Starting an FTC team may seem like a daunting task, but by following these four steps and utilizing the resources found on this page, it is a very manageable process.
1. Build your Team - Teams are made up of students, grades 7-12, and adult mentors who are ready to take on the challenges applying Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics concepts to robotics. Guidance for recruiting mentors and team members, training the team, and helpful resources are outlined in the FTC Mentor Manual.
2. Register your Team - Once you have gathered your team, go to the Registration section for details on cost, budgeting and instructions on how to register your team. Once your Team is registered, have your students register in the Youth Team Member Registration System. US teams will find the following resources useful:
4. Get Started - Review the materials on this website and, if possible, attend events like a kick-off, workshops and scrimmages. You will also find the following pages very helpful:
And remember, you can also contact FTC Team Support by calling (800) 871-8326 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. The team support staff can answer all your questions.
Resources to start your team