All teams must complete National Registration and pay the $275 fee (or have a grant to cover). Teams are allowed to order equipment prior their two adult coaches completing the Youth Protection Program (YPP). However, teams will not be allowed to register for local events until YPP screening is a Yes for both coaches.
FIRST is offering grants:
FIRST is offering grants:
Everyone is invited to attend the pre-season Training Camp – returning teams, rookie teams, coaches, volunteers and people considering starting a team. There will be something for everyone!
If you are interested in presenting a session (a great thing to share in Judging) please send an email to FTC@STLFIRST.org
The event is FREE, we just need a headcount. RSVP for Training Camp
The event listing on the calendar has the Google map link.
Presentations will be available online after the Camp is completed.
The FIRST RELIC RECOVERYSM season will officially kickoff with the Game Reveal on Saturday, September 9th.
Teams have multiple options for the day:
Teams attending the live Kickoff events will be given a field element to take home so that they can start engineering right away!
Registration link coming soon.
We offer a unique model of competition for Missouri and Kansas teams. (We may allow out-state teams to register in our events if there is additional capacity.)
Teams may play in any Qualifier. Select the date and location that works for your team. Teams advance directly to State Championship.
Teams may play in any Meet. Choose 0, 1 or 2 Meets anywhere in MO/KS. You are not limited to any specific geography. Teams advance to a Conference Qualifier.
All our teams are given a Conference designation based on their geographic location. We basically divide the state into 4 sections and name them Northwest, Southwest, Northeast, and Southeast. This designation only matters when advancing from Meet play to Conference Qualifiers. There is an East and a West Conference Qualifier. QP and RP rankings are used. MOFTCScores will be updated the day after every event. Teams that have advanced from a Qualifier are removed from the Conference Qualifier rankings.
Conference Qualifiers advance to State Championship.
State Championship advances to the SOUTH Super-Regional in Athens, GA. Event runs March 8-10, 2018. Event website.
South Super-Regional advances to the FIRST Championship in Houston, TX. Event runs April 18-21, 2018. Event website.
QUALIFIERS are the complete competition day.
Meets are short, robot play only events that help teams with their iterative design process.
Volunteer to Host a Meet by fill out the simple form and we will contact you directly to discuss further.
Conference Qualifiers are another advancement path to State Championship.
We host a 48 team dual division State Championship on the beautiful campus of Missouri S&T.
Teams may advance directly from a Qualifier or through Meets and Conference Qualifier play.
Registration cost is $150.
Teams advance from Missouri Championship to the South Super-Regional in Athens, GA.