FTC Updates July 2022
- September 10 – Kickoff
- Washington Community High School
- Center Grove High School
- Penn High School
- West Lafayette, IN – Venue TBD
- October 1 – League Assignments Finalized
- October 15-November 1 – League Tournament Registration Open
- November 12 – January 21 – League Meets
- January 28 – February 18 – League Tournaments
- February 25 – State Championship
- April 19-22 – World Championship – Houston
- We hope to have tentative league assignments ready to announce at kickoff (September 10).
- Each team will be assigned to one league with a maximum of 14 teams per league
- Each league will schedule 4 meets (November 19-January 14)
- Teams can choose up to 3 of the 4 meets in which to compete
- All teams will participate in a league tournament
- Teams can choose which league tournament in which they will compete
- Teams may choose a tournament outside of their assigned league
- Preference will be given to teams competing in their assigned league
- Each tournament will have a maximum of 24 teams
- We anticipate having 4 league tournaments, in that case, 6 teams would advance from each league tournament to the State Championship.
***League assignments will be finalized by October 1,
League Tournament choices must be made by November 15.***
- Maximum 24 Teams
- February 25 – Venue TBD
- National Registration is
- League Play Registration
- Includes 3 league meets and 1 league tournament
- Pay with credit card ($258): https://pay.firstindianarobotics.org/
- Pay by check ($250): Indiana FIRST, 1300 E 86th St Ste 36A, PO Box 80541, Indianapolis, IN 46240
- State Championship Registration (if eligible)
Share the Spare – a message from FIRST HQ
Dear FIRST® Tech Challenge Community,
We are excited about the upcoming 2022-2023 season, FIRST® ENERGIZESM presented by Qualcomm, and the FIRST Tech Challenge game, POWERPLAYSM presented by Raytheon Technologies.
Unfortunately, the REV Robotics Control Hub, a core component of the reusable FIRST Tech Challenge robot kit, is currently unavailable due to ongoing global supply chain disruptions. All efforts are being made to have Control Hubs in stock in time for kickoff in September.
In the meantime, we are asking our existing teams to help rookie teams get started by sharing spare Control Hubs and/or Expansion Hubs with Android Phones. Many teams have spare equipment or Expansion Hubs that they have replaced with Control Hubs. If you can help “share the spare,” please reach out to Trisha.
Alternatively, teams have the option to participate in the REV Control System buyback program, which may be a good option to help rookie teams that are not in your region.
We are proud of our community and the wonderful acts of Gracious Professionalism® and Coopertition® that our teams display both on and off the field. Thank you for everything you do to help grow the FIRST community and help us deliver the Impact of our mission to as many students as possible.
Grants – Apply, Apply, Apply!
Here is a list of grants that teams can apply for. Some are for school-based teams and others are for any team that has a 501(c)(3) that they work with.
General Grant Resources
We express the FIRST philosophies of Gracious Professionalism and Coopertition through our Core Values:
- Discovery: We explore new skills and ideas.
- Innovation: We use creativity and persistence to solve problems.
- Impact: We apply what we learn to improve our world.
- Inclusion: We respect each other and embrace our differences.
- Teamwork: We are stronger when we work together.
- Fun: We enjoy and celebrate what we do!
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