Just to share what I do on this subject, probably this does not help you
but gives another perspective:
This is our 3rd year.
Since we started I prorate the cost of the brick and Lego sets (nothing
else such as field mat and other consumables) assuming a lifetime of 3
years. Then each year I split the cost (a third) among the number of
team members, that way each team member pays a reasonable amount but
proportional to the actual "usage". The first year we had only one set.
We bought a 2nd set for the second year, we did not buy a 3rd one for
We are partially funded but had to cover 100% the cost of the Bricks +
Sets myself, I get some of that back each year (a third); this year I
will get paid back for 100% of the 1st set and will have one more year
to go to recover what I paid for the second one. I am kind of financing
the team in that sense but hey, it is for a great cause :-).
The team owns the bricks and sets. I do not know what we will do when
the team ceases operations, I guess we will "raffle it" among all team
members that ever were part of it at the end of our "Reunion
"What my team members discover is more important than what they win"
On 11/12/2012 2:19 PM, Lori Hand wrote:
> hi All
> I am a rookie coach w/ 8 rookie members ages 10/11 in 4/5 grade. 6
> memebers are moving to a new school. 2 are moving to 5th. Each member paid
> $150 for the Lego activity. We had no external funding. I know parents and
> students alike are asking - so who gets to keep the robot?
> Personally I would like to keep it for future teams I may coach, but I am
> not sure how this is decided for other teams.
> Thoughts appreciated.
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