Hi everyone. I help run the robotics team at my school. This year, we had a large amount of people who wanted to join and only had resources for 5 teams. What ended up happening was that we put 10 people on each team, and the people who signed up earlier ended up on a team. What this led to was people who were on the teams had other commitments, and were gone most of the season. It wasted spots on teams and stopped others from having the opportunity since it was too late in the season.
This next school year, I would not like this to happen. I want the people on the teams to commit to this club, as lets be honest, it’s not an easy club/team. We have resources(currently) for 4 teams. Obviously we cannot do “tryouts” like sports teams, as we will have freshman and other newcomers. I need advice on how I should go about making teams next year. I would have people choose their own teams, but friends will choose their friends, and won’t get anything done(seen it from past experience), and I would like to balance the teams so we don’t have too many builders/programmers on one team. I’ve been thinking about solutions for a while but haven’t come up with anything. Any advice would be greatly appreciated, or even just how your school/organization did it.
Thanks in advance.