FIRST® Tech Challenge (FTC®)

It’s way more than building robots. FIRST Tech Challenge teams (10+ members, grades 7-12) are challenged to design, build, program, and operate robots to play a floor game in an alliance format. Participants call it “the hardest fun you’ll ever have!” Guided by adult Coaches and Mentors, students develop STEM skills and practice engineering principles (like keeping an engineering notebook), while realizing the value of hard work, innovation, and sharing ideas. The robot kit is reusable from year-to-year and can be programmed using a variety of languages. Teams also must raise funds, design and market their team brand, and do community outreach for which they can win awards. Participants have access to tens of millions of dollars in college scholarships. Each season concludes with regional Championships and an exciting FIRST Championship.

2016-2017 Season

Team registration opens May 18, 2016

Kickoff September 10, 2016

FTC® Game & Season Info

2016-17 Game: VELOCITY VORTEX℠

Official FTC® Game Info

2016-17 Events

League/QT Hybrid Play for the Greater LA FTC Region

SoCal/LA Regional Championship

FIRST Championship

2013-14 FTC Season

2012-13 FTC Season

2011-12 FTC Season

2010-11 FTC Season

2009-10 FTC Season

Additional Information

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