp in August.
The Robotics room must have an advisor present at all times the room is open. Usually a multi-year position. Usually expected to become President the next year therefore must not be a seniorhowever, "President" is an elected position and you know how elections can be.
In addition to striving toward these goals, our team continues to support our high school by collecting donations for students in need; our outreach extends outside of our school community to supporting our military through Adopt a Soldier and purchasing diapers to support the Haiti based program, Keep Kids Klean.
Advisors make the hard decisions and politically unpopular but necessary calls, taking the brunt of critisism. Organizes our competition pit, battery cycling, etc. Kickoff, Coordinating tasks with mentors robot, practice, cart, pit Running Build meetings, organizing sub-groups Communicating progess, meeting times, etc.
Treasurer -- handles the funds from school fundraisers, works with the Booster Club treasurer Scout Master s -- work with the Scouting mentor s to develop scouting system, evaluate game discriminators, investigate event teams.
There is a lot of cross-disipline effort, for instance, electrical will help out on mechanical systems. Team Business Plan pdf.Fundraising Plan and creating a full team Business Plan gives the team a better understanding of their organization, leadership roles, and long-term goals.
When working on the Business Plan Overview, keep in mind that all teams are unique and there are many –FRC Team 68, Truck Town Thunder.
Page 5 of FRC Season – Breakaway. Team had a fantastic season with our robot Onslaught, winning two regionals and the Archimedes division at the FIRST Championship.
Breakaway – The Challenge Breakaway is the game for the FIRST Robotics Competition, announced on January 9, Robots direct soccer balls into. Don't kill yourself over the details though, expect your business plan to grow and develop with your team.
It's really a framework to direct your team growth, spot where you're weak, and plan for contingencies. 1/3 of FRC teams have less than $10, in annual support and 50% have less than $16, to give you an idea of the minimum funds.
Business Plan Created by: Business Operations Sub Team Prepared by Alex Kanemasu Mentors: Gary Miller Steve Burke which resulted in five free licenses to every FRC team in their kit of parts.
Since documentation of business plan, Outreach logs and effectiveness metrics, award submissions. Our team first developed a comprehensive business plan during the FIRST season. Six students and one mentor from the Project Management team wrote and developed a plan for sustainability, continuity, and impact as a FIRST team.
TEAM HISTORY 4 / Bomb Squad / FRC 16 / Business Plan / Team History Bomb Squad began in and is one of the oldest and most decorated teams in FIRST.Download