- Upcoming Gameplay and Dean’s List Team/Coach Webinars
- New Resources Available!
- Field Assembly Reminder
- Common FIRST® Tech Challenge Frequently Asked Questions
- Team Reminder – Completing Your Team Profile
- FIRST® Students are More Than
Upcoming Gameplay and Dean’s List Team/Coach Webinars
Tech Challenge has scheduled a series of webinars to help teams succeed in this season’s game, POWERPLAYsm
presented by Raytheon Technologies. These calls have been created for the benefit of this season’s FIRST
Tech Challenge teams. The topics will be Team/Coach Gameplay Discussion and Team/Coach Dean’s List Discussion. The first Dean’s List Discussion webinar will be Wednesday, October 19 at 8pm eastern time, register for the webinar here
. The first Gameplay Discussion webinar will be Thursday, October 20 at 9pm eastern time, register for the webinar here.
For the full team webinar schedule, check out our blog post
New Resources Available!
Did you know that FIRST
Tech Challenge makes all their volunteer training manuals available to the public? If you’re interested in checking them out, you can find them online on our Volunteer Resources page.
This week, the following resources are now available!
Field Assembly Reminder
When assembling the low, medium, and high junctions, please read the assembly instructions
carefully. The 3.5 inch hex head cap screw should stick out approximately 9/16 inches from the bottom of the pole. The stopper that is placed into each pole must not sit flush with the base of the pole, as this will cause the pole to crack. Read the Field Setup and Assembly Guide here
FIRST Tech Challenge Frequently Asked Questions
Tech Challenge has pulled together a resource to help answer some of our common team questions from registration to competitive judging. Check it out on our website.
Team Reminder – Completing Your Team Profile
Make sure your team is ready for your first event. Please fill out your team profile and make sure you’ve listed your lead coach/mentor 1 and 2, and they’ve completed their Youth Protection requirement to make sure your team is eligible for competition.
FIRST® Students are More Than
At FIRST, we want EVERY kid to believe in themselves and know that they are More Than the stereotypes or ‘boxes’ society has placed them in. In a new public service announcement (PSA), we call on adults to encourage the young people in their life to engage in new opportunities that might seem outside their comfort zone and help promote self-esteem through STEM-related activities.
Together, we can inspire kids everywhere to take pride in being exactly who they are. Learn more about the More Than campaign
and use our social media toolkit
to grow the movement and share your story using #IAmMoreThan