Team Volunteers – Please Verify Here
We are collecting names and contact information for the volunteers that each team will provide at each event you attend.
Please fill out this form so we can track which teams are providing volunteers if you have a larger team and can provide more than one volunteer we would greatly appreciate it!
Audio Visual and DJ Volunteers Needed
Do you know someone with live video experience? Maybe someone who streams on Twitch or does video at your local church. Perhaps you know someone that likes to DJ.
Did you know that FIRST Indiana Robotics does all of its live video and audio production in-house? Our group of dedicated volunteers enjoy bringing the competitions to life for you and your team!
We are looking for additional AV Directors, A/V Crew, and DJs for our Indiana district competitions. Our AV directors are in charge of cameras, displays, online streaming, and live sound at FIRST Indiana Robotics events.
Meanwhile, the DJ entertains and thrills the crowd with amazing tracks we can all enjoy. Students can even apply to run video equipment and video cameras as an AV crew member! It’s an amazing opportunity to get to work with some professional video equipment and see what goes on behind the scenes to make our competitions awesome.
If you or someone you know is interested in helping or learning live video and sound, reach out to Brad Thompson – firstname.lastname@example.org
2024 Training Calls – Moved to Wednesdays!
Beginning Wednesday, January 10, 2024, through Wednesday, February 20, 2024, we will once again host 30-minute, weekly, one-topic calls for any and all teams interested in getting support, learning about how other teams prepare for the season, and more.
Coaches calls for rest of the season
January 31 – Gracious Professionalism and Event Rules
Watch the replay of our call from 1/24/24
Watch the replay of our advocacy call from 1/10/2024
Watch the replay of our Youth Protection Call from 1/17/2024
Other topics can be ones that you all are experts in. Please email Chris Osborne – email@example.com as soon as possible with a topic your team would like to cover or if there are topics you’d like to see discussed.
3rd Play Discount
Is your team interested in a 3rd play in the Indiana District? There are still openings at our Washington Event and we are currently offering a $500 discount for any teams signing up for a 3rd play.
Contact Dan Leathers – firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up or for more information.
At this point in the season, teams MUST go through FIN to add a 3rd event. Please do NOT attempt to sign up in your dashboard.
Volunteer Registration is Open
FRC volunteer registration is open. As a reminder, we are asking every team to supply at least one volunteer at every FRC event they attend this year. Examples of FRC volunteers are:
Safety Glass Attendant
Photographers or video
Some of our key volunteer roles have assistant roles, and that is a great way to learn about becoming a key volunteer.
Here are directions on how to use your dashboard to volunteer.
Express Enrollment – NEW
FIRST just launched the Express Enrollment youth registration system, which provides a simplified experience on mobile and desktop to register and accept youth (U.S. and Canada only) to FIRST® teams. FIRST lead coaches/mentors can generate web links or QR codes in the FIRST Dashboard to share with parents and guardians of their youth participants, granting access to the application.
Parents and guardians then use the web link or QR code from the lead coach/mentor to register their youth to a team in a few simple steps. After applying to a team, coaches/mentors will need to accept the students through the FIRST Dashboard. Once the coach/mentor approves or declines the request to join a team, the parent/guardian is notified via email.
Please see the resources and instructions below, accessible from the Youth Registration Overview page:
Coaches/mentors can start today by visiting the Team Contacts/Roster section of their Team Dashboard to create a QR code/invitation link.
Instructions for the parent/guardians to complete the registration can be found on this document.
Questions? View Express Enrollment Frequently Asked Questions
Once the parents apply their youth to your team, you will need to go back to the Team Contacts page to accept or decline the youth team members listed as “Applied Pending” by selecting the “Options” menu on their contact card. You will then see those team members on your Printable Roster.
Please note your team will need to have two screened lead coaches in place before you can invite your team members.
Cross Program News
FTC Tournaments have started! Read more on our website.
We need volunteers for:
- February 3 at NE Dubois High School in Dubois
- February 17 FTC QT Greenwood Middle School
- February 18 FTC QT Greenwood Middle School
- March 9 FTC State Championship University of Indianapolis
We are always on the lookout for judges, volunteers, etc. All of the Indiana events are available for volunteer sign-up right now via your dashboard.
Will your team have a 1/2 field or full field available for other teams to come use? If so, please complete this form, and we will post the information on our website as a team resource.
Field Availability Form
FRC 829 Digital Goats – Contact Craig Harvey – Full Field – Availability is TBD, but will be most weekends. – Indianapolis
FRC 5484 Career Academy – Contact David Ebersol – Half Field – Available beginning the day after kickoff. – South Bend
FRC 461 Westside Boiler Invasion – Contact Evan Hochstein – Partial Field – West Lafayette
FRC 1741 Red Alert Robotics – Contact Nathan Coulombe – Full Field – Greenwood
Red Alert Scrimmage
Welcome to the 2024 pre-season Red Alert Robotics Scrimmage – Making It Loud(er)!
Join Red Alert Robotics for their 10th annual FRC week 0 scrimmage! We will have a full-size field ready for matches and open-field play.
Sunday, February 18th, 1:30 PM-6:30 PM
Center Grove Innovation Center
2797 Trojan Lane, Greenwood, Indiana, 46143
Schedule: (subject to change)
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm | Open time on the field to check out the field and test out mechanisms
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm | Open practice time for robots
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm | Match-style practice
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm | Open field time for practice
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm | Match-style practice
Awards Round Table:
Red Alert’s Operations team is also hosting a Impact Presentation practice and general awards discussion in the collaboration space of the Innovation Center from 2-3pm for any team interested in coming. Teams can come get practice for their presentations, get advice, or have any questions answered. If you’re interested in participating in this separate activity, please email email@example.com