During the Club Season
One of Milwaukee Sting Volleyball Club’s board members shared a spreadsheet that her husband had emailed out to the families in their car pool this past club season. At first glance, I thought it was hysterical that anyone would stat and chart a car pool. But then I looked at the numbers. The carpool saved 11 families over $5,000 in gas and over 100 hours sitting in a gym.
Trips Per Week - This is the total number of trips each family would take for their families practices on a normal week without a tournament on the weekend. Ex - Litzau - Monday - Kayce =1, Tuesday - Lauren & Danielle, usually at different times and locations = 2, Wednesday - Kayce = 1, Thursday - Lauren, Danielle, and Kayce, all at the same time and location = 1, Saturday - Lauren & Danielle, usually at different times and locations = 2, Grand total = 7. Note there is an * (footnote) in front of some families denoting trips not taken into consideration in their total or additional trips taken.
Total Trips Without a Car Pool – Trips/Week x 28 Weeks = Family's trips that would have been taken without car pool.
Trips Taken - This is the total number of trips recorded that each family took over the year. A trip was recorded if parent was the only driver that night, or shared the trip with another family and drove more than one family.
Trips Saved - Total Trips - Trips Taken = Trips Saved.
% Driven vs Without a Car Pool - Trips Taken / Total Trips = % Driven. As a car pool, they only drove 26% of what they would have by themselves!
Total $ Saved - Approximately $5000+ saved as a car pool! Estimated gas costs to be ~$7.00 per round trip per car driven. Logic - It's approximately 20 miles each way. Average car gets ~20 miles to the gallon. ~$3.50 per gallon. All gas costs are Trips (as stated above) x $7.00.
Total Time Without a Car Pool - Total Trips w/out a Car Pool x 3 hrs (1/2 hr each way for driving + 2 hrs of practice time).
Total Time Spent In Gym – Steve kept track of when each family shared a car pool and when each family drove the car pool by themselves. When a car pool was shared, each family in that drive spent 1 hour (1/2 hour there and back) of their time driving. When a car pool was not shared, that family spent 3 hours (1/2 hour each way for driving + 2 hours of practice time in the gym) of their time driving. These are recorded in full 24 hour days.
Total Time Saved - Total Time Without a Car Pool - Total Time Spent in Gym. The car pool saved 3+ months of time not being in the gym or in their cars!
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