We are excited to begin our third FTC season. The FIRST theme for 2022-2023 is FIRST Energize. The FIRST Tech Challenge season is called #PowerPlay . You can keep up with us on our FTC Power Play season page. We’ll update this page with the 2022-2023 game details in September after kickoff.
2020-2021 was our “FTC Rookie Season”. You can review it on our FTC Ultimate Goal season page.
2021-2022 was our second season, in which we were able to attend the FTC World Championship. You can read about our FTC Freight Frenzy season here.
What is FIRST Tech Challenge?
“It’s way more than building robots. FIRST Tech Challenge teams (up to 15 team members, grades 7-12) are challenged to design, build, program, and operate robots to compete in a head-to-head challenge in an alliance format.
Guided by adult coaches and mentors, students develop STEM skills and practice engineering principles, while realizing the value of hard work, innovation, and working as a team.”
FIRST Tech Challenge, is a move up from LEGOs to 18″ aluminum and steel robots. Each season begins in September when the new challenge is released. Depending on region, scrimmages, qualifiers, and state tournaments begin as early as November leading up to the FIRST Tech Challenge World Championship in April.
The components of an FTC competition are:
Official FTC Resources:
Unofficial FTC Resources:
Here is the 2021-2022 Freight Frenzy Season Challenge Video. The specifics about this season’s challenge start at about the 1 minute mark. If you have questions about FIRST robotics, FIRST LEGO League or FIRST Tech Challenge, please let us know. We would love to help you get started.