Know the Team Basics
To start a FTC team, you'll need...
Learn more about FTC here.
Register Your Team
FTC season registration costs $275. This includes the 2020-2021 team participation fee, access to resources for team management and career readiness, and team member access to the FIRST Scholarship Program. Using your FIRST account, register your team! Congrats! :)
Once you register, you will receive information about competitions, scrimmages, and buying parts and gain access to coaching guides and resources.
Buy Materials and Parts
In order to get your team rolling, there are a few more parts you need to purchase.
Here are those parts:
Below are what some of the FTC robotics kits look like.
Yes, this is a lot to buy, and we definitely understand that. As part of the competition, teams are judged on their fundraising efforts. Here are some fundraising ideas for your team:
Additionally, there are often grants teams can apply for if costs become an issue. Check out the FIRST website to see if there are any grants available for your team.
Congratulations! You've got a team!
What are you waiting for? Organize a team meeting and get going! A great place to start is by watching the challenge video for this year and brainstorming some possible designs and strategies. FIRST also has some great tutorial videos on Youtube that you could check out to get ideas. Don't be afraid to make mistakes and have a blast! You got this!
Check out our resources for coaches page below to see the supports we've compiled.
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