How to Start a FIRST Tech Challenge Team
STEP 1: Register & Review Your Resources!
Create a new FIRST account at https://my.firstinspires.org/AccountManager/Account/Register
STEP 2: Build Your Team
You'll need up to 15 students and a meeting place to build your team.
Parents/guardians may apply to join.
STEP 3: Budget Your Year
FIRST registration costs $275 annually. The kit of parts for a rookie team is approximately $1270 + shipping. The Utah FTC Qualifying Tournaments cost $50 and the Championship costs $75. Additional costs for your team include tranportation to events and extra parts that may be desired.
If your team earns a place at the Super-Regional Championship in Tacoma, WA additional costs will include travel, food, etc.
STEP 5: Participate in Utah FTC events
Kick-Off, Build Days, and Scrimmages are all waiting for your team to participate in. Don't worry if your robot is still in the box at your first event, other teams are happy to help you get it moving. You can also contact other teams to plan local, informal build days and scrimmages.
STEP 6: Register for Utah Qualifiers and Championship
Utah will host three Qualifying Tournaments this season (Park City High School, Salt Lake City and Southern Utah University). To advance to the championship competition, teams must earn a place through competing successfully at one or more qualifying tournaments.
The Utah FIRST Tech Challenge Championship Tournament will be held February 11, 2017 and will host 32 top teams!