Being on a FTC team can be a challenging but also rewarding experience.
The various resources include information about working with Samantha, Programming & Design, Field Control System, and TETRIX Resources. Check out the FTC Toolbox, or visit the FTC-Utah resources about: Hardware, Software, Samantha and FCS; Marketing, Fundraising and Other Resources.
There are several types of events held during the FTC Tournament season. Before any event, make sure your team and robot are prepared for the event.
- Scrimmages – Teams can host their own scrimmages. These are an opportunity for teams to collaborate with other local teams and work on the robot or programming. Typically, there is a field to use, but there is no judging, scorekeeping or awards.
- Qualifier Tournaments – Utah FTC has not implemented Qualifier Tournaments. When Utah FTC growth demands, teams will participate in these tournaments if they want to advance to the Utah FTC Championship.
- Championship Tournament - The Utah FTC Championship tournament is currently the only competition in Utah.
- Super-Regional Tournament - Beginning in the 2013-2014 season, FTC teams in the United States will advance from state or regional-level Championship Tournaments to one of four Super-Regional Tournaments, before advancing to the FTC World Championship. FTC Super-Regional Tournaments
- Regardless of the event, make sure to read the Utah FTC Event Cancellation Policy.
Rookie Team Grant for 2013/2014 Event Season
As a result of generous contributions from several FIRST supporters, FIRST is able to announce an exciting new FTC Rookie Team Grant program for the 2013/2014 FTC Season. All new North American teams are now able to receive a $500 grant to ease their entry into the program. This grant will be applied to offset registration fees and to reduce the cost of purchasing the reusable robot kits used to compete.
To learn more about this grant opportunity, visit the FIRST Rookie Team Grants page.
Many colleges and universities, professional organizations and corporations recognize the importance of being a part of a FIRST team. This is official recognition of the knowledge and technical and life skills these students have gained from participating in FIRST. For 2013, there are over 160 scholarship providers and over 875 individual scholarship opportunities, with a total of nearly $16 million! For more information about scholarships, check out the FIRST Scholarship page.