“FIRST Tech Challenge teams (up to 15 team members, grades 7-12) are challenged to design, build, program, and operate robots to compete in a head-to-head challenge in an alliance format.”
The 2020 FTC game is called Skystone, for more information about the game visit, https://www.firstinspires.org/robotics/ftc/game-and-season
In 2019, we wanted to put more of an effort into expanding first, which led to the creation of FTC Team 16981 Gear Ratios. To get the kids interested, we visited 15 elementary classrooms and presented to about 400 students, with an additional 350 students at the 6th Grade STEM Day we present at. This gave students a brief introduction to FIRST and piqued their interest. Along with this we also hosted 6 STEM summer camps 3 of them being for FTC. We then held parent meetings, found coaches, organized meeting times and spaces, and helped the team through the registration process. We have also raised over $10,000 for FLL and FTC teams we started through grants and fundraising, we then working with them and others throughout their seasons.