Usually school buildings get different numbers and it doesn’t really matter what your number is as long it is not taken by someone else. Also if you have multiple teams at a school just put a letter behind the letters like 1111A, 1111B etc.
Hey Adam T,
I understand what your going through I’m a new Vex team that went through the process. (I’m not a new to vex, but I left my other one since It was holding me back and didn’t want their teams to win). If I were you, I would try and get a low number, since as we know the higher team number you are. People generally don’t want to help you or want you to help or even get picked. (Generally low team number = be around longer = more experience). The two lowest number when I picked mine a week ago were 266 and 265. I choose 266 ;), so If I were you I would choose 265. A good way to check if a number is available is to see if a FRC team has taken it. And if you want a 4 digit number try and pick a number that sounds good and is easy to remember. I mean think of it, We all remember numbers that are easy to remember and sound “nice”. Like 400X and 118…and 2587…that one isnt a “nice” number, but then Peter walks in and you are just like…god. Sorry I got weird there, but I hope this helps.
When I chose my Highschool’s number my cell was called in the middle of my English class and I kept asking for video game references. As a last ditch effort I asked for 64(a stack in minecraft) as well as 8 squared. I think I got the last number under 100 left.
A. “The higher team number you are people generally don’t want to help you or want you to help or even get picked.”
Wrong. I sincerely doubt that VEX teams are judging who they should be picking for alliances off of team numbers. They’ll be picking based on robot quality. The VEX community is also very tight-knit meaning that there should always be a few teams at tournaments willing to help with issues a new team is facing.
B. “(Generally low team number = be around longer = more experience)”
Again, wrong. Two reasons:
You have chosen a low number for a new team. That directly contradicts the statement that lower numbers mean “more experience” or that teams “be around longer.”
There are more than a few well established organizations with fairly high numbers in the VEX community. For example, T-VEX has been around since Clean Sweep yet our team number is 9090, much higher than your newly established “experienced” team’s number of 266.
C. “And if you want a 4 digit number try and pick a number that sounds good and is easy to remember. I mean think of it, We all remember numbers that are easy to remember and sound “nice”.”
If you have to rely on how catchy your number sounds to be chosen, chances are your robot needs some improvement. As Highwayman already stated, if your team is strong, other teams will come to recognize your number.
If these are the conceptions you’ve developed so far, then that team must’ve been holding you back quite a bit.
Just pick one that your team likes! Make it special to you, our team number 7232, spells R2D2 on a phone, we love Star Wars! Also it’s just a number teams always help and like others have said, do good and teams will know you!
My club (Vexmen) chooses our numbers with significance since we are not part of a school so we identify levels with the number. 80, 90 - middle school VRC. 81, 91 - highschool VRC. 92 - middle school VRC.
lol yup - this happened for us. Our building location is 2381 ___ ogilvie rd, and that’s how we ended up with 2381. Unfortunately - 2831 is also a pretty established team and there was a lot of confusion at the start.
You coudl also try a zip code, for us it would be 206 or 176.