Interested in starting an FTC Team? Fill out the form below!
FIRST Tech Challenge is always looking for new people! If you are interested in starting a team at your school, here are some basic materials to get yourself started.
To get help with funding and mentoring, apply here:
Rookie Team Startup Costs
The startup costs for a new team can be daunting, but their are resources to help offset the costs including :
The Rookie Grant
The GearView & Green Machine Grant
Help securing sponsors for your team
The FTC Rookie Team Grant provides new teams with $750.00 to use for FIRST Tech Challenge season registration and products from the FTC Storefront. For more information on the grant and how to apply for it, go to https://usfirst.submittable.com/submit/78acb223-239b-4105-b379-a3aabea43125/2023-2024-first-tech-challenge-rookie-team-grant
2023-2024 FTC Game: CENTERSTAGE
The FIRST Tech Challenge is changed every year, with a new original game curated by FIRST for each season. This year's game is CENTERSTAGE. For the official FTC introduction to this game, go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6e-5Uo1dRic
Other helpful Resources as you get started:
Game Manual 0: An unofficial resource created by teams
Game Manual 1: Introduces team to the over structure of FIRST Tech Challenge
Game Manual 2: Includes all the rules of the specific game for the year
FTC Forums: The official place for Q&A about the game